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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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Iran talks extended, but uranium enrichment remains stumbling block

Ron Kampeas Tehran and the major powers have agreed to keep talking, but progress remains elusive on the core issue of Iranian centrifuges. ... [Link]

Protesters arrested after ‘die-in’ at Friends of IDF office

Miriam Moster Nine protesters against Israel’s Gaza operation were arrested inside the Manhattan offices of the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces. ... [Link]

For two Americans, service to Israel ends in tragedy

Daniel Treiman Sean Carmeli and Max Steinberg, young immigrants to Israel, lost their lives in Gaza warfare. ... [Link]

Emergency transfer denied in kosher prison food case

Anthony Weiss A federal judge rejected a request by a Venezuelan Jewish detainee for an emergency transfer from an Alabama prison over complaints that it was not providing kosher meals. ... [Link]

Israeli soldier killed in Gaza firefight

Marcy Oster An Israeli soldier was killed in a “fire exchange” in Gaza, the Israel Defense Forces announced. ... [Link]

Rockets discovered at second U.N. school in Gaza

Marcy Oster Rockets were discovered in a second United Nations school in Gaza. ... [Link]

J Street explains pullout from Boston pro-Israel rally

Ron Kampeas J Street withdrew from a pro-Israel rally in Boston because it did not feel the rally would address all the group’s concerns. ... [Link]

Amid France synagogue attacks, support for Jewish self-defense group on the rise

Cnaan Liphshiz France’s Jewish Defense League, a controversial group with a history of vigilantism, is enjoying growing support amid fears that police cannot protect Jewish institutions. ... [Link]

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