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Mind, spirit, kugel turn Friday afternoons into Shabbos

Mind, spirit, kugel turn Friday afternoons into Shabbos

It’s pictures, not text.

It’s serious, but not school.

It’s a hidden agenda; actually, not so hidden.

The agenda is intellectual: knowledge of the laws of Shabbos.

The other agenda is spiritual: valuing Shabbos enough to pull a small part of it into the week.

Which is why this program is called “Likras Shabbos,” “Toward Shabbos.”

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Intermountain

Ukrainian refugee speaks of displacement, deprivation

Ukrainian refugee speaks of displacement, deprivation“I never thought that I would be living in a country where catastrophes and violence would occur. The situation in Ukraine is really dire and is now a situation where people, even my mother, cannot afford to buy food or medicine,” said Masha Shumatskaya, a young Ukrainian who has been involved in the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) over the past few years.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 29 October 2015 11:44 )

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Intermountain

'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....
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Denver

DJDS alum competes in worldwide cycling

DJDS alum competes in worldwide cyclingFor 18-year-old Samuel Fogel, a Denver Jewish Day School 2015 alumnus, the UCI Juniors Track Cycling World Championships in Astana, Kazakhstan were the culmination of a five-year journey that transformed a hobby into participating on Team USA. Born in New York and raised in London and New Jersey before joining the Denver community, Fogel has achieved success in both road and track cycling.
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Denver

JFS to honor Adam Agron, Andrea Stillman, Dec. 10

JFS to honor Adam Agron, Andrea Stillman, Dec. 10JFS will honor Adam Agron with the Kal Zeff Business Leader of the Year Award and Andrea Stillman with the Jack Shapiro Community Service Award at Real Hope, Dec. 10, 6 p.m., at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Now in its 20th year, this fundraiser benefits all programs of JFS, including mental health counseling, senior and adult in-home care, disability and employment services, and family safety net services. The event will include a festive party complete with heavy hors d’oeuvres, coc...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 03 September 2015 14:12 )

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Thriving indie Jewish communities join forces to create rabbinic fellowship

Ben Harris The communities of the Jewish Emergent Network have been widely hailed for their innovative spirit and proven success in attracting the young and unaffiliated. ... [Link]

Twitter: 125,000 accounts suspended for terror threats, most ISIS-related

Marcy Oster The online social networking service said it has increased the size of the team that reviews reports of abuse. ... [Link]

Muslim Waqf opposes expanded egalitarian prayer area at Western Wall

Marcy Oster Meanwhile, a plan announced by the United States to install surveillance cameras on the Temple Mount to deter violence has been delayed due to disagreement between Israel and Jordan. ... [Link]

When Ted Cruz slams Trump for ‘chutzpah,’ should Jews be offended or honored?

Ron Kampeas Cruz’s critics say Cruz’s use of the Yiddish term was yet another anti-Semitic dog whistle, but JTA’s Ron Kampeas isn’t so sure. ... [Link]

Orthodox Jewish teen comes up short in Olympics ping-pong bid, sits out on Shabbat

Marcy Oster Estee Ackerman, 14, of New York, lost in her first two days at the trials and eschewed the Saturday competition. ... [Link]

Valentine’s Day: An ideal date for Jewish weddings?

Lisa Keys Maybe it’s romantic; perhaps it’s convenient. A writer explores why some Jewish couples get married on this traditionally Christian day of love. ... [Link]

Netanyahu eyeing measures to punish lawmakers for inappropriate behavior

Marcy Oster The remarks come days after three Arab-Israeli lawmakers met with the families of Palestinians who killed or attempted to kill Israelis. ... [Link]

Heavy metal band Anthrax sued for $1M over Ugly Hanukkah Sweatshirt

Marcy Oster A Detroit artist and businessman claims he made the original design and copyrighted it. ... [Link]

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