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Hear Denver's own weekly Jewish Radio newsmagazine each Sunday at 6:30 PM (Mountain Time). Your hosts: Maxwell and Dean Rotbart
Jewish Educators
Sue Parker Gerson - Radio Chavura
Host Maxwell Rotbart and CAJE's Sue Parker Gerson

This week we will speak with two of Colorado's premier Jewish educational directors. The first is Sue Parker Gerson, director of education at the Colorado Agency for Jewish Education. In that role, Sue oversees all the educational initiatives of the Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning (previously known as the Florence Melton Adult Mini-School) and Hebrew High.


Morechai Hoffman - Radio Chavura The second is Mordechai Hoffman - a former IT business analyst (educated at Leeds Business School in the UK) turned local Jewish day school executive director. Mordechai talked to us about how Hillel Academy of Denver is working with new educational and business models to ensure that its students are prepared to face the challenges of the 21st century.


Dr. Phil Mehler
Dr. Mehler

Mordechai explains that Hillel Academy prepares its students to enter leadership positions - alumni range from Dr. Phil Mehler, chief medical officer at Denver Health to Rabbi Ahron Wasserman of The Jewish Experience. In fact, the architect working on the school's planned expansion - which is also discussed - is himself a Hillel Academy graduate!


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November 5th: JPost's Herb Keinon to Keynote Election Eve Forum  

Herb Keinon - Radio Chavura
Keynote Speaker

Come hear Jewish high school students question the experts about the impact of the 2012 Presidential election in this special Election Eve forum to be hosted by BMH-BJ Congregation.   Save the date now!


Keynote speaker: Herb Keinon, chief diplomatic correspondent, The Jerusalem PostHerb will discuss what the U.S. election is likely to mean for U.S.-Israeli relations. 


Participating organizations include: Denver Academy of Torah; Denver Jewish Day School; and the Jewish Student Connection.

Herb, a native of Denver, has been at the Post since 1985 and has covered the diplomatic beat since August 2000. He and his wife live in Ma'ale Adumim. They have four children.

Receive a private briefing on Israel and its relations with Egypt, Turkey, and China from Herb Keinon, chief diplomatic correspondent for The Jerusalem Post. Herb was the guest on a recent edition of Radio Chavura.

*In formation. We welcome other businesses and community groups to help us with this unique event.  Please phone 1-855-539-4744 /1-855-JEWISH-4.  
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ACT! for America Founder Brigitte Gabriel


Brigitte Gabriel As a young girl growing up in Lebanon, Brigitte Gabriel saw first hand what life was like living under the brutality of radical Islam. Now living in the United States, Gabriel travels the globe lecturing about the dangers facing us in the western world if we don't confront the worldwide Jihadist movement. 


Following a recent visit to Denver, Radio Chavura had an opportunity to speak with Gabriel - who is also the founder of ACT! for America - about what is at stake in the upcoming  November election.


Hear the full interview with Brigitte Gabriel now!




Brigitte is not the only expert with profound concerns about the threats the world faces from radical Muslims.


Security expert and Jerusalem Post contributor Caroline Glick contends that Israel faces its greatest threat ever from Iran, Egypt and the increasingly powerful Muslim Brotherhood movement throughout the Middle East.  She is a sharp critic of the Obama Administration, which she contends is deliberately undermining Israel's security and its ability to respond effectively to the existential threats it faces.


Whether you agree with Ms. Glick or stand in opposition to her views, this is must-listening for American Jews who wish to be informed. 


Hear what Caroline has to say now.

Thank you!
Special thanks to everyone in the Jewish community who is helping to spread the word about Radio Chavura and support our community programming, including:
  • Rabbi Jamie Arnold, Temple Beth Evergreen
  • Bryan M. Hay, Denver Jewish Day School
  • Rabbi Ben Greenberg, BMH-BJ
  • Naomi Kirshner, HEA
  • Dr. Juli Kramer, DAT High School
  • Naomi Lev, DAT High School
  • Elaine Lichterman, BMH-BJ
  • Neshama Mousseau, Temple Beth Evergreen
  • David Rosenfeld
  • Helen Rotbart 
  • Michael Schwartz, EDOS
  • Susie Sigman, Temple Emanuel
  • Howie Shapiro, DAT Minyan
  • Rabbi Michael Sunshine, Jewish Student Connection
  • Connie Suson, Rodef Shalom
  • Barbara Tipton, BMH-BJ 
  • Rabbi Leib Zalesch, DAT Minyan
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Shana Tova U'Metukah!



Liliane's Heart


For the second year in a row - Liliane's Heart is delivering free gift baskets to senior citizens and others in our community. If you know of a Jewish neighbor who would enjoy receiving this High Holiday treat, please phone us at 1-855-Jewish-4 (1-855-539-4744).


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A generous portion of every dollar we receive from our sponsors and advertisers is donated to our local Jewish Day schools. Why?  Because our schools and our children are the future of our community. 
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Dr. Joshua Jacobson - Founder and Artistic Director, Zamir Chorale of Boston.

Philippe Karsenty
, French politician and media watchdog. Karsenty was instrumental in exposing the "Al-Dura" anti-semitic hoax.

David Gottlieb With his roots in Colorado, composer and Denver Jewish Day School  graduate David Gottlieb has had his works performed by respected ensembles and musicians throughout the U.S. 

Photo of the Week
Babi Yar Memorial
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Babi Yar Memorial

Dr. David Shneer, keynote speaker, the annual Babi Yar Memorial in Denver honoring the memories of those lost during the Holocaust. September 23, 2012.
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