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Kollel adds new family for Southeast outreach

Kollel adds new family for Southeast outreach

The Denver Community Kollel announces that Rabbi Eli and Gitty Mozes are the latest addition to the Kollel family.

They arrived in Denver immediately after Sukkot to fill the void created by the departure of the Mandel family.

Rabbi Mozes, 26, hails from Lakewood, NJ, and Gitty Mozes, 24, is a Chicago native. They resided in Lakewood, NJ, since their marriage and have two young children, Baruch and Miriam.

Last Updated ( Friday, 15 November 2013 03:18 )

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Boulder

Bonai launches post-flood, $500,000 fundraising goal

Bonai launches post-flood, $500,000 fundraising goal THE rain began on Sept. 11. Boulder’s Conservative synagogue Congregation Bonai Shalom was in the midst of its High Holiday observances, two evenings away from Kol Nidre. Little did anyone know that by the time the Day of Atonement had passed, nearly every aspect of Bonai’s life would change. Over the course of four harrowing days, the entire Front Range of Colorado was swamped under a deluge of between 15 and 20 inches of precipitation. From Fort Collins in the north to Eldorado Springs ...
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Intermountain

Greenberg Center promotes Holocaust education, cross-cultural understanding

Greenberg Center promotes Holocaust education, cross-cultural understandingTHE Greenberg Center for Learning and Tolerance, founded in 2003 by Paulette and David Greenberg, promotes learning, understanding and acceptance of diverse cultures in Colorado Springs and throughout the world. The center offers a community-wide program each year in collaboration with local prominent organizations, in addition to involvement and support of community events and programs throughout the year. The center’s goals include: • providing materials for informing, educating and inc...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 31 October 2013 14:33 )

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Boulder

Special "no shush" service at Har HaShem

Special HAR HaShem will hold a Shabbat service that will be run a little looser than typical services, with participants able to move about and make noise and the only rule will be: “No Shushing.” The Nov. 15 service, believed to be the first of its kind at a Boulder-area synagogue, will feature spread out chairs, lower lights, time to touch the Torah, simple prayers and singing and will be especially geared toward those families with a family member who has a disability or special needs. The 6 p....

Last Updated ( Thursday, 31 October 2013 02:12 )

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Intermountain

Colorado Springs Hadassah keeps busy year-round

Colorado Springs Hadassah keeps busy year-roundSINCE this month is Breast Cancer Awareness month, pink seems to be everywhere, from the pink running shoes and accessories on NFL players to pink cowboy hats and pink cocktails, from pink hair on men at fundraising events to pink pet clothing. When the Hadassah chapter of Colorado Springs thinks about pink, it helps highlight one of the significant research areas of the Hadassah Medical Organization. Hadassah developed a new test that predicts the presence of the BRCA mutation with 95% accura...
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Warmonger or humanitarian? Getting to know Avigdor Liberman, Bibi’s enigmatic pick for defense minister

Ron Kampeas Yes, there’s the Avigdor Liberman who wants to behead bad guys, mandate loyalty oaths and pay Arabs to leave the country — the one who makes fun of the disabled and who dodged a fraud charge.... [Link]

‘Game of Thrones’ welcomes Israeli actress-singer

Julie Wiener (JTA) — Russian-Israeli actress Ania Bukstein recently joined the cast of the hit HBO series “Game of Thrones.” Bukstein, a Moscow native who immigrated to Israel at 8, plays Red Priestess Kinva... [Link]

At Museum of the Jewish People, an iconic exhibit of miniature synagogues breaks new ground

Lisa Keys TEL AVIV (JTA) — In 1978, when Beit Hatfutsot-Museum of the Jewish People opened, it did something big. But it did it in the smallest way possible. Among the museum’s first exhibits was a gallery ... [Link]

UK golf ‘full’ of anti-Semitism, Jewish ex-BBC chair claims

Julie Wiener (JTA) — A British media mogul who headed the BBC has accused the United Kingdom’s golf scene of being “full” of anti-Semitism, saying a prominent club banned him in the 1980s because he is J... [Link]

Israeli Foreign Ministry failing in fight against BDS, report says

Julie Wiener (JTA) — Israel’s Foreign Ministry is badly mismanaging the fight against the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement, according to a state comptroller’s report. In a report released Tuesday, ... [Link]

We can help Kosovo become fertile ground for religious pluralism

Andrew Silow-Carroll HOBOKEN, N.J. (JTA) — Kosovo is a “newborn” country, a majority Muslim state that fought for its independence from Serbia only eight years ago. Yet it has erected a Holocaust memorial outsid... [Link]

Spanish Jews threaten legal action against lawmaker for ‘foreign agent’ comment

Cnaan Liphshiz (JTA) — Spain’s main Jewish group threatened legal action against a local lawmaker for calling a community leader “a foreign agent.” Benet Salellas espoused “the most repugnant ... [Link]

Republican Jewish Coalition decries ‘anti-Semitic invective’ in presidential race

Andrew Silow-Carroll (JTA) — The Republican Jewish Coalition condemned the “troubling increase of anti-Semitic invective” aimed at journalists covering the presidential campaigns, but without singling out the t... [Link]

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