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Rabbi Gorelik receives outstanding faculty award

Rabbi Gorelik receives outstanding faculty award

Rabbi Yerachmiel Gorelik, director of the Rohr Chabad Jewish Center of Northern Colorado in Ft. Collins, received the Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award at CSU.

As part of Gorelik’s outreach work in the communities and colleges of northern Colorado, he serves as faculty adjunct at CSU, teaching a Judaism course in the philosophy department.

He also serves as the faculty advisor of the Chabad Jewish Student Association.

Siobhan Waitzman, senior and president of the student group, explained why the group nominated the rabbi:

“Rabbi Yerachmiel is dedicated to the students. The amount of time he puts into events and helping his students despite having children and running a temple for the Jewish community has always amazed me...


CU-Boulder Hebrew Club is revived, led by Eyal Rivlin

CU-Boulder Hebrew Club is revived, led by Eyal RivlinAFTER a three year hiatus, the Hebrew Club at CU Boulder is back. And, as some hope, better than before. Carly Coons is a senior and recalls the club in its earlier incarnation. “The old club started to [allow us to practice speaking Hebrew], but this is the energy and enthusiasm that it really needed. It’s something I really need.” She’s talking about the guitar-strummin’, Hebrew rappin’, hip-hop singin’ instructor who’s breathing new life into the club: Eyal Rivlin, born in ...

Rocky Mountain Food Summit coming to Boulder

Rocky Mountain Food Summit coming to BoulderBOULDER — The new Jewish food movement arose here organically, so to speak. No large federation or organization swooped in to make sustainable farming and eating within a Jewish framework a priority. Yet in this city of 100,000 “green” has long been a way of life. So it’s not surprising that interest in sustainability has led to Jewish grassroots projects such as the establishment of greenhouses in food deserts, a chicken and egg coop, community farms and an organic chicken schechting...

Last Updated ( Friday, 20 April 2012 05:37 )


BMH-BJ hires Rabbi Ben Greenberg

BMH-BJ hires Rabbi Ben GreenbergBMH-BJ announces that Rabbi Ben Greenberg has been hired as the new senior rabbi of the congregation. Rabbi Greenberg will replace Rabbi Selwyn Franklin, who is retiring and returning to his home in Australia. Originally from San Diego, Rabbi Greenberg was ordained as a rabbi at Yeshivat Chovevei Torah and did graduate coursework at Yeshiva University. He is currently the rabbi at the Harvard Hillel and director of the Orthodox Union Seif Jewish Learning Initiative on Campus at Harvard....

Boulder Jewry: Which comes first, chicken or the egg?

Boulder Jewry: Which comes first, chicken or the egg?A CLUTCH of chickens peck hungrily at the once derelict ground transformed by several Jewish Boulderites. “A friend of mine one day decided to start this, so we did,” recalls Aaron Schneider, one of several co-op co-leaders, the group who makes decisions about finances and operations. “And then next, people wanted to start a goat co-op, so we did.” “It’s really grass roots,” says Bob Wing, the unofficial caretaker and another co-leader of the group. “The idea was ‘who wants ...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 22 March 2012 09:53 )

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Israeli concerns about Turkey and Qatar fuel dispute with Kerry

Ron Kampeas Israeli concerns about the influence of Turkey and Qatar help explain the outrage in Israel over John Kerry’s cease-fire efforts. ... [Link]

Thousands attend N.Y. pro-Israel rally

Miriam Moster Members of Congress and thousands of Israel supporters gathered for a solidarity rally near the United Nations. ... [Link]

Anti-Semitic incidents double in Britain since start of Gaza op

Marcy Oster Anti-Semitic incidents in Britain have more than doubled since the start of Israel’s operation in Gaza. ... [Link]

Investigation opened into beating of Palestinian men in eastern Jerusalem

Marcy Oster Israel Police have opened an investigation into the severe beating of two Palestinian young men in a Jewish neighborhood of eastern Jerusalem. ... [Link]

One group’s proposal for Mideast peace? Build the Third Temple

Ben Sales The Temple Institute in Jerusalem has created a $100,000 Indiegogo campaign to draft architectural plans for a Third Temple. ... [Link]

Budapest synagogue site of interfaith rally supporting Israel

Marcy Oster Thousands filled Budapest’s Great Synagogue and the street in front of it in an interfaith rally in support of Israel. ... [Link]

Tisha b’Av in a time of rockets, tunnels and death

Daniel Treiman Connecting with a holiday mourning lost Temples can be a challenge, but Tisha b’Av has special resonance this year, JTA’s Edmon Rodman writes. ... [Link]

Netanyahu: Israel will not end Gaza war until tunnels destroyed

Marcy Oster Israel will not end its operation in Gaza before destroying all the Hamas-built tunnels, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in an address to the nation. ... [Link]

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