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DAT board appoints Naomi Lev head of school

DAT board appoints Naomi Lev head of school

The Denver Academy of Torah board of trustees has announced that Naomi Lev has been named DAT’s head of school. Most recently, Lev served as interim head of school, following the departure of Rabbi Daniel Alter.

“Through this process, the board of trustees has unequivocally determined that Mrs. Lev is the ideal candidate to lead DAT into the future,” said Hanah Polotsky, MD, president of the DAT board.

“Over the course of the search process, we reviewed many candidates and found that Mrs. Lev was the absolute best fit for our school and community.

Last Updated ( Friday, 27 November 2015 09:43 )


Colorado Springs man recognized for leadership at USA Swimming

Colorado Springs man recognized for leadership at USA SwimmingUSA SWIMMING and Speedo named Mike Unger one of the 30 most influential people in swimming over the past 30 years. The award recognizes leaders for their significant influence on the growth of American swimming through innovation, participation in the sport and increasing its reputatio. “I love my job and I’m passionate about what I do for USA Swimming,” Unger says. “I love the people with whom I work. I’m fortunate to have the opportunity to work not only at the national level but ...

Last Updated ( Friday, 20 November 2015 10:09 )


Mind, spirit, kugel turn Friday afternoons into Shabbos

Mind, spirit, kugel turn Friday afternoons into ShabbosIt’s pictures, not text. It’s serious, but not school. It’s a hidden agenda; actually, not so hidden. The agenda is intellectual: knowledge of the laws of Shabbos. The other agenda is spiritual: valuing Shabbos enough to pull a small part of it into the week. Which is why this program is called “Likras Shabbos,” “Toward Shabbos.”

Ukrainian refugee speaks of displacement, deprivation

Ukrainian refugee speaks of displacement, deprivation“I never thought that I would be living in a country where catastrophes and violence would occur. The situation in Ukraine is really dire and is now a situation where people, even my mother, cannot afford to buy food or medicine,” said Masha Shumatskaya, a young Ukrainian who has been involved in the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) over the past few years.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 29 October 2015 11:44 )


'Hockey, a sport for all ages,' says Ashley Bevan

'Hockey, a sport for all ages,' says Ashley Bevan“THEY SAY the toughest job is being the mom of a goalie,” says Ashley Bevan, senior director of adult hockey for USA Hockey in Colorado Springs,  the governing body for organized amateur ice hockey in America. “Watching your daughter or son on the ice, you know they’re the last ‘man’ to save the puck from going into the net, so parents become pretty stressed watching the games. “Hockey teaches responsibility, work ethic, determination and courage....
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UN group calls for probe into alleged Israeli health violations

Gabe Friedman (JTA) — The World Health Organization called for an investigation into alleged “mental, physical and environmental health” abuses by Israel. Cosponsored by the Arab Group of States and the Pales... [Link]

Man charged for murder of Jewish law professor Dan Markel

Gabe Friedman (JTA) — Florida police charged a man for the murder of Dan Markel, a Jewish law professor shot outside his home in 2014. Tallahassee police on Thursday arrested Sigfredo Garcia, 34, and charged hi... [Link]

On Lag B’Omer in Israel, hundreds injured, forest fires rage and cats are threatened

Brian Schaefer (JTA) — Bonfires lit up Israel during the Jewish holiday of Lag B’Omer, resulting in hundreds of injuries and possibly igniting a blaze in Jerusalem that forced the evacuation of dozens ... [Link]

Robert Kraft urges Yeshiva U grads to have ‘wildly improbable dreams,’ like owning the Patriots

Brian Schaefer (JTA) — In a Hebrew-laced Yeshiva University commencement address, Robert Kraft recounted his dream of owning the New England Patriots and urged graduates to have their own “wildly impro... [Link]

NY Times editor calls out Donald Trump for ignoring supporters’ anti-Semitic tweets

Andrew Silow-Carroll (JTA) — A New York Times editor who has received a deluge of anti-Semitic tweets from supporters of Donald Trump is calling on the presumptive Republican presidential nominee to denounce the inv... [Link]

Holocaust refugee known for anti-Israel activism dies at 91

Julie Wiener (JTA) — Hedy Epstein, a Holocaust refugee whose sharp criticism of Israel — including comparing the state to the Nazis — drew controversy, has died at 91. Epstein died at her home in St. Louis ... [Link]

Hezbollah is broke thanks to US sanctions, says White House official

Ron Kampeas WASHINGTON (JTA) — Non-nuclear U.S. sanctions against Iran and its allies have led to Hezbollah being in “its worst financial shape in decades,” the top sanctions enforcement official told ... [Link]

NJ court rules $11M state grant to yeshiva unconstitutional

Julie Wiener (JTA) — A New Jersey court has ruled unconstitutional state grants to two religious institutions — including $10.6 million to one of North America’s largest haredi Orthodox yeshivas. The ruling... [Link]

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