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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 lower division. Among her many responsibilities at Denver JDS was the review and realignment of the general studies curriculum.

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Denver

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

Temple Micah is growing; will move to new location after 35 yearsTemple 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 an...
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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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‘Ida’ makes Oscars shortlist

Gabrielle Birkner The Israeli entry, ‘Gett,’ is out of the running, but a Polish film about a would-be nun who discovers her parents were killed in the Holocaust was among the nine foreign films that advanc... [Link]

Tampa-area agency head dead in murder-suicide

Anthony Weiss A Florida Jewish agency head who had been deeply involved with caring for migrant children was found dead with her longtime partner in what police are calling an apparent murder-suicide. ... [Link]

A military miracle: Hanukkah care for U.S. armed forces personnel

Raffi Wineburg For the last seven years, Kosher Troops has been sending care packages to American-Jewish servicemen and women across the globe. ... [Link]

Behind every great ‘Serial’ podcast host, a Jewish studies professor

Gabrielle Birkner In the series finale of the podcast sensation “Serial,” a certain Jewish studies professor got a shout out. It was Sarah Koenig’s husband, who directs the Jewish Studies program at P... [Link]

French far-right mayor’s city hall menorah sparks controversy

Cnaan Liphshiz National Front candiate also placed a nativity scene in public space despite concerns this violate church-state separation. ... [Link]

Jesus comes to the Hanukkah party

Ron Kampeas The Christian savior keeps insinuating himself into Hanukkah festivities. ... [Link]

For Cuban Jews in U.S., rapprochement with Castro regime cause for concern

Uriel Heilman For those old enough to remember the most brutal years of the Castro regime, there is deep concern that rapprochement with Washington will extend the life of a dictatorship whose crimes can be neither... [Link]

Washington Institute names former Palestinian negotiator as fellow

Ron Kampeas The Washington Institute for Near East Policy named a former Palestinian negotiator to its think tank team. ... [Link]

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