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Colorado Springs teens love their BBYO chapter

Colorado Springs teens love their BBYO chapter

“WE CREATED ‘Bottles of Smiles’ for kids in the hospital by decorating jars and filling them with colorful stickers, crayons and coloring booklets. Then we put positive notes in the jars to cheer up their day,” said Jenny Rubin, 15.

Jenny’s participation in the Bottles of Smiles project was part of a BBYO initiative that began in Texas and drew the attention of the BBYO teenagers in Colorado Springs.

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Intermountain

In Greeley, Jews and non-Jews honor the Holocaust

In Greeley, Jews and non-Jews honor the Holocaust PASSOVER EDITION 5776SECTION A PAGE 12 Despite the region’s obvious Jewish minority, the Holocaust memorial observance of Greeley and northern Colorado is one of the most comprehensive commemorations in the state. The 2016 observance, continuing through May 8, features a keynote Holocaust speaker, academic panel discussions, lectures, films, literature, the Litany of the Martyrs, a klezmer concert and Beth Israel’s traditional Yom Hashoah service. While the scale doesn’t tally with th...
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Denver

Rodef Shalom set to mark 60th anniversary

Rodef Shalom set to mark 60th anniversaryRodef Shalom is a survivor, to begin with. There is no doubt whatever about that. If one wants to truly understand the spirited Conservative congregation — and why its approaching 60th anniversary celebration is significant — one must take into account its sustained viability. In addition to the warm, welcoming, heimische atmosphere that always seems to have prevailed at the synagogue, Rodef Shalom is known for a positive, can-do attitude that has long been a part of its collective psychol...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 07 April 2016 13:13 )

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Intermountain

For Yariv, autism, statistics and sports compatible

For Yariv, autism, statistics and sports compatible“IF I can see it in my mind, I can remember it. I remember numbers, dates and calendars. Tell me someone’s birthdate and I’ll tell them which day of the week it’s on every year for the next few years or for last year. It takes me a few seconds,” says Yariv Bennaim, age 19. Yariv lives with his family in Monument, Colo. His abilities range from mathematics to music and from statistics to basketball. A senior at Palmer Ridge High School, Yariv has been the team manager for the varsity ...
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Denver

Emanuel's Hineini Project reaches young professionals

Emanuel's Hineini Project reaches young professionalsWHEN BRIAN Immerman became the assistant rabbi at Temple Emanuel in July, 2012, he was 31, unmarried, and the inheritor of the Hineini Project for young professionals. “I was not exactly successful in the beginning, to say the least,” he laughs. Now Emanuel’s associate rabbi, he’s 34, newly married (as of Feb. 6) and at the forefront of one of the most dynamic young professional entities in town. How did Immerman’s initial failure to energize young professionals turn a victorious co...

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 29 March 2016 12:43 )

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Adelson backs Trump, says he’ll be good for Israel

Cnaan Liphshiz (JTA) — Casino mogul Sheldon Adelson said he will back Donald Trump now that Trump has locked up the Republican Party’s presidential nomination “Yes, I’m a Republican, he... [Link]

Jewish-Argentine philanthropist buys oil and gas company for $892 million

Marcy Oster BUENOS AIRES (JTA) — Jewish-Argentine businessman and philanthropist Marcelo Marcos Mindlin purchased a 67.2 percent stake of Petrobras Argentina for $892 million. Mindlin, 52, is the head of Pa... [Link]

Dallas Holocaust Museum gets menorah taken from Europe during WWII

Marcy Oster (JTA) — A seven-branch menorah that a World War II veteran brought to the United States from Europe as a souvenir was donated to the Dallas Holocaust Museum. The museum and education center ma... [Link]

Israeli air force destroys Hamas post after mortar fire

Cnaan Liphshiz (JTA) — Retaliating for the firing of mortars on Israeli troops near the border with Gaza, Israel Air Force aircraft destroyed a Hamas facility south of the Palestinian city. The strike Friday ... [Link]

Spanish diggers unearth rare 13th-century pottery portrait of a Jew

Cnaan Liphshiz (JTA) — Archaeologists in Spain identified a rare depiction of a Jewish man on a piece of pottery from the 13th century. The fragment was unearthed in Teruel, 140 miles east of Madrid, in 2004 b... [Link]

For 1st time since August, Israel sees no victim deaths from terrorist attacks

Cnaan Liphshiz (JTA) — April was the first month in half a year with zero fatalities among victims of terrorist attacks against Israelis. With a total of 115 attacks, the figure for April continued a six-month... [Link]

Israeli flag burned at Kiev Holocaust memorial on Yom Hashoah

Julie Wiener (JTA) — A group of young people burned an Israeli flag outside a Ukraine Holocaust memorial in Kiev on Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, on Thursday. The flag burning near the Babi Yar ravine,... [Link]

Israeli police to investigate guards who killed Palestinian siblings in alleged stabbing attempt

Julie Wiener (JTA) — The Israel Police plan to investigate whether civilian security guards acted unlawfully when they shot dead a Palestinian brother and sister who allegedly were attempting to carry out a stab... [Link]

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