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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 together children from all corners of the Jewish community.

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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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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Fleeing Europe’s darkness, filmmakers took refuge in California sun

Anthony Weiss A new exhibit in Los Angeles explores the roots and rise of film noir, and the generation of filmmakers who left the Nazi occupation and reinvented Hollywood. ... [Link]

Ashkelon mayor decides against ban on Arab workers

Marcy Oster Itamar Shimoni agreed to allow the Arab workers to complete the work, scheduled to take a week, and relocate the preschool students to the local community center. ... [Link]

Kipah-clad New Zealand boy, 4, smacked on head

Marcy Oster The boy was said to be traumatized by the apparent anti-Semitic incident, which was witnessed by his mother. ... [Link]

Wellesley College drops Hillel director, Jewish chaplain posts

Marcy Oster The decision comes as tensions have mounted on campus between the Jewish and pro-Palestinian communities. ... [Link]

Jordan’s parliament holds moment of silence for synagogue killers

Marcy Oster The gesture was held a day after the Jerusalem attack, which killed five, though the Jordanian government condemned the slayings. ... [Link]

Italian aliyah expected to double in ’14

Marcy Oster Several Italian Jewish leaders said economic distress figured strongly for the move, with Jews feeling that “they can lead a better life in Israel.” ... [Link]

From the Archive: Synagogues under fire

Raffi Wineburg Last week’s deadly attack in Jerusalem was not the first time terrorists targeted a synagogue. ... [Link]

Controversial Jewish nation-state bill passes Israeli Cabinet vote

Marcy Oster The Cabinet’s closed-door discussion on the bill, which moves to the full Knesset, reportedly degenerated into a shouting match. ... [Link]

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