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Denver JDS Tigers makes a hit

Denver JDS Tigers makes a hit

Denver 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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Denver

Federation Super Sunday is April 28

Federation Super Sunday is April 28The Allied Jewish Federation’s Super Sunday will be Sunday, April 28, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Hazon Food Festival at the Denver Jewish Day School. Chairs of the event are Jessica Pivar and Hilary Cooper. For more than 25 years, Super Sunday has been a cornerstone of Federation’s annual campaign.  This annual community-wide phonathon gives people across the Denver-Boulder Jewish community the opportunity to fulfill the mitzvah of tzedakah. “This year, we are delighted to partner with ...

Last Updated ( Friday, 19 April 2013 01:24 )

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Denver

B’nai Havurah celebrates 50 years

B’nai Havurah, the Reconstructionist congregation established in 1963 in Denver, celebrated its 50th anniversary at a special event on March 23 at the Loup JCC. Themed “Founders Seekers,” the evening paid tribute to synagogue founders Art and Ruth Chapman, Diane (Greenspun) Choate, Harvey and Judy Cohen, Shirley and Mike Coren, Art and Janet Fine, Celeste Grynberg, Arnie and Saundra Heller, Susanne Nathanson, Alida Stein and Irwin and Carol Wagner. The congregation started out as a study...

Last Updated ( Friday, 29 March 2013 09:24 )

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Jack the Ripper not necessarily Jewish

Julie Wiener Scientists are contending that a recent book identifying the serial killer as a Jewish barber was based on flawed DNA analysis. ... [Link]

Poll: Most Israeli Jews oppose Palestinian state on ’67 lines

Marcy Oster Three-quarters of Israeli Jews oppose the establishment of a Palestinian state along the 1967 borders, a new poll found. ... [Link]

Jerusalem bus ads featuring young women in prayer shawls vandalized

Marcy Oster Several public buses featuring photos of young women wearing kippot and prayer shawls were vandalized in Jerusalem. ... [Link]

Some Beit Shemesh lawmakers eye splitting city into haredi and non-haredi entities

Marcy Oster Opposition members of the Beit Shemesh City Council submitted a proposal to divide the community into haredi Orthodox and non-haredi municipalities. ... [Link]

Arab-Israeli team hails ex-Knesset lawmaker accused of treason

Marcy Oster An Arab-Israeli soccer team honored a former Knesset lawmaker who fled Israel amid accusations of treason and espionage. ... [Link]

Hoops guru David Thorpe connects with players on and off the court

mbrodsky The Florida trainer has earned the trust of NBAers like Israelis Omri Casspi and Gal Mekel, as well as those reaching for the stars. ... [Link]

In Knesset, former protest leader Stav Shaffir follows the money

Ben Sales The youngest female legislator in Israeli history says budget transparency is the key to solving nearly every social problem — including Israeli-Palestinian peace. ... [Link]

Heirs to German Jews sue Swiss bank UBS to recover inheritance

Marcy Oster The relatives of German Jews whose art collection was seized by the Nazis have sued UBS, claiming the Swiss bank cheated them out of their inheritance. ... [Link]

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