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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 homeland in Israel, Jennifer adds, is the family’s Judaism, which has, like their Zionism, gradually but steadily grown over the past decade.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 01 July 2015 08:20 )

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Denver

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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Denver

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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Intermountain

Haiti to Uganda to Colorado: Eichengreen seeks intersection of community and economy

Haiti to Uganda to Colorado: Eichengreen seeks intersection of community and economy“WHEN A villager opens a small shop in their rural area in Uganda, the shop might bring in about one to two dollars a day. If the shop grows, their profit might increase to four or five dollars a day,” says Jacob Eichengreen, 24, vividly recalling the challenges facing rural East African villages. Eichengreen spent time in Uganda during his undergraduate years at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Conn., where he earned his BA. “Villages can meet their basic needs better with this income...
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Boulder

Phenomenal Holocaust collection at CU

Phenomenal Holocaust collection at CU PASSOVER EDITION 5775SECTION B PAGE 8 BOULDER — The yellowing document is crumbling and fading, but the smooth signature on its cover is as legible as it is chilling: Rudolf Hess, the Nazi who served as a Hitler deputy from 1933 to 1941. The signature, which adorns a 70-year-old leniency plea for top Nazi Hermann Goering during the postwar Nuremberg trials, is one of some 500,000 discrete items and 20,000 books donated last year to the University of Colorado at Boulder — nearly the entir...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 02 April 2015 11:21 )

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Largest Luxembourg supermarket chain stops selling Israeli produce

Marcy Oster Following disruptive protests, Cactus said it won’t sell the Israeli goods until suppliers verify that they do not originate in the West Bank. ... [Link]

Polish governor tamps down expectations of Nazi gold train

Marcy Oster The Lower Silesia leader said the alleged location of the train car’s discovery has been sealed after a surge of treasure hunters. ... [Link]

Families of Israeli submarine crew receive declassified reports on ’68 sinking

Marcy Oster Sixty-nine sailors were killed when the Dakar went down while returning to Haifa either because of a technical problem or a collision with another vessel. ... [Link]

Hundreds of Palestinians riot following Israeli raid in West Bank

Marcy Oster An Israeli soldier was wounded, possibly by friendly fire, during clashes between Israeli soldiers and hundreds of Palestinians following the arrest of a Hamas operative. ... [Link]

Kansas City shooter found guilty of capital murder

Ron Kampeas The jury took less than two hours to reach its verdict in the trial of Frazier Glenn Miller, a white supremacist who defended himself. ... [Link]

Jewish former lawmakers urge backing for Iran nuclear deal

Ron Kampeas Jane Harman, who once was the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, was among 75 ex-Congress members who signed a letter pressing their sitting colleagues to support the agreement. ... [Link]

Orthodox students at Dartmouth press for stricter kashrut

Julie Wiener More than 500 Dartmouth students have signed a petition urging the Ivy League school in New Hampshire to use a more stringent supervising agency for its kosher cafeteria. ... [Link]

Parents of Jewish journalist Steven Sotloff reflect on first anniversary of his slaying

Julie Wiener On the eve of the first anniversary of their son’s murder by ISIS, Arthur and Shirley Sotloff said they had held out hope for his survival because his grandparents were Holocaust survivors. ... [Link]

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