Intermountain Jewish News

May 28th


Walk for Israel this Sunday

Walk for Israel this Sunday

JEWISHcolorado invites Israel supporters across the community to join together on a two-mile walk on Sunday, May 22, as part of an extended Yom Ha’atzmaut, Israel Independence Day, celebration.

This year’s walk will be immediately followed by JCC Denver’s Celebrate Family Festival, featuring Hazon’s DIY Foodie Fair.

The collaborative event brings the Jewish community together at a new location: Sculpture Park at Denver Performing Arts Complex.


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 )


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 )


JYW's big tent — seriously and literally

JYW's big tent — seriously and literally CHANUKAH EDITION 5776SECTION A PAGE 9 While some synagogues struggle to maintain members, Judaism Your Way’s successful outreach model is attracting unaffiliated and interfaith families by the thousands. JYW does not have a permanent building, a sanctuary, Shabbat services or religious school. It has a mailing list but is not membership-based. There is no standing minyan or 24/7 rabbi — standard features in typical Jewish denominational settings.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 03 December 2015 16:42 )


Joseph Friedman is DAT Minyan's new rabbi

Joseph Friedman is DAT Minyan's new rabbiSECTION A PAGE 8 When Rabbi Joseph Friedman’s military obligations brought him to Denver earlier this year, the last thing he expected was to wind up back on a pulpit. Yet — call it synchronicity, serendipity, bashert or random chance — that’s exactly what happened. Since August, he has been serving as spiritual leader of Denver’s DAT Minyan.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 03 December 2015 16:42 )

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JTA News

Drake has a crush on Sarah Silverman

Gabe Friedman News flash: The most famous Jewish rapper on earth has a crush on one of the most famous Jewish comedians on earth. As explained on “Late Night with Seth Myers” Thursday night, Drake recently post... [Link]

Netanyahu’s government may be near collapse, report says

Julie Wiener (JTA) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government may be on the verge of collapse according to Israel’s Channel 10. In a report Friday night, the TV station quoted unnamed “party leaders... [Link]

Arab states have reportedly hand-picked Palestinian leader to succeed Abbas

Julie Wiener (JTA) — The United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Jordan are reportedly planning to have former Gaza strongman Mohammed Dahlan replace Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. Citing unnamed senior ... [Link]

Captain America is a secret Nazi, and people are going crazy about it

Andrew Tobin The new Captain America comic book includes an epic reveal, and some people are not happy about it. When fans ran out to grab Marvel Comics’ “Captain America: Steve Rogers #1” on its relea... [Link]

US health firms, Haifa hospital team up to ‘incubate’ digital medicine start-ups

Andrew Silow-Carroll (JTA) — IBM Watson Health and Medtronics are teaming up with an Israeli hospital to create a high-tech “incubator” to encourage innovations in digital medicine. Rambam Health Care Campus in... [Link]

Steven Spielberg, in Harvard commencement speech, says anti-Semitism on the rise

Julie Wiener (JTA) — Speaking at Harvard University’s commencement, filmmaker Steven Spielberg said he was “wrong” as a kid to think anti-Semitism “was fading.” Spielberg, whose 99-year-old father Arno... [Link]

Transgender Israeli Arab wins historic Tel Aviv pageant

Julie Wiener (JTA) — A Christian Arab-Israeli ballet dancer won Israel’s first-ever transgender beauty pageant. Ta’alin Abu Hanna, 21, was named “Miss Trans Israel” in Tel Aviv Friday, the Jerusalem Post... [Link]

NY Times removes quotation marks from Israeli ‘occupation’

Gabe Friedman (JTA) — The New York Times removed quotation marks originally used around “occupation” in one of its news stories. The word appears in the phrase “Israel’s occupation of the West Bank and ... [Link]

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