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Keeping busy is easy at Springbrooke

Keeping busy is easy at Springbrooke

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“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 ensures that there is an activity that will brighten every resident’s day. Activities are not cookie cutter and mundane. Variety is the name of the game.

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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Intermountain

IST, ISLI, Free Spirit — they all spell Teens in Israel

IST, ISLI, Free Spirit — they all spell Teens in IsraelIsrael. One word. Enough said. That is, if you have been to Israel, and walked the path of Abraham, Moses and David Ben-Gurion. For Jewish teens living in America today, “Israel is like this place that I’m told to have a deep connection with.” It’s hard to understand the deep history that is read about in the Torah. But after landing in Israel and breathing the saltwater in Tel Aviv, feeling the cold touch of the Western Wall, and eating the warm, crunchy falafel, a forever connection ...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 01 August 2013 09:20 )

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Intermountain

When an older sibling leaves for college, what’s next?

When an older sibling leaves for college, what’s next?CHANGE and college. College and change. It’s like these two words were meant for each other, like peanut butter and jelly, a bat and a ball, Minnie and Mickey Mouse. College is that time of one’s life that allows new avenues to be explored, to learn how to live outside the nest. It’s a big adjustment for every family member. Parents have less laundry and dishes to wash. Older siblings no longer have to play chauffeur to the younger siblings. The younger sibling might finally get the bigge...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 25 July 2013 09:40 )

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