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Super Sunday fundraising phone-a-thon is coming up

Super Sunday fundraising phone-a-thon is coming up

The Allied Jewish Federation of Colorado will sponsor Super Sunday on Sunday, March 11, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. at the Loup JCC, and on Monday, March 12, 5-8:30 p.m., at the federation, 300 S. Dahlia.

Chairs are Rachel Allen, Melinda Blatt, Jesse Blum, Aaron Cohen, Elyana Feldman, Kenneth Gurrentz, Joanne Kleinstein, Bob and Robyn Loup, Yossi Manor, Esti Marcus, Lisa Mintz, Nikki Naiman, Jamie Sarche, Michele Roth Scharg, Melanie Siegel, Marc Spritzer, Susan Stern, Kelli Trotsky Pfaff, Hugo Weinberger, Debra Weinstein and Adam Zall.

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Denver

Schiff remains strong supporter of Hadassah

Schiff remains strong supporter of HadassahNews of a looming scandal at the top ranks of Hadassah, The Women’s Zionist Organization of America, may have surprised and upset a veteran Denver member and leader of the organization, but not nearly enough to make her want to jump ship. Sandy Schiff, a member of Hadassah for over 50 years and a board member of the Denver chapter “for almost that long,” has also served as president of the Denver chapter’s Masada group. She admits that when she first read of allegations of misuse of fu...
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Denver

Rabbi Steinberg is spiritual leader of Zera Abraham

Rabbi Steinberg is spiritual leader of Zera AbrahamZera Abraham welcomed its new rabbi at a public gathering Jan. 4 at the synagogue. Rabbi Tzvi Steinberg will assume the full time spiritual leadership of Zera Abraham after Passover, and until then will commute between Denver and his current home in Lakewood, NJ. Rabbi Steinberg is an advanced rabbinic scholar at Beth Medrash Govoho (the “Lakewood yeshiva”) in New Jersey. For the last 11 years, he has headed a kollel of 35 people to study a four-year cycle of Jewish law required for rabbi...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 12 January 2012 12:42 )

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Denver

Zev Pomeranz is the new associate rabbi at Aish Denver

Zev Pomeranz is the new associate rabbi at Aish DenverRabbi Zev Pomeranz became the new associate rabbi at Aish Denver this fall. Rabbi Yaakov Meyer, Aish Denver founder and director, met Rabbi Pomeranz in Israel this past summer and was impressed by the rabbi's "gentle and kind disposition as well as his profound wisdom," he says. "I knew that he and his wonderful family would be a great fit for Aish Denver."
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Intermountain

Meet New Mexico’s renaissance rabbi

Meet New Mexico’s renaissance rabbiSEPHARDIC New Mexico was at a loss when its founder David Ritch de Herrera — a rabbi, a doctor and a military chaplain — shipped out for Afghanistan in September as a field surgeon for the US Amy’s First Infantry Division. In Afghanistan, Captain Ritch de Herrera, who founded Sephardic New Mexico in 2008, will serve as a civilian military chaplain, holding services for Jewish soldiers, obtaining kosher food and serving as an assistant to his supervisor, Rabbi Lt. Henry Soussan. De Herrer...

Last Updated ( Friday, 04 November 2011 09:28 )

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Thousands rally against rise in anti-Semitism in Britain

Marcy Oster Thousands of people gathered for a rally in central London to protest the rise in anti-Semitism in Britain. ... [Link]

New children’s books: a tale from Spain, easing a young girl’s pain

mbrodsky Jacqueline Jules was inspired to write “Never Say a Mean Word, A Tale from Medieval Spain” by a Torah commentary she read — more than a dozen years ago. ... [Link]

Syrian rebels holding U.N. peacekeeping troops from Golan border

Marcy Oster Filipino troops from the United Nations peacekeeping force on the border between Syria and Israel have escaped from the Syrian rebels holding them captive. ... [Link]

ICC prosecutor: Palestine can join the Rome Statute

Marcy Oster “Palestine” is now eligible to join the Rome Statute and file war crimes charges against Israel, the International Criminal Court prosecutor said. ... [Link]

Report: Joan Rivers on life support

Marcy Oster Comedienne and talk show host Joan Rivers reportedly is on life support. ... [Link]

Israel’s Cabinet approves plan to develop Sderot, Gaza border towns

Marcy Oster Israel’s Cabinet approved a nearly $364 million plan to develop the southern Israeli city of Sderot and communities on the border with Gaza. ... [Link]

Belgian women pour fake blood in airport to protest Israel arms transport

Marcy Oster A Belgian feminist group poured about 25 gallons of fake blood on the floor of an airport in Liege, Belgium, to protest their belief that the airport is being used to transport arms to Israel. ... [Link]

Israel converts West Bank land to state-owned

Marcy Oster The Israel Defense Forces Civil Administration announced that it would recognize nearly 1000 acres of land in the Gush Etzion bloc as state land. ... [Link]

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