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Cohens to lead Sephardic congregation in Denver

Cohens to lead Sephardic congregation in Denver

Hacham 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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Boulder

CU-Boulder Hillel has a plan to enhance Jewish life

CU-Boulder Hillel has a plan to enhance Jewish lifeAS some CU students ponder the year ahead, others have already put into motion a plan to make this year’s campus experience richer, at least from a Jewish perspective. Earlier this month, a few select CU students participated in an annual conference in St. Louis for an intensive leadership development program with Hillel, the largest Jewish campus organization in the world that provides students with opportunities to explore their Jewish identity and connect with the Jewish community on campu...
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Denver

Sabbatical time pays off for Rabbi Dollin and HEA

Sabbatical time pays off for Rabbi Dollin and HEARABBI Bruce Dollin began to realize last year that his work as the senior rabbi of the Hebrew Education Alliance had started to become less inspiring and more predictable. The feeling left him at a crossroads. “Rabbis of large congregations are constantly multitasking trying to meet the tremendous expectations of their communities,” said Rabbi Dollin in a report to his board and congregational community. “This happens every day of the week, even on the rabbi’s day off, even when the ra...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 16 August 2012 12:59 )

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Denver

AJF honors young leaders at Aug. 30 event

AJF honors young leaders at Aug. 30 eventTHE Allied Jewish Federation of Colorado and the Jewish Community Foundation have announced the honorees for its annual meeting Thursday, Aug. 30 at the Loup JCC Elaine Wolf Theatre. This year’s award recipients are: Marnie Miller Klein — Charlotte Tucker Young Leadership Award; Ean Seeb — Ruth and Warren Toltz Young Leadership Award; GA Volunteers — Volunteers of the Year Award; and Benenson Strategy Group — Partner of the Year Award....

Last Updated ( Friday, 10 August 2012 09:18 )

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Denver

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 wo...

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

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JTA News

The Holocaust film that is upending the genre – and other Jewish notes from Cannes

Gabe Friedman The film “Son of Saul” by a rookie Hungarian director has become the most widely talked about film from the 2015 Cannes Film Festival. But it isn’t the festival’s only signific... [Link]

Swiss court orders Israel to pay Iran $1.1 billion

Uriel Heilman At issue is a shah-era oil debt that harkens back to a 1968 agreement in which Iran shipped oil through Israeli ports and sold crude oil to Israel. ... [Link]

Joe Lieberman: Next U.S. president will bring warmer relations with Israel

Ben Sales The four-term senator in an interview with JTA expressed concern over support for Israel in the Democratic Party, but said 2016 is an opportunity for a shift. ... [Link]

San Diego teen empowers girls to become feminist advocates

Julie Wiener Lily Greenberg Call helped found Girls Give Back, a leadership group for teenage girls. ... [Link]

Obama: Disagreeing with Israel is necessary to defend it

Ron Kampeas Open disagreement with Israel on some of its policies is a necessary component of the U.S. defense of Israel in the international community, President Barack Obama said. ... [Link]

Ancient Jerusalem aqueduct discovered during sewer work

Marcy Oster A section of Jerusalem’s lower aqueduct, which brought water to the city more than 2,000 years ago, was uncovered during sewer work. ... [Link]

Palestinian boy, 10, shot with foam bullet by Israel’s Border Police

Marcy Oster The police were using crowd control measures in an effort to stop rock throwing by young Palestinians in an eastern Jerusalem refugee camp. ... [Link]

Univ. of California alumni call for steps to curb campus anti-Semitism

Marcy Oster More than 500 alumni wrote in an open letter published in the UCLA student newspaper that they are “deeply concerned about the safety of Jewish students” in the university system. ... [Link]

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