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Federation Super Sunday is April 28

Federation Super Sunday is April 28

The 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 the Hazon Food Festival: Rocky Mountains,” said Hilary Cooper.

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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Denver

Bagel Deli’s Shirley Ross hangs up her apron

Bagel Deli’s Shirley Ross hangs up her apronThe Bagel Deli’s dining room, as usual, was recently filled to capacity at lunchtime, and as always, waitress Shirley Ross knew everyone there. And as always, she made the rounds of the dining area, shmoozing with all her customers, making them feel at home. One thing was different that day, however. For the first time in 43 years, Ross didn’t have to serve a single meal because Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013 was “Shirley Appreciation Day.” The veteran waitress had recently retired, and on th...
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Denver

Temple Sinai to build new school, chapel

Temple Sinai to build new school, chapelAFTER more than 25 years on the corner of E. Hampden Ave. and S. Glencoe St., Temple Sinai members are building for the future. The temple’s building committee conducted a comprehensive analysis to determine the needs of its community. The resulting preliminary plans include a new school building, a new chapel and renovations to the current sanctuary and main building. Because renovating its current school would cost more than building a new one, plans include constructing a new school build...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 07 March 2013 10:53 )

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Boulder

Har HaShem helps in sheltering Boulder’s homeless

Har HaShem helps in sheltering Boulder’s homelessNOW in its third winter season, Har HaShem is one of seven faith communities — and the only synagogue — in Boulder offering overflow shelter for the community’s homeless population. The faith communities are partnered with BOHO, Boulder Outreach for Homeless Overflow, a program that started in 2008 after a homeless man froze to death. “We are what’s called an emergency warming center,” explains Rabbi Josh Rose, senior rabbi at Har HaShem. “So on Thursday nights [throughout the wi...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 21 February 2013 13:09 )

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Loyola U. Chicago suspends, then reinstates Students for Justice in Palestine

Anthony Weiss Loyola University Chicago suspended and subsequently reinstated its chapter of Students for Justice in Palestine. ... [Link]

N.Y. federation launching $500,000 unity fund in Israel

Uriel Heilman UJA-Federation of New York is launching a $500,000 fund to support unity programming in Israel in memory of the three Israeli teens murdered this summer in the West Bank. ... [Link]

U.S. disagrees with Netanyahu calling U.N. rights council ‘terrorist’

Ron Kampeas The Obama administration does not concur with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s characterization of the United Nations Human Rights Council as a “terrorist rights council.” ... [Link]

El Al faces uproar over haredim’s refusal to sit near women

Ben Sales Two recent incidents involving haredi Orthodox men refusing to sit next to women have some calling on Israel’s national airline to address the issue of gender and seating on its flights. ... [Link]

U.S. talk of thawing relations with Iran highlights rift with Israel

Ron Kampeas The U.S. and Israel are presenting starkly different outlooks of what the world would look like should negotiators strike a nuclear deal with Iran. ... [Link]

For Norm Coleman, the enemy of his enemy is a client

Ron Kampeas A former Republican Jewish senator’s work for the Saudis isn’t as strange as it sounds. ... [Link]

P.A. peace negotiator Erekat compares Netanyahu to ISIS leader

Marcy Oster Saeb Erekat, the Palestinian Authority’s chief negotiator in peace talks with Israel, compared Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to the leader of ISIS. ... [Link]

What did King David drink? Israeli wine researchers aim to revive ancient libations

Ben Sales A group of Israeli researchers is in a years-long quest to produce wine identical to that consumed in ancient Israel. ... [Link]

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