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Boulder’s Camp Inc. for teen entrepreneurs

Boulder’s Camp Inc. for teen entrepreneurs

ROSH HASHANAH EDITION
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Imagine walking into an auditorium full of middle and high school students on a summer afternoon. There are about 50 assorted seats — folding chairs, beanbags, a few small sofas along the walls. Two-thirds are full, and some kids are sitting on the floor. It’s as quiet as a room full of adolescents can be; every face facing the stage, on which there is one man, talking.

No music. No screens. Nothing to click on or link to. Just a guy talking and a lot of kids listening. This is not summer school. There will be no test, and no one has told them to take notes.

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Colorado Springs Jewry’s roots go back to 1861

Colorado Springs Jewry’s roots go back to 1861 ROSH HASHANAH EDITIONSECTION D PAGE 4 “A PEOPLE without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots,” said the civil rights activist, Marcus Garvey. This quote will ring true for historians, anthropologists, politicians, students of history — and Perry B. Bach, researcher and author of the publication Glimpses at Our History: Temple Shalom’s 40-year Anniversary & Colorado Springs Jewish Community 110 Years. Bach is a long-time resident of ...
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IST 2014 was not your typical summer in Israel

IST 2014 was not your typical summer in Israel ROSH HASHANAH EDITIONSECTION D PAGE 7 ISRAEL Study Tour 2014 started out just like the 41 previous ISTs — 71 excited rising high school seniors embarking on an eye-opening, inspirational adventure. However, as soon as they arrived in Israel in mid-June, they realized that this year’s trip would be unlike those in previous years. The Colorado teens’ arrival in Israel was punctuated by the kidnapping of the three Israeli teenage boys by Hamas. The teens were ultimately found murdered, ...
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Rabbi Joel Newman spiritual leader of B’nai Vail

Rabbi Joel Newman spiritual leader of B’nai Vail ROSH HASHANAH EDITIONSECTION D PAGE 8 Rabbi Joel D. Newman, the former rabbi at Rodef Shalom for six years in the late 1980s and early ‘90s, has returned to Colorado as the rabbi of B’nai Vail. After receiving undergraduate degrees from Columbia University and the Jewish Theological Seminary, Rabbi Newman was ordained at the Leo Baeck College in London, England. He then served as an associate rabbi in St. Paul, Minn., for six years and then at Rodef Shalom in Denver for six years. For ...

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Denver

Yisroel M. Ovadya is new rabbi of Beit Uriel

Yisroel M. Ovadya is new rabbi of Beit Uriel ROSH HASHANAH EDITIONSECTION D PAGE 5 Beit Uriel, the Israeli Denver Synagogue, has hired its first rabbi, Yisrael Meir Ovadya, an Israeli religious leader from a family noted for its kiruv (a Hebrew word that means “bringing close”) activities both in Israel and around the world. Rabbi Ovadya comes to Denver with a 15-year history of working with teens, adults and ba’alei teshuvah (those who have returned to an observant Jewish lifestyle) in Israel. His background includes half a dec...

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Arab-Israeli found guilty of training with ISIS

Marcy Oster An Arab-Israeli was convicted of entering Syria to join and receive training from the jihadist group ISIS. ... [Link]

Lancet won’t retract Gaza letter over revelations about authors

Anthony Weiss The Lancet will not retract a letter slamming Israeli policy in Gaza in light of evidence tying two of the authors to support for white supremacist David Duke. ... [Link]

In peace talks, Indyk describes America’s no-win dilemma

Ron Kampeas What doomed the most recent round of peace talks? Precisely the strategy that was to have revived the negotiations, America’s former top peace broker said. ... [Link]

SNL’s Top 10 Jewish moments

Jana Banin Just in time for the 40th season premiere, we compiled the comedy show’s greatest Jewish hits —  from Gilda Radner’s “Saving ‘Soviet Jewelry’” to an unforgettabl... [Link]

Only 12 Jews left in Egypt, community leader says

Marcy Oster Only 12 Jews remain in Egypt, the remnant of a community of some 100,000 that lived there until the 1950s, the community’s leader said. ... [Link]

Israel approves $300 million grant to Intel

Marcy Oster Israel’s economic and finance ministries approved a five-year grant of $300 million to Intel Corp. ... [Link]

At ‘Klinghoffer’ opera protest, Met guests meet angry Jews

Raffi Wineburg Hundreds of uninvited guests turned up on opening night at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York to voice their discontent about the planned production “The Death of Klinghoffer.” ... [Link]

France’s National Front gaining among Jews with tough stance on Arab anti-Semitism

Cnaan Liphshiz The party long shunned by French Jewry more than doubled its share of the Jewish vote in the 2012 presidential elections, a recent study found. ... [Link]

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