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Ida Goldberger bids Denver farewell after 64 years

Ida Goldberger bids Denver farewell after 64 years

Cantor Moshe Weiss sits at a rear table in the HEA social hall as people filter in to say farewell and good luck to Ida Goldberger, who is moving to Baltimore to live with her family at the end of June.

The June 15 tribute was hastily arranged when the community learned that Ida — a fixture in Denver since 1951 — was leaving her home of 64 years ahead of schedule.

Weiss met Ida and her husband Rabbi Daniel Goldberger when he was hired as chazzan at Beth Joseph in 1957.

Lost in memories, his first words are muffled.

“What a lady,” Weiss speaks up. “One in a million.”

Last Updated ( Thursday, 18 June 2015 15:26 )

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Giant leap: Schrutt family makes aliyah to Israel

Giant leap: Schrutt family makes aliyah to Israel JUST OVER a month from now, the lives of a Denver Jewish family will change in a very big way. Jennifer Schrutt, the wife and mother of that family, takes about half a second to explain the motivation behind the momentous transition. “Pure Zionism,” she says when asked why she, her husband Max and their three children will pull up their Denver roots, say goodbye to their extended family and host of friends, and make Israel their new home. Backing up their fervent belief in a Jewish home...

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 01 July 2015 08:20 )

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Jewish students reflect on the college experience

Jewish students reflect on the college experienceFOR MOST Jewish kids, college is part of the deal. From the dawn of independence inherent in freshman life to diving from graduation into the real world, these four years stamp themselves on all future endeavors. A sizable number of graduate-bound students seek out campuses with large Jewish populations: Brandeis, Yeshiva University, Barnard, Emory, Pratt, George Washington, Tufts, Harvard. According to an April 29, 2002 article in The Wall Street Journal, colleges with relatively low Jewish p...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 04 June 2015 14:05 )

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Walk for Israel with JEWISHcolorado

JEWISHcolorado invites community members to show their support for Israel by joining together in a two-mile walk on Sunday, May 31, to celebrate the country’s 67th anniversary of independence. The 2015 Walk for Israel is organized by JEWISHcolorado in collaboration with the Loup JCC. The event is free for all participants. Pre-walk registration begins at 9 a.m. The kickoff celebration will take place at 9:30 a.m., and the walk will leave promptly at 10 a.m. from JCC Denver’s parking lot, 3...

Last Updated ( Friday, 29 May 2015 10:05 )

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Chabad bring Uncle Moishy to Denver

Chabad bring Uncle Moishy to DenverBais Menachem's Uncle Moishy family concert, Sunday, Feb. 22, 3 p.m. in the BMH-BJ social hall, will benefit the new Children's Fun Center, announced Rabbi Yisroel Engel. Bais Menachem will renovate two classrooms to expand children's programs. The Children's Fun Center will accomodate the Shabbos Kiddie Kiddush program (serving different age levels), the weekly children's melava malka and hands-on workshops for children, including the Matzah Baker, the Shofar Facory and the Chanukah Factory. ...
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