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Jewish Group Home provides disabled adults with shelter, community, values

Jewish Group Home provides disabled adults with shelter, community, values

CHANUKAH EDITION
SECTION E PAGE 4

It’s a late weekday afternoon at the Jewish Group Home in a pleasant suburban-looking house tucked cozily inside a Southeast Denver neighborhood.

Some of the house’s seven residents — all of them developmentally disabled adults — are returning from their day activities, resembling anybody else coming home from work: jackets on, empty lunch buckets in hand, tired expressions on their faces changing to the contentment of homecoming.

Others are already getting ready for dinner, placing the tablecloth, setting the table, filling glasses with drinks.

The place is comfortably neat and spotlessly clean, the TV is quietly intoning the evening news, the residents are telling tales of their day, sometimes laughing.

Last Updated ( Friday, 07 December 2012 02:25 )

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Denver

Flourpot bakery goes kosher

Flourpot bakery goes kosher CHANUKAH EDITIONSECTION D PAGE 8 FLOURPOT, a cupcake and cookie bakery in Greenwood Village, is now under the kosher supervision of the Scroll K. Flourpot opened two years ago, but closed down for several days last month to convert the bakery to conform to kashrut standards. “We decided to go kosher because of the high demand for kosher fresh baked goods,” explains Nancy Rollnick-Jacobson, who owns the bakery with Sydney Davidson. “We couldn’t have birthday celebrations at the shop...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 06 December 2012 14:59 )

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Intermountain

Covenant’s Pomegranate Prize goes to Rabbi Bock

Covenant’s Pomegranate Prize goes to Rabbi BockRABBI Eliav Bock, founding director of Ramah Outdoor Adventure at Ramah in the Rockies, is one of five Jewish educators selected to receive The Covenant Foundation’s 2012 Pomegranate Prize. The prize honors emerging professionals in Jewish educational settings across the country. In addition to Bock, recipients include Maya Bernstein, strategic design officer at UpStart Bay Area, San Francisco; Rabbi Nicole Greninger, director of education at Temple Isaiah, Lafayette, Calif.; Rabbi Barry Kis...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 22 November 2012 03:22 )

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Denver

Sauvage to discuss latest film at annual Holocaust lecture

Sauvage to discuss latest film at annual Holocaust lectureTHE parents of documentary filmmaker Pierre Sauvage, the speaker at the tenth annual Fred Marcus Memorial Holocaust Lecture, 4 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 28, were among the 5,000 Jews saved by villagers in the area of LeChambon, France during WW II. Sauvage was born there. His personal experiences have naturally piqued his interest in the Holocaust and, in particular, the subject of rescuers. Following the success of his award-winning film, “Weapons of the Spirit,” which Sauvage showed at the 2004 ...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 18 October 2012 12:05 )

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Intermountain

IJN kicks off annual Chanukah Coloring Contest

IJN kicks off annual Chanukah Coloring Contest The 26th annual Intermountain Jewish News-Doris Sky Chanukah Coloring Contest is open for entries. Deadline for entries in the contest is 5 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012. IJN’s address is 1177 Grant St., Suite 200, Denver, CO 80203. Since its inception, the contest, for children in kindergarten through sixth grade, has attracted and brought together children from all corners of the Jewish community. Through the years it has encouraged creativity and artistic expression of the fun aspects of...

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 23 October 2012 08:40 )

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Cruz lifts hold on State nominees prompted by FAA ban

Ron Kampeas Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) lifted his hold on State Department nominees after the Federal Aviation Agency explained to him its reasons for a 36-hour ban on flights to Tel Aviv. ... [Link]

Dermer: Attacks on Kerry ‘unwarranted’

Ron Kampeas Israeli criticism of Secretary of State John Kerry is “unwarranted,” the Israeli ambassador to Washington said, as U.S. officials made public their unhappiness with the attacks. ... [Link]

Israeli concerns about Turkey and Qatar fuel dispute with Kerry

Ron Kampeas Israeli concerns about the influence of Turkey and Qatar help explain the outrage in Israel over John Kerry’s cease-fire efforts. ... [Link]

Thousands attend N.Y., Chicago pro-Israel rallies

Miriam Moster Members of Congress and thousands of Israel supporters gathered for solidarity rallies in New York and Chicago. ... [Link]

Anti-Semitic incidents double in Britain since start of Gaza op

Marcy Oster Anti-Semitic incidents in Britain have more than doubled since the start of Israel’s operation in Gaza. ... [Link]

Investigation opened into beating of Palestinian men in eastern Jerusalem

Marcy Oster Israel Police have opened an investigation into the severe beating of two Palestinian young men in a Jewish neighborhood of eastern Jerusalem. ... [Link]

One group’s proposal for Mideast peace: Build the Third Temple

Ben Sales The Temple Institute in Jerusalem has created a $100,000 Indiegogo campaign to draft architectural plans for a Third Temple. ... [Link]

Budapest synagogue site of interfaith rally supporting Israel

Marcy Oster Thousands filled Budapest’s Great Synagogue and the street in front of it in an interfaith rally in support of Israel. ... [Link]

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