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West Side Jewish Community attracts diverse crowd

West Side Jewish Community attracts diverse crowd

Despite a Jewish presence — at times prominent — on Denver’s West Side for more than 125 years, a new Jewish community is emerging in the neighborhoods comprising the historic district.

The golden age of Jewish life on the West Side started to wane in the 1940s as many families moved to the East Side and suburbs of Denver.

On the other hand, Orthodox institutions such as Yeshiva Toras Chaim, Beth Jacob High School, Congregation Zera Abraham and a rebuilt mikveh reversed the decline and have kept a core of observant Jews on the West Side ever since.

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Intermountain

IJN kicks off annual Chanukah Coloring Contest

IJN kicks off annual Chanukah Coloring ContestTHE 28th annual Intermountain Jewish News-Doris Sky Chanukah Coloring Contest is open for entries. Deadline for entries in the contest is 1 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014. IJN’s address is 1177 Grant St., Suite 200, Denver, CO 80203. Since its inception, the contest, for children in kindergarten through sixth grade, has attracted and brought together children from all corners of the Jewish community.

Last Updated ( Sunday, 19 October 2014 13:01 )

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Denver

Enterovirus, Colorado: Vigilance, not panic

Enterovirus, Colorado: Vigilance, not panicThis is turning out to be a scary autumn for Denver parents, with a host of viruses already showing a significant impact on young children, especially a strain known as enterovirus which might be tied to a mysterious condition causing muscle weakening and partial limb paralysis. Making the situation even scarier are a host of unknown factors: Are the muscular effects temporary or permanent? Why are Colorado children, especially in the Denver metro area, being affected more significantly than th...
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Denver

Fred Marcus lecture features play on heroine Miep Gies

Fred Marcus lecture features play on heroine Miep GiesThe 12th annual Fred Marcus Memorial Holocaust Lecture will be Sunday, Oct. 26, 2-4 p.m., at the Loup JCC Wolf Theatre. This year’s guest, Judy Winnick, will present her original one-act, one-person play, “Miep Gies: A Beacon of Hope.” Miep, the petite, humble woman who helped hide Anne Frank and her family in Amsterdam during WW II, provided food and other basic necessities to the attic residents, and also served as their link to the outside world. In her diary, Anne wrote, “It seems...

Last Updated ( Monday, 29 September 2014 11:55 )

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Boulder

Boulder’s Camp Inc. for teen entrepreneurs

Boulder’s Camp Inc. for teen entrepreneurs ROSH HASHANAH EDITIONSECTION B PAGE 4 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 lo...
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Jack the Ripper not necessarily Jewish

Julie Wiener Scientists are contending that a recent book identifying the serial killer as a Jewish barber was based on flawed DNA analysis. ... [Link]

Poll: Most Israeli Jews oppose Palestinian state on ’67 lines

Marcy Oster Three-quarters of Israeli Jews oppose the establishment of a Palestinian state along the 1967 borders, a new poll found. ... [Link]

Jerusalem bus ads featuring young women in prayer shawls vandalized

Marcy Oster Several public buses featuring photos of young women wearing kippot and prayer shawls were vandalized in Jerusalem. ... [Link]

Some Beit Shemesh lawmakers eye splitting city into haredi and non-haredi entities

Marcy Oster Opposition members of the Beit Shemesh City Council submitted a proposal to divide the community into haredi Orthodox and non-haredi municipalities. ... [Link]

Arab-Israeli team hails ex-Knesset lawmaker accused of treason

Marcy Oster An Arab-Israeli soccer team honored a former Knesset lawmaker who fled Israel amid accusations of treason and espionage. ... [Link]

Hoops guru David Thorpe connects with players on and off the court

mbrodsky The Florida trainer has earned the trust of NBAers like Israelis Omri Casspi and Gal Mekel, as well as those reaching for the stars. ... [Link]

In Knesset, former protest leader Stav Shaffir follows the money

Ben Sales The youngest female legislator in Israeli history says budget transparency is the key to solving nearly every social problem — including Israeli-Palestinian peace. ... [Link]

Heirs to German Jews sue Swiss bank UBS to recover inheritance

Marcy Oster The relatives of German Jews whose art collection was seized by the Nazis have sued UBS, claiming the Swiss bank cheated them out of their inheritance. ... [Link]

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