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Golfer Boscoe takes regionals, to state

Golfer Boscoe takes regionals, to state

What 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-foot putt — a putt that could send him to the state tournament.

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Intermountain

IJN kicks off annual Chanukah Coloring Contest

IJN kicks off annual Chanukah Coloring Contest Because Chanukah is early this year (on Thanksgiving), so is the deadline: Nov. 11 The 27th annual Intermountain Jewish News Doris Sky Chanukah Coloring Contest is open for entries. Deadline for entries in the contest is 1 p.m., Monday, Nov. 11, 2013. IJN’s address is 1177 Grant St., Suite 200, Denver, CO 80203. The deadline is very early this year because Chanukah is very early. Since its inception, the contest, for children in kindergarten through sixth grade, has attracted and brought...

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 16 October 2013 11:06 )

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Denver

Keeping busy is easy at Springbrooke

Keeping busy is easy at Springbrooke ROSH HASHANAH EDITIONSECTION B PAGE 9 “I’M really busy. I don’t think I’ll come to today’s activity,” says a resident at Springbrooke Retirement and Assisted Living Community. “Just come for a few minutes,” responds Cheryl Baldwin, activities director. “Ok, just for a little,” says the resident. Several weeks later, the resident will thank Baldwin for pushing her to take part in the activity and meet new friends. This conversation is common at Springbrooke as Baldwin e...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 29 August 2013 11:41 )

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Intermountain

Rabbi Glazer loves serving Colorado Springs Jewry

Rabbi Glazer loves serving Colorado Springs JewryAT age 16, when Rabbi Mel Glazer was in 10th grade, he received a letter at Camp Ramah from his mother, marked “special delivery.” The letter read, “Rabbi [the late Harry H.] Epstein has been looking for a school to send you to. It’s a yeshiva, a Hebrew Academy in Philadelphia. You can go there and the tuition will be covered, but you’ll have to go early to take a test, find a place to live, and take care of some details ahead of time.” Also: “You need to decide by tomorrow, so c...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 08 August 2013 09:48 )

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Denver

Israel Minyan renames itself Beit Uriel for beloved teacher

Israel Minyan renames itself Beit Uriel for beloved teacher Until now known only as the “Israeli Minyan,” Denver’s youngest synagogue will celebrate its first anniversary this Shabbat, Aug. 2-3, by naming itself Beit Uriel in memory of Rabbi Uriel Malka, the former DAT teacher who was killed in the Carmel forest fire in Israel in December, 2010. The one-year anniversary will be marked by a community dinner on Friday night, Shabbat services, and a kiddush following services on Shabbat morning. Beit Uriel is also celebrating the arrival several w...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 01 August 2013 08:55 )

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Motorist slams crowd in France while shouting ‘God is greater’ in Arabic

Marcy Oster Incident in Nantes was similar to one a day earlier in Dijon and also was not seen as a terrorist attack. ... [Link]

Coke to open Gaza factory

Julie Wiener Gaza’s first-ever Coca-Cola plant plans to employ 360 Palestinians by 2016. ... [Link]

WikiLeaks document: CIA prepares agents to handle screenings at Ben Gurion Airport

Gabe Friedman The agency offers guidelines for operatives using false identities to maintain their aliases during a stringent process. ... [Link]

Theater J director’s firing denounced in open letter

Julie Wiener Sixty-one artistic directors of U.S. theater companies signed on deploring the action by the DC Jewish Community Center in dismissing Ari Roth, who had put on plays criticized for being anti-Israel. ... [Link]

Sister of killed lone soldier Max Steinberg living in Israel

Marcy Oster Paige Steinberg moved to Israel to feel closer to her brother, Max, who was killed during Israel’s operation in Gaza last summer. ... [Link]

Will Russia’s economic woes burst bubble for Jews?

Cnaan Liphshiz A community rich in cultural offerings is showing signs of disquiet over Kremlin policy and a budding financial crisis. ... [Link]

Seeing need, Yechiel Eckstein’s Jewish-Christian fellowship gets into aliyah game

Cnaan Liphshiz Accusing the Jewish Agency of failing to move quickly enough to move Jews out of embattled Ukraine, the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews this week brought its first flight of immigrants... [Link]

Libeskind-designed Holocaust monument ‘collecting dust’ in Toronto warehouse

Gabrielle Birkner The Jewish community is divided over whether the Wheel of Conscience — Canada’s first and only Holocaust monument outside of a Jewish community institution — should return to its home in Halifa... [Link]

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