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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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Germany must remember its past, foreign minister says at Sachsenhausen ceremony

Marcy Oster Frank-Walter Steinmeier said his country must stand against injustice during a ceremony marking 70 years since the liberation of the camp near Berlin. ... [Link]

N.Y. students’ anti-Semitic T-shirts spur unity gathering

Marcy Oster Photos showed two teens at a Long Island party wearing T-shirts bearing hand-drawn swastikas over the word “Auschwitz” and “Hit the showers” at the bottom. ... [Link]

Op-Ed: Holocaust education is for memory and action

Phyllis Greenberg Heideman Seven decades after World War II’s end, we must find a way to ensure that the stories of Holocaust survivors are passed on in their absence, the chair of the March of the Living International Ad... [Link]

Hundreds march in Prague against anti-Semitism

mbrodsky The 12th annual “March of Good Will” was organized by the Czech branch of the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem, a Christian Zionist group. ... [Link]

Abbas: Arab-Israeli lawmakers to meet with Arab League in Cairo, Doha

Marcy Oster The Palestinian leader made the statement in Ramallah during his second meeting in less than a month with Ayman Odeh, the head of Israel’s Joint Arab List political coalition. ... [Link]

Poland wants apology for FBI chief saying Poles were complicit in Nazi atrocities

Marcy Oster The U.S. ambassador to Poland will be summoned to Poland’s Foreign Ministry, where he will receive a “note of protest and call for an apology.” ... [Link]

Poles mark anniversary of Warsaw Ghetto uprising

Marcy Oster Many of the hundreds on hand wore paper daffodils pinned to their clothes, symbolizing the memory of the uprising. ... [Link]

Netanyahu and Putin exchange warnings on potential arms sales

Marcy Oster Netanyahu said Israel views with “upmost gravity” Russia’s proposed sale of missiles to Iran a day after Putin warned Israel against selling arms to Ukraine, which Israel floated as ... [Link]

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