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B’nai B’rith renovating its venerable bowling league

The new B’nai B’rith mixed bowling league is now forming in the Denver Jewish community.

Beginning in late August, bowlers at all experience levels are invited to join the league, which is open to men and women.

Play is scheduled Thursday evenings, 7 p.m., at AMF Monaco Lanes on Leetsdale and Monaco.

Modeled after the Denver Jewish Softball League, the revamped bowling league pits synagogues and Jewish organizational teams against each other.

Local synagogues and Jewish organizations are challenged to field a team or engage in friendly competition.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 23 May 2013 11:24 )

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Denver

Denver JDS Tigers makes a hit

Denver JDS Tigers makes a hitDenver Jewish Day School’s boys’ baseball team not only completed a nearly full district schedule of games this spring, they played their way to Districts. The Tigers, made up of freshman, sophomores, juniors and seniors, thrived under the coaching of Mike Wolfe and Dr. Mark Barter, with Jack Makovsky helping with pitching and Steve Rotenberg and Sam Robinson lending their expertise as well. The team had only one loss in regular season, and went on to play a seven-game winning streak....

Last Updated ( Friday, 17 May 2013 10:12 )

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Denver

Walk for Israel marks Israel’s 65th independence day

Walk for Israel marks Israel’s 65th independence dayThe Allied Jewish Federation of Colorado is hosting a Walk for Israel’s 65th birthday on Sunday, May 19. The day begins with the Celebrate Family Festival in the morning at the Loup JCC and the short 2.11 mile walk at 2 p.m. The walk is free to all participants, but registration is required. El Al, Israel’s national airline, is donating one plane ticket to Israel to the winner of the walk. Federation’s partner region Ramat HaNegev is donating VIP hospitality to the winner....

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 21 May 2013 00:23 )

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Denver

Rabbi Ben Greenberg: ‘Room at the table for all’

Rabbi Ben Greenberg: ‘Room at the table for all’Toddlers scamper to preschool classes under the breathless guidance of their teachers at BMH-BJ: The Denver Synagogue. “I’m two!” announces a boy. “Two!” concurs another little girl as laughter erupts along the hallway. Everyone’s having a great morning, including Rabbi Ben Greenberg, spiritual leader of the modern Orthodox congregation since June, 2012. He winds up an amiable chat with Cantor Joel Lichterman before casually leading the way to his study. Settling in a chair behind ...

Last Updated ( Friday, 26 April 2013 03:07 )

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Denver

Federation Super Sunday is April 28

Federation Super Sunday is April 28The Allied Jewish Federation’s Super Sunday will be Sunday, April 28, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Hazon Food Festival at the Denver Jewish Day School. Chairs of the event are Jessica Pivar and Hilary Cooper. For more than 25 years, Super Sunday has been a cornerstone of Federation’s annual campaign.  This annual community-wide phonathon gives people across the Denver-Boulder Jewish community the opportunity to fulfill the mitzvah of tzedakah. “This year, we are delighted to partner with ...

Last Updated ( Friday, 19 April 2013 01:24 )

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For Biden and congresswoman ally, Iran deal tests Jewish bond

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Uriel Heilman Google says it is fixing a bug wherein users who type “Who runs Hollywood?” end up with the following search result: “the Jews.” ... [Link]

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Leading Jewish senator Ben Cardin opposes Iran deal

Ron Kampeas Cardin makes it harder to get to 41 senators needed to block a vote disapproving the deal. The presidential veto, however, is assured. ... [Link]

French Jews advised to avoid use of the term Zionism

Cnaan Liphshiz Stanley Greenberg, a prominent American political strategist from the United States, advised representatives of French Jewry to avoid mentioning Zionism when speaking to non-Jews. ... [Link]

Hasidic pilot hailed for ‘averting tragedy’ in N.J. crash landing

Uriel Heilman The Hasidic Coast Guard pilot who crash-landed in NJ originally had to fight the Coast Guard years ago for the right to wear his yarmulke. ... [Link]

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Czech author of first women’s prayer book commemorated

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