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Temple Micah is growing; will move to new location after 35 years

Temple Micah is growing; will move to new location after 35 years

Temple Micah, the only synagogue in Park Hill, will move from from its home of more than 35 years, Park Hill Congregational Church at 2600 Leyden St., to Park Hill United Methodist Church (PHUMC), 5209 Montview Blvd.

“We’ve got a permit, we’ve got a contractor, and now we can move forward,” according to Chuck Kessler, a Temple Micah board member and Park Hill resident.

Rooms being remodeled for Temple Micah offices are expected to be ready for occupancy this month.

Shabbat services and other activities are also anticipated to take place in the new location before year’s end.

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Denver

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 bestselle...
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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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Nominations open for NBN Bonei Zion Prize for outstanding immigrants

Marcy Oster Nominations have opened for the Nefesh B’Nefesh Bonei Zion Prize recognizing outstanding English-speaking immigrants to Israel. ... [Link]

Lawyers for Palestinian-American woman want to bar terrorism from trial

Marcy Oster Lawyers for a naturalized American citizen of Palestinian descent who is accused of concealing a conviction on terrorist bombings in Israel asked a federal judge to bar references to terrorism at her ... [Link]

Abdullah blasts Israel to appease Qatar, Egypt, Israeli envoy hints

Cnaan Liphshiz Israel’s ambassador to Jordan suggested King Abdullah’s allegation that Israel kills Arab children en masse owes to pressure by Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Egypt. ... [Link]

Danish health director: No reason to ban circumcision

Cnaan Liphshiz Denmark’s national health authority does not think non-medical circumcision is risky enough to justify a ban on it, the body’s director said. ... [Link]

European rabbis seek laws singling out anti-Semitic hate speech

Cnaan Liphshiz European rabbis called on governments throughout the continent to pass laws targeting hate speech against Jews. ... [Link]

Ireland’s Upper House calls on government to recognize Palestine

Marcy Oster Without voting, Ireland’s Upper House accepted the nonbinding motion for formal recognition of Palestine statehood. ... [Link]

Women of the Wall smuggle Torah scroll into Kotel plaza

Cnaan Liphshiz Women who brought in a small Torah scroll into the Western Wall Plaza in defiance of the site’s rules were allowed to finish praying. ... [Link]

Dutch mayor likens jihadis to Jews who left for pre-state Israel

Cnaan Liphshiz A Dutch mayor said Holland should not prevent Islamists from leaving for Syria just as it let Jews immigrate to prestate Israel. ... [Link]

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