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At least somebody benefited from Broncos loss...

At least somebody benefited from Broncos loss...

As the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks faced off last Sunday in the Super Bowl, two rabbis from those cities organized their own face-off, although their confrontation had nothing to do with physical combat and everything to do with the performance of mitzvot.

Rabbi Joe Black, senior rabbi of Denver’s Temple Emanuel, and Rabbi Daniel Weiner, senior rabbi of Seattle’s Temple DeHirsch — longtime friends — initiated their wager shortly after the Broncos and Seahawks won their respective conference championships, two weeks before the Super Bowl.

Last Updated ( Friday, 07 February 2014 06:33 )

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Intermountain

Young Jewish professionals connect in the Springs

Young Jewish professionals connect in the SpringsCOLORADO 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 s...

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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LeBron circus, ex-coach’s NBA debut make Maccabi Tel Aviv a sideshow vs. Cavs

mbrodsky Despite the Israeli squad’s European and Israeli championships, all eyes will be on the homecoming of LeBron James and Cleveland’s first game guided by David Blatt. ... [Link]

Loyola U. Chicago suspends, then reinstates Students for Justice in Palestine

Anthony Weiss Loyola University Chicago suspended and subsequently reinstated its chapter of Students for Justice in Palestine. ... [Link]

N.Y. federation launching $500,000 unity fund in Israel

Uriel Heilman UJA-Federation of New York is launching a $500,000 fund to support unity programming in Israel in memory of the three Israeli teens murdered this summer in the West Bank. ... [Link]

U.S. disagrees with Netanyahu calling U.N. rights council ‘terrorist’

Ron Kampeas The Obama administration does not concur with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s characterization of the United Nations Human Rights Council as a “terrorist rights council.” ... [Link]

El Al faces uproar over haredim’s refusal to sit near women

Ben Sales Two recent incidents involving haredi Orthodox men refusing to sit next to women have some calling on Israel’s national airline to address the issue of gender and seating on its flights. ... [Link]

U.S. talk of thawing relations with Iran highlights rift with Israel

Ron Kampeas The U.S. and Israel are presenting starkly different outlooks of what the world would look like should negotiators strike a nuclear deal with Iran. ... [Link]

For Norm Coleman, the enemy of his enemy is a client

Ron Kampeas A former Republican Jewish senator’s work for the Saudis isn’t as strange as it sounds. ... [Link]

P.A. peace negotiator Erekat compares Netanyahu to ISIS leader

Marcy Oster Saeb Erekat, the Palestinian Authority’s chief negotiator in peace talks with Israel, compared Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to the leader of ISIS. ... [Link]

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