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Fred Marcus lecture features play on heroine Miep Gies

Fred Marcus lecture features play on heroine Miep Gies

The 12th annual Fred Marcus Memorial Holocaust Lecture will be Sunday, Oct. 26, 2-4 p.m., at the Loup JCC Wolf Theatre.

This year’s guest, Judy Winnick, will present her original one-act, one-person play, “Miep Gies: A Beacon of Hope.”

Miep, the petite, humble woman who helped hide Anne Frank and her family in Amsterdam during WW II, provided food and other basic necessities to the attic residents, and also served as their link to the outside world.

In her diary, Anne wrote, “It seems as if we are never far from Miep’s thoughts.”

Last Updated ( Monday, 29 September 2014 11:55 )

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Boulder

Boulder’s Camp Inc. for teen entrepreneurs

Boulder’s Camp Inc. for teen entrepreneurs ROSH HASHANAH EDITIONSECTION B PAGE 4 Imagine walking into an auditorium full of middle and high school students on a summer afternoon. There are about 50 assorted seats — folding chairs, beanbags, a few small sofas along the walls. Two-thirds are full, and some kids are sitting on the floor. It’s as quiet as a room full of adolescents can be; every face facing the stage, on which there is one man, talking. No music. No screens. Nothing to click on or link to. Just a guy talking and a lo...
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Intermountain

Colorado Springs Jewry’s roots go back to 1861

Colorado Springs Jewry’s roots go back to 1861 ROSH HASHANAH EDITIONSECTION D PAGE 4 “A PEOPLE without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots,” said the civil rights activist, Marcus Garvey. This quote will ring true for historians, anthropologists, politicians, students of history — and Perry B. Bach, researcher and author of the publication Glimpses at Our History: Temple Shalom’s 40-year Anniversary & Colorado Springs Jewish Community 110 Years. Bach is a long-time resident of ...
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Intermountain

IST 2014 was not your typical summer in Israel

IST 2014 was not your typical summer in Israel ROSH HASHANAH EDITIONSECTION D PAGE 7 ISRAEL Study Tour 2014 started out just like the 41 previous ISTs — 71 excited rising high school seniors embarking on an eye-opening, inspirational adventure. However, as soon as they arrived in Israel in mid-June, they realized that this year’s trip would be unlike those in previous years. The Colorado teens’ arrival in Israel was punctuated by the kidnapping of the three Israeli teenage boys by Hamas. The teens were ultimately found murdered, ...
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Intermountain

Rabbi Joel Newman spiritual leader of B’nai Vail

Rabbi Joel Newman spiritual leader of B’nai Vail ROSH HASHANAH EDITIONSECTION D PAGE 8 Rabbi Joel D. Newman, the former rabbi at Rodef Shalom for six years in the late 1980s and early ‘90s, has returned to Colorado as the rabbi of B’nai Vail. After receiving undergraduate degrees from Columbia University and the Jewish Theological Seminary, Rabbi Newman was ordained at the Leo Baeck College in London, England. He then served as an associate rabbi in St. Paul, Minn., for six years and then at Rodef Shalom in Denver for six years. For ...

Last Updated ( Friday, 19 September 2014 02:16 )

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Interfaith couple files complaint against Illinois hotel owner who refused to host wedding

Julie Wiener (JTA) — A Wisconsin couple filed a discrimination charge against an Illinois hotel owner who allegedly refused to host their interfaith wedding because it was not religious. Alexandra Katzman and Jo... [Link]

People keep asking New York Mets pitcher Steven Matz if he’s Jewish

Gabe Friedman Is New York Mets pitcher Steven Matz Jewish? It was a question fans were asking themselves last season during the team’s run to the World Series. Despite his surname, which is a syllable away f... [Link]

French court orders suspect in 1980 synagogue bombing back to jail

Cnaan Liphshiz (JTA) – A French court of appeals ordered the re-incarceration of a terror suspect who had been released to house arrest while standing trial for the killing of four Jews in 1980. The Paris Court of... [Link]

Netanyahu inaugurates new wing at Museum of the Jewish People

Julie Wiener (JTA) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu inaugurated a new wing at The Museum of the Jewish People at Beit Hatfutsot in Tel Aviv. The new wing, spanning 25,000 square feet, is one of the products o... [Link]

Prosecutors finish arguments in NJ synagogue firebombing trial

Julie Wiener NEW YORK (JTA) — Prosecutors completed their arguments in the case against one of two New Jersey men accused of vandalizing and firebombing synagogues and a rabbi’s home in 2012. The Associated Pr... [Link]

Israel celebrates US Jewry’s historic contributions to Zionism

Andrew Silow-Carroll (JTA) — In an unusual role reversal, Israeli officials paid tribute to American Jewry’s contribution to the State of Israel at a Knesset ceremony. The May 25 ceremony in Jerusalem, the fir... [Link]

Skverer rebbe’s employee accused of secretly filming nude couples at NJ motel

Julie Wiener NEW YORK (JTA) — An employee of a Rockland County Hasidic grand rebbe has been arrested and charged with secretly taking photos of couples having sex in a New Jersey motel. Nachman Breier, a driver ... [Link]

New lawmaker vows to end Jewish prayer ban on Temple Mount

Julie Wiener (JTA) — At his Knesset swearing-in speech, longtime Temple Mount activist and new Likud lawmaker Yehuda Glick called for an end to the ban on Jewish prayer at the Jerusalem compound. Glick, who offi... [Link]

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