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Young Jewish professionals connect in the Springs

Young Jewish professionals connect in the Springs

COLORADO SPRINGS — “Living in Colorado Springs as a Jewish adult in one’s 20s or 30s can be challenging, socially and culturally,” according to Walter Shedroff, 30, an Air Force officer.

Young adults can turn to the Jewish Young Professionals (JYP) network here to connect with other Jewish adults for social, educational and religious activities and events.

The JYP network is inclusive and open to any Jewish young adults in this approximate age range, regardless of affiliation with a synagogue or religious background.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 06 February 2014 13:10 )

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Boulder

Is Kehilath Aish Kodesh closing its doors?

Kehilath Aish Kodesh, founded 14 years ago in Boulder to spark the “holy fire” of Orthodox Judaism, is seriously considering shutting the doors. A Jan. 10 email sent to congregants and others, including the IJN, prepared recipients for sad news in the subject line: “Farewell Dear Aish.” “While people love Aish Kodesh and want an Orthodox synagogue, no one is able to take on the financial or logistic responsibilities” needed to maintain the congregation at this time, the missive sta...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 23 January 2014 11:51 )

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Denver

Young adults learn about philanthropy

Young adults learn about philanthropyJEWISHcolorado and Judaism Your Way embarked on a social and educational initiative for young Jewish adults this year. The Jewish Philanthropic Educational Group (JPEG) brought together 12 young adults from Denver and Boulder in their 20s, 30s and early 40s to learn collectively about and experience the process of philanthropy, and to make a greater impact through group giving. For participants, JPEG was a year-long charitable exercise, intended to teach young professionals about the philanthr...
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Intermountain

UJC is Colorado Springs Jewry’s link to Israel

UJC is Colorado Springs Jewry’s link to IsraelFOR many years, Colorado Springs has actively supported the United Jewish Communities effort through events and fundraising in the local community. This endeavor is part of Colorado Springs’ membership in the Network of Independent Communities of the Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA). The network links more than 300 small Jewish communities across the US, building local community and strengthening commitment to Israel. The network represents over 200,000 Jews who come together to ca...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 16 January 2014 12:59 )

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Denver

Hillel Academy proud of new principal, classrooms

Hillel Academy proud of new principal, classrooms Hillel Academy’s 62nd anniversary dinner, Wednesday, Jan. 22, will celebrate an eventful year for the school, one that has seen the hiring of a new general studies principal and a building renovation. With the renovation, the entire student body now learns under one roof. Marcie Calm joined Hillel Academy at the beginning of the 2013-14 academic year, with 20 years of day school administration. Calm was associated with Denver Jewish Day School, both as Judaic director and as head of the low...
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South African president vows to fight anti-Semitism

Cnaan Liphshiz Representatives of South Africa’s Jewish community commended President Jacob Zuma’s pledge to combat anti-Semitism. ... [Link]

House unanimously approves anti-Semitism condemnation

Ron Kampeas A bipartisan congressional resolution urging increased action by the United States and other countries to address resurgent anti-Semitism passed unanimously. ... [Link]

Senate approves enhanced U.S.-Israel cooperation bill

Ron Kampeas The U.S. Senate unanimously approved a bill that would further enhance U.S.-Israel ties. ... [Link]

Elsewhere: The separation myth, diplomatic delusions, tasting Hitler’s food

Raffi Wineburg JTA rounds up noteworthy news items from the Web. ... [Link]

U.S. officials ‘not optimistic’ going into Iran talks

Ron Kampeas U.S. negotiators are not entering the latest round of nuclear talks with Iran with optimism, a top U.S. official said, citing Iran’s insistence on maintaining its uranium enrichment capability. ... [Link]

In the kitchen with Joan

Raffi Wineburg Joan Rivers may have been famous for fat-shaming, but according to a forthcoming cookbook, she liked to eat — especially rich, Ashkenazi foods. ... [Link]

This Week in Jewish Farming: Season of abundance

Ben Harris With winter storage crops harvested and summer crops still in the ground, September is a special moment for the seasonal eater. ... [Link]

Ukrainian health official: Uman pilgrims may bring Ebola

Cnaan Liphshiz A Ukrainian health official warned that Jewish pilgrims converging in Uman may bring with them the Ebola virus and other epidemics. ... [Link]

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