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Age no deterrent for 83 lifelong learners at AJA

Age no deterrent for 83 lifelong learners at AJA

Eighty-three seniors proved that, indeed, you’re never too old to learn . . . and to graduate.

The inaugural graduation ceremony marked the one-year culmination of adult learning through the new Allied Academy of Lifelong Learning (AALL).

Classes are taught by community facilitators, volunteers and residents themselves.

Designed to improve body, mind and spirit and to help seniors stay engaged in learning, the program attracted more than 210 residents out of 406 in the program’s first year.

Students attending 50 or more hours received their certificate of completion, and those accruing more than 75 hours of classes graduated “with honors.”

Last Updated ( Thursday, 31 January 2013 11:36 )

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Denver

With new TJE title, Rabbi Leban reflects on 10 years

With new TJE title, Rabbi Leban reflects on 10 years The Jewish Experience will hold its annual event, Wine, Cheese & Chocolate, Saturday, Feb. 2, 8 p.m., at History Colorado Center. The event will honor Rabbi Raphael Leban on his 10th anniversary with TJE. The IJN recently posed questions to Rabbi Leban regarding his decade in Denver: You’ve been promoted to managing director of The Jewish Experience. Why? When I first started at TJE 10 years ago, it was a much smaller organization. Rabbi Ahron Wasserman was the director, Aliza Bulow was...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 24 January 2013 12:12 )

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Denver

Jewish Student Connection establishes clubs in public high schools

Jewish Student Connection establishes clubs in public high schoolsEntering its fourth year of offering in-school educational experiences for Jewish teens, a new study demonstrates that Jewish Student Connection (JSC) helps Jewish teens take ownership of their Jewish future. The study, conducted by BTW Informing Change, looked specifically at the programmatic and organizational growth of JSC in Denver, Chicago, South Florida and Westchester, Conn., 2010-2012. “JSC has changed my life in so many ways,” says JSC member Cali Willis of Denver’s George Washi...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 17 January 2013 10:26 )

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Denver

Bostoner Rebbe to visit the Denver Jewish community

Bostoner Rebbe to visit the Denver Jewish communityGrand Rabbi Mayer Alter Horowitz, the Bostoner Rebbe of Jerusalem, will visit Denver Jan. 23-27, visiting congregations, schools and individuals. On Thursday and Friday, Jan. 24-25, the rebbe is scheduled to visit DAT, Denver Jewish Day School and Hillel Academy on the East side. On Thursday night, Jan. 24, the Rebbe is scheduled to speak at Merkaz Torah V’Chesed, 295 S. Locust. He will spend Shabbos, Jan. 25-26, with Congregation Zera Avraham on the West Side of Denver. A melaveh malka is...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 10 January 2013 11:10 )

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Denver

Wellshire Event Center reopens with kosher option

Wellshire Event Center reopens with kosher optionThe 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 En...

Last Updated ( Monday, 17 December 2012 12:21 )

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On Iran deal, Hoyer’s red lines are not AIPAC’s

Ron Kampeas Steny Hoyer studiously avoids AIPAC’s language in his statement on an Iran deal. ... [Link]

Op-Ed: It’s time to stop demonizing Michael Oren

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Report: Soros, Saban give total of $3 million to Clinton campaign

Cnaan Liphshiz Revelation comes amid reports that Clinton ... [Link]

Camp where Debbie Friedman began Jewish folk movement marks 50 years

Gabe Friedman Kutz Camp, the birthplace of modern spiritual Jewish music, celebrates fifty years of camp this July Fourth weekend. ... [Link]

Rioters chant against ‘Jewish murderers’ in Muslim Dutch neighborhood

Cnaan Liphshiz Riots near Jewish-owned enclave of The Hague erupted over slaying of young man by police officers. ... [Link]

Dutch lawmakers oppose slashing aid to Holocaust survivors

Cnaan Liphshiz Six survivors from The Hague were turned away from a care facility and told to seek help from their families. ... [Link]

Episcopal Church overwhelmingly rebuffs divestment resolution

Ron Kampeas The Episcopal Church’s House of Bishops overwhelmingly rejected a motion to divest from company doing business with Israel in the West Bank. ... [Link]

Israeli rabbi arrested at airport on rape charges

Cnaan Liphshiz Safed rabbi arrested at Ben Gurion airport following rape charges. ... [Link]

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