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Jewish Group Home provides disabled adults with shelter, community, values

Jewish Group Home provides disabled adults with shelter, community, values

CHANUKAH EDITION
SECTION E PAGE 4

It’s a late weekday afternoon at the Jewish Group Home in a pleasant suburban-looking house tucked cozily inside a Southeast Denver neighborhood.

Some of the house’s seven residents — all of them developmentally disabled adults — are returning from their day activities, resembling anybody else coming home from work: jackets on, empty lunch buckets in hand, tired expressions on their faces changing to the contentment of homecoming.

Others are already getting ready for dinner, placing the tablecloth, setting the table, filling glasses with drinks.

The place is comfortably neat and spotlessly clean, the TV is quietly intoning the evening news, the residents are telling tales of their day, sometimes laughing.

Last Updated ( Friday, 07 December 2012 02:25 )

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Denver

Flourpot bakery goes kosher

Flourpot bakery goes kosher CHANUKAH EDITIONSECTION D PAGE 8 FLOURPOT, a cupcake and cookie bakery in Greenwood Village, is now under the kosher supervision of the Scroll K. Flourpot opened two years ago, but closed down for several days last month to convert the bakery to conform to kashrut standards. “We decided to go kosher because of the high demand for kosher fresh baked goods,” explains Nancy Rollnick-Jacobson, who owns the bakery with Sydney Davidson. “We couldn’t have birthday celebrations at the shop...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 06 December 2012 14:59 )

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Intermountain

Covenant’s Pomegranate Prize goes to Rabbi Bock

Covenant’s Pomegranate Prize goes to Rabbi BockRABBI Eliav Bock, founding director of Ramah Outdoor Adventure at Ramah in the Rockies, is one of five Jewish educators selected to receive The Covenant Foundation’s 2012 Pomegranate Prize. The prize honors emerging professionals in Jewish educational settings across the country. In addition to Bock, recipients include Maya Bernstein, strategic design officer at UpStart Bay Area, San Francisco; Rabbi Nicole Greninger, director of education at Temple Isaiah, Lafayette, Calif.; Rabbi Barry Kis...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 22 November 2012 03:22 )

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Denver

Sauvage to discuss latest film at annual Holocaust lecture

Sauvage to discuss latest film at annual Holocaust lectureTHE parents of documentary filmmaker Pierre Sauvage, the speaker at the tenth annual Fred Marcus Memorial Holocaust Lecture, 4 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 28, were among the 5,000 Jews saved by villagers in the area of LeChambon, France during WW II. Sauvage was born there. His personal experiences have naturally piqued his interest in the Holocaust and, in particular, the subject of rescuers. Following the success of his award-winning film, “Weapons of the Spirit,” which Sauvage showed at the 2004 ...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 18 October 2012 12:05 )

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Intermountain

IJN kicks off annual Chanukah Coloring Contest

IJN kicks off annual Chanukah Coloring Contest The 26th annual Intermountain Jewish News-Doris Sky Chanukah Coloring Contest is open for entries. Deadline for entries in the contest is 5 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012. IJN’s address is 1177 Grant St., Suite 200, Denver, CO 80203. Since its inception, the contest, for children in kindergarten through sixth grade, has attracted and brought together children from all corners of the Jewish community. Through the years it has encouraged creativity and artistic expression of the fun aspects of...

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 23 October 2012 08:40 )

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JTA News

Drake has a crush on Sarah Silverman

Gabe Friedman News flash: The most famous Jewish rapper on earth has a crush on one of the most famous Jewish comedians on earth. As explained on “Late Night with Seth Myers” Thursday night, Drake recently post... [Link]

Netanyahu’s government may be near collapse, report says

Julie Wiener (JTA) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government may be on the verge of collapse according to Israel’s Channel 10. In a report Friday night, the TV station quoted unnamed “party leaders... [Link]

Arab states have reportedly hand-picked Palestinian leader to succeed Abbas

Julie Wiener (JTA) — The United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Jordan are reportedly planning to have former Gaza strongman Mohammed Dahlan replace Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. Citing unnamed senior ... [Link]

Captain America is a secret Nazi, and people are going crazy about it

Andrew Tobin The new Captain America comic book includes an epic reveal, and some people are not happy about it. When fans ran out to grab Marvel Comics’ “Captain America: Steve Rogers #1” on its relea... [Link]

US health firms, Haifa hospital team up to ‘incubate’ digital medicine start-ups

Andrew Silow-Carroll (JTA) — IBM Watson Health and Medtronics are teaming up with an Israeli hospital to create a high-tech “incubator” to encourage innovations in digital medicine. Rambam Health Care Campus in... [Link]

Steven Spielberg, in Harvard commencement speech, says anti-Semitism on the rise

Julie Wiener (JTA) — Speaking at Harvard University’s commencement, filmmaker Steven Spielberg said he was “wrong” as a kid to think anti-Semitism “was fading.” Spielberg, whose 99-year-old father Arno... [Link]

Transgender Israeli Arab wins historic Tel Aviv pageant

Julie Wiener (JTA) — A Christian Arab-Israeli ballet dancer won Israel’s first-ever transgender beauty pageant. Ta’alin Abu Hanna, 21, was named “Miss Trans Israel” in Tel Aviv Friday, the Jerusalem Post... [Link]

NY Times removes quotation marks from Israeli ‘occupation’

Gabe Friedman (JTA) — The New York Times removed quotation marks originally used around “occupation” in one of its news stories. The word appears in the phrase “Israel’s occupation of the West Bank and ... [Link]

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