Intermountain Jewish News

Oct 04th
Home Today's Life

Today's Life

Community news from Denver, Boulder and the Intermountain area.

Har HaShem helps in sheltering Boulder’s homeless

Har HaShem helps in sheltering Boulder’s homeless

NOW in its third winter season, Har HaShem is one of seven faith communities — and the only synagogue — in Boulder offering overflow shelter for the community’s homeless population.

The faith communities are partnered with BOHO, Boulder Outreach for Homeless Overflow, a program that started in 2008 after a homeless man froze to death.

“We are what’s called an emergency warming center,” explains Rabbi Josh Rose, senior rabbi at Har HaShem. “So on Thursday nights [throughout the winter], our congregation will serve as a shelter.”

Initially, the emergency warming centers (EWCs) opened when evening temperatures dropped below 32 degrees on clear nights and 38 degrees on wet and snowy nights.

But with little advance notice, it was difficult for volunteers from Har HaShem and the participating churches to coordinate their schedules.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 21 February 2013 13:09 )


Age no deterrent for 83 lifelong learners at AJA

Age no deterrent for 83 lifelong learners at AJAEighty-three seniors proved that, indeed, you’re never too old to learn . . . and to graduate. The inaugural graduation ceremony marked the one-year culmination of adult learning through the new Allied Academy of Lifelong Learning (AALL). Classes are taught by community facilitators, volunteers and residents themselves. Designed to improve body, mind and spirit and to help seniors stay engaged in learning, the program attracted more than 210 residents out of 406 in the program’s first yea...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 31 January 2013 11:36 )


With new TJE title, Rabbi Leban reflects on 10 years

With new TJE title, Rabbi Leban reflects on 10 years The Jewish Experience will hold its annual event, Wine, Cheese & Chocolate, Saturday, Feb. 2, 8 p.m., at History Colorado Center. The event will honor Rabbi Raphael Leban on his 10th anniversary with TJE. The IJN recently posed questions to Rabbi Leban regarding his decade in Denver: You’ve been promoted to managing director of The Jewish Experience. Why? When I first started at TJE 10 years ago, it was a much smaller organization. Rabbi Ahron Wasserman was the director, Aliza Bulow was...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 24 January 2013 12:12 )


Jewish Student Connection establishes clubs in public high schools

Jewish Student Connection establishes clubs in public high schoolsEntering 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 Washi...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 17 January 2013 10:26 )


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 )

Page 10 of 23

IJN e-Edition

This is only a taste! Get full access to the IJN via our e-Edition, only $14.04 for IJN Print subscribers.

E-Edition subscribers get access to a complete digital replica of the IJN, which includes all special sections.

Get the IJN's free newsletter!

Shabbat Times

JTA News

PA condemns Israel for killing 2 Palestinian attackers

Marcy Oster The Palestinian Authority said the international community must intervene without noting that the Palestinian men were killed in the wake of attacks on Jewish-Israelis. ... [Link]

Israeli officer removed after soldiers destroy journalists’ cameras

Marcy Oster Two photographers for the French news agency AFP were filming a Palestinian demonstration in the West Bank. ... [Link]

IDF finds Palestinian boy shot self in stomach, not victim of ‘settler attack’

Marcy Oster The boy’s family originally said that an Israeli driver stopped his car on the road outside of Qalqilya and shot at the boy before fleeing the scene. ... [Link]

Spain grants citizenship to 4,302 descendants of Sephardic Jews

Marcy Oster Applicants are allowed to maintain dual citizenships with other countries. ... [Link]

West Bank Palestinians arrested for attack that killed Israeli couple

Marcy Oster The IDF said it has deployed four additional battalions in the West Bank to continue the search for additional suspects and to provide additional security against Palestinian violence. ... [Link]

Bon Jovi promises to return to Israel during Tel Aviv concert

Marcy Oster “I’ll come here any time you want,” American rock star Jon Bon Jovi told tens of thousands of Israelis at the end of his Tel Aviv concert in an apparent swipe at the BDS movement. ... [Link]

U.S. condemns Jerusalem stabbing attack that left two Israelis dead

Marcy Oster Israel’s president offered his support to Israeli security forces working to prevent further attacks in Jerusalem and throughout the country, ... [Link]

Palestinians banned from Jerusalem’s Old City in wake of stabbing attacks

Marcy Oster The wife of one of the men killed in a Palestinian stabbing attack is in a coma and on life support at Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem following an operation in the wake of the attack. ... [Link]

Intermountain Jewish News • 1177 Grant Street • Denver, CO 80203 • 303 861 2234 • FAX 303 832 6942 • •