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Annual Yeshiva luncheon in June honors Roses of the Year

Annual Yeshiva luncheon in June honors Roses of the Year

The annual Yeshiva Toras Chaim Rose Garden donor luncheon will be Thursday, June 20, 11:45 a.m., in the yeshiva social hall.

The luncheon will honor Roses of the Year Lucie Prenzlau, and her daughters Naomi Erlanger, and Ruthie Krausz.

The Distinguished Friendship Award will be presented to Hinda Raphaela Buchbinder.

Lucie Prenzlau has been a part of YTC for as long as the yeshiva has been a part of the Jewish community.

She and her late husband, Dr. Werner Prenzlau have been at the forefront of many Jewish educational advancements in Denver.

Last Updated ( Friday, 24 May 2013 08:28 )

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Denver

B’nai B’rith renovating its venerable bowling league

The new B’nai B’rith mixed bowling league is now forming in the Denver Jewish community. Beginning in late August, bowlers at all experience levels are invited to join the league, which is open to men and women. Play is scheduled Thursday evenings, 7 p.m., at AMF Monaco Lanes on Leetsdale and Monaco. Modeled after the Denver Jewish Softball League, the revamped bowling league pits synagogues and Jewish organizational teams against each other. Local synagogues and Jewish organizations are...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 23 May 2013 11:24 )

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Denver

Denver JDS Tigers makes a hit

Denver JDS Tigers makes a hitDenver Jewish Day School’s boys’ baseball team not only completed a nearly full district schedule of games this spring, they played their way to Districts. The Tigers, made up of freshman, sophomores, juniors and seniors, thrived under the coaching of Mike Wolfe and Dr. Mark Barter, with Jack Makovsky helping with pitching and Steve Rotenberg and Sam Robinson lending their expertise as well. The team had only one loss in regular season, and went on to play a seven-game winning streak....

Last Updated ( Friday, 17 May 2013 10:12 )

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Denver

Walk for Israel marks Israel’s 65th independence day

Walk for Israel marks Israel’s 65th independence dayThe Allied Jewish Federation of Colorado is hosting a Walk for Israel’s 65th birthday on Sunday, May 19. The day begins with the Celebrate Family Festival in the morning at the Loup JCC and the short 2.11 mile walk at 2 p.m. The walk is free to all participants, but registration is required. El Al, Israel’s national airline, is donating one plane ticket to Israel to the winner of the walk. Federation’s partner region Ramat HaNegev is donating VIP hospitality to the winner....

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 21 May 2013 00:23 )

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Denver

Rabbi Ben Greenberg: ‘Room at the table for all’

Rabbi Ben Greenberg: ‘Room at the table for all’Toddlers scamper to preschool classes under the breathless guidance of their teachers at BMH-BJ: The Denver Synagogue. “I’m two!” announces a boy. “Two!” concurs another little girl as laughter erupts along the hallway. Everyone’s having a great morning, including Rabbi Ben Greenberg, spiritual leader of the modern Orthodox congregation since June, 2012. He winds up an amiable chat with Cantor Joel Lichterman before casually leading the way to his study. Settling in a chair behind ...

Last Updated ( Friday, 26 April 2013 03:07 )

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Iran nuclear talks extended again

Marcy Oster The deadline on a deal that would exchange sanctions relief for guarantees that Iran is not advancing toward a nuclear weapon was set for Friday. ... [Link]

Temple Mount closed to Jews through end of Ramadan

Marcy Oster Palestinians had been granted more access to the Temple Mount for the Muslim holy month, but many of the visits were canceled following rocket attacks from Gaza on southern Israel. ... [Link]

Israel’s religious services minister: ‘Reform Jews cannot be considered Jews’

Marcy Oster David Azoulay, of the Sephardic Orthodox Shas party, last month called Reform Jews “a disaster for the people of Israel.” ... [Link]

‘Schindler’s List’ Oscar donated to Yad Vashem

Marcy Oster Branko Lustig, 83, a survivor of Auschwitz and Bergen-Belsen, said that the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial and museum in Jerusalem “is the place where the award should be kept after my death.R... [Link]

Nine more Druze arrested in ambulance attacks

Marcy Oster A mob of Druze-Israeli protesters near the village of Majdal Shams on the Golan Heights on June 22 night dragged two wounded Syrian fighters from an ambulance, beating one to death and seriously inj... [Link]

The Holocaust survivor who coached World Cup star Carli Lloyd

Gabe Friedman Before she scored three goals in the Women’s World Cup final, Lloyd was coached in high school by a Holocaust survivor with a tragic backstory. ... [Link]

Panel recommends changes to Orthodox conversion, offers snapshot of converts

Uriel Heilman A new survey that was included in the Rabbinical Council of America’s review offers a first-ever snapshot of who is choosing Orthodox conversion. ... [Link]

Report: Netanyahu asked European leaders to vote against Israel at U.N.

Gabe Friedman Israel’s prime minister called his British and German counterparts along with other “key allies” before the Human Rights Council’s vote on the Gaza report, according to the Jewish Chro... [Link]

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