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Jewish Student Connection establishes clubs in public high schools

Jewish Student Connection establishes clubs in public high schools

Entering 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 Washington High School.

“From helping me map out my future decisions, to helping me grow as a Jew, JSC has proven to be my main support.

“It was not long ago that I walked through the halls at my public school feeling slightly different from the rest of my peers.

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

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Denver

Bostoner Rebbe to visit the Denver Jewish community

Bostoner Rebbe to visit the Denver Jewish communityGrand Rabbi Mayer Alter Horowitz, the Bostoner Rebbe of Jerusalem, will visit Denver Jan. 23-27, visiting congregations, schools and individuals. On Thursday and Friday, Jan. 24-25, the rebbe is scheduled to visit DAT, Denver Jewish Day School and Hillel Academy on the East side. On Thursday night, Jan. 24, the Rebbe is scheduled to speak at Merkaz Torah V’Chesed, 295 S. Locust. He will spend Shabbos, Jan. 25-26, with Congregation Zera Avraham on the West Side of Denver. A melaveh malka is...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 10 January 2013 11:10 )

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Denver

Wellshire Event Center reopens with kosher option

Wellshire Event Center reopens with kosher optionThe iconic Wellshire Event Center — known for nearly a century as the Wellshire Inn — has become completely restored as a full-service events venue with a kosher option. Under the supervision of Dovey Heller of TRI Sulom Kashrus, the completely upgraded kitchen now accommodates kosher events with customized kosher menus. The new banquet kitchen, according to General Manager Chris Schild, enables the Wellshire staff to serve up to 650 meals in only 16 minutes. The Wellshire is a stately En...

Last Updated ( Monday, 17 December 2012 12:21 )

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Denver

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

Jewish Group Home provides disabled adults with shelter, community, values CHANUKAH EDITIONSECTION 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 ...

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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Jack the Ripper not necessarily Jewish

Julie Wiener Scientists are contending that a recent book identifying the serial killer as a Jewish barber was based on flawed DNA analysis. ... [Link]

Poll: Most Israeli Jews oppose Palestinian state on ’67 lines

Marcy Oster Three-quarters of Israeli Jews oppose the establishment of a Palestinian state along the 1967 borders, a new poll found. ... [Link]

Jerusalem bus ads featuring young women in prayer shawls vandalized

Marcy Oster Several public buses featuring photos of young women wearing kippot and prayer shawls were vandalized in Jerusalem. ... [Link]

Some Beit Shemesh lawmakers eye splitting city into haredi and non-haredi entities

Marcy Oster Opposition members of the Beit Shemesh City Council submitted a proposal to divide the community into haredi Orthodox and non-haredi municipalities. ... [Link]

Arab-Israeli team hails ex-Knesset lawmaker accused of treason

Marcy Oster An Arab-Israeli soccer team honored a former Knesset lawmaker who fled Israel amid accusations of treason and espionage. ... [Link]

Hoops guru David Thorpe connects with players on and off the court

mbrodsky The Florida trainer has earned the trust of NBAers like Israelis Omri Casspi and Gal Mekel, as well as those reaching for the stars. ... [Link]

In Knesset, former protest leader Stav Shaffir follows the money

Ben Sales The youngest female legislator in Israeli history says budget transparency is the key to solving nearly every social problem — including Israeli-Palestinian peace. ... [Link]

Heirs to German Jews sue Swiss bank UBS to recover inheritance

Marcy Oster The relatives of German Jews whose art collection was seized by the Nazis have sued UBS, claiming the Swiss bank cheated them out of their inheritance. ... [Link]

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