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BMH-BJ unveils a new logo and identity

BMH-BJ unveils a new logo and identity

Rabbi Ben Greenberg, the new spiritual leader at BMH-BJ, recently unveiled a new logo for the congregation.

Since he started at BMH-BJ, Rabbi Greenberg has been learning about the history of the congregation and its place in the Denver Jewish and general communities.

“For the past 116 years, we have always been what we are; we have always been ‘the Denver Synagogue,’” he said.

That slogan is incorporated into the new logo as part of the name of the congregation.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 11 October 2012 10:03 )

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Denver

Rabbi Klein: serving up spirituality in the lunchroom

Rabbi Klein: serving up spirituality in the lunchroomThe day after Yom Kippur, while Jewish Denver was still in a post-repentance stupor, DAT Minyan spiritual leader Rabbi Asher Klein arrived at the IJN in exceptional, buoyant form. Twenty-four hours ago he fasted, prayed and beseeched G-d’s forgiveness with his congregation in a crowded multipurpose room at DAT. This morning he smiles the giddy smile of a new father (for the fourth time). The only time fatigue makes an appearance is when Klein mentions receiving an accounting “decree” fro...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 04 October 2012 11:30 )

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Denver

Steinberg sees a bright future for West Side

Steinberg sees a bright future for West SideA WORD of warning: Don’t tell Rabbi Tzvi Steinberg that Denver’s West Side is a Jewish ghost town. He’ll set you straight on that point, and quickly. Earlier this year, after the rabbi had already agreed to take the pulpit of Denver’s Congregation Zera Abraham — the last functional synagogue standing on the West Side — he overheard a conversation between two other people. One of those speaking, who knew that Rabbi Steinberg had previously run a Jewish hospice, laughed and said tha...

Last Updated ( Monday, 24 September 2012 08:11 )

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Boulder

Bike for the Fight

Bike for the Fight ROSH HASHANAHSECTION D THERE are times when tragedy and loss can be the biggest motivators in life. For 24-year-old Israeli Tom Peled, this was certainly the case. His father died of cancer in 2011 after an eight-year battle with the disease. “I didn’t have a goal or purpose. It was a hard time for all of us,” he said. Peled realized that he needed a physical outlet to manage his grief. He embarked on a cycling journey through six European countries. “It was a hard experience being...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 13 September 2012 11:50 )

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Denver

Cohens to lead Sephardic congregation in Denver

Cohens to lead Sephardic congregation in DenverHacham Hanania and Sarit Cohen have moved to Denver to provide spiritual leadership to Denver’s Sephardic and Israeli Jews who have established a minyan. It now meets regularly in the lower floor of Bais Menachem, 400 S. Holly St. Hacham Cohen will lead High Holiday services for the new congregation. Cohen, who spent the past six years in Los Angeles, has a master’s degree in Chinese medicine, and is  a certified clinical hypnotherapist and neurofeedback practioner....

Last Updated ( Thursday, 06 September 2012 11:24 )

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