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Vote of confidence for Doug Seserman

Vote of confidence for Doug Seserman

JEWISHcolorado’s board of directors announced that President and CEO Doug Seserman will lead the organization for up to five additional years. Seserman’s contract was renewed for a two-year period beginning July 1, 2015, with a three-year extension option following those two years. “We feel fortunate to have a leader with so much creative vi... Read more...

The legacy of Lincoln

The great president, leader, liberator and orator was cruelly cut down 150 years ago this week. We still need to complete his work. One hundred and...
Rabbi saved a Jewish city in Greece

Rabbi saved a Jewish city in Greece

Yom HaShoah/Holocaust Memorial Day 5775 IN THE Jerusalem Hills, there stands the single largest memorial to the Holocaust in the world known as Mar...

The end of the human race

THE END of the human race as we know it might be upon us. I refer not to some very distant, natural evolution of the human species — perhaps possibl...
Sabbath-observing baseball exec says record contract makes sense for Marlins

Sabbath-observing baseball exec says record contract makes sense for Marlins

MIAMI — For Joel Mael, the Shabbat-observing vice chairman of the Miami Marlins, the team’s free spending in the offseason was wise from a financi...
March in Kansas City marks one year after deadly shooting

March in Kansas City marks one year after deadly shooting

KANSAS CITY — Thousands marched in a Kansas City suburb to mark the first anniversary of deadly shootings outside two Jewish institutions. The thre...
 

ZAKA aids Germanwings rescue

ZAKA aids Germanwings rescue A delegation of eight ZAKA international rescue unit volunteers flew in the early hours of Monday morning to assist in the search and recovery mission at the site of the Germanwings plane crash in the French Alps. ZAKA volunteers will offer their extensive experience and expertise in international search and recovery missions to the local search teams. The team was led by ZAKA international rescue unit head, Mati Goldstein, and ZAKA international rescue unit chief of operations, Chaim Weingart...
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Shabbat music in shul strikes a chord

Shabbat music in shul strikes a chord NEW YORK — When Rabbi Bruce Dollin first talked to the board at his Conservative synagogue about launching an alternative, singing-centered Shabbat morning service that would use musical instruments, he didn’t encounter much resistance. Over the two decades he had led the Hebrew Educational Alliance in Denver, attendance at the synagogue’s regular Shabbat davening — a traditional egalitarian service — had declined by almost half and most of the 200 weekly worshippers were over age 50....
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‘Woman in Gold,’ fate of a portrait

‘Woman in Gold,’ fate of a portrait LOS ANGELES — Attorney E. Randol (Randy) Schoenberg isn’t bothered seeing his years of struggle and triumph portrayed by Ryan Reynolds in “Woman in Gold,” a new drama based on Schoenberg’s recovery of a world famous painting looted by the Nazis from its Jewish owners. The movie focuses on the relationship between Maria Altmann, the elderly descendant of one of the wealthiest and most prominent Jewish families in Vienna, and a young, unproven lawyer who took on the Austrian and America...
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Chabad bring Uncle Moishy to Denver

Chabad bring Uncle Moishy to Denver Bais Menachem's Uncle Moishy family concert, Sunday, Feb. 22, 3 p.m. in the BMH-BJ social hall, will benefit the new Children's Fun Center, announced Rabbi Yisroel Engel. Bais Menachem will renovate two classrooms to expand children's programs. The Children's Fun Center will accomodate the Shabbos Kiddie Kiddush program (serving different age levels), the weekly children's melava malka and hands-on workshops for children, including the Matzah Baker, the Shofar Facory and the Chanukah Factory. ...
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The legacy of Lincoln

The great president, leader, liberator and orator was cruelly cut down 150 years ago this week. We still need to complete his work. One hundred and fifty years ago this week, an assassin crept into the presidential box in a Washington theater and put an end to the life of a man who almost immediately became an American saint. Christians were fond of comparing Abraham Lincoln to Jesus, while Jews did not hesitate to compare him to his namesake, the father of their own people, or even to Moses...
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Irwin Suson

Irwin Suson Irwin Suson, a native Denverite, passed away March 25, 2015, in Denver. Grandson and Rabbi Steve Suson, Rabbis Keren Gorban and Bernard Gerson and niece and Cantor Andrea Raizen officiated at the March 29 service at Rodef Shalom. Interment followed at Rose Hill Cemetery. Feldman Mortuary made the arrangements. “A very social man, Irwin eagerly participated in regular gatherings of his kindergarten class from Cheltenham Elementary,” his loved ones said. “And he never missed an opportunity...
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Security consultants warn Jewish institutions on cyberattacks

Ron Kampeas The security arm of the national Jewish community urged Jewish organizations to review cyber security measures after a number of attacks. ... [Link]

Obama taps Adam Szubin for top sanctions enforcement post

Ron Kampeas President Obama nominated Adam Szubin to be the top Treasury official monitoring sanctions compliance. ... [Link]

Vandals rip Holocaust sign in Upper Nyack

Ron Kampeas Vandals ripped down a Holocaust commemoration sign in Upper Nyack, N.Y. ... [Link]

Amid Coachella’s music and heat, Shabbat Tent offers peace and good vibes

Gabe Friedman An inside look at a haven of hospitality at one of the world’s hottest and craziest music festivals. ... [Link]

Palestinian protesters clash with IDF in West Bank on ‘Prisoners Day’

Gabe Friedman The IDF clashed with Palestinian protesters in the West Bank during the annual Palestinian Prisoners Day demonstrations. ... [Link]

WJC Latin America opens website to combat Holocaust denial

Cnaan Liphshiz The moves are designed to curb the proliferation of revisionism in Spanish-language cyberspace. ... [Link]

Sacha Baron Cohen and Isla Fisher gave their third baby quite a name

Gabe Friedman The Baron Cohen newborn’s name has far more than just a Jewish component. ... [Link]

Brooklyn Jewish landlords arrested for harassing tenants

Gabe Friedman Brothers Joel Israel, 34, and Aaron Israel, 37, pleaded not guilty to charges of fraud, burglary, grand larceny, submitting false documents and unlawful eviction, among others. ... [Link]

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