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Boulder Jewry: Which comes first, chicken or the egg?

Boulder Jewry: Which comes first, chicken or the egg?

A CLUTCH of chickens peck hungrily at the once derelict ground transformed by several Jewish Boulderites.

“A friend of mine one day decided to start this, so we did,” recalls Aaron Schneider, one of several co-op co-leaders, the group who makes decisions about finances and operations.

“And then next, people wanted to start a goat co-op, so we did.”

“It’s really grass roots,” says Bob Wing, the unofficial caretaker and another co-leader of the group. “The idea was ‘who wants to start a chicken co-op and who wants to start a goat club?’ And all these people showed up.”

“It just magically happened.” Schneider said.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 22 March 2012 09:53 )


JCC to open a south location on Arapahoe Road

JCC to open a south location on Arapahoe RoadThe grand opening of the new JCC South Denver location is Sunday, March 18, 2-4 p.m. The 4,200-sq. foot site is located at 9625 E. Arapahoe Rd., Suites L-N, Greenwood Village. Children’s activities and refreshments will be available throughout the afternoon, and a brief dedication will take place at 3 p.m. “The community open house will provide an opportunity for families to experience the new facility, connect with other Jewish and interfaith families and tell us what programs, classes a...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 15 March 2012 14:08 )


Super Sunday fundraising phone-a-thon is coming up

Super Sunday fundraising phone-a-thon is coming upThe Allied Jewish Federation of Colorado will sponsor Super Sunday on Sunday, March 11, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. at the Loup JCC, and on Monday, March 12, 5-8:30 p.m., at the federation, 300 S. Dahlia. Chairs are Rachel Allen, Melinda Blatt, Jesse Blum, Aaron Cohen, Elyana Feldman, Kenneth Gurrentz, Joanne Kleinstein, Bob and Robyn Loup, Yossi Manor, Esti Marcus, Lisa Mintz, Nikki Naiman, Jamie Sarche, Michele Roth Scharg, Melanie Siegel, Marc Spritzer, Susan Stern, Kelli Trotsky Pfaff, Hugo Weinberger, D...

Schiff remains strong supporter of Hadassah

Schiff remains strong supporter of HadassahNews 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 fu...

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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