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Boulder Jewish Festival this Sunday, June 9

Boulder Jewish Festival this Sunday, June 9

The annual Boulder Jewish Festival will be Sunday, June 9, 11 a.m.-5 p.m, on the Pearl Street Mall and Courthouse Lawn in downtown Boulder.

Festival entertainment this year is a mix of new and returning artists. Cowboy Hersh kicks off the festival with a special set for the younger crowd. Next up is a group new to the festival stage, Tofakhon. After a successful performance at Limmud, this is the first major performance of this Bukharian musical troup in Boulder.

The Lost Tribe returns with world music.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 06 June 2013 10:07 )

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Denver

Annual Yeshiva luncheon in June honors Roses of the Year

Annual Yeshiva luncheon in June honors Roses of the YearThe 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 forefron...

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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The kosher Super Bowl halftime show

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ADL slams lawmaker who asked for pledge from Muslim visitors

Ron Kampeas The Anti-Defamation League condemned as “antithetical to American values” a Texas lawmaker’s comment that Muslim visitors to her office should be requested to pledge allegiance to the United... [Link]

Israeli conductor dies during Switzerland concert

Cnaan Liphshiz Witnesses said Israel Yinon, 59, fell off the stage in Lucerne. ... [Link]

Conservative flagship to finance capital improvement by selling dorms, air rights

Julie Wiener The Jewish Theological Seminary plans to sell two dorms, some of its air rights and potentially part of its library building to finance an ambitious campus redevelopment project. ... [Link]

IDF nabs 2 armed Palestinians on Gaza border

Cnaan Liphshiz The infiltration was thwarted shortly after Islamists killed 27 in four attacks in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula. ... [Link]

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