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Jewish Student Connection establishes clubs in public high schools

Jewish Student Connection establishes clubs in public high schools

Entering 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 Washington High School.

“From helping me map out my future decisions, to helping me grow as a Jew, JSC has proven to be my main support.

“It was not long ago that I walked through the halls at my public school feeling slightly different from the rest of my peers.

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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Denver

Jewish Group Home provides disabled adults with shelter, community, values

Jewish Group Home provides disabled adults with shelter, community, values CHANUKAH EDITIONSECTION E PAGE 4 It’s a late weekday afternoon at the Jewish Group Home in a pleasant suburban-looking house tucked cozily inside a Southeast Denver neighborhood. Some of the house’s seven residents — all of them developmentally disabled adults — are returning from their day activities, resembling anybody else coming home from work: jackets on, empty lunch buckets in hand, tired expressions on their faces changing to the contentment of homecoming. Others are already ...

Last Updated ( Friday, 07 December 2012 02:25 )

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Denver

Flourpot bakery goes kosher

Flourpot bakery goes kosher CHANUKAH EDITIONSECTION D PAGE 8 FLOURPOT, a cupcake and cookie bakery in Greenwood Village, is now under the kosher supervision of the Scroll K. Flourpot opened two years ago, but closed down for several days last month to convert the bakery to conform to kashrut standards. “We decided to go kosher because of the high demand for kosher fresh baked goods,” explains Nancy Rollnick-Jacobson, who owns the bakery with Sydney Davidson. “We couldn’t have birthday celebrations at the shop...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 06 December 2012 14:59 )

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Obama to U.S. Jews: ‘We’re not giving away anything’ to Iran

Andrew Tobin The president said the nuclear agreement blocks Iran from getting a nuclear weapon and does nothing to limit the U.S.’s options against the Islamic Republic. ... [Link]

‘Homeland’ creator to direct film on Israel’s rescue of Ethiopian Jews

Gabe Friedman Israeli Gideon Raff’s latest project will portray the airlift rescues of thousands of Ethiopian Jews in the ’80s. ... [Link]

Yazidi leaders demand ‘Jewish Schindler’ prove he is saving people

Gabe Friedman In a letter published Wednesday, 20 advocates for the Yazidis questioned Steve Maman’s methods and demanded he inform Yazidi leaders about the specific people his group has rescued. ... [Link]

Plunder-filled Nazi train worth millions has likely been found

Julie Wiener The World Jewish Congress urged the Polish government to ensure any goods stolen from Jews be returned to their rightful owners or the owners’ heirs. ... [Link]

Kansas City shooter: ‘I had a patriotic intent to stop genocide’

Julie Wiener The white supremacist charged with killing three people outside two Jewish facilities in Kansas City admitted doing so, but urged the jury to judge him “not guilty.” ... [Link]

Iran nixes Israeli conductor’s Tehran performance

Julie Wiener A spokesman for Iran’s culture ministry was quoted as saying that “Iran does not recognize the Zionist regime and will not co-operate with artists of this regime.” ... [Link]

U.N. watchdog: Iran expanding Parchin facility

Cnaan Liphshiz Tehran dismissed the findings, which come as it prepares to close a deal with world powers. ... [Link]

Switzerland regrets using cartoon of birds defecating on Netanyahu

Julie Wiener The cartoon, in which doves with Iranian and American flags on their chests relieve themselves atop Netanyahu’s head, appears to reference the Iran nuclear deal, which Israel opposes. ... [Link]

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