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UJC is Colorado Springs Jewry’s link to Israel

UJC is Colorado Springs Jewry’s link to Israel

FOR many years, Colorado Springs has actively supported the United Jewish Communities effort through events and fundraising in the local community.

This endeavor is part of Colorado Springs’ membership in the Network of Independent Communities of the Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA). The network links more than 300 small Jewish communities across the US, building local community and strengthening commitment to Israel.

The network represents over 200,000 Jews who come together to care for the global Jewish people.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 16 January 2014 12:59 )


Hillel Academy proud of new principal, classrooms

Hillel Academy proud of new principal, classrooms Hillel Academy’s 62nd anniversary dinner, Wednesday, Jan. 22, will celebrate an eventful year for the school, one that has seen the hiring of a new general studies principal and a building renovation. With the renovation, the entire student body now learns under one roof. Marcie Calm joined Hillel Academy at the beginning of the 2013-14 academic year, with 20 years of day school administration. Calm was associated with Denver Jewish Day School, both as Judaic director and as head of the low...

Temple Micah is growing; will move to new location after 35 years

Temple Micah is growing; will move to new location after 35 yearsTemple Micah, the only synagogue in Park Hill, will move from from its home of more than 35 years, Park Hill Congregational Church at 2600 Leyden St., to Park Hill United Methodist Church (PHUMC), 5209 Montview Blvd. “We’ve got a permit, we’ve got a contractor, and now we can move forward,” according to Chuck Kessler, a Temple Micah board member and Park Hill resident. Rooms being remodeled for Temple Micah offices are expected to be ready for occupancy this month. Shabbat services an...

Ramah in the Rockies to feature Joel Chasnoff at annual event

Ramah in the Rockies to feature Joel Chasnoff at annual event Comedian Joel Chasnoff will be headlining fourth annual Ramah in the Rockies event, Dec. 8, 7-9 p.m. at Herman’s Hideaway, 1578 S. Broadway. A Ramah alum and parent to two Ramah in the Rockies campers, Chasnoff is a stand-up comedian and writer with stage and screen credits in eight countries. In February, 2010, Simon & Schuster published Chasnoff’s comedic memoir, 188th Crybaby Brigade, about his year as a combat soldier in the Israeli army. The book made the Denver Post’s bestselle...

Christmas Mitzvah Project seeks 350 volunteers

For more than 25 years, the Christmas Mitzvah Project has sent Jewish volunteers to hospitals throughout Denver to assist staff, patients and residents on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Volunteers allow non-medical personnel to celebrate the holiday and spend time with family, making assistance from the Jewish community especially appreciated. In the past, the program has been organized by groups such as the Synagogue Council of Greater Denver and B’nai B’rith.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 03 December 2013 03:53 )

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Writer Molly Antopol wins Hadassah literary prize

Julie Wiener Antopol, author of the short-story collection “The UnAmericans,” will be honored at a ceremony in New York on Dec. 1. ... [Link]

Police clash with Jewish protesters in Jerusalem, Arabs in Nazareth

Julie Wiener Demonstrators in Nazareth set fire to tires and garbage cans and threw stones at police, while demonstrators in Jerusalem threw stones at police and chanted “death to Arabs.” ... [Link]

5 Palestinians reported killed in Gaza-Israel border riot

Cnaan Liphshiz 35 others were injured in an incident the IDF said began after protesters hurled stones and burning tires at soldiers. ... [Link]

Stone-throwing settlers smash Palestinian minister’s car windows, PA says

Cnaan Liphshiz Alleged attack comes amid a spate of assaults on Arabs meant to avenge Palestinian terrorism. ... [Link]

Ross: U.S.-Israel relations suffered because Rice failed to communicate

Ron Kampeas Susan Rice said Benjamin Netanyahu lobbed everything but the “n-word” at Obama. ... [Link]

2 Israelis stabbed, Palestinian assailant killed near Hebron

Cnaan Liphshiz Attacks in the West Bank city and in Jerusalem occurred shortly after an Israeli Jew stabbed four Arabs in Dimona. ... [Link]

Council of Europe doubles down on anti-ritual circumcision stance

Cnaan Liphshiz Contrary to statements in Israeli media, the Council says it introduced an even more restrictive view on circumcision than before. ... [Link]

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