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AJF honors young leaders at Aug. 30 event

AJF honors young leaders at Aug. 30 event

THE 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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Denver

World’s largest class — Daf Yomi — meets every day

World’s largest class — Daf Yomi — meets every daySOMEONE once said, “It will change your life, no doubt about that.” Imagine doing something everyday for at least an hour. Forget everyday things like sleeping and breathing — think meaningful dedication. Daf Yomi, or “page of the day,” is a world-wide program for Jewish people to engage in studying the Talmud every single day. The study schedule is coordinated worldwide, so that every class in every country studies the same topic at the same time. Sounds simple, right? Daf Yomi wa...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 12 July 2012 10:22 )

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Boulder

Rabbi Marc Soloway and the greening of Bonai Shalom

Rabbi Marc Soloway and the greening of Bonai ShalomFOR the past eight years, Rabbi Marc Soloway has called Boulder home. “There’s so much about the Bonai Shalom community and the Jewish community in Boulder, it’s inspiring.” And in turn, Rabbi Soloway has helped inspire others around the globe. For the last several years, Bonai Shalom — and Rabbi Marc — have secured a national reputation as a green synagogue. “We’re the first synagogue that has become zero waste,” says Soloway. “We evolved into the community that has taken ...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 05 July 2012 11:26 )

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Boulder

Sephardic flavor will infuse Boulder Festival

Sephardic flavor will infuse Boulder FestivalThis year’s Boulder Jewish Festival, Sunday, June 10, boasts a different flavor from what people have experienced at the last 17 festivals, according to the festival’s executive director Cheryl Fellows. “We’re going to have more of a Sephardic influence than in past years.” That means Sephardic influenced music and food, including a Moroccan restaurant new to the food vendor line up. “And we even have some non-profit booths highlighting Sephardic themes,” says Fellows. Why the s...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 31 May 2012 10:10 )

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Woman arrested for sexual abuse of teenagers at a bar mitzvah

Gabe Friedman A 32-year-old woman reportedly exposed her breasts to several guests at a bar mitzvah party before performing oral sex on a 15-year-old boy. ... [Link]

ADL slams Lena Dunham’s New Yorker piece

Gabe Friedman The Anti-Defamation League has called Lena Dunham’s recent controversial piece in the New Yorker “tasteless” and “offensive.” ... [Link]

Is U.S.-Israel crisis a speed bump or sign of a long-term conflict?

Ron Kampeas President Obama’s comments this week suggest he has not heeded the calls of leading pro-Israel lawmakers and Jewish organizational leaders to tone down his disagreement with Israel. ... [Link]

Y.U. medical school staff receives employment warning

Gabe Friedman Over 2,500 employees at Yeshiva University’s Albert Einstein College of Medicine could be laid off as a result of Montefiore Health System’s takeover of the medical school’s operations. ... [Link]

Reid endorses Schumer for minority leader

Ben Harris The retiring Senate minority leader predicted that Sen. Charles Schumer, the third-ranking Democrat in the Senate and a leading pro-Israel voice in Congress, would win the post without opposition. ... [Link]

France to work on UN draft resolution on Israel

Cnaan Liphshiz Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius told reporters he plans to move forward with drafting a Security Council resolution on the Israel-Palestinian conflict. ... [Link]

Toulouse rabbi told to remove kippah at voting station

Cnaan Liphshiz Rabbi Avraham Weill complained to police of the alleged discrimination. ... [Link]

WATCH: Check out this year’s leading Passover parody videos

Julie Wiener If there had been just one “Uptown Funk” parody for Passover, Dayenu. But there are two. ... [Link]

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