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Pillars of the Colorado Jewish Community™
Chazan Maurice
Chazan Maurice "Moshe" Weiss


When Chazan Maurice "Moshe" Weiss decided to move to Denver to become the cantor at Beth Joseph Congregation (now The Denver Synagogue: BMH-BJ Congregation), his family was against the idea.


"Where are you going?" his parents asked.

"You're going to be frozen all the time," warned his friends.


PCJC_Logo The year was 1958 and the Cantors Assembly had asked Chazan Weiss, who is also an ordained rabbi, to come to the Mile High City - which, despite the naysayers - he instantly fell in love with.


Chazan Weiss spent nearly 25 years serving the Beth Joseph community along with his wife, Roslyn - co-owner of Boutique Judaica (5052 East Hampden Avenue, Denver, 80222). Today he still serves the community officiating at both joyful and mournful occasions.  


Chazan Weiss joins us in the studio to reflect on his career and his time in Colorado.

Radio Chavura proudly recognizes Chazan Moshe Weiss as our newest Pillars of the Colorado Jewish Community™


Also On This Week's Radio Chavura

Seth Peritzman - Denver Jewish Chamber of Commerce
Seth Peritzman
We speak with Seth Peritzman, president of the Denver Jewish Chamber of Commerce. Seth, a guest this morning on 710 KNUS AM's Business Unconventional, talks about the mission of the Chamber and the many Jewish-owned and operated small businesses in our state. 
The Chamber's next event, Business Bingo, will be held this Wednesday, January 16th, from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm, at the Washington Park Grille - 1096 South Gaylord Street, Denver, 80209. Cost: FREE.  Don't forget to bring your business cards as they will be needed to play bingo.  




Great Colorado Kosher Desserts

Last week on Radio Chavura, three sophomores at the 

DAT High School - Batyah AzoulaySahpir Freedman, and Avital Rotbart - celebrated the New Year by noshing on and reviewing some of Denver's finest Kosher baked desserts. 


Kosher Sweets
Kosher Sweets

Banana-Nut Cake, Bear Claws, Blueberry Bread, Creme-filled Donuts, Glazed Donuts, Hamantaschen, Kichel, Poppy Cake, Rugelach, Sufganiyot... and that's just the beginning!


Be sure to visit the many fine Kosher businesses mentioned in this program, including:


The Bagel Store (

Bonnie Brae Ice Cream (

Brooklyn's Pizza (

The East Side Kosher Deli (

Flourpot Bake Shop (

King Soopers (

Menchie's Frozen Yogurt (


To find out what our kinderlach think of our rugelach, you can listen 24/7 on the Internet here.


It's Time to Address Jewish Day School Tuition 


Denver has five top-tier Jewish schools - Beth JacobDenver Academy of TorahDenver Jewish Day SchoolHillel Academy, and Yeshiva Toras Chaim
We Support Jewish Day SchoolsSadly, these schools are often under-funded, and parents increasingly must struggle to afford Jewish day school tuition.

As 2012 drew to a close, hosts Maxwell and Dean Rotbart shared two of their ideas for solving the day school tuition crisis without raising rates, refusing students, or turning to government funding. How is this possible? 


Hear the full show online now by clicking here


Listen to the full show - without music - by clicking here.


We invite you to share your thoughts on how to best fund Jewish day schools.  Email: [email protected] or phone 1-855-JEWISH-4.


Can't listen live to Radio Chavura? You can hear this week's full show right now, here. All previous broadcasts are available at:
Dean and Maxwell Rotbart
Radio Chavura Co-Hosts
HEA Concert
Hear Them Perform Now!
Gabriela Kaufmann Gottlieb, Michael Brittan,
Talya Rotbart & Cantor Martin Goldstein

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: Hear a sampler from the new album, The Swan: A Musical Adventure, featuring local Jewish performers: Gabriela Kaufmann Gottlieb; Michael BrittanCantor Martin Goldstein; and Talya Rotbart. Also featuring original compositions by David Gottlieb.

  • Cordoba From the Spanish Suite 'Andalucia' by Ernesto Lecuona - Gabriela Kaufmann Gottlieb, Piano  
  • Le Cygne (The Swan) The Carnival of Animals by Damille Saint-Saens - Michael Brittan, Violin and Gabriela Kaufmann Gottlieb, Piano  
  • You Raise Me Up - Words and Music by Brendan Graham and Rolf Lovland - Talya Rotbart, Soprano; Cantor Martin Goldstein, Baritone; Gabriela Kaufmann Gottlieb, Piano; Michael Brittan, Violin 
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