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Local dentist volunteers at Jerusalem dental clinic during Operation Protective Edge

Local dentist volunteers at Jerusalem dental clinic during Operation Protective Edge

DENVER dentist Dr. Arlene Stein arrived in Israel on July 11 to spend two weeks volunteering at the Trudi Birger Dental Clinic in Jerusalem, through Dental Volunteers for Israel (DVI).

DVI provides free dental care and oral health education to thousands of needy children in Jerusalem every year, regardless of race and religion.

Holocaust survivor Trudi Birger suffered greatly as a child during WW II.

At that time she vowed to help prevent the suffering of other children if she should survive.

As a successful microbiologist in Israel, she began to fulfill that vow, working with needy children.

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Hillel Academy to begin renovation with boys wing

Hillel Academy to begin renovation with boys wingAlmost 50 years after its inception, Hillel Academy is set to begin construction in late 2014 on the M.B. Glassman Hillel Academy Boys Wing as part of its campus expansion and renovation project. The project began in 2013 with the addition of two new interior classrooms on the lower level of the campus, as well as upgraded fire and security systems throughout the building. These new classrooms enabled the middle school boys to move from an off-campus annex onto the main campus, at the same tim...
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Historic Isaac Solomon Synagogue returned due to insufficient funds

Historic Isaac Solomon Synagogue returned due to insufficient fundsThe Isaac Solomon Synagogue, once the spiritual center of the Jewish Consumptives’ Relief Society, has been turned over to its owner by the foundation that sought for years to restore and repurpose the historic structure. Eugene Kay, the last chairman of the JCRS Isaac Solomon Historic Synagogue Foundation — which until early last year had a 90-plus year lease on the building — told the Intermountain Jewish News this week that in late 2012 the foundation forfeited that lease, returning co...
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BMH-BJ meeting to plot future of shul

BMH-BJ Congregation has announced its annual meeting for Monday, June 23, at 7 p.m. in the sanctuary to plot the future of the synagogue. In addition to electing its officers and board of trustees, BMH-BJ is planning a full agenda, to  include: • Report on current situation at the synagogue, including a financial report as well as discussion of finances for the coming fiscal year; a report on the physical facility; and the ideas under discussion for moving forward. • High Holiday plans; ...

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Well-travelled Torah finds home at B’nai Havurah

Well-travelled Torah finds home at B’nai HavurahAT the timeless time of High Holy Days in 2012, Jerry and Sharon Tinianow, who had just moved here from Ohio, came to services with our B’nai Havurah congregation. Some time later, after talking with Rabbi Evette Lutman and joining B’nai Havurah, an amazing Torah with an amazing story came to live with our community. For Simchat Torah 2013, Jerry Tinianow brought out the Tinianow Torah and told its story. How did this Torah make its way here from Babruysk, Belarus? Therein lies a tale! Thi...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 29 May 2014 12:25 )

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Philadelphia synagogue’s historian found dead in home

Julie Wiener A Philadelphia man who served as his synagogue’s informal historian was found beaten to death in his home. ... [Link]

State Dept. designates Gaza-based council a terrorist group

Marcy Oster The U.S. State Department designated a Gaza-based jihadist umbrella group as a terrorist organization. ... [Link]

Barrage of rockets strikes Israel as bomb shelters ordered open

Marcy Oster Hamas claimed responsibility for a barrage of rockets fired on southern and central Israel, including Tel Aviv. ... [Link]

In wake of rabbi’s murder, Miami Jews fretting over security

Anthony Weiss A daylight murder and a spate of anti-Semitic incidents have the North Miami Beach community on edge. ... [Link]

Jews take up the Ice Bucket Challenge — and some choose hummus

Talia Lavin Jewish celebrities and politicians have enthusiastically taken up the Ice Bucket Challenge. But the IDF has taken a different, chickpea-flavored, tack. ... [Link]

Elsewhere: Hamas’ twisted press, Sainsbury’s and anti-Semitism, peace through dessert

Talia Lavin JTA sums up noteworthy items from around the Web. ... [Link]

Body of missing Israeli lone soldier from U.S. found with gunshot wounds

Marcy Oster The body of a missing Israeli lone soldier from the United States was found in central Israel with gunshot wounds. ... [Link]

Quebec radio host slammed for hateful comments on Jews

Julie Wiener A veteran prominent Quebec radio host has come under fire for making derisive comments about the Jewish community. ... [Link]

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