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Quiet, shady, peaceful...taking care of Mt. Nebo

Quiet, shady, peaceful...taking care of Mt. Nebo

OF ALL the places people take for granted, please consider the humble cemetery.

When a funeral is set to take place, or a visit is scheduled to the grave of a loved one, the setting is bucolic. Neatly trimmed trees shade the verdant grass below. Litter and debris have been fastidiously removed. The ambience is quiet, shady and peaceful, perfect for those who need to grieve, or contemplate, or pray.

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Ida Goldberger bids Denver farewell after 64 years

Ida Goldberger bids Denver farewell after 64 yearsCantor 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, h...

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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Watchdog sees 53% rise in anti-Semitic incidents recorded in Britain

Cnaan Liphshiz Rise likely caused by greater reporting, not prevelance, according to British Jewry’s CST group. ... [Link]

Israeli Foreign Ministry: Sunni Arab nations are ‘allies’

Uriel Heilman The ministry’s director general, Dore Gold, made the remarks in a presentation on the shortcomings of the Iran nuclear deal. ... [Link]

Israel complains it hasn’t gotten promised Iran deal info

Ron Kampeas The Obama administration said the whole agreement is available to all on the Internet. ... [Link]

Radar survey uncovers Great Synagogue of Vilna remains

Julie Wiener Remains of the 17th-century synagogue discovered under the site, where a school now stands, include sections of the Great Synagogue and possible remnants of its mikvahs. ... [Link]

Israel reportedly strikes Syrian car, killing 5 militants

Julie Wiener The attack near the Israeli border was said to be targeting a terrorist released from an Israeli prison in a 2008 swap with Hezbollah, but it was not known if he was killed. ... [Link]

Vatican opens exhibit on ties between Pope John Paul II and Jews

Marcy Oster At the opening, the chief rabbi of Rome recalled the pope’s historic 1986 visit to the city’s Great Synagogue. ... [Link]

Ukraine fiscal crisis leads to major setback for homegrown Jewish philanthropy

Cnaan Liphshiz The economic crisis, in light of the military conflict against Russian-backed rebels, has diminished a growing donor class and returned the Jewish community to a reliance on Western aid. ... [Link]

Munich upholds ban on Holocaust street memorials

Marcy Oster The City Council ignored a petition signed by 100,000 people calling for a lifting of the prohibition on the memorials known as stumbling blocks. ... [Link]

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