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Denver

JFS at the JCC: agencies join forces for seniors

JFS at the JCC: agencies join forces for seniors

JFS and Loup JCC are teaming up to provide social, recreational, educational, and health programming to older adults under the new name of JFS at the JCC Colorado Senior Connections.

All programs will all take place at the JCC.

Cathy Grimm, program coordinator and director of Senior Solutions at JFS says:

“This new partnership will take all the programs older adults love at the JCC and will add exciting new programs and resources that will strengthen and bring the community together.”

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Denver

Michal Uziyahu selected as AJF shlichah from Israel

Michal Uziyahu selected as AJF shlichah from IsraelAllied Jewish Federation of Colorado, in cooperation with the Jewish Agency for Israel, has selected Michal Peleg Uziyahu as Israel shlichah (emissary) to the Jewish community of Colorado. Her position starts in the fall. In this capacity, she will be available to schools, synagogues and organizations throughout the area to provide a wealth of resources to the community, including educational programming, commentary on current and historical events, and counsel about travel to and volunteer op...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 26 May 2011 11:37 )

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Boulder

CU gets endowed chair in Jewish history

CU gets endowed chair in Jewish history Boulder sisters and CU alumnae Midge Korczak and Leslie Singer Lomas have donated $2 million to endow the Louis P. Singer Endowed Chair in Jewish history in honor of their late father Louis Singer. The chair supports a distinguished senior faculty position in perpetuity, and adds substantially to the momentum and presence of the Jewish Studies program. “At a time when globalization has become a buzz word for making our university international, the Singer Chair in Jewish History ensures th...
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Denver

Colorado lawmakers pause to commemorate Holocaust

Colorado lawmakers pause to commemorate HolocaustTHE Colorado State Senate and House on April 29 heard a resolution proclaiming Holocaust Awareness Week, May 1-7. The resolution, sponsored by State Senators Bob Bacon (D) and Brandon Shaffer (D) and Representatives Carole Murray (R) and Claire Levy (D), declares, “The people of Colorado should use these days to teach and remember the great injustices and genocides in the past, and to commit to preventing such tragedies in the future.” The bustling and lively atmosphere in the Senate, wher...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 05 May 2011 12:43 )

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Denver

Golden Hill clean-up is May 15

Golden Hill clean-up is May 15The 21st annual “Clean-Up Day” of the historic Hill section of Golden Hill Cemetery will be Sunday, May 15, 8:30 a.m. until approximately 1 p.m. Volunteers are asked to wear long pants, closed-toed shoes and work gloves. If possible, people are asked to bring their own hand tools, such as rakes, shovels and pruning shears. This section is the final resting place of over 700 Jews who came to Colorado seeking a cure from tuberculosis, only to succumb to the dreaded disease....

Last Updated ( Friday, 29 April 2011 06:32 )

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Hundreds protest ‘Klinghoffer’ opening

Raffi Wineburg Hundreds of demonstrators gathered outside New York’s Metropolitan Opera House Monday night to protest the opening performance of “The Death of Klinghoffer.” ... [Link]

Jack the Ripper not necessarily Jewish

Julie Wiener Scientists are contending that a recent book identifying the serial killer as a Jewish barber was based on flawed DNA analysis. ... [Link]

Poll: Most Israeli Jews oppose Palestinian state on ’67 lines

Marcy Oster Three-quarters of Israeli Jews oppose the establishment of a Palestinian state along the 1967 borders, a new poll found. ... [Link]

Jerusalem bus ads featuring young women in prayer shawls vandalized

Marcy Oster Several public buses featuring photos of young women wearing kippot and prayer shawls were vandalized in Jerusalem. ... [Link]

Some Beit Shemesh lawmakers eye splitting city into haredi and non-haredi entities

Marcy Oster Opposition members of the Beit Shemesh City Council submitted a proposal to divide the community into haredi Orthodox and non-haredi municipalities. ... [Link]

Arab-Israeli team hails ex-Knesset lawmaker accused of treason

Marcy Oster An Arab-Israeli soccer team honored a former Knesset lawmaker who fled Israel amid accusations of treason and espionage. ... [Link]

Hoops guru David Thorpe connects with players on and off the court

mbrodsky The Florida trainer has earned the trust of NBAers like Israelis Omri Casspi and Gal Mekel, as well as those reaching for the stars. ... [Link]

In Knesset, former protest leader Stav Shaffir follows the money

Ben Sales The youngest female legislator in Israeli history says budget transparency is the key to solving nearly every social problem — including Israeli-Palestinian peace. ... [Link]

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