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Rabbi Gorelik receives outstanding faculty award

Rabbi Gorelik receives outstanding faculty award

Rabbi Yerachmiel Gorelik, director of the Rohr Chabad Jewish Center of Northern Colorado in Ft. Collins, received the Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award at CSU.

As part of Gorelik’s outreach work in the communities and colleges of northern Colorado, he serves as faculty adjunct at CSU, teaching a Judaism course in the philosophy department.

He also serves as the faculty advisor of the Chabad Jewish Student Association.

Siobhan Waitzman, senior and president of the student group, explained why the group nominated the rabbi:

“Rabbi Yerachmiel is dedicated to the students. The amount of time he puts into events and helping his students despite having children and running a temple for the Jewish community has always amazed me...


CU-Boulder Hebrew Club is revived, led by Eyal Rivlin

CU-Boulder Hebrew Club is revived, led by Eyal RivlinAFTER a three year hiatus, the Hebrew Club at CU Boulder is back. And, as some hope, better than before. Carly Coons is a senior and recalls the club in its earlier incarnation. “The old club started to [allow us to practice speaking Hebrew], but this is the energy and enthusiasm that it really needed. It’s something I really need.” She’s talking about the guitar-strummin’, Hebrew rappin’, hip-hop singin’ instructor who’s breathing new life into the club: Eyal Rivlin, born in ...

Rocky Mountain Food Summit coming to Boulder

Rocky Mountain Food Summit coming to BoulderBOULDER — The new Jewish food movement arose here organically, so to speak. No large federation or organization swooped in to make sustainable farming and eating within a Jewish framework a priority. Yet in this city of 100,000 “green” has long been a way of life. So it’s not surprising that interest in sustainability has led to Jewish grassroots projects such as the establishment of greenhouses in food deserts, a chicken and egg coop, community farms and an organic chicken schechting...

Last Updated ( Friday, 20 April 2012 05:37 )


BMH-BJ hires Rabbi Ben Greenberg

BMH-BJ hires Rabbi Ben GreenbergBMH-BJ announces that Rabbi Ben Greenberg has been hired as the new senior rabbi of the congregation. Rabbi Greenberg will replace Rabbi Selwyn Franklin, who is retiring and returning to his home in Australia. Originally from San Diego, Rabbi Greenberg was ordained as a rabbi at Yeshivat Chovevei Torah and did graduate coursework at Yeshiva University. He is currently the rabbi at the Harvard Hillel and director of the Orthodox Union Seif Jewish Learning Initiative on Campus at Harvard....

Boulder Jewry: Which comes first, chicken or the egg?

Boulder Jewry: Which comes first, chicken or the egg?A CLUTCH of chickens peck hungrily at the once derelict ground transformed by several Jewish Boulderites. “A friend of mine one day decided to start this, so we did,” recalls Aaron Schneider, one of several co-op co-leaders, the group who makes decisions about finances and operations. “And then next, people wanted to start a goat co-op, so we did.” “It’s really grass roots,” says Bob Wing, the unofficial caretaker and another co-leader of the group. “The idea was ‘who wants ...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 22 March 2012 09:53 )

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4 Israeli reactions to the Russia-Turkey fallout

Ron Kampeas With erstwhile allies Russia and Turkey quarreling, any Israeli schadenfreude is likely tempered by other emotions. ... [Link]

95-year-old Auschwitz paramedic ruled fit to stand trial

Julie Wiener A German higher court overruled a lower court decision that Hubert Z., who is accused of being an accessory in the murder of at least 3,681 people at the Nazi camp, was too frail for trial. ... [Link]

Israeli army says it will draft HIV carriers

Ben Sales In an announcement timed to World AIDS Day, the IDF said treatment advances and the low risk of contagion led to the policy change for non-combat positions. ... [Link]

Reese Witherspoon producing film on Barbie’s Jewish creator

Julie Wiener The film is an adaptation of a 2010 book about Ruth Handler, who co-founded Mattel and developed its best-selling Barbie doll. ... [Link]

Judaica store manager assaulted outside Manhattan shop

Julie Wiener An African-American man who claimed to be Muslim reportedly struck the West Side Judaica employee in the face while yelling “F*** the Jews.” ... [Link]

With Israeli-EU relations strained, Netanyahu looks toward Asia

Ben Sales The prime minister’s warm embrace of his counterpart in India reflects a warming between Israel and Asia’s most powerful countries. ... [Link]

Op-Ed: Israel, a ‘green’ pioneer, is now falling short

Gabrielle Birkner As part of the Jewish state’s delegation at the Paris climate conference, I want to wave the flag of the ‘start-up nation.’ But as a Jew, I know Israel is lagging, writes a solar energy activist... [Link]

Sean Penn, in Tel Aviv, praises Israeli aid group working in Haiti

Julie Wiener As the keynote speaker at an IsraAID conference in Tel Aviv, Penn credited the group’s “inspiration and support.” ... [Link]

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