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White House lauds Rabbi Soloway for green activism

White House lauds Rabbi Soloway for green activism

THE WHITE House honored 12 people of faith, each one as a “Champion of Change,” for their achievements in protecting the environment and communities from the hazards of climate change, on Monday, July 20.

One of these “Champions of Change” is Rabbi Marc Soloway of Boulder’s Congregation Bonai Shalom.

Thanks to Rabbi Soloway, Bonai Shalom was the first zero waste synagogue in the country. The congregation’s Ner Tamid is powered through a solar panel, showing sustainability through spirituality.


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 )


Quiet, shady, peaceful...taking care of Mt. Nebo

Quiet, shady, peaceful...taking care of Mt. NeboOF ALL the places people take for granted, please consider the humble cemetery. When a funeral is set to take place, or a visit is scheduled to the grave of a loved one, the setting is bucolic. Neatly trimmed trees shade the verdant grass below. Litter and debris have been fastidiously removed. The ambience is quiet, shady and peaceful, perfect for those who need to grieve, or contemplate, or pray.

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 )


Kim Harris serves as cantor and rabbi at B'nai Chaim

Kim Harris serves as cantor and rabbi at B'nai ChaimCantor Kim Harris says that her true nature is to be an introvert, inherently shy and quiet. “A fake extrovert” is how she describes herself. She could have fooled me — and a lot of other people. Among them are members of Congregation B’nai Chaim, a relatively small Reform community located near Morrison that serves unofficially as the Jewish house of worship for the greater southwestern metro area.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 25 June 2015 15:03 )

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Einstein once kept kosher, and 7 other Jewish facts for relativity’s 100th b-day

Gabe Friedman The famed physicist believed in Jewish philosopher Baruch Spinoza’s God and raised money for the Jewish state, despite reservations. ... [Link]

Nachum Segal promoting Jewish unity with Hanukkah show in Paris

Jas Chana The “JM in the AM” host will then emcee a musical performance titled “Let There Be Light: The Concert of Jewish Unity” at the Grand Synagogue of Paris. ... [Link]

For Jewish groups, Syrian refugees are a reminder — not a threat

Ron Kampeas American Jewish leaders can’t help but recall Jewish refugees in the 1930s when they consider Syrians seeking safe haven stateside. ... [Link]

JCC camp counselor accused of child porn released on bond

Julie Wiener Matthew Kuppe, 21, is not dangerous and deserves to be presumed innocent, a federal judge said. ... [Link]

N. Carolina Jewish day school threat prompts closing, FBI investigation

Julie Wiener B’nai Shalom Day School in Greensboro received a letter containing racial epithets and threats of violence. ... [Link]

Mass. state senators under fire for upcoming Israel trip

Marcy Oster A pro-Palestinian coalition says the 10-day trip organized by the Boston-area JCRC is a tacit endorsement of Israel’s settlement-building policies and human rights violations. ... [Link]

Amazon removing Nazi-symbol ads on NY subways for new TV show

Andrew Tobin New York’s mayor called the ads “irresponsible and offensive” and encouraged the company to remove them. ... [Link]

Israel’s Supreme Court upholds transgender activist’s cremation plan

Julie Wiener The court rejected an appeal filed by May Peleg’s haredi Orthodox family to stop the cremation stipulated in her will. ... [Link]

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