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Rabbi Klein: serving up spirituality in the lunchroom

Rabbi Klein: serving up spirituality in the lunchroom

The day after Yom Kippur, while Jewish Denver was still in a post-repentance stupor, DAT Minyan spiritual leader Rabbi Asher Klein arrived at the IJN in exceptional, buoyant form.

Twenty-four hours ago he fasted, prayed and beseeched G-d’s forgiveness with his congregation in a crowded multipurpose room at DAT. This morning he smiles the giddy smile of a new father (for the fourth time).

The only time fatigue makes an appearance is when Klein mentions receiving an accounting “decree” from Yeshiva University.

He laughs at the slip.

“But I annulled the decree,” he adds impishly.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 04 October 2012 11:30 )

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Denver

Steinberg sees a bright future for West Side

Steinberg sees a bright future for West SideA WORD of warning: Don’t tell Rabbi Tzvi Steinberg that Denver’s West Side is a Jewish ghost town. He’ll set you straight on that point, and quickly. Earlier this year, after the rabbi had already agreed to take the pulpit of Denver’s Congregation Zera Abraham — the last functional synagogue standing on the West Side — he overheard a conversation between two other people. One of those speaking, who knew that Rabbi Steinberg had previously run a Jewish hospice, laughed and said tha...

Last Updated ( Monday, 24 September 2012 08:11 )

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Boulder

Bike for the Fight

Bike for the Fight ROSH HASHANAHSECTION D THERE are times when tragedy and loss can be the biggest motivators in life. For 24-year-old Israeli Tom Peled, this was certainly the case. His father died of cancer in 2011 after an eight-year battle with the disease. “I didn’t have a goal or purpose. It was a hard time for all of us,” he said. Peled realized that he needed a physical outlet to manage his grief. He embarked on a cycling journey through six European countries. “It was a hard experience being...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 13 September 2012 11:50 )

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Denver

Cohens to lead Sephardic congregation in Denver

Cohens to lead Sephardic congregation in DenverHacham Hanania and Sarit Cohen have moved to Denver to provide spiritual leadership to Denver’s Sephardic and Israeli Jews who have established a minyan. It now meets regularly in the lower floor of Bais Menachem, 400 S. Holly St. Hacham Cohen will lead High Holiday services for the new congregation. Cohen, who spent the past six years in Los Angeles, has a master’s degree in Chinese medicine, and is  a certified clinical hypnotherapist and neurofeedback practioner....

Last Updated ( Thursday, 06 September 2012 11:24 )

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Boulder

CU-Boulder Hillel has a plan to enhance Jewish life

CU-Boulder Hillel has a plan to enhance Jewish lifeAS some CU students ponder the year ahead, others have already put into motion a plan to make this year’s campus experience richer, at least from a Jewish perspective. Earlier this month, a few select CU students participated in an annual conference in St. Louis for an intensive leadership development program with Hillel, the largest Jewish campus organization in the world that provides students with opportunities to explore their Jewish identity and connect with the Jewish community on campu...
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In shadow of Ferguson, group builds ties across racial, cultural lines

Anthony Weiss In St. Louis, the organization Cultural Leadership has focused on Jewish and African-American experiences to teach high schoolers to fight for social justice. ... [Link]

Vandals target Jewish school in Denmark

Gabrielle Birkner A Jewish school in Denmark’s capital city was vandalized this week — its windows broken and anti-Semitic graffiti spray-painted on the building. ... [Link]

Boy killed by rocket fire; barrage injures several more

Julie Wiener An Ashdod synagogue was hit by a rocket Friday afternoon, injuring three people lightly. ... [Link]

This Week in Jewish Farming: The high cost of cheap vegetables

Ben Harris Even those of us selling fancy heirloom tomatoes and freshly harvested kale are at the mercy of a market that has conditioned consumers to pay low prices for their vegetables. ... [Link]

David Gregory’s Jewish book plans

Anthony Weiss Recently fired from “Meet the Press,” David Gregory plans to bare his Jewish soul. ... [Link]

CBS to adapt British sitcom about Jewish family

Ben Sales CBS will adapt a British sitcom about a Jewish family, called “Friday Night Dinner.” ... [Link]

British Jewish human rights activist Helen Bamber dies

Ben Sales Jewish human rights activist Helen Bamber, who founded organizations to help victims of torture and violence, has died at 89. ... [Link]

Ontario students’ organization passes BDS resolution

Ben Sales The Canadian Federation of Students’ Ontario branch unanimously passed a resolution to boycott Israel. ... [Link]

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