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Praying, fasting, kicking on Yom Kippur

Praying, fasting, kicking on Yom Kippur

When CU starting place kicker Aric Goodman realized that the Buffs’ game against Hawaii was scheduled for Yom Kippur, he was torn between fulfilling his religious obligations and “being there” for his team during an important game.

The 5’10”, 195-lb. senior wanted to find a way to fast, attend services and play in the game. He sought the advice of Rabbi Yisroel Wilhelm, director of CU Chabad.

Rabbi Wilhelm’s first response was to forgo the game on Yom Kippur.

For Goodman, that was not an option.

After talking with CU Head Coach Dan Hawkins and Special Teams Coach Kent Riddle, Goodman will be allowed to attend services for Kol Nidre Friday night and Yom Kippur services Saturday morning. He will fast, but will receive intravenous hydration prior to the 1:30 p.m. game against Hawaii.


Last Updated ( Thursday, 16 September 2010 13:47 )


Senior Rabbi Black begins tenure at Temple Emanuel

Senior Rabbi Black begins tenure at Temple EmanuelRabbi Joseph R. Black began serving as the Temple Emanuel’s 14th senior rabbi on July 6. Rabbi Black moved from Albuquerque, where he was the senior rabbi at Congregation Albert for 14 years. During his tenure there, Rabbi Black increased membership from 540 member families to 740. He focused on youth programming, outreach and enhancing studying and learning opportunities for all age groups. Outside the synagogue, Rabbi Black was an integral part of the New Mexico Jewish community. ...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 22 July 2010 23:45 )


Bar Mitzvah at Ramah in the Rockies

Bar Mitzvah at Ramah in the RockiesWHEN 12-year-old Josh Eakman entered camp at Ramah Outdoor Adventure at Ramah in the Rockies last month, he expected to be immersed in outdoor and wilderness exploration and skills building that is the new camp’s signature. Little did the Las Vegas youth know that his four-week camp session would end with a crash course of study for his Bar Mitzvah. It took place just after dawn Monday, July 12, on a rustic outdoor pavilion with a service that led him along the path of Jewish observance and ...

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 21 July 2010 23:14 )


Ramah in the Rockies grand opening is Sunday, June 13

Ramah in the Rockies grand opening is Sunday, June 13 Ramah in the Rockies’ grand opening will be Sunday, June 13, 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at the camp site near Deckers, Colo. Guests will experience a “taste of Ramah” as they participate in camp activities, explore the 360-acre site  and celebrate this historic event. Featured activities include wilderness survival and orienteering, arts and crafts, back-country cooking, low ropes course, mountain biking, and music. Visitors will have the opportunity to plant trees as part of reforestation ef...

Bnei Akiva leader sees potential for organization in Denver

Bnei Akiva leader sees potential for organization in DenverIN the roughly four years that the Zionist youth group Bnei Akiva has been active in Colorado, it has impressed many with a strong beginning — a process that one might liken to a tender young plant putting down roots. Under the leadership of its Denver-based leaders, slichim Hagai and Moriyah Shoham, the regional chapter has amassed a membership of some 60 youths, aged 8-18, many of whom have become active in regional and national Bnei Akiva activities, and a substantial majority of whom made...
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