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Covenant’s Pomegranate Prize goes to Rabbi Bock

Covenant’s Pomegranate Prize goes to Rabbi Bock

RABBI Eliav Bock, founding director of Ramah Outdoor Adventure at Ramah in the Rockies, is one of five Jewish educators selected to receive The Covenant Foundation’s 2012 Pomegranate Prize.

The prize honors emerging professionals in Jewish educational settings across the country.

In addition to Bock, recipients include Maya Bernstein, strategic design officer at UpStart Bay Area, San Francisco; Rabbi Nicole Greninger, director of education at Temple Isaiah, Lafayette, Calif.; Rabbi Barry Kislowicz, head of school at Fuchs Mizrachi School, Beachwood, Ohio; and Sarah Lefton, founding executive director of G-dcast, San Francisco.

The foundation named the newest recipients of the Pomegranate Prize at its annual award ceremony at the GA.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 22 November 2012 03:22 )

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Denver

Sauvage to discuss latest film at annual Holocaust lecture

Sauvage to discuss latest film at annual Holocaust lectureTHE parents of documentary filmmaker Pierre Sauvage, the speaker at the tenth annual Fred Marcus Memorial Holocaust Lecture, 4 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 28, were among the 5,000 Jews saved by villagers in the area of LeChambon, France during WW II. Sauvage was born there. His personal experiences have naturally piqued his interest in the Holocaust and, in particular, the subject of rescuers. Following the success of his award-winning film, “Weapons of the Spirit,” which Sauvage showed at the 2004 ...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 18 October 2012 12:05 )

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Intermountain

IJN kicks off annual Chanukah Coloring Contest

IJN kicks off annual Chanukah Coloring Contest The 26th annual Intermountain Jewish News-Doris Sky Chanukah Coloring Contest is open for entries. Deadline for entries in the contest is 5 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012. IJN’s address is 1177 Grant St., Suite 200, Denver, CO 80203. Since its inception, the contest, for children in kindergarten through sixth grade, has attracted and brought together children from all corners of the Jewish community. Through the years it has encouraged creativity and artistic expression of the fun aspects of...

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 23 October 2012 08:40 )

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Denver

BMH-BJ unveils a new logo and identity

BMH-BJ unveils a new logo and identityRabbi 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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Samuel Pisar, Holocaust survivor who was adviser to JFK, dies

Marcy Oster Pisar became a member of President Kennedy’s economic and foreign policy task force in 1960, and also served as an adviser to the State Department. ... [Link]

CNN poll: More Americans want Congress to reject Iran deal

Ron Kampeas Fifty-two percent of respondents wanted Congress to reject the deal and 44 percent wanted it approved, the poll found. ... [Link]

70 American teachers help Israeli children learn English

Marcy Oster The teachers worked on the English skills of underprivileged children in the north and south of Israel for three weeks as part of the TALMA program. ... [Link]

Settlement evacuation spurs upheaval in Israeli gov’t

Marcy Oster Meanwhile, former residents of a West Bank village evicted 10 years ago and their supporters came to the site and are refusing to leave. ... [Link]

Israel’s U.S. envoy raps Huckabee on Holocaust-Iran deal analogy

Ron Kampeas Huckabee says the Jewish community is behind the linkage, and the Zionist Organization of America is supporting the statement, but the ADL and Simon Wiesenthal Center have joined President Obama in bl... [Link]

NYC education officials urged to investigate quality of yeshivas

Julie Wiener Fifty-two former yeshiva students, parents of current yeshiva students and ex-teachers signed a letter expressing “deep concern” about dozens of schools. ... [Link]

Microsoft buys haredi-founded tech firm

Julie Wiener The founder and president of New Jersey-based FieldOne is a Satmar Hasid who taught himself several computer languages. ... [Link]

Arab-Israeli lawmaker: Jews have no religious ties to Temple Mount

Julie Wiener Masud Ganaim, a member of the Joint Arab List, told Israel Radio that “historically, religiously, it is a Muslim site, period.” ... [Link]

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