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BMH-BJ hires Rabbi Ben Greenberg

BMH-BJ hires Rabbi Ben Greenberg

BMH-BJ announces that Rabbi Ben Greenberg has been hired as the new senior rabbi of the congregation.

Rabbi Greenberg will replace Rabbi Selwyn Franklin, who is retiring and returning to his home in Australia.

Originally from San Diego, Rabbi Greenberg was ordained as a rabbi at Yeshivat Chovevei Torah and did graduate coursework at Yeshiva University.

He is currently the rabbi at the Harvard Hillel and director of the Orthodox Union Seif Jewish Learning Initiative on Campus at Harvard.


Boulder Jewry: Which comes first, chicken or the egg?

Boulder Jewry: Which comes first, chicken or the egg?A CLUTCH of chickens peck hungrily at the once derelict ground transformed by several Jewish Boulderites. “A friend of mine one day decided to start this, so we did,” recalls Aaron Schneider, one of several co-op co-leaders, the group who makes decisions about finances and operations. “And then next, people wanted to start a goat co-op, so we did.” “It’s really grass roots,” says Bob Wing, the unofficial caretaker and another co-leader of the group. “The idea was ‘who wants ...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 22 March 2012 09:53 )


JCC to open a south location on Arapahoe Road

JCC to open a south location on Arapahoe RoadThe grand opening of the new JCC South Denver location is Sunday, March 18, 2-4 p.m. The 4,200-sq. foot site is located at 9625 E. Arapahoe Rd., Suites L-N, Greenwood Village. Children’s activities and refreshments will be available throughout the afternoon, and a brief dedication will take place at 3 p.m. “The community open house will provide an opportunity for families to experience the new facility, connect with other Jewish and interfaith families and tell us what programs, classes a...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 15 March 2012 14:08 )


Super Sunday fundraising phone-a-thon is coming up

Super Sunday fundraising phone-a-thon is coming upThe Allied Jewish Federation of Colorado will sponsor Super Sunday on Sunday, March 11, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. at the Loup JCC, and on Monday, March 12, 5-8:30 p.m., at the federation, 300 S. Dahlia. Chairs are Rachel Allen, Melinda Blatt, Jesse Blum, Aaron Cohen, Elyana Feldman, Kenneth Gurrentz, Joanne Kleinstein, Bob and Robyn Loup, Yossi Manor, Esti Marcus, Lisa Mintz, Nikki Naiman, Jamie Sarche, Michele Roth Scharg, Melanie Siegel, Marc Spritzer, Susan Stern, Kelli Trotsky Pfaff, Hugo Weinberger, D...

Schiff remains strong supporter of Hadassah

Schiff remains strong supporter of HadassahNews of a looming scandal at the top ranks of Hadassah, The Women’s Zionist Organization of America, may have surprised and upset a veteran Denver member and leader of the organization, but not nearly enough to make her want to jump ship. Sandy Schiff, a member of Hadassah for over 50 years and a board member of the Denver chapter “for almost that long,” has also served as president of the Denver chapter’s Masada group. She admits that when she first read of allegations of misuse of fu...
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mbrodsky Hundreds gathered at a suburban Kansas City JCC for an interfaith memorial service for the victims of shootings there and at a nearby Jewish retirement home. ... [Link]

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