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Golfer Boscoe takes regionals, to state

Golfer Boscoe takes regionals, to state

What is more challenging than making a putt with a hundred screaming fans?

Making it with a hundred silent fans.

Denver JDS senior Sam Boscoe was faced with this scenario in a sudden death playoff hole to determine the final spot in the Colorado High School Activities Assn. (CHSAA) state golf tournament.

Boscoe lamented that he’d had “a couple of rough holes” leading up to this dramatic and tense situation. After watching both of his opponents miss par, Boscoe was faced with a tricky 10-foot putt — a putt that could send him to the state tournament.

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Intermountain

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...

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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Near site of landmark march, Philadelphia museum celebrates Jewish role in promoting gay rights

Ben Harris The National Museum of American Jewish History has mounted an exhibition focusing on three Jews instrumental in the American gay rights movement. ... [Link]

Kerry: Iran talks ‘could go either way’

Marcy Oster Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton, campaigning in New Hampshire, warns that even with a deal, “Iran’s aggressiveness will not end.” ... [Link]

‘A Borrowed Identity’ depicts divided hearts in a land divided

Lisa Keys Based on the autobiographical novel of the noted writer Sayed Kashua, the film explores an Arab-Israeli relationship of a very personal kind. ... [Link]

Dome of the Rock tops CNN list of structures on verge of extinction

Marcy Oster Preservation plans have been derailed due to hardened relations between Israel and UNESCO, according to CNN. ... [Link]

Arson seen as cause of Jerusalem forest fires

Marcy Oster Firebombs hurled from a nearby Palestinian village are believed to have started the blazes, which have destroyed nearly 250 acres of trees. ... [Link]

ISIS affiliate says it fired 3 rockets at Israel

Marcy Oster Sinai Province said it fired the long-range Grad missiles, which were found in open areas, at “occupied Palestine.” ... [Link]

U.N. Human Rights Council adopts report on Israel-Gaza conflict

Marcy Oster The resolution drafted by the Arab states ignores the report’s criticism of the Palestinians and does not mention rockets launched by Hamas from Gaza on Israel. ... [Link]

London neo-Nazi rally overshadowed by counterdemonstration

Marcy Oster About 25 neo-Nazis demonstrated against “Jewish privilege” in a rally that was ordered moved by police from the heavily Jewish-populated Golders Green neighborhood. ... [Link]

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