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Dr. Sarah Grope: Denver’s first and only mohelet

Dr. Sarah Grope: Denver’s first and only mohelet

Placing an eight-day-old male into a stranger’s arms for a brit milah, the ritual of circumcision that binds men to the Jewish covenant, can be a tremulous act of faith.

Dr. Sarah Grope, a Denver pediatrician and first practicing Reform mohelet (ritual circumciser) in Denver, understands.

One of about 50 Reform women certified to perform brit milah in the US, Grope also is the mother of three sons.

The fusion of personal insight and professional skill gives her an unusual perspective on the age-old Jewish ritual.

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At least somebody benefited from Broncos loss...

At least somebody benefited from Broncos loss...  As the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks faced off last Sunday in the Super Bowl, two rabbis from those cities organized their own face-off, although their confrontation had nothing to do with physical combat and everything to do with the performance of mitzvot. Rabbi Joe Black, senior rabbi of Denver’s Temple Emanuel, and Rabbi Daniel Weiner, senior rabbi of Seattle’s Temple DeHirsch — longtime friends — initiated their wager shortly after the Broncos and Seahawks won their respectiv...

Last Updated ( Friday, 07 February 2014 06:33 )

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Young adults learn about philanthropy

Young adults learn about philanthropyJEWISHcolorado and Judaism Your Way embarked on a social and educational initiative for young Jewish adults this year. The Jewish Philanthropic Educational Group (JPEG) brought together 12 young adults from Denver and Boulder in their 20s, 30s and early 40s to learn collectively about and experience the process of philanthropy, and to make a greater impact through group giving. For participants, JPEG was a year-long charitable exercise, intended to teach young professionals about the philanthr...
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Hillel Academy proud of new principal, classrooms

Hillel Academy proud of new principal, classrooms Hillel Academy’s 62nd anniversary dinner, Wednesday, Jan. 22, will celebrate an eventful year for the school, one that has seen the hiring of a new general studies principal and a building renovation. With the renovation, the entire student body now learns under one roof. Marcie Calm joined Hillel Academy at the beginning of the 2013-14 academic year, with 20 years of day school administration. Calm was associated with Denver Jewish Day School, both as Judaic director and as head of the low...
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Temple Micah is growing; will move to new location after 35 years

Temple Micah is growing; will move to new location after 35 yearsTemple Micah, the only synagogue in Park Hill, will move from from its home of more than 35 years, Park Hill Congregational Church at 2600 Leyden St., to Park Hill United Methodist Church (PHUMC), 5209 Montview Blvd. “We’ve got a permit, we’ve got a contractor, and now we can move forward,” according to Chuck Kessler, a Temple Micah board member and Park Hill resident. Rooms being remodeled for Temple Micah offices are expected to be ready for occupancy this month. Shabbat services an...
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