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Temple Sinai to build new school, chapel

Temple Sinai to build new school, chapel

AFTER 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 building on the west side of the property. This also means that there will be no downtime for the preschool or the religious school because the new school will be completed before the closing of the old school building.

“We invested a lot of research into our options for renovating the old school building,” said Rabbi Richard Rheins.

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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Denver

Age no deterrent for 83 lifelong learners at AJA

Age no deterrent for 83 lifelong learners at AJAEighty-three seniors proved that, indeed, you’re never too old to learn . . . and to graduate. The inaugural graduation ceremony marked the one-year culmination of adult learning through the new Allied Academy of Lifelong Learning (AALL). Classes are taught by community facilitators, volunteers and residents themselves. Designed to improve body, mind and spirit and to help seniors stay engaged in learning, the program attracted more than 210 residents out of 406 in the program’s first yea...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 31 January 2013 11:36 )

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Denver

With new TJE title, Rabbi Leban reflects on 10 years

With new TJE title, Rabbi Leban reflects on 10 years The Jewish Experience will hold its annual event, Wine, Cheese & Chocolate, Saturday, Feb. 2, 8 p.m., at History Colorado Center. The event will honor Rabbi Raphael Leban on his 10th anniversary with TJE. The IJN recently posed questions to Rabbi Leban regarding his decade in Denver: You’ve been promoted to managing director of The Jewish Experience. Why? When I first started at TJE 10 years ago, it was a much smaller organization. Rabbi Ahron Wasserman was the director, Aliza Bulow was...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 24 January 2013 12:12 )

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Denver

Jewish Student Connection establishes clubs in public high schools

Jewish Student Connection establishes clubs in public high schoolsEntering its fourth year of offering in-school educational experiences for Jewish teens, a new study demonstrates that Jewish Student Connection (JSC) helps Jewish teens take ownership of their Jewish future. The study, conducted by BTW Informing Change, looked specifically at the programmatic and organizational growth of JSC in Denver, Chicago, South Florida and Westchester, Conn., 2010-2012. “JSC has changed my life in so many ways,” says JSC member Cali Willis of Denver’s George Washi...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 17 January 2013 10:26 )

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