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Rabbi Joel Schwartzman retires

Rabbi Joel Schwartzman retires

Rabbi Joel Schwartzman, spiritual leader of B’nai Chaim since 2000, retired on July 1, 2011, to spend more time with his family.

He will continue as part-time rabbi at Synagogue of the Summit, which encompasses the Jewish communities of Dillon, Frisco, Silverthorne and Breckenridge.

Schwartzman, who served as a Jewish chaplain in the US Air Force for 23 years, moved to Denver upon his retirement from the military in 1998.

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Denver

Catching up with Rabbi Bruce Dollin and the HEA

Catching up with Rabbi Bruce Dollin and the HEARabbi Bruce Dollin is coming up on 17 years as the senior rabbi at the Hebrew Educational Alliance, serving 925 member families. Rabbi Dollin began his rabbinical studies at the University of Judaism, and received his rabbinical ordination from the Jewish Theological Seminary in NYC. He attended the University of Santa Clara, receiving his undergraduate degree in psychology. Rabbi Dollin and his wife, Tammy, have four children, Yoni, Shai, Kivi and Aviva. ALTHOUGH his congregation may be anyt...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 30 June 2011 15:37 )

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Denver

Rabbi Zucker retiring after 18 years at Shalom Cares

Rabbi Zucker retiring after 18 years at Shalom CaresRabbi David J. Zucker will retire as full-time chaplain at Shalom Cares (formerly Shalom Park) at the end of June. Rabbi Steven J. Rubenstein of Massachusetts will become the full-time rabbi for residents and patients at Shalom Cares starting in July. Rabbi Zucker began his career at the Shalom Park Nursing Home in 1993. Since then, his “congregation” has grown to include residents and family members, both Jewish and non-Jewish. For more than 18 years, Rabbi Zucker has been responsible fo...

Last Updated ( Friday, 10 June 2011 10:38 )

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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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B’nai Brith Canada’s weekly to suspend print edition

Cnaan Liphshiz If it becomes permanent, the 13-week stop in printing of The Jewish Tribune would leave the Canadian Jewish News as the country’s only publication of its kind. ... [Link]

Letter circulating among House Dems urges postponement of Netanyahu speech

Ron Kampeas A letter urging Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio), the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, to postpone a planned March 3 speech by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is circulating among Dem... [Link]

ADL slams lawmaker who asked for pledge from Muslim visitors

Ron Kampeas The Anti-Defamation League condemned as “antithetical to American values” a Texas lawmaker’s comment that Muslim visitors to her office should be requested to pledge allegiance to the United... [Link]

Israeli conductor dies during Switzerland concert

Cnaan Liphshiz Witnesses said Israel Yinon, 59, fell off the stage in Lucerne. ... [Link]

Conservative flagship to finance capital improvement by selling dorms, air rights

Julie Wiener The Jewish Theological Seminary plans to sell two dorms, some of its air rights and potentially part of its library building to finance an ambitious campus redevelopment project. ... [Link]

IDF nabs 2 armed Palestinians on Gaza border

Cnaan Liphshiz The infiltration was thwarted shortly after Islamists killed 27 in four attacks in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula. ... [Link]

Israel announces re-issuing of settlement housing tenders

Cnaan Liphshiz A Palestinian official called the move a ‘war crime’ but the housing ministry says tenders have already been published once before. ... [Link]

Facing extradition, Israeli ‘sex rabbi’ tells Dutch daily he survived Holocaust

Cnaan Liphshiz Scholar says no evidence supports Eliezer Berland’s claim in an interview on his fight against extradition. ... [Link]

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