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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 in the south, mountain riverbeds and channels filled and overflowed, knocking out roads, power, and homes, killing eight people.

The towns of Lyons and Jamestown were virtually destroyed and other places such as Nederland and Estes Park remained cut off for days.

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Intermountain

Greenberg Center promotes Holocaust education, cross-cultural understanding

Greenberg Center promotes Holocaust education, cross-cultural understandingTHE Greenberg Center for Learning and Tolerance, founded in 2003 by Paulette and David Greenberg, promotes learning, understanding and acceptance of diverse cultures in Colorado Springs and throughout the world. The center offers a community-wide program each year in collaboration with local prominent organizations, in addition to involvement and support of community events and programs throughout the year. The center’s goals include: • providing materials for informing, educating and inc...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 31 October 2013 14:33 )

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Boulder

Special "no shush" service at Har HaShem

Special HAR HaShem will hold a Shabbat service that will be run a little looser than typical services, with participants able to move about and make noise and the only rule will be: “No Shushing.” The Nov. 15 service, believed to be the first of its kind at a Boulder-area synagogue, will feature spread out chairs, lower lights, time to touch the Torah, simple prayers and singing and will be especially geared toward those families with a family member who has a disability or special needs. The 6 p....

Last Updated ( Thursday, 31 October 2013 02:12 )

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Intermountain

Colorado Springs Hadassah keeps busy year-round

Colorado Springs Hadassah keeps busy year-roundSINCE this month is Breast Cancer Awareness month, pink seems to be everywhere, from the pink running shoes and accessories on NFL players to pink cowboy hats and pink cocktails, from pink hair on men at fundraising events to pink pet clothing. When the Hadassah chapter of Colorado Springs thinks about pink, it helps highlight one of the significant research areas of the Hadassah Medical Organization. Hadassah developed a new test that predicts the presence of the BRCA mutation with 95% accura...
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Denver

Golfer Boscoe takes regionals, to state

Golfer Boscoe takes regionals, to stateWhat is more challenging than making a putt with a hundred screaming fans? Making it with a hundred silent fans. Denver JDS senior Sam Boscoe was faced with this scenario in a sudden death playoff hole to determine the final spot in the Colorado High School Activities Assn. (CHSAA) state golf tournament. Boscoe lamented that he’d had “a couple of rough holes” leading up to this dramatic and tense situation. After watching both of his opponents miss par, Boscoe was faced with a tricky 10...
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Polly Bergen, actress and singer, dies at 84

Marcy Oster Polly Bergen, who won accolades as a film, television and stage actress as well as a singer, has died. ... [Link]

Dozens of Jewish groups join People’s Climate March in NYC

Marcy Oster More than 100 Jewish organizations participated in the People’s Climate March in New York as part of the Jewish Climate Campaign. ... [Link]

Ex-Calif. synagogue director sentenced to jail for embezzlement

Marcy Oster The former executive director of a synagogue in La Jolla, Calif., was sentenced to 18 months in prison for embezzlement. ... [Link]

Op-Ed: To keep Jewish professionals, let them go

Julie Wiener The Jewish professional sector could be just as fluid and dynamic as some of the most competitive sectors in the world. Here’s how, writes a director of the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Found... [Link]

Israeli NGO sends team to Sierra Leone to help combat Ebola

Marcy Oster The Israeli nongovernmental relief organization IsraAID is sending medical professionals to Sierra Leone to help patients who have tested positive for the deadly Ebola virus. ... [Link]

Lady Gaga: White House provided assurances on Tel Aviv’s safety

Marcy Oster Lady Gaga said the White House assured her it would be safe in Tel Aviv when the American singer played there earlier this month. ... [Link]

Vienna Jewish Museum restitutes Nazi-looted painting

Marcy Oster The Vienna Jewish Museum restituted a Nazi-looted painting to the artist’s grandnieces. ... [Link]

Israel establishing national cyber defense authority

Marcy Oster Israel will launch a national cyber defense authority to defend civilians against cyber threats. ... [Link]

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