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Schiff remains strong supporter of Hadassah

Schiff remains strong supporter of Hadassah

News of a looming scandal at the top ranks of Hadassah, The Women’s Zionist Organization of America, may have surprised and upset a veteran Denver member and leader of the organization, but not nearly enough to make her want to jump ship.

Sandy Schiff, a member of Hadassah for over 50 years and a board member of the Denver chapter “for almost that long,” has also served as president of the Denver chapter’s Masada group.

She admits that when she first read of allegations of misuse of funds among the organization’s national leadership, the news was surprising and shocking, but she’s withholding judgment on the innocence or guilt of those accused.

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Denver

Rabbi Steinberg is spiritual leader of Zera Abraham

Rabbi Steinberg is spiritual leader of Zera AbrahamZera Abraham welcomed its new rabbi at a public gathering Jan. 4 at the synagogue. Rabbi Tzvi Steinberg will assume the full time spiritual leadership of Zera Abraham after Passover, and until then will commute between Denver and his current home in Lakewood, NJ. Rabbi Steinberg is an advanced rabbinic scholar at Beth Medrash Govoho (the “Lakewood yeshiva”) in New Jersey. For the last 11 years, he has headed a kollel of 35 people to study a four-year cycle of Jewish law required for rabbi...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 12 January 2012 12:42 )

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Denver

Zev Pomeranz is the new associate rabbi at Aish Denver

Zev Pomeranz is the new associate rabbi at Aish DenverRabbi Zev Pomeranz became the new associate rabbi at Aish Denver this fall. Rabbi Yaakov Meyer, Aish Denver founder and director, met Rabbi Pomeranz in Israel this past summer and was impressed by the rabbi's "gentle and kind disposition as well as his profound wisdom," he says. "I knew that he and his wonderful family would be a great fit for Aish Denver."
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Intermountain

IJN kicks off annual Chanukah Coloring Contest

IJN kicks off annual Chanukah Coloring ContestSimchat Torah marks the kickoff of the 25th annual Intermountain Jewish News Doris Sky Chanukah Coloring Contest. Deadline for entries in the contest is 5 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011. The IJN’s address is 1177 Grant St., #200, Denver, CO 80203. For the past quarter century, the contest, for children in kindergarten through sixth grade, has attracted and brought together children from all corners of the Jewish community.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 23 October 2012 08:41 )

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Denver

Colorado J Street names leaders, event

Colorado J Street names leaders, eventJ Street Colorado, the local affiliate of the national organization, announced a new leadership team and a public program featuring Ami Ayalon, former Knesset member, commander of the Israeli Navy and director of the Shin Bet, Israel’s internal security service. Saul Rosenthal, former ADL regional director, and Elaine Selsberg are co-chairs of the J Street Colorado steering committee. Other committee members are Nathaniel Sherwood, David Wahl, Regina Gray, Margery Goldman, Ivor Douglas and D...
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Israeli minister to hear bereaved parents on ex-general’s appointment as top cop

Cnaan Liphshiz Gal Hirsch resigned from the army after a committee criticized his performance during 2006 war in Lebanon. ... [Link]

U.S. sanction chief to discuss Iranian deal, terrorism in Israel

Cnaan Liphshiz Adam Szubin’s visit coincides with White House push to get Jewish groups behind the agreement with Tehran. ... [Link]

Jewish group seeks judicial review of British city’s ban on West Bank goods

Cnaan Liphshiz High Court to reply next month on whether it will look into a 2014 motion by Leicester City Council favoring the boycott of products from settlements. ... [Link]

Following protest, fine lifted from Tel Aviv store punished for closing on Shabbat

Cnaan Liphshiz Businessman says he is legally entitled to observe Jewish day of rest, but shopping mall managers say he’s violating their contract. ... [Link]

Abbas reportedly building $13M presidential compound

Julie Wiener Israeli media reports the project is a presidential palace to be funded by taxpayers. Palestinian Authority officials claim it is a “leadership headquarters” funded by international donati... [Link]

Monaco prince apologizes for country deporting Jews to Nazis

Julie Wiener In a speech Thursday at a Monaco cemetery, Prince Albert II asked Jews to forgive the tiny country for its police rounding up Jews for deportation 73 years ago. ... [Link]

Princeton University to erect an eruv

Gabe Friedman Princeton University will install an eruv around its campus and part of its surrounding town. ... [Link]

15% of West Bank settlers are Americans, new research finds

Julie Wiener Sara Yael Hirschhorn found that some 60,000 American Jews live in Jewish settlements in the West Bank. ... [Link]

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