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Is Kehilath Aish Kodesh closing its doors?

Kehilath Aish Kodesh, founded 14 years ago in Boulder to spark the “holy fire” of Orthodox Judaism, is seriously considering shutting the doors.

A Jan. 10 email sent to congregants and others, including the IJN, prepared recipients for sad news in the subject line: “Farewell Dear Aish.”

“While people love Aish Kodesh and want an Orthodox synagogue, no one is able to take on the financial or logistic responsibilities” needed to maintain the congregation at this time, the missive stated.

The names of President Elan Bar-Evan, Chazzan Lev Ettelson and board members Shari Kark, Avraham Kornfeld and Ovadia Jones were affixed at the end of the two-page email.

The email sounds dire. However, the situation may result in a reorganization of the shul rather than permanent closure.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 23 January 2014 11:51 )

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Denver

Young adults learn about philanthropy

Young adults learn about philanthropyJEWISHcolorado and Judaism Your Way embarked on a social and educational initiative for young Jewish adults this year. The Jewish Philanthropic Educational Group (JPEG) brought together 12 young adults from Denver and Boulder in their 20s, 30s and early 40s to learn collectively about and experience the process of philanthropy, and to make a greater impact through group giving. For participants, JPEG was a year-long charitable exercise, intended to teach young professionals about the philanthr...
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Intermountain

UJC is Colorado Springs Jewry’s link to Israel

UJC is Colorado Springs Jewry’s link to IsraelFOR many years, Colorado Springs has actively supported the United Jewish Communities effort through events and fundraising in the local community. This endeavor is part of Colorado Springs’ membership in the Network of Independent Communities of the Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA). The network links more than 300 small Jewish communities across the US, building local community and strengthening commitment to Israel. The network represents over 200,000 Jews who come together to ca...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 16 January 2014 12:59 )

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Denver

Hillel Academy proud of new principal, classrooms

Hillel Academy proud of new principal, classrooms Hillel Academy’s 62nd anniversary dinner, Wednesday, Jan. 22, will celebrate an eventful year for the school, one that has seen the hiring of a new general studies principal and a building renovation. With the renovation, the entire student body now learns under one roof. Marcie Calm joined Hillel Academy at the beginning of the 2013-14 academic year, with 20 years of day school administration. Calm was associated with Denver Jewish Day School, both as Judaic director and as head of the low...
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Denver

Temple Micah is growing; will move to new location after 35 years

Temple Micah is growing; will move to new location after 35 yearsTemple Micah, the only synagogue in Park Hill, will move from from its home of more than 35 years, Park Hill Congregational Church at 2600 Leyden St., to Park Hill United Methodist Church (PHUMC), 5209 Montview Blvd. “We’ve got a permit, we’ve got a contractor, and now we can move forward,” according to Chuck Kessler, a Temple Micah board member and Park Hill resident. Rooms being remodeled for Temple Micah offices are expected to be ready for occupancy this month. Shabbat services an...
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