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Greenberg Center promotes Holocaust education, cross-cultural understanding

Greenberg Center promotes Holocaust education, cross-cultural understanding

THE Greenberg Center for Learning and Tolerance, founded in 2003 by Paulette and David Greenberg, promotes learning, understanding and acceptance of diverse cultures in Colorado Springs and throughout the world.

The center offers a community-wide program each year in collaboration with local prominent organizations, in addition to involvement and support of community events and programs throughout the year.

The center’s goals include:

• providing materials for informing, educating and increasing the understanding of cultural differences in the Colorado Springs community;

• sponsoring programs in the community in collaboration with community non-profit organizations; and

• providing information and programming to community professionals who increase understanding and tolerance of both children and adults about diversity in Colorado Springs.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 31 October 2013 14:33 )

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Boulder

Special "no shush" service at Har HaShem

Special HAR HaShem will hold a Shabbat service that will be run a little looser than typical services, with participants able to move about and make noise and the only rule will be: “No Shushing.” The Nov. 15 service, believed to be the first of its kind at a Boulder-area synagogue, will feature spread out chairs, lower lights, time to touch the Torah, simple prayers and singing and will be especially geared toward those families with a family member who has a disability or special needs. The 6 p....

Last Updated ( Thursday, 31 October 2013 02:12 )

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Intermountain

Colorado Springs Hadassah keeps busy year-round

Colorado Springs Hadassah keeps busy year-roundSINCE this month is Breast Cancer Awareness month, pink seems to be everywhere, from the pink running shoes and accessories on NFL players to pink cowboy hats and pink cocktails, from pink hair on men at fundraising events to pink pet clothing. When the Hadassah chapter of Colorado Springs thinks about pink, it helps highlight one of the significant research areas of the Hadassah Medical Organization. Hadassah developed a new test that predicts the presence of the BRCA mutation with 95% accura...
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Denver

Golfer Boscoe takes regionals, to state

Golfer Boscoe takes regionals, to stateWhat is more challenging than making a putt with a hundred screaming fans? Making it with a hundred silent fans. Denver JDS senior Sam Boscoe was faced with this scenario in a sudden death playoff hole to determine the final spot in the Colorado High School Activities Assn. (CHSAA) state golf tournament. Boscoe lamented that he’d had “a couple of rough holes” leading up to this dramatic and tense situation. After watching both of his opponents miss par, Boscoe was faced with a tricky 10...
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Intermountain

IJN kicks off annual Chanukah Coloring Contest

IJN kicks off annual Chanukah Coloring Contest Because Chanukah is early this year (on Thanksgiving), so is the deadline: Nov. 11 The 27th annual Intermountain Jewish News Doris Sky Chanukah Coloring Contest is open for entries. Deadline for entries in the contest is 1 p.m., Monday, Nov. 11, 2013. IJN’s address is 1177 Grant St., Suite 200, Denver, CO 80203. The deadline is very early this year because Chanukah is very early. Since its inception, the contest, for children in kindergarten through sixth grade, has attracted and brought...

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 16 October 2013 11:06 )

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Bernie Sanders, Larry David to appear together on ‘SNL’

Julie Wiener NEW YORK (JTA) — Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders will appear with comedian Larry David on “Saturday Night Live” this weekend, according to several media outlets. Tad Devin... [Link]

Brazil Hillel feigns closure in bizarre marketing stunt

Julie Wiener The Jewish campus group’s Rio branch announced it would not close down just three hours after lamenting that it would – provoking outrage. ... [Link]

Orthodox trader, immigrant Harvard grad, killed by Manhattan crane collapse

Julie Wiener NEW YORK (JTA) — A 38-year-old Orthodox Jewish man was killed when a construction crane collapsed on his car in Manhattan. David Wichs, an immigrant from Prague, in what is now the Czech Republic, w... [Link]

Former Nazi, 93, to be third Auschwitz guard to face trial this year

Julie Wiener (JTA) — A 93-year-old former Nazi guard at Auschwitz will go on trial in Germany in April — the third such case to be tried in 2016. A German court announced on Friday that the ex-Waffen SS gu... [Link]

Israel returns bodies of terrorists who killed soldier in Jerusalem

Cnaan Liphshiz (JTA) — Israel handed over to the Palestinian Authority three bodies of terrorists who died in a Jerusalem shootout, in which they killed one soldier. The bodies of Ahmed Abu al-Ghub, Ahmed Zaka... [Link]

Israeli actress, 46, sues fashion boss who replaced her with younger model

Cnaan Liphshiz (JTA) – An Israeli fashion store’s decision to fire Israeli actress Ayelet Zurer, 46, as its house model and replace her with a 25-year-old sparked a national debate on women’s rights in that in... [Link]

Etan Patz parents seek reversal of ’04 conviction in murder case

Cnaan Liphshiz (JTA) — The parents of Etan Patz, a Jewish boy who was killed in 1979, are seeking the overturning of a 2004 judgement blaming a pedophile for the boy’s murder — which they claim was per... [Link]

Lithuanian Jewish leader seeks delay on naming alleged Nazi collaborators

Cnaan Liphshiz (JTA) — The leader of Lithuania’s  Jewish community supported a proposal to delay publishing the names of suspected Holocaust perpetrators out of concern for their families’ reputation and ... [Link]

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