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Rabbi Immerman joins Emanuel

Rabbi Immerman joins Emanuel

Rabbi Brian Immerman joined Temple Emanuel on July 1 as assistant rabbi.

He was ordained from HUC-JIR in New York City on May 6.

Rabbi Immerman grew up in Shaker Heights, Ohio, at Temple Tifereth Israel and was a camper and staff member at Goldman Union Camp Institute.

He graduated from the University of Rochester with a degree in computer science; he was also captain of the swim team.

Between college and attending HUC, Rabbi Immerman worked at Key Bank in Cleveland and then for two years worked in the youth division of the Union for Reform Judaism.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 19 July 2012 09:03 )

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Denver

World’s largest class — Daf Yomi — meets every day

World’s largest class — Daf Yomi — meets every daySOMEONE once said, “It will change your life, no doubt about that.” Imagine doing something everyday for at least an hour. Forget everyday things like sleeping and breathing — think meaningful dedication. Daf Yomi, or “page of the day,” is a world-wide program for Jewish people to engage in studying the Talmud every single day. The study schedule is coordinated worldwide, so that every class in every country studies the same topic at the same time. Sounds simple, right? Daf Yomi wa...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 12 July 2012 10:22 )

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Boulder

Rabbi Marc Soloway and the greening of Bonai Shalom

Rabbi Marc Soloway and the greening of Bonai ShalomFOR the past eight years, Rabbi Marc Soloway has called Boulder home. “There’s so much about the Bonai Shalom community and the Jewish community in Boulder, it’s inspiring.” And in turn, Rabbi Soloway has helped inspire others around the globe. For the last several years, Bonai Shalom — and Rabbi Marc — have secured a national reputation as a green synagogue. “We’re the first synagogue that has become zero waste,” says Soloway. “We evolved into the community that has taken ...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 05 July 2012 11:26 )

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Boulder

Sephardic flavor will infuse Boulder Festival

Sephardic flavor will infuse Boulder FestivalThis year’s Boulder Jewish Festival, Sunday, June 10, boasts a different flavor from what people have experienced at the last 17 festivals, according to the festival’s executive director Cheryl Fellows. “We’re going to have more of a Sephardic influence than in past years.” That means Sephardic influenced music and food, including a Moroccan restaurant new to the food vendor line up. “And we even have some non-profit booths highlighting Sephardic themes,” says Fellows. Why the s...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 31 May 2012 10:10 )

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Intermountain

Shavuot, a time for celebration and remembrance

Shavuot, a time for celebration and remembranceTHE confluence this year of Shavuot and Memorial Day on Monday, May 28, will result in 10 regional synagogues reading — with an indispensable assist from the Intermountan Jewish News — the names of deceased Colorado veterans during their respective Shavuot services. Organized by the Rocky Mountain Rabbinical Council, the commemoration will honor those Colorado Jews who have served in the US Armed Forces from WW I to the present day, including those killed in action and those who served in t...

Last Updated ( Friday, 25 May 2012 06:13 )

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Pelosi: Netanyahu speech ‘insult to the intelligence of the United States’

Julie Wiener The House minority leader said she was “saddened by the condescension toward our knowledge of the threat posed by Iran.” ... [Link]

Ban Palestinian speaker with terrorist ties, Brussels university urged

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Full video and text: Netanyahu’s speech to Congress

Gabrielle Birkner The transcript of Netanyahu’s March 3 speech before Congress. ... [Link]

Netanyahu to Congress: Deal with Iran paves way to bomb

Uriel Heilman The Israeli prime minister urged Congress to reject the emerging nuclear deal with Iran: “It’s a very bad deal,” he said. “We’re better off without it.” ... [Link]

From the Archive: Leonard Nimoy’s ‘Mapplethorpe’ moment

Julie Wiener In 2002, the actor best known for his role on “Star Trek,” generated a small storm with his black-and-white photographs of women clad in nothing but prayer shawls and tefillin. ... [Link]

Activist Yehuda Glick can pray at Temple Mount, Jerusalem court rules

Marcy Oster Glick was wrongfully prohibited from visiting the Temple Mount for two years, an Israeli court found. ... [Link]

North American federations fund scholarships for students living near Gaza

Marcy Oster The students, who live in Sderot and other southern Israeli communities that came under attack during last summer’s conflict with Gaza, attend academic institutions in southern Israel. ... [Link]

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