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Annual Yeshiva luncheon in June honors Roses of the Year

Annual Yeshiva luncheon in June honors Roses of the Year

The annual Yeshiva Toras Chaim Rose Garden donor luncheon will be Thursday, June 20, 11:45 a.m., in the yeshiva social hall.

The luncheon will honor Roses of the Year Lucie Prenzlau, and her daughters Naomi Erlanger, and Ruthie Krausz.

The Distinguished Friendship Award will be presented to Hinda Raphaela Buchbinder.

Lucie Prenzlau has been a part of YTC for as long as the yeshiva has been a part of the Jewish community.

She and her late husband, Dr. Werner Prenzlau have been at the forefront of many Jewish educational advancements in Denver.

Last Updated ( Friday, 24 May 2013 08:28 )

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Denver

B’nai B’rith renovating its venerable bowling league

The new B’nai B’rith mixed bowling league is now forming in the Denver Jewish community. Beginning in late August, bowlers at all experience levels are invited to join the league, which is open to men and women. Play is scheduled Thursday evenings, 7 p.m., at AMF Monaco Lanes on Leetsdale and Monaco. Modeled after the Denver Jewish Softball League, the revamped bowling league pits synagogues and Jewish organizational teams against each other. Local synagogues and Jewish organizations are...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 23 May 2013 11:24 )

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Denver

Denver JDS Tigers makes a hit

Denver JDS Tigers makes a hitDenver Jewish Day School’s boys’ baseball team not only completed a nearly full district schedule of games this spring, they played their way to Districts. The Tigers, made up of freshman, sophomores, juniors and seniors, thrived under the coaching of Mike Wolfe and Dr. Mark Barter, with Jack Makovsky helping with pitching and Steve Rotenberg and Sam Robinson lending their expertise as well. The team had only one loss in regular season, and went on to play a seven-game winning streak....

Last Updated ( Friday, 17 May 2013 10:12 )

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Denver

Walk for Israel marks Israel’s 65th independence day

Walk for Israel marks Israel’s 65th independence dayThe Allied Jewish Federation of Colorado is hosting a Walk for Israel’s 65th birthday on Sunday, May 19. The day begins with the Celebrate Family Festival in the morning at the Loup JCC and the short 2.11 mile walk at 2 p.m. The walk is free to all participants, but registration is required. El Al, Israel’s national airline, is donating one plane ticket to Israel to the winner of the walk. Federation’s partner region Ramat HaNegev is donating VIP hospitality to the winner....

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 21 May 2013 00:23 )

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Denver

Rabbi Ben Greenberg: ‘Room at the table for all’

Rabbi Ben Greenberg: ‘Room at the table for all’Toddlers scamper to preschool classes under the breathless guidance of their teachers at BMH-BJ: The Denver Synagogue. “I’m two!” announces a boy. “Two!” concurs another little girl as laughter erupts along the hallway. Everyone’s having a great morning, including Rabbi Ben Greenberg, spiritual leader of the modern Orthodox congregation since June, 2012. He winds up an amiable chat with Cantor Joel Lichterman before casually leading the way to his study. Settling in a chair behind ...

Last Updated ( Friday, 26 April 2013 03:07 )

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Palestinian tries to stab Israeli soldier at central Israel checkpoint

Marcy Oster The Palestinian from Tul Karem was overpowered as he attempted to stab an Israeli soldier at a crossing near Netanya in central Israel ... [Link]

French motorist rams car into crowd for ‘the children of Palestine’

Marcy Oster The Muslim driver reportedly shouted “This is in the name of the children of Palestine” as he slammed his car into crowds in the city of Dijon in eastern France. ... [Link]

Elie Wiesel to receive honorary doctorate from university in Krakow

Marcy Oster The university Senate of the Pontifical University of John Paul II in Krakow voted unanimously to honor the Nobel Peace Prize winner and Holocaust memorist. ... [Link]

ADL: Killing of N.Y. police officers ‘heinous, senseless, shocking’

Marcy Oster The gunman, identified as Ismaaiyl Brinsley, threatened to shoot two “pigs” shortly before the killings. ... [Link]

Zelikows endow School of Jewish Nonprofit Management at HUC

Marcy Oster Marcie and Howard Zelikow provided a $5 million endowment along with a $1 million commitment for current operations to the Los Angeles school, a division of Hebrew Union College. ... [Link]

Harvard caterer: Politics affected decision to stop buying SodaStream

Marcy Oster Harvard University Dining Services “mistakenly factored political concerns” into its decision to stop buying SodaStream equipment, its spokesperson told the Harvard student newspaper. ... [Link]

Temple Mount activist Yehuda Glick seeking higher spot on Likud slate

Marcy Oster Glick, who was seriously injured in an assassination attempt in October, is running for the 33rd place on the Likud candidate list, which is reserved for a resident of the West Bank. ... [Link]

Son of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel robbed, assaulted

Marcy Oster Zach Emanuel, 17, son of Chicago’s first Jewish mayor, was put in a chokehold and robbed of his cell phone up the street from his home. ... [Link]

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