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Rabbi Immerman joins Emanuel

Rabbi Immerman joins Emanuel

Rabbi Brian Immerman joined Temple Emanuel on July 1 as assistant rabbi.

He was ordained from HUC-JIR in New York City on May 6.

Rabbi Immerman grew up in Shaker Heights, Ohio, at Temple Tifereth Israel and was a camper and staff member at Goldman Union Camp Institute.

He graduated from the University of Rochester with a degree in computer science; he was also captain of the swim team.

Between college and attending HUC, Rabbi Immerman worked at Key Bank in Cleveland and then for two years worked in the youth division of the Union for Reform Judaism.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 19 July 2012 09:03 )

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Denver

World’s largest class — Daf Yomi — meets every day

World’s largest class — Daf Yomi — meets every daySOMEONE once said, “It will change your life, no doubt about that.” Imagine doing something everyday for at least an hour. Forget everyday things like sleeping and breathing — think meaningful dedication. Daf Yomi, or “page of the day,” is a world-wide program for Jewish people to engage in studying the Talmud every single day. The study schedule is coordinated worldwide, so that every class in every country studies the same topic at the same time. Sounds simple, right? Daf Yomi wa...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 12 July 2012 10:22 )

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Boulder

Rabbi Marc Soloway and the greening of Bonai Shalom

Rabbi Marc Soloway and the greening of Bonai ShalomFOR the past eight years, Rabbi Marc Soloway has called Boulder home. “There’s so much about the Bonai Shalom community and the Jewish community in Boulder, it’s inspiring.” And in turn, Rabbi Soloway has helped inspire others around the globe. For the last several years, Bonai Shalom — and Rabbi Marc — have secured a national reputation as a green synagogue. “We’re the first synagogue that has become zero waste,” says Soloway. “We evolved into the community that has taken ...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 05 July 2012 11:26 )

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Boulder

Sephardic flavor will infuse Boulder Festival

Sephardic flavor will infuse Boulder FestivalThis year’s Boulder Jewish Festival, Sunday, June 10, boasts a different flavor from what people have experienced at the last 17 festivals, according to the festival’s executive director Cheryl Fellows. “We’re going to have more of a Sephardic influence than in past years.” That means Sephardic influenced music and food, including a Moroccan restaurant new to the food vendor line up. “And we even have some non-profit booths highlighting Sephardic themes,” says Fellows. Why the s...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 31 May 2012 10:10 )

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Intermountain

Shavuot, a time for celebration and remembrance

Shavuot, a time for celebration and remembranceTHE confluence this year of Shavuot and Memorial Day on Monday, May 28, will result in 10 regional synagogues reading — with an indispensable assist from the Intermountan Jewish News — the names of deceased Colorado veterans during their respective Shavuot services. Organized by the Rocky Mountain Rabbinical Council, the commemoration will honor those Colorado Jews who have served in the US Armed Forces from WW I to the present day, including those killed in action and those who served in t...

Last Updated ( Friday, 25 May 2012 06:13 )

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