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Sharsheret, JEWISHcolorado launch collaboration to address women’s cancers

Sharsheret, JEWISHcolorado launch collaboration to address women’s cancers

Sharsheret, the national organization supporting women and their families of all Jewish backgrounds facing breast cancer and ovarian cancer, and JEWISHcolorado’s Jewish Women’s Philanthropy Committee (JWPC), are collaborting to raise awareness about breast and ovarian cancer.

The organizations will work together to create tailored support programs for Colorado residents living with or at risk for these diseases.

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Intermountain

Jessica Van Bueren one of ‘Best and Brightest’

Jessica Van Bueren one of ‘Best and Brightest’JESSICA Van Bueren, a senior at Liberty High School in Colorado Springs, has been named one of the “Best and Brightest of 2014” by The Gazette newspaper. Twenty high school seniors from the Pikes Peak region were selected for the honor. Judged by a panel of 11 community members, the students were recognized for their academic achievements and their contributions to their communities and schools. The “Best and Brightest” publication is in its 24th year. Van Bueren has received awards f...
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Boulder

Chance conversation leads to miraculous reunion

Chance conversation leads to miraculous reunionIMAGINE that you and your family have said kaddish all your lives for a relative (or several) who perished in the Holocaust long before you were born. As long as you can remember, you have heard the story of his or her initial escape and eventual murder from the parent or grandparent to whom this ghost was a cherished sibling. Then imagine that through the combined miracles of chance encounters in foreign lands and the Internet, you have just learned that this long-mourned family member actuall...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 01 May 2014 13:05 )

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Boulder

There’s a new shul in town: Boulder Orthodox

There’s a new shul in town: Boulder Orthodox PASSOVER 5774 EDITIONSECTION C PAGE 5 If you are a follower of the Orthodox branch of Judaism, there’s a new shul in town. The Boulder Orthodox Synagogue opened in early March and has been holding minyanim every Shabbat and holiday. The congregation’s representative, Jonathan M. Steinberg, whose title is listed simply as “officer,” said they don’t have a permanent location yet, and most likely won’t have one for a while. In the meantime, they have been holding Shabbat services a...

Last Updated ( Friday, 11 April 2014 03:03 )

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Boulder

Boulder’s new Camp Inc. rewards young entrepreneurs

Boulder’s new Camp Inc. rewards young entrepreneurs CAMP INC., a newly-launched entrepreneurship camp for Jewish seventh to 12th graders, is giving young, budding business owners the opportunity to trade their bright ideas for free tuition this summer. The camp, which runs from June 22 -Aug. 6, 2014, is offering a free session to the three best product or service ideas submitted by potential campers. Applications for the contest must be submitted by May 1. “At Camp Inc., we inspire entrepreneurship in teens, and give our campers the skills an...
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Jerusalem’s Barkat raps White House rebuke on housing approval

Marcy Oster Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat rejected the White House’s criticism of building housing in a Jewish neighborhood in eastern Jerusalem. ... [Link]

Lancet editor says he ‘deeply regrets’ polarizing letter on Gaza

Marcy Oster The editor of The Lancet said in Israel that he “deeply regrets” the divisiveness caused by the open letter published in the British medical journal accusing Israel of a “massacre” in ... [Link]

Mila Kunis gives birth to girl

Marcy Oster The Jewish actress has said she and her fiancee, Ashton Kutcher, will raise their children Jewish. ... [Link]

Fire hits 18th-century Romanian Jewish cemetery

Cnaan Liphshiz One of Romania’s oldest Jewish cemeteries was hit by fire that consumed some 50 acres. ... [Link]

El Al may be violating U.S. law, N.Y. rabbi says

Raffi Wineburg A New York rabbi-attorney claimed that some El Al Airlines’ policies may violate U.S. law in the wake of delays on flights because haredi Orthodox men refused to sit next to women. ... [Link]

White House rebukes Israel over eastern Jerusalem building

Ron Kampeas Israel’s go-ahead for new housing in eastern Jerusalem would “poison the atmosphere” and distance Israel from “even its closest allies,” the White House said. ... [Link]

Palestinians targeting late 2016 for Israel’s West Bank withdrawal

Marcy Oster The Palestinians will ask the United Nations Security Council to set a deadline of November 2016 for an Israeli withdrawal from the West Bank and eastern Jerusalem. ... [Link]

Giant Ukraine JCC provides shelter from the storm — in style

Cnaan Liphshiz Two years after its opening, Dnepropetrovsk’s 22-story Menorah Center has become central to efforts to help Jewish refugees fleeing from fighting in the east. ... [Link]

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