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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 for her leadership skills, academic achievements and volunteer contributions.

Since her Bat Mitzvah, she has been active in the scouting world both as a Girl Scout and with the Venture Scouts.

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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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Intermountain

Aspen epitomizes Jews’ love affair with mountains

Aspen epitomizes Jews’ love affair with mountainsASPEN — When Rabbi David Segal was considering moving to the Aspen Jewish Congregation for his first position upon ordination from Hebrew Union College, he received some advice. “Some people told me, ‘I don’t think you can create anything real there. Second homeowners are just into vacationing; they won’t be interested in the community. You can’t engage them in any meaningful way.’” He took the job in Aspen anyway, and he’s glad he did. ”I have found that to be patently wr...

Last Updated ( Friday, 21 March 2014 05:18 )

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Israel dispatches search and rescue team, field hospital to Nepal

Marcy Oster Some 200 Israelis remain unaccounted for and hundreds have sought shelter in Chabad of Nepal following a devastating earthquake. ... [Link]

Israeli director named best at Buenos Aires film fest

Marcy Oster Lapid’s film, “The Kindergarten Teacher,” about a teacher in Tel Aviv that becomes obsessed with one of the children in her charge – a 5-year-old poet, also was in the running ... [Link]

Ex-Polish FM Wladyslaw Bartoszewski, former Auschwitz inmate, dies

Marcy Oster Bartoszewski, who also was named a Righteous Among the Nations, died Friday at the age of 93. ... [Link]

Crimean, Russian Jews urge lifting of sanctions on Moscow

Cnaan Liphshiz Chabad-affilated and other religious Jews sign call for Western coreligionists to lobby for end to ‘unjust’ measures. ... [Link]

At Republican Jewish confab, Cruz pledges to repair Israel relations

Ron Kampeas The four-day long gathering in Las Vegas at the Venetian Resort, owned by Sheldon Adelson, a major backer of the Republican Jewish Coalition, drew more 700 activists from across the country. ... [Link]

Three injured in car attack in Jerusalem

Ron Kampeas A car drove into three police officers after a day of rioting in an Arab neighborhood in eastern Jerusalem. ... [Link]

Israel flies disaster relief team to Nepal

Ron Kampeas Nepal is a popular destination for young Israelis taking a break after completing their army service, and Israelis are believed to have been trapped by the massive earthquake subsequent avalanche that... [Link]

Op-Ed: A century after mass murder of Armenians, threat of genocide remains

Ben Harris Despite the moral outrage that accompanied the killing of Armenians 100 years ago, it wasn’t until the Holocaust that genocide was codified as a crime in international law, philanthropist Tad Ta... [Link]

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