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CU-Boulder Hillel has a plan to enhance Jewish life

CU-Boulder Hillel has a plan to enhance Jewish life

AS 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 campus.

The students underwent an intensive leadership development program to acquire tools needed to engage their peers in conversations about all matters Jewish.

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Denver

Sabbatical time pays off for Rabbi Dollin and HEA

Sabbatical time pays off for Rabbi Dollin and HEARABBI Bruce Dollin began to realize last year that his work as the senior rabbi of the Hebrew Education Alliance had started to become less inspiring and more predictable. The feeling left him at a crossroads. “Rabbis of large congregations are constantly multitasking trying to meet the tremendous expectations of their communities,” said Rabbi Dollin in a report to his board and congregational community. “This happens every day of the week, even on the rabbi’s day off, even when the ra...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 16 August 2012 12:59 )

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Denver

AJF honors young leaders at Aug. 30 event

AJF honors young leaders at Aug. 30 eventTHE Allied Jewish Federation of Colorado and the Jewish Community Foundation have announced the honorees for its annual meeting Thursday, Aug. 30 at the Loup JCC Elaine Wolf Theatre. This year’s award recipients are: Marnie Miller Klein — Charlotte Tucker Young Leadership Award; Ean Seeb — Ruth and Warren Toltz Young Leadership Award; GA Volunteers — Volunteers of the Year Award; and Benenson Strategy Group — Partner of the Year Award....

Last Updated ( Friday, 10 August 2012 09:18 )

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Denver

Rabbi Immerman joins Emanuel

Rabbi Immerman joins Emanuel Rabbi Brian Immerman joined Temple Emanuel on July 1 as assistant rabbi. He was ordained from HUC-JIR in New York City on May 6. Rabbi Immerman grew up in Shaker Heights, Ohio, at Temple Tifereth Israel and was a camper and staff member at Goldman Union Camp Institute. He graduated from the University of Rochester with a degree in computer science; he was also captain of the swim team. Between college and attending HUC, Rabbi Immerman worked at Key Bank in Cleveland and then for two years wo...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 19 July 2012 09:03 )

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Denver

World’s largest class — Daf Yomi — meets every day

World’s largest class — Daf Yomi — meets every daySOMEONE once said, “It will change your life, no doubt about that.” Imagine doing something everyday for at least an hour. Forget everyday things like sleeping and breathing — think meaningful dedication. Daf Yomi, or “page of the day,” is a world-wide program for Jewish people to engage in studying the Talmud every single day. The study schedule is coordinated worldwide, so that every class in every country studies the same topic at the same time. Sounds simple, right? Daf Yomi wa...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 12 July 2012 10:22 )

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JTA News

Jewish groups file briefs in Jerusalem passport case

Ron Kampeas WASHINGTON (JTA) — A number of Jewish groups have filed friend of the court briefs in a Supreme Court case considering whether Americans born in Jerusalem may list “Israel” as their birthpla... [Link]

Weinberg Foundation awards emergency grants for Israel

Anthony Weiss One of the largest Jewish foundations in the United States awarded$700,000 in emergency grants to Israeli nonprofits to assist in their response to the recent conflict with Hamas in Gaza. ... [Link]

Elsewhere: Hamas’ hospital HQ, Virginia pol’s ulpan, understanding metzitzah b’peh

Miriam Moster JTA rounds up noteworthy items from around the Web. ... [Link]

Five Latin American nations pull envoys to Israel since Gaza conflict start

Ron Kampeas El Salvador is the fifth Latin American nation to pull its ambassador from Israel since the launch of Israel’s operation against Hamas in the Gaza Strip. ... [Link]

$540K judgment for Chicago cop in anti-Semitic harassment case

Anthony Weiss A Jewish Chicago police officer was awarded a $540,000 judgment against a former superior who allegedly taunted him for years with anti-semitic and racist remarks. ... [Link]

Shell strikes crowded Gaza market

Marcy Oster At least 17 people were killed when a mortar shell struck a crowded Gaza market. ... [Link]

Senate backs Israel’s goals in Gaza conflict

Ron Kampeas The U.S. Senate unanimously supported Israel’s goals in its conflict with Hamas in the Gaza Strip, a posture that distances the body from President Obama’s call for an immediate and unconditional ... [Link]

Three IDF soldiers killed uncovering tunnel entrance in Gaza

Marcy Oster Three Israel Defense Forces soldiers were killed while uncovering the entrance to a tunnel shaft in a home in Gaza. ... [Link]

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