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Malka memorial is Nov. 29-Dec. 1 at Beit Uriel

Malka memorial is Nov. 29-Dec. 1 at Beit Uriel

Beit Uriel: The Denver Israeli Synagogue is holding a three-day remembrance of Rabbi Uriel Malka, for whom the shul is named, over the Shabbat Chanukah weekend.

Rabbi Malka, a former teacher at DAT, died Dec. 4, 2010, in Israel during the Carmel wildfire when the bus he was riding to save Palestinian lives was overtaken by flames.

Even after leaving Denver he would return to the city each year to lead a Sephardic High Holiday  service for the Israeli population in the city.

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Denver

Kollel adds new family for Southeast outreach

Kollel adds new family for Southeast outreachThe Denver Community Kollel announces that Rabbi Eli and Gitty Mozes are the latest addition to the Kollel family. They arrived in Denver immediately after Sukkot to fill the void created by the departure of the Mandel family. Rabbi Mozes, 26, hails from Lakewood, NJ, and Gitty Mozes, 24, is a Chicago native. They resided in Lakewood, NJ, since their marriage and have two young children, Baruch and Miriam.

Last Updated ( Friday, 15 November 2013 03:18 )

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Boulder

Bonai launches post-flood, $500,000 fundraising goal

Bonai launches post-flood, $500,000 fundraising goal THE rain began on Sept. 11. Boulder’s Conservative synagogue Congregation Bonai Shalom was in the midst of its High Holiday observances, two evenings away from Kol Nidre. Little did anyone know that by the time the Day of Atonement had passed, nearly every aspect of Bonai’s life would change. Over the course of four harrowing days, the entire Front Range of Colorado was swamped under a deluge of between 15 and 20 inches of precipitation. From Fort Collins in the north to Eldorado Springs ...
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Intermountain

Greenberg Center promotes Holocaust education, cross-cultural understanding

Greenberg Center promotes Holocaust education, cross-cultural understandingTHE Greenberg Center for Learning and Tolerance, founded in 2003 by Paulette and David Greenberg, promotes learning, understanding and acceptance of diverse cultures in Colorado Springs and throughout the world. The center offers a community-wide program each year in collaboration with local prominent organizations, in addition to involvement and support of community events and programs throughout the year. The center’s goals include: • providing materials for informing, educating and inc...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 31 October 2013 14:33 )

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Boulder

Special "no shush" service at Har HaShem

Special HAR HaShem will hold a Shabbat service that will be run a little looser than typical services, with participants able to move about and make noise and the only rule will be: “No Shushing.” The Nov. 15 service, believed to be the first of its kind at a Boulder-area synagogue, will feature spread out chairs, lower lights, time to touch the Torah, simple prayers and singing and will be especially geared toward those families with a family member who has a disability or special needs. The 6 p....

Last Updated ( Thursday, 31 October 2013 02:12 )

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Hungarian man arrested for shouting anti-Semitic curses at Israeli diplomat

Marcy Oster The man, a resident of Budapest, began shouting anti-Semitic invective in Hungarian after hearing Israel’s Consul to Hungary Motti Rave quietly speaking Hebrew with a companion. ... [Link]

Rolf Bloch, who negotiated with Switzerland for survivor compensation, dies

Cnaan Liphshiz Bloch represented the interests of the Swiss people and Jewish communities in negotiations with the government over compensation for assets that Swiss financial entities seized after receiving them fo... [Link]

Rabbi Byron Sherwin, Jewish scholar and ethicist at Spertus, dies

Marcy Oster He served as Distinguished Service Professor and Director of Doctoral Programs at the Spertus Institute and had been on its faculty since 1970. ... [Link]

Report incidents of sexual assault ‘without delay,’ British chief rabbi says

Marcy Oster Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis called on the Jewish community to report allegations of sexual abuse in the wake of the conviction of a well-known teacher at British Jewish schools. ... [Link]

Ethiopian-Israeli soldier beaten by officers sues Israel Police

Marcy Oster Damas Pakada filed the approximately $100,000 lawsuit with the Tel Aviv Magistrate’s Court, accusing the police of “institutionalized racism and violence.” ... [Link]

Report: Hamas killed rival Palestinians under cover of conflict with Israel

Marcy Oster The Amnesty International report highlights the extrajudicial execution by Hamas of at least 23 Palestinians and the arrest and torture of dozens of others, during last summer’s conflict in Gaza... [Link]

Israel strikes Gaza targets in retaliation for rocket attack

Marcy Oster The Israeli military believes Islamic Jihad was responsible for firing the rockets on southern Israel. ... [Link]

Whooping cough warning issued in Brooklyn’s Orthodox communities

Gabe Friedman The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene has issued a warning about an increase in cases of pertussis, or the “whooping cough,” in the Orthodox communities of Williamsburg and Bor... [Link]

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