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Colorado J Street names leaders, event

Colorado J Street names leaders, event

J 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 Dan Recht.

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Denver

Tzipi Livni annouced as keynote speaker at Choices

Tzipi Livni annouced as keynote speaker at ChoicesUPDATED: Miri Eisin, an expert in Israeli intelligence, replaces Knesset leader Tzipi Livni as the keynote speaker at Choices. The Allied Jewish Federation of Colorado announces that Tzipi Livni, the Israeli opposition leader and leader of Kadima, the largest party in the Knesset, will be the keynote speaker at Choices on Wednesday, Nov. 9, at 6 p.m. at the Sheraton Downtown Denver. Choices 2012 co-chairs are Jackie Sprinces Wong and Dr. Goldie Cohen. This year, Choices is “Day Four” of A...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 03 November 2011 10:23 )

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Denver

ADL keynote speaker Dr. Judea Pearl

ADL keynote speaker Dr. Judea PearlDr. Judea Pearl will be the keynote speaker at the Mountain States Regional ADL Society of Fellows luncheon on Oct. 25. Dr. Pearl is the father of slain journalist Daniel Pearl and is the president of the Daniel Pearl Foundation. Daniel Pearl, the South Asia Bureau Chief for the Wall Street Journal, was kidnapped by terrorists in Pakistan in January, 2002, while he was investigating a story. He was murdered by his captors because he was an American and a Jew....

Last Updated ( Thursday, 06 October 2011 12:07 )

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Denver

Rabbi Franklin shepherds a very diverse congregation

Rabbi Franklin shepherds a very diverse congregationBorn and raised in South Africa, Rabbi Selwyn Franklin attended Yeshiva College where he received an undergraduate degree in philosophy. He also studied at Yeshivat Kerem B’Yavneh and ITRI. Franklin has served as a rabbi in New York, South Africa, Israel and Australia and has worked as an investment and finance representative in Israel and as a professor at Moriah College in Sydney, Australia. In 2006, he came to BMH-BJ. He is married to Eileen, an Australian migration lawyer, and they have ...
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Denver

Rabbi and Rose chaplain: ‘Savor each and every day’

Rabbi and Rose chaplain: ‘Savor each and every day’California native, Rabbi Jeffrey Kaye has been the director of chaplaincy department at Rose Medical Center since 2000. Studying political science and international relations, Kaye received his undergraduate degree from Stanford and studied at the University of Judaism. He was ordained at HUC-JIR in 1993. Kaye served as a congregational rabbi at Temple Chai in Phoenix, Arizona, 1993-1997, and at Beth Shalom in Olington, Texas, 1997-2000. Along with his job at Rose, Kaye has been the leader of C...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 25 August 2011 13:13 )

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Gulf Cooperation Council ‘reassured’ by Iran nuclear deal

Ron Kampeas Qatari foreign minister says the deal leaves the region ‘very secure, very stable.’ ... [Link]

Top ex-security figures urge Netanyahu to accept Iran deal, work with U.S.

Ron Kampeas The statement also calls for moves toward Israeli-Palestinian peace. ... [Link]

After ‘Trainwreck’ shooting, Amy and Charles Schumer join for gun control

Ron Kampeas Comedian Amy Schumer called the deadly attack in Louisiana during a screening of her film “very personal for me.” ... [Link]

Freshmen Congress members visiting Israel ahead of Iran vote

Ron Kampeas Rep. Peter Roskam, R-Ill., who introduced the motion to disapprove the deal, says the agreement’s opponents have the numbers to pass his resolution. ... [Link]

Leading House Republican, Democrat introduce anti-BDS resolution

Ron Kampeas The resolution’s language notably does not cite “Israeli-controlled territories,” as did previous trade legislation. ... [Link]

Israel to allow tougher interrogation of Jewish terrorism suspects

Julie Wiener The country’s interior security minister said the security Cabinet had deemed “any method” of interrogation “kosher,” ... [Link]

Shin Bet sees Jewish terrorist network as likely culprit in Duma attack

Julie Wiener The network, which has been operating since 2013, seeks to bring down the Israeli government and replace it with a Jewish theocracy, the security agency said. ... [Link]

For first time in 100 years, outsider tapped to lead Looksteins’ N.Y. shul

Uriel Heilman With Rabbi Haskel Lookstein set to retire, Kehilath Jeshurun is turning to a longtime Montreal spiritual leader to lead the storied modern Orthodox synagogue. ... [Link]

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