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Ramah in the Rockies to feature Joel Chasnoff at annual event

Ramah in the Rockies to feature Joel Chasnoff at annual event

Comedian Joel Chasnoff will be headlining fourth annual Ramah in the Rockies event, Dec. 8, 7-9 p.m. at Herman’s Hideaway, 1578 S. Broadway.

A Ramah alum and parent to two Ramah in the Rockies campers, Chasnoff is a stand-up comedian and writer with stage and screen credits in eight countries.

In February, 2010, Simon & Schuster published Chasnoff’s comedic memoir, 188th Crybaby Brigade, about his year as a combat soldier in the Israeli army. The book made the Denver Post’s bestseller list.

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Denver

Christmas Mitzvah Project seeks 350 volunteers

For more than 25 years, the Christmas Mitzvah Project has sent Jewish volunteers to hospitals throughout Denver to assist staff, patients and residents on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Volunteers allow non-medical personnel to celebrate the holiday and spend time with family, making assistance from the Jewish community especially appreciated. In the past, the program has been organized by groups such as the Synagogue Council of Greater Denver and B’nai B’rith.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 03 December 2013 03:53 )

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Denver

Malka memorial is Nov. 29-Dec. 1 at Beit Uriel

Malka memorial is Nov. 29-Dec. 1 at Beit Uriel Beit Uriel: The Denver Israeli Synagogue is holding a three-day remembrance of Rabbi Uriel Malka, for whom the shul is named, over the Shabbat Chanukah weekend. Rabbi Malka, a former teacher at DAT, died Dec. 4, 2010, in Israel during the Carmel wildfire when the bus he was riding to save Palestinian lives was overtaken by flames. Even after leaving Denver he would return to the city each year to lead a Sephardic High Holiday  service for the Israeli population in the city. ...
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Denver

Kollel adds new family for Southeast outreach

Kollel adds new family for Southeast outreachThe Denver Community Kollel announces that Rabbi Eli and Gitty Mozes are the latest addition to the Kollel family. They arrived in Denver immediately after Sukkot to fill the void created by the departure of the Mandel family. Rabbi Mozes, 26, hails from Lakewood, NJ, and Gitty Mozes, 24, is a Chicago native. They resided in Lakewood, NJ, since their marriage and have two young children, Baruch and Miriam.

Last Updated ( Friday, 15 November 2013 03:18 )

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Boulder

Bonai launches post-flood, $500,000 fundraising goal

Bonai launches post-flood, $500,000 fundraising goal THE rain began on Sept. 11. Boulder’s Conservative synagogue Congregation Bonai Shalom was in the midst of its High Holiday observances, two evenings away from Kol Nidre. Little did anyone know that by the time the Day of Atonement had passed, nearly every aspect of Bonai’s life would change. Over the course of four harrowing days, the entire Front Range of Colorado was swamped under a deluge of between 15 and 20 inches of precipitation. From Fort Collins in the north to Eldorado Springs ...
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British man gets jail time for sending lawmaker anti-Semitic tweet

Julie Wiener The tweet to Labour’s Luciana Berger carried the hashtag “Hitler was right.” ... [Link]

Poll: Majority of Denmark citizens want circumcision banned

Julie Wiener The survey was released on the eve of a parliamentary hearing to discuss a possible ban on circumcision, something that two parties support. ... [Link]

Palestinian-American student alleges anti-Muslim assault at Brooklyn arena

Marcy Oster She claims the group of assailants included the executive director of the Kings Bay YM-YWHA, who was punched outside the Barclays Center after the game. ... [Link]

Op-Ed: Rabbis bearing witness in Ferguson

mbrodsky A Minneapolis rabbi went to the anguished Missouri city with the intention of teaching protesters and police a new path for justice, a promise of racial healing. But once there he realized he had the ... [Link]

Netanyahu slams Abbas over deadly rail attack in Jerusalem

Marcy Oster The driver of the car that crashed into a train station, apparently intentionally, was a Hamas member, the Israeli prime minister’s spokesman said on Twitter. ... [Link]

Infant killed, 8 hurt in suspected terror attack on Jerusalem light rail

Marcy Oster The driver of the car that crashed into a train station attempted to flee the scene on foot and was shot by police. ... [Link]

Hagel, meeting with Yaalon, reaffirms U.S. commitment to Israeli security

Marcy Oster U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel reaffirmed the “deep commitment” of the United States to Israel’s security at a meeting with his Israeli counterpart. ... [Link]

Haredim’s refusal to sit next to opposite sex delays Delta flight

Marcy Oster A Delta Airlines flight to Israel was delayed after haredi Orthodox men and women deplaned rather than sit next to members of the opposite sex. ... [Link]

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