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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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After Twitter ruling, tech firms increasingly toe Europe’s line on hate speech

Cnaan Liphshiz Facebook and YouTube have taken steps to remove hateful material from their sites — a result, experts say, of Twitter’s defeat in a French court last year. ... [Link]

Canadian Jewish institutions ramping up security following jihadist incidents

Julie Wiener Two soldiers have been killed in attacks, including one on the Parliament in the nation’s capital. ... [Link]

Netanyahu vows to secure Jerusalem against terror, international ‘weakness’

Marcy Oster Attempts to attack Jerusalem residents “will be met with a sharp reaction,” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the day after a deadly terror incident in the city. ... [Link]

Arielle Davis brightens smiles of sick kids and their families

Raffi Wineburg The Northern Californian earned the nickname “toothbrush lady” for her work collecting dental hygiene supplies for her local Ronald McDonald House. ... [Link]

U.S.-based Helmsley Trust awards Israeli institutions over $9 million

Marcy Oster The grants were awarded to the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, the Weizmann Institute of Science and the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs. ... [Link]

Jerusalem hosting challah bake as part of Shabbos Project

Marcy Oster The Great Big Jerusalem Challah Bake will be hosted by celebrity Jewish chef Jamie Geller. ... [Link]

Rivlin heading to new Warsaw Jewish museum aboard Polish president’s plane

Cnaan Liphshiz Israel’s president accepted Bronislaw Komorowski’s offer to provide a ride to the unveiling of the core display of the Museum of the History of Polish Jews. ... [Link]

Arab-Israeli soccer team fined for honoring ex-Knesset lawmaker

Marcy Oster The Bnei Sakhnin club was penalized $4,000 for its tribute to Azmi Bishara, who fled Israel amid accusations of treason and espionage. ... [Link]

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