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'Hockey, a sport for all ages,' says Ashley Bevan

'Hockey, a sport for all ages,' says Ashley Bevan

“THEY SAY the toughest job is being the mom of a goalie,” says Ashley Bevan, senior director of adult hockey for USA Hockey in Colorado Springs,  the governing body for organized amateur ice hockey in America.

“Watching your daughter or son on the ice, you know they’re the last ‘man’ to save the puck from going into the net, so parents become pretty stressed watching the games.

“Hockey teaches responsibility, work ethic, determination and courage.


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 )


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.

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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Police officers injured in Israeli-Arab riot in Jaffa

Marcy Oster Clashes between the protesters and police took place during a pro-Palestinian demonstration that turned into a riot in Jaffa, a mixed Jewish and Arab city in central Israel. ... [Link]

Facebook to launch Israeli-made satellite to bring Internet access to Africa

Marcy Oster The AMOS-6 satellite is being built by Israel Aerospace Industries and will be operated by the Israeli company Spacecom, in partnership with Eutelsat Communications of France. ... [Link]

Sanders campaign apologizes for ejecting pro-Palestinian group from rally

Marcy Oster Members of the Boston Students for Justice in Palestine held a sign reading: “Will Ya #Feel The Bern 4 Palestine??!” ... [Link]

Actor James Franco has bar mitzvah

Marcy Oster Franco posted a photo on Instagram, including a message: “I am now a MAN! Got Bar Mitzvahed tonight!!! Finally!” ... [Link]

Netanyahu, at site of Israeli couple’s murder, calls for W. Bank security cameras

Marcy Oster The prime minister also called for an investigation of the Palestinian shopkeepers who spit at and kicked Adele Bennett, who had been stabbed and was bleeding, as she called for help. ... [Link]

2 Palestinian teens killed in clashes with Israeli soldiers

Marcy Oster The Israel Defense Forces said that the boy, 13, was shot in error as soldiers attempted to quell a riot. ... [Link]

Homes of Palestinian attackers razed in terror crackdown

Marcy Oster The demolition orders were issued to the families of the terrorists last year; the three terrorists were killed at the time of their attacks. ... [Link]

Joel Rubin, who helped pass Iran nuclear deal, running for Congress

Marcy Oster Rubin is the former U.S. State Department’s chief liaison to the U.S. House of Representatives, who worked for the successful passage of the Iran nuclear weapons deal in Congress. ... [Link]

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