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West Side Jewish Community attracts diverse crowd

West Side Jewish Community attracts diverse crowd

Despite a Jewish presence — at times prominent — on Denver’s West Side for more than 125 years, a new Jewish community is emerging in the neighborhoods comprising the historic district.

The golden age of Jewish life on the West Side started to wane in the 1940s as many families moved to the East Side and suburbs of Denver.

On the other hand, Orthodox institutions such as Yeshiva Toras Chaim, Beth Jacob High School, Congregation Zera Abraham and a rebuilt mikveh reversed the decline and have kept a core of observant Jews on the West Side ever since.

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Intermountain

IJN kicks off annual Chanukah Coloring Contest

IJN kicks off annual Chanukah Coloring ContestTHE 28th annual Intermountain Jewish News-Doris Sky Chanukah Coloring Contest is open for entries. Deadline for entries in the contest is 1 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014. 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.

Last Updated ( Sunday, 19 October 2014 13:01 )

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Denver

Enterovirus, Colorado: Vigilance, not panic

Enterovirus, Colorado: Vigilance, not panicThis is turning out to be a scary autumn for Denver parents, with a host of viruses already showing a significant impact on young children, especially a strain known as enterovirus which might be tied to a mysterious condition causing muscle weakening and partial limb paralysis. Making the situation even scarier are a host of unknown factors: Are the muscular effects temporary or permanent? Why are Colorado children, especially in the Denver metro area, being affected more significantly than th...
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Denver

Fred Marcus lecture features play on heroine Miep Gies

Fred Marcus lecture features play on heroine Miep GiesThe 12th annual Fred Marcus Memorial Holocaust Lecture will be Sunday, Oct. 26, 2-4 p.m., at the Loup JCC Wolf Theatre. This year’s guest, Judy Winnick, will present her original one-act, one-person play, “Miep Gies: A Beacon of Hope.” Miep, the petite, humble woman who helped hide Anne Frank and her family in Amsterdam during WW II, provided food and other basic necessities to the attic residents, and also served as their link to the outside world. In her diary, Anne wrote, “It seems...

Last Updated ( Monday, 29 September 2014 11:55 )

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Boulder

Boulder’s Camp Inc. for teen entrepreneurs

Boulder’s Camp Inc. for teen entrepreneurs ROSH HASHANAH EDITIONSECTION B PAGE 4 Imagine walking into an auditorium full of middle and high school students on a summer afternoon. There are about 50 assorted seats — folding chairs, beanbags, a few small sofas along the walls. Two-thirds are full, and some kids are sitting on the floor. It’s as quiet as a room full of adolescents can be; every face facing the stage, on which there is one man, talking. No music. No screens. Nothing to click on or link to. Just a guy talking and a lo...
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Australian PM under fire for saying ISIS terrorists worse than Nazis

Marcy Oster The president of the Executive Council of Australian Jewry called the comparison “injudicious and unfortunate.” ... [Link]

Tom Brady has ‘Deflategate’ suspension tossed by federal judge

Marcy Oster Robert Kraft, the Jewish owner of the New England Patriots, had slammed the four-game penalty as “unfathomable.” ... [Link]

Memphis Jewish school’s playground vandalized

Marcy Oster Anti-Semitic epithets and swastikas were scrawled on the playground at the Margolin Hebrew Academy. ... [Link]

African-American ministers meet Israel’s African migrants

Ben Sales The visit was part of a tour that exposed the pastors to some of Israel’s controversial issues. ... [Link]

Rare ancient sarcophagus discovered at Ashkelon construction site

Marcy Oster The 2-ton coffin was excavated and hidden by construction workers, who also damaged the artifact. ... [Link]

License to shill: A Jewish singer-songwriter finds success with catchy commercials

Lisa Keys With songs like “Spread a Little Love,” Cathy Heller’s upbeat, optimistic music is ideal for ads and poignant TV moments. ... [Link]

Ugandan rabbi launches second bid for Parliament

Marcy Oster Gershom Sizomu in a 2011 bid finished second in his district but contested the results, saying the election was fixed. ... [Link]

Holocaust denier David Irving leading tour of WWII sites

Marcy Oster Irving, who has been barred from several countries and was jailed in 2006 in Austria, launched what he calls “Real History” tours in 2010. ... [Link]

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