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Young adults learn about philanthropy

Young adults learn about philanthropy

JEWISHcolorado 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 philanthropic process and motivation to give, based on Jewish values and traditions.

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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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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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Leonard Nimoy, actor who played Spock on ‘Star Trek,’ dead at 83

Gabe Friedman Nimoy said that he based Spock’s split-finger salute, now a pop culture fixture, on a Kohanic blessing that involves a manual approximation of the Hebrew letter shin. ... [Link]

Q&A with Jorma Kaukonen on Jefferson Airplane and Judaism

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Italian lawmakers urge recognition of Palestinian state

Cnaan Liphshiz Non-binding resolution passes by a vote of 300 to 45, adding Italy’s Chamber of Deputies to other European parliaments supporting the move. ... [Link]

Politician for French National Front says Jews blocking his musical career

Cnaan Liphshiz Xavier Sainty quotes Jewish producer as telling he’ll never work in the industry because he’s not Jewish. ... [Link]

China, World Jewish Congress to commemorate Shanghai Ghetto liberation

Cnaan Liphshiz Chinese official says landmark event underscores Chinese, Jewish suffering under fascism. ... [Link]

Madonna hacker indicted in Tel Aviv

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