Jewish Time Travel:
In the Year 1993...
Every Sunday @ 6:30 p.m. on 990 KRKS AM in Denver
Available 24/7 on www.Chavura.com
Travel back in time with Radio Chavura to July 1993 and hear the anticipation of opening a new Jewish day school, the Denver Academy of Torah. Bill Clinton was our President and the Colorado Rockies were in their very first season of baseball.
Jan Lightstone, one of the school's founding parents, helps set the scene and share the atmosphere that surrounded DAT's humble beginnings. The founding families dreamed that one day DAT would grow to become a successful K-12 school with a nationwide reputation for quality education - both secular and religious.
With the help of Rabbi Daniel Alter, we then leap forward to the current day as DAT fulfills its original promise and prepares to celebrate its 20th anniversary. Joining us in the studio are dinner honorees Cantor Zachary and Trude Kutner, and Jeff Wilson.
Denver Academy of Torah, as co-hosts Dean and Maxwell Rotbart point out, contributes to and draws from Colorado's vibrant Jewish community. DAT graduates embody integrity, honesty and kindness, along with respect and tolerance for all. Moreover, they aspire to be Torah observant Jews; identify with the people and land of Israel; and feel a responsibility for all Jews worldwide.
"Members of the Colorado Jewish community - especially those without children currently attending DAT - who have the foresight to help support the school in 2013, will see DAT's graduates repaying our investment in them many times over in the years and decades to come," observes Maxwell Rotbart, who, himself, is a DAT graduate.
"Today's DAT students," says Dean Rotbart, "are tomorrow's synagogue presidents, Federation leaders, philanthropists, and - most importantly - model Jewish moms and dads."
The 20th Annual Dinner, which also honors Dr. Peggy Kasloff
, the beloved and respected K-8 Principal, will be held on Sunday, March 3rd. To attend or make a contribution, visit the dinner website
True to her dedication to the school, Dr. Kasloff was not able to break away to participate in the Radio Chavura taping. But her contributions to the school and to the community at large were noted by each of the guests and hosts.
the official DAT history.
(l-r) Rabbi Daniel Alter, Jan Lightstone, Cantor Zachary Kutner, Mrs. Trude Kutner, and Jeff Wilson
Chavura Community Calendar
February 10 (Sunday)
- DAT Minyan Annual Fundraiser * Honoring Craig Schottenstein and Rabbi Yisrael and Tova Rosenfeld * McNichols Civic Center Building - @ 6:00 pm
- Radio Chavura * Musical Director Julie Geller will be the guest, featuring three local Jewish bands (Rocky Mountain Jewgrass, Sababa, and Or Zimrah). 990 KRKS AM @ 6:30 pm
February 19 (Tuesday)
Denver Jewish Chamber of Commerce - Q&A with Ethan Lazarus, M.D. * Fiocchi's Pizzeria Bar - @ 5:30 pm
February 23 (Saturday)
Rocky Mountain Jewgrass - Purim Show *
Come in costume to win prizes and join in the merriment! * Swallow Hill Music Association - @ 8:00 pm * www.rockymountainjewgrass.com
February 24 (Sunday)
Congregation Rodef Shalom Annual Gala Event * "Diamonds and Delicacies" honoring Leslie Tjarks and Janet Smith (Rodef Shalom Social Hall - @ 6:00 pm) * RSVP @ 303-399-0035
February 26 (Tuesday)
Denver Community Kollel - 15th Anniversary Celebration * Awarding Rabbi Yehuda Amsel * McNichols Civic Center Building - @ 6:30 pm * More information
March 3 (Sunday)
DAT School - 20th Annual Dinner * Honoring Dr. Peggy Kasloff, Cantor Zachary & Trude Kutner, and Jeff Wilson @ 5:00 pm
March 16 (Saturday)
Temple Micah's Wild West Saloon * Put on yer best Western duds and a poker face too for a night of gaming, do-si-do, good grub, carousin' and schmoozin' (Crystal Rose * 9755 E. Hampden Ave. - @ 7:00 pm) * RSVP @ 303-388-4239 x1
April 7 (Sunday)
Colorado Holocaust Survivors Memorial Service * Scheduled speakers include Rabbi Raphael Leban, Rabbi Zev Pomeranz, and Adam Leventhal * Chairwoman: Tana Rosenberg (JCC - @ 4:00 pm)
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