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

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

AFTER 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 Israel and a Colorado transplant since 2000.

He moved to Boulder to get a master’s degree from Naropa and, like many, decided to stay and call it home.

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Boulder

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 )

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Denver

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....
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Boulder

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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Denver

JCC to open a south location on Arapahoe Road

JCC to open a south location on Arapahoe RoadThe grand opening of the new JCC South Denver location is Sunday, March 18, 2-4 p.m. The 4,200-sq. foot site is located at 9625 E. Arapahoe Rd., Suites L-N, Greenwood Village. Children’s activities and refreshments will be available throughout the afternoon, and a brief dedication will take place at 3 p.m. “The community open house will provide an opportunity for families to experience the new facility, connect with other Jewish and interfaith families and tell us what programs, classes a...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 15 March 2012 14:08 )

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Obama talks Middle East crises on Rosh Hashanah call with rabbis

Ron Kampeas In his annual Rosh Hashanah call with American rabbis, President Obama focused on crises in the Middle East. ... [Link]

Obama, Netanyahu to meet Oct. 1

Ron Kampeas President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will meet next week in Washington. ... [Link]

U.S. court rules Arab Bank liable for Hamas terror

Julie Wiener Arab Bank provided material support to Hamas, a U.S. court found, and must compensate the victims of 24 attacks carried out by the terror group. ... [Link]

Shimon Peres, the gas pump attendant

Marcy Oster The newly retired Israeli president tries his hand at other careers — including video star. ... [Link]

Pew survey: Americans think religious influence declining

Julie Wiener Nearly three-quarters of Americans think religion is losing its influence in American life, according to a new survey. ... [Link]

Backers of anti-Iran group create mirror group against violent Islamists

Uriel Heilman The Counter Extremism Project, which launched Monday, aims to expose the financial, ideological and recruitment architecture that supports Islamic extremists. ... [Link]

Detention facility for African migrants ordered shut

Marcy Oster Israel’s Supreme Court ordered the state to close the Holot detention center for African migrants. ... [Link]

Op-Ed: Lower the age for Birthright

Gabrielle Birkner In the face of campus battles, lowering the program’s eligibility age would go a long way to preparing future college students to combat anti-Semitism and anti-Israel hate. ... [Link]

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