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Wellshire Event Center reopens with kosher option

Wellshire Event Center reopens with kosher option

The 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 English tudor structure with romantic architectural details.

Its configuration of spaces can accommodate events from 20 to 600 guests.

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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Intermountain

Covenant’s Pomegranate Prize goes to Rabbi Bock

Covenant’s Pomegranate Prize goes to Rabbi BockRABBI Eliav Bock, founding director of Ramah Outdoor Adventure at Ramah in the Rockies, is one of five Jewish educators selected to receive The Covenant Foundation’s 2012 Pomegranate Prize. The prize honors emerging professionals in Jewish educational settings across the country. In addition to Bock, recipients include Maya Bernstein, strategic design officer at UpStart Bay Area, San Francisco; Rabbi Nicole Greninger, director of education at Temple Isaiah, Lafayette, Calif.; Rabbi Barry Kis...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 22 November 2012 03:22 )

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Denver

Sauvage to discuss latest film at annual Holocaust lecture

Sauvage to discuss latest film at annual Holocaust lectureTHE parents of documentary filmmaker Pierre Sauvage, the speaker at the tenth annual Fred Marcus Memorial Holocaust Lecture, 4 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 28, were among the 5,000 Jews saved by villagers in the area of LeChambon, France during WW II. Sauvage was born there. His personal experiences have naturally piqued his interest in the Holocaust and, in particular, the subject of rescuers. Following the success of his award-winning film, “Weapons of the Spirit,” which Sauvage showed at the 2004 ...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 18 October 2012 12:05 )

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British Jewish woman wins $25k in religious discrimination suit

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Child Holocaust survivors get $60 million — in a single day

Uriel Heilman The Claims Conference sent out payments totaling about $60 million in a single day last week – the first of an estimated 70,000 one-time payments of 2,500 Euros to child survivors of the Holocaust. ... [Link]

Turkish Jews staying put but eyeing exit amid president’s hostile rhetoric

Cnaan Liphshiz Some Turkish Jews say the anti-Semitic atmosphere whipped up by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s anti-Israel rhetoric is prompting many to question their future in a country that long has been a... [Link]

At Jerusalem ‘SlutWalk,’ women protest rape and victim-blaming

Julie Wiener Israel’s fourth annual SlutWalk on Friday promoted the message that women should be free from sexual harassment even when wearing revealing clothing. ... [Link]

In Belgium and France, Jews and Jewish museum employee threatened

Cnaan Liphshiz An African employee at Brussels’ Jewish Museum was warned that talking of Jews is “dangerous for you.” ... [Link]

Alleged Nazi war criminal who moved to Canada dies at 93

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U.K. launches inquiry into Hasidic group over female driving ban

Julie Wiener The inquiry followed the issuing of a letter from Belz rabbis in London saying that female drivers violate “the traditional rules of modesty in our camp” and that children would be expelled from B... [Link]

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