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DAT board appoints Naomi Lev head of school

DAT board appoints Naomi Lev head of school

The Denver Academy of Torah board of trustees has announced that Naomi Lev has been named DAT’s head of school. Most recently, Lev served as interim head of school, following the departure of Rabbi Daniel Alter.

“Through this process, the board of trustees has unequivocally determined that Mrs. Lev is the ideal candidate to lead DAT into the future,” said Hanah Polotsky, MD, president of the DAT board.

“Over the course of the search process, we reviewed many candidates and found that Mrs. Lev was the absolute best fit for our school and community.

Last Updated ( Friday, 27 November 2015 09:43 )


Colorado Springs man recognized for leadership at USA Swimming

Colorado Springs man recognized for leadership at USA SwimmingUSA SWIMMING and Speedo named Mike Unger one of the 30 most influential people in swimming over the past 30 years. The award recognizes leaders for their significant influence on the growth of American swimming through innovation, participation in the sport and increasing its reputatio. “I love my job and I’m passionate about what I do for USA Swimming,” Unger says. “I love the people with whom I work. I’m fortunate to have the opportunity to work not only at the national level but ...

Last Updated ( Friday, 20 November 2015 10:09 )


Mind, spirit, kugel turn Friday afternoons into Shabbos

Mind, spirit, kugel turn Friday afternoons into ShabbosIt’s pictures, not text. It’s serious, but not school. It’s a hidden agenda; actually, not so hidden. The agenda is intellectual: knowledge of the laws of Shabbos. The other agenda is spiritual: valuing Shabbos enough to pull a small part of it into the week. Which is why this program is called “Likras Shabbos,” “Toward Shabbos.”

Ukrainian refugee speaks of displacement, deprivation

Ukrainian refugee speaks of displacement, deprivation“I never thought that I would be living in a country where catastrophes and violence would occur. The situation in Ukraine is really dire and is now a situation where people, even my mother, cannot afford to buy food or medicine,” said Masha Shumatskaya, a young Ukrainian who has been involved in the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) over the past few years.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 29 October 2015 11:44 )


'Hockey, a sport for all ages,' says Ashley Bevan

'Hockey, a sport for all ages,' says Ashley Bevan“THEY SAY the toughest job is being the mom of a goalie,” says Ashley Bevan, senior director of adult hockey for USA Hockey in Colorado Springs,  the governing body for organized amateur ice hockey in America. “Watching your daughter or son on the ice, you know they’re the last ‘man’ to save the puck from going into the net, so parents become pretty stressed watching the games. “Hockey teaches responsibility, work ethic, determination and courage....
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United Arab Emirates: Israel mission not sign of changed relations

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Border Police officer wounded in Nahariya stabbing; 43 Palestinians said hurt in skirmishes

Julie Wiener After stabbing the 37-year-old officer twice in the back near the Nahariya central bus station Friday night, the assailant fled the scene ... [Link]

From ‘Amy Winehouse sound’ creators, a funky Hanukkah anthem

Gabe Friedman Retro band Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings kicks off its new holiday album with “8 Days of Hanukkah” — an upbeat marriage of catchy soul music and Jewish cultural references. ... [Link]

Alan Gross: Memory of Holocaust survivor relatives got me through Cuban prison

Julie Wiener (JTA) — Alan Gross, the American Jewish government contractor who spent five years in Cuban prison, said thinking of his family members who survived the Holocaust was one of three things that helped... [Link]

8 of the coolest menorahs for this Hanukkah season

Gabe Friedman Another Hanukkah season means another chance to impress with a creative menorah choice. ... [Link]

Report: Senior Israeli officials fear PA collapse

Ben Harris The diplomatic-security cabinet held lengthy discussions about the possibility of a PA collapse Wednesday and Thursday, Haaretz reported, citing three sources who either attended the meetings or were ... [Link]

The ‘Kate Middleton effect’ on synagogue fashion

Lucy Cohen Blatter Why the ornate headpieces known as fascinators are all the rage among stylish observant women. ... [Link]

Jewish disability advocate chides Trump for mocking reporter

Ron Kampeas Jay Ruderman offered to provide the Republican frontrunner with sensitivity training after he appeared to mock a reporter with a disability. ... [Link]

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