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Temple Shalom board member is architect for CU's Colorado Springs campus

Temple Shalom board member is architect for CU's Colorado Springs campus

RATHER THAN perform Shakespeare in the hallway, students and musical performers will have the opportunity to participate in the fine arts in the space they deserve,” stated Zachary Woolweaver, president of the CU-Colorado Springs (UCCS) student government association.

Woolweaver’s passionate remarks were shared with over 300 state and local leaders and arts advocates during the groundbreaking ceremony for the UCCS Ent Center for the Arts, Aug. 13.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 20 August 2015 13:00 )

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Five Israeli cyclists race across Colorado

Five Israeli cyclists race across ColoradoFor the first time, an Israeli team is competing in the USA Pro-Challenge bicycle race this week. In fact, Team Cycling Academy is the first Israeli cycling team to race in the US. The Pro-Challenge, held annually in Colorado, began Monday, Aug. 17 in Steamboat Springs and will finish Sunday, Aug. 23 at City Park in Denver. Team Cycling Academy is comprised of five young cyclists, most under 23, with various countries of origin. The team is owned by Ron Baron. Team manager is Ran Margoliot an...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 20 August 2015 13:00 )

PJ Library for children grows in Colorado

PJ Library for children grows in ColoradoFamilies in Colorado raising Jewish children have more opportunities to participate in Jewish life due to the Harold Grinspoon Foundation. The foundation created PJ Library, which offers Jewish themed books, music and programing to families around the globe. JEWISHcolorado received a grant to expand PJ Library engagement in collaboration with its 22 partner agencies in the greater Denver metro area that serve children between the ages of 6 months and 8 years.
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Jewish teens help Colorado Springs recover from forest fires

Jewish teens help Colorado Springs recover from forest fires“THE ONLY ray of light was our shower at the end of the day, especially when we spent the day cutting down trees burned in the devastating fires in Colorado Springs,” says 16-year-old Gabi Burkholz, who resides in San Diego, Calif. “Seeing the burned trees on people’s properties in the Black Forest really impacted us because we realized how long it can take to recover.” During July, Burkholz spent three weeks volunteering alongside 21 teenagers and four staff members in the greater C...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 23 July 2015 13:23 )

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Last exit in the Diaspora? A Jewish history professor in Utah

Last exit in the Diaspora? A Jewish history professor in UtahPROF. ROBERT Goldberg, director of the Tanner Humanities Center at the University of Utah, pulled into the foreign terrain of Salt Lake City to teach history in 1980. The move was so traumatic that the New York native still refers to Utah as one of the last exits in the Diaspora. “When I first arrived here, it was an oy vey moment,” he says. “Everyone was blond, every woman looked pregnant and you could not find a cup of coffee anywhere.” Goldberg, 65, recalls a telling incident from ...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 09 July 2015 11:29 )

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