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Jessica Van Bueren one of ‘Best and Brightest’

Jessica Van Bueren one of ‘Best and Brightest’

JESSICA Van Bueren, a senior at Liberty High School in Colorado Springs, has been named one of the “Best and Brightest of 2014” by The Gazette newspaper. Twenty high school seniors from the Pikes Peak region were selected for the honor.

Judged by a panel of 11 community members, the students were recognized for their academic achievements and their contributions to their communities and schools.

The “Best and Brightest” publication is in its 24th year.

Van Bueren has received awards for her leadership skills, academic achievements and volunteer contributions.

Since her Bat Mitzvah, she has been active in the scouting world both as a Girl Scout and with the Venture Scouts.


Chance conversation leads to miraculous reunion

Chance conversation leads to miraculous reunionIMAGINE that you and your family have said kaddish all your lives for a relative (or several) who perished in the Holocaust long before you were born. As long as you can remember, you have heard the story of his or her initial escape and eventual murder from the parent or grandparent to whom this ghost was a cherished sibling. Then imagine that through the combined miracles of chance encounters in foreign lands and the Internet, you have just learned that this long-mourned family member actuall...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 01 May 2014 13:05 )


There’s a new shul in town: Boulder Orthodox

There’s a new shul in town: Boulder Orthodox PASSOVER 5774 EDITIONSECTION C PAGE 5 If you are a follower of the Orthodox branch of Judaism, there’s a new shul in town. The Boulder Orthodox Synagogue opened in early March and has been holding minyanim every Shabbat and holiday. The congregation’s representative, Jonathan M. Steinberg, whose title is listed simply as “officer,” said they don’t have a permanent location yet, and most likely won’t have one for a while. In the meantime, they have been holding Shabbat services a...

Last Updated ( Friday, 11 April 2014 03:03 )


Boulder’s new Camp Inc. rewards young entrepreneurs

Boulder’s new Camp Inc. rewards young entrepreneurs CAMP INC., a newly-launched entrepreneurship camp for Jewish seventh to 12th graders, is giving young, budding business owners the opportunity to trade their bright ideas for free tuition this summer. The camp, which runs from June 22 -Aug. 6, 2014, is offering a free session to the three best product or service ideas submitted by potential campers. Applications for the contest must be submitted by May 1. “At Camp Inc., we inspire entrepreneurship in teens, and give our campers the skills an...

Aspen epitomizes Jews’ love affair with mountains

Aspen epitomizes Jews’ love affair with mountainsASPEN — When Rabbi David Segal was considering moving to the Aspen Jewish Congregation for his first position upon ordination from Hebrew Union College, he received some advice. “Some people told me, ‘I don’t think you can create anything real there. Second homeowners are just into vacationing; they won’t be interested in the community. You can’t engage them in any meaningful way.’” He took the job in Aspen anyway, and he’s glad he did. ”I have found that to be patently wr...

Last Updated ( Friday, 21 March 2014 05:18 )

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JCC camp counselor accused of child porn released on bond

Julie Wiener Matthew Kuppe, 21, is not dangerous and deserves to be presumed innocent, a federal judge said. ... [Link]

N. Carolina Jewish day school threat prompts closing, FBI investigation

Julie Wiener B’nai Shalom Day School in Greensboro received a letter containing racial epithets and threats of violence. ... [Link]

Mass. state senators under fire for upcoming Israel trip

Marcy Oster A pro-Palestinian coalition says the 10-day trip organized by the Boston-area JCRC is a tacit endorsement of Israel’s settlement-building policies and human rights violations. ... [Link]

Amazon removing Nazi-symbol ads on NY subways for new TV show

Andrew Tobin New York’s mayor called the ads “irresponsible and offensive” and encouraged the company to remove them. ... [Link]

Israel’s Supreme Court upholds transgender activist’s cremation plan

Julie Wiener The court rejected an appeal filed by May Peleg’s haredi Orthodox family to stop the cremation stipulated in her will. ... [Link]

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