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Newsletter: Our Chavura This Week:
Jewish University * Hillel Academy * Team Yachad * Weddings * Engagements * Bar Mitzvahs * Tzedakah * Dr. James Ehrlich * The Lev Family * Rabbi Marc Soloway * Judy Kantrowitz z'l Award for Creative Writing * Tzeitchem L'Shalom Eli Bilmes * Births
Boulder Jewish Festival (70 Photos) * Ayelet Lev's Tzedakah Lemonade Stand * Final Day: DAT High School
Rabbi Levi Brackman on the ordination of Jewish women * Education Minister gets the giggles * Colorado Rep. Daniel Kagan on his Holocaust hero * Avi Halzel: 'No Hitler, Your Final Solution Did Not Work' * Palestinian Media Watch * and MUCH MORE!
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This Week on Radio Chavura:
(L-R): Nigel Savage, Hazon; Josh Pierce, Boulder JCC; and Jamie Korngold, Adventure Rabbi
Last Sunday, the Radio Chavura team drove to Boulder to participate in the Boulder Jewish Festival.
This year's event, the 19th annual festival, was organized by Cheryl Fellows
, who also publishes the Boulder Jewish News
with her husband, David
Three of the groups we encountered - Adventure Rabbi, Hazon, and Camp, Inc. - are featured on this week's edition of Radio Chavura.
The Adventure Rabbi Program
was started by Rabbi Jamie Korngold
in 2001. A strong believer in the power of nature to inspire modern Jews and bring them closer to G-d, Rabbi Jamie and her congregation regularly take trips to some of the most beautiful places in the United States and Israel.
The author of seven books - including five aimed at children and families - Rabbi Jamie is a dynamic leader and exemplifies the fresh spirit that abounds in Boulder.
We are joined by Rabbi Jamie to talk about the exciting programs that Adventure Rabbi offers.
- now the largest Jewish environmental group in the country - was started by New York resident (and British expat) Nigel Savage
Believing that Jews have a responsibility to "create healthier and more sustainable communities in the Jewish world and beyond," Hazon has helped make Jewish Colorado a more environmentally-aware place to live.
Denver Jews may be most familiar with Hazon's involvement at the Ekar Farm
, which sits adjacent to the Denver Academy of Torah
We are joined by Nigel and by Hazon's Boulder director, Becky O'Brien, to talk about Hazon's mission and its future.
, a new Jewish camp for young entrepreneurs, may not be opening its doors for another year, but it's already creating buzz among circles of innovative young people here in Colorado.
Managed by the Boulder JCC
and its chief camp officer Josh Pierce
, Camp, Inc., promises to inspire the Jewish youth of today to develop the ideas that will "make a positive difference in the world" of tomorrow.
We are joined by Josh to talk about Camp Inc.'s Summer 2014 launch.
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Mazel Tov: To Dr. James Ehrlich who will be honored this month with the Bergamotto Ambassador Research Award in Calabria, Italy. Dr. Ehrlich is a pioneer in using the polyphenol-rich bergamot fruit to address all components of metabolic syndrome. Dr. Ehrlich is a clinical associate professor at the University of Colorado, Denver.
Yasher Koach: To Bill Cohen, Rabbi Marc Soloway and Jan Rubenstein of Boulder who helped lead the successful opposition to a proposal to create a Sister City relationship between the City of Boulder and the West Bank city of Nabulus. After a long and contentious debate, the Boulder City Council last Monday rejected the link to the Palestinian city by a vote of 6-3.
To the graduates of The Jewish Experience
's Jewish University
: Jim Jacobson
, Jan Jacobson
, Leslie Stewart
, Lisa Feld, Hedy Gurrentz, Erica Gardner, Sam Rubinson,
Anette Yadgar and Wendy Greenwald. The Jewish University is The Jewish Experience's premiere adult education program. The three-year course of study offers students fluency in the most important areas of Jewish life, thought and history.
Mazel Tov: To Rachel Fishman and Daniel Wiener on their marriage. Rachel is the daughter of Dr. Paul and Susie Fishman. Daniel is the son of Bruce and Rochelle Wiener of Potomac, MD. Following their June 16th wedding, the couple plans to live in Starkville, Mississippi, where Rachel will pursue a degree in veterinary medicine.
Suzanne Rabinovitch with Carolyn Reiffman (l) and Dr. Peggy Kasloff
Mazel Tov: To Suzanne Rabinovitch on winning the "Mrs. K" Award for Creative Writing. The "Mrs. K" Award is named for Judy Kantrowitz, z'l, a longtime English teacher at the Denver Academy of Torah who passed away in 2010. The award goes to the 7th or 8th grade student at DAT who demonstrates the spirit and creativity in his or her work that Mrs. K loved.
Mazel Tov: To Shmuli (Samuel) Tessler on his Bar Mitzvah at East Denver Orthodox Synagogue. He is the son of Dr. Heidi and Carl Tessler. The Tesslers are also celebrating the engagement of their daughter, Rebecca, to Ben Pollack, the son of Chaya and Dean Pollack of Pittsburgh.
Mazel Tov: To Dr. Mark and Ellen Levine on the engagement of their daughter, Abbi, to Alon Rosenthal. He is the son of Dov and Paula Rosenthal of the Netherlands.
Mazel Tov: Marcus Cyrstal on his upcoming marriage to Chaya Devorah Florans. Marcus is the son of Jonathan and Gloria Crystal.
Yasher Koach: To Dovid and Naomi Lev and their daughters, Ayelet and Daniella, for operating a lemonade stand last Sunday along Alameda Avenue to raise funds for children's cancer research. Plenty of neighbors and passersby dropped by quench their thirst. [View the photo essay]
Yasher Koach: To Emily Kieval and the other organizers of this year's Team Yachad Color Run and fundraiser, which was held this morning. Scheduled runners included: Shimmy Alter, Yehuda Alter, Gabi Bean, Shifra Brandt, Aaron Brooks, Estee Brooks, Mark Brooks, Gitty Bulow, Heidi Clayman, Pearl Clayman, Sarah Felsen, Dorit Fischer, Kyra Fischer, Liat Fischer, Sahpir Freedman, David Kieval, Emily Kieval, Aliza Makovsky, Avital Rotbart, Terry Samuel, Naava Teitelbaum, and Rabbi T. Tenenbaum.
Tzeitchem L'Shalom: To Eli Bilmes, the 4th and 5th grade Judaics teacher at the Denver Academy of Torah, who will be moving to Israel.
Mazel Tov: To all the 2013 Graduates of Hillel Academy, their families and their teachers: Sruly Abrams; Moshe Brackman; Yeruchem Engel; Shimshi Goldstein; Mordechai Joseph; Avi Kieffer; Eliyahu Lawrence; Mendy Liberow; Yeshaya Eliezer Steinberg; Simcha Baxman; Faigy Berkowitz; Shira Freedman; Amira Friedman; Sarrah Griego; Chaya Zisi Krausz; Ahuva Levitt; Elisheva Major; Miryam Major; Leah Meyer; Esty Scheiner; Chana Steinharter; and Chaya Wasserman.
Mazel Tov: To Rabbi Mendel and Estee Popack on the birth of a son.
Welcome to Denver: Sara Esrig from St. Louis, who is spending the summer working at DAT's Camp Maayan.
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Chavura Community Calendar
June 18 (Tuesday):
Annual Meeting of the Denver Jewish Chamber of Commerce. Election of directors and officers. 7 pm - 9 pm. Jewish Community Center.
June 20 (Thursday):
The Ladies Auxiliary of Yeshiva Toras Chaim presents the annual Rose Garden Donor Luncheon. 11:45 am. RSVP to 303-629-8200. Honoring Lucie Prenzlau, Ruthie Krausz and Naomi Erlanger.
June 21 (Friday):
Family Summer Concert Series presented by JCC Family Programs kicks off with Rocky Mountain Jewgrass, performing at the Denver Jewish Day School's Allon Family Quadrangle, 2450 S. Wabash Street, Denver, 80231. 4-5:30 pm. Free for Camp Shai families. Guests in advance $10 each or $12 at the door. Bring blankets and prepare to make the Summer Solstice.
June 22 (Saturday):
Rabbi Daniel Alter will give the Dvar Torah followed by a Shiur after Kiddish at the East Denver Orthodox Synagogue. His topic is titled, "Forced Service for all in the IDF: Is Yair Lapid a Hero or Devil Incarnate?"
June 23 (Sunday):
Aish Denver Presents: Broadway unBound, an inspiring musical, written and performed by Rivka Cohen. [See Advertisement Above] Curtain 7 pm. Reception follows. Tickets $25. Note: For women and girls age 10 or older only. Phone: 303-220-7200. Email: email@example.com. Listen to Rivka on Radio Chavura.
- Charity Golf Event in support of Shalom Cares. Hosted by Zach Stern, a student at Denver Jewish Day School, as his Bar Mitzvah project. The Family Sports Center, 6901 S. Peoria Street, Centennial, 80112. Registration fee is $36. Check in 11:30 am. Start time: Noon. For additional information or to become a sponsor, contact Zach or his father, Jon, at 720-203-2642. Listen to Zach on Radio Chavura.
- Yeshiva Toras Chaim Graduation. 10:30 am. 1555 Stuart Street, Denver 80204. Phone: 303-629-8200. www.ytcdenver.org
Mizel Museum's The Yar Project launch. Reception honoring the individuals who have added to the Museum's collection of digital stories. Allied Jewish Apartments, 22 S. Adams Street, Denver (4:30 pm to 6:00 pm). For more info contact Deanne Kapnik at 303-749-5019.
- Denver Jewish Chamber of Commerce - Board Appreciation Jazz in the Park. Honoring the outgoing members of the 2012-2013 board and welcoming the new 2013-2014 board. Brief ceremony at 5:30 pm followed by music in City Park from 6 pm to 8 pm. Look for the blue ballons. Free.
"Compassion and Choices" - a program for adults on making end-of-life decisions. Led by Dr. Peter Mayerson, a psychiatrist, and Debbi Goodman, JCC Jewish Life and Learning Director. 7:30 pm.
JCC South. 9625 East Arapahoe Rd, Greenwood Village, 80112. No Charge. Adults only. Reservations requested to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
June 24 (Monday):
Celebrate JFS wine reception at Palazzo Verdi. 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. Information: Lisa Mehl at email@example.com.
June 26 (Wednesday):
The Godfather of Flamenco Guitar and Dance Performance, Rene Heredia, will present an entertaining program at Temple Emanuel. 1:45 pm refreshments/2:00 pm program. 51 Grape Street. Please RSVP to Jodi Glater at 303-388-4013, x. 307. $5 donation welcome.
June 29 (Saturday):
- Rodef Shalom's Rabbi Bernard Gerson begins a two-part series, "Heavenly Lemonade," at 5 pm. The discussions will explore divine grace and love. Lemonade and cookies will be served. Part two will be held on July 13th. Open to the entire community. Free.
- Annual B'nai B'rith Denver Leadville Cemetery cleanup and Sabbath services. Rabbi Debra Rappaport of B'nai Vail Congregation will lead the services at Temple Israel, located at the corner of 4th & Pine, one block west of Harrison Avenue in Leadville. Additional details and reservations here.
June 30 (Sunday):
Tour of West Bijou, the Plains Conservation Center's 9,000 acre short-grass prairie natural area. Organized by Hebrew Educational Alliance. 9 am - 3 pm. Reservations required. Special rate - $15. Limited to 30 people. Meet at 21901 E. Hampden Avenue, Aurora, 80018. Contact Naomi Kirshner at 303-758-9400, x. 213.
Wisdom of the Ages, Generations in the Queque: Is This Latest Generation Missing the Boat? Hear from Allegra "Happy" Haynes, current vice president of Denver Public Schools Board of Education and former Denver City Council president. Part of Temple Micah's Community Conversations series. 11 am. 2600 Leyden Street. $15/person in advance. $20 at the door. Sam Mamet will moderate. Co-Chairs are board members Dena Sorokin and David Teitelman.
July 23 (Tuesday):
Poolside concert featuring Julie Geller, presented by JCC Family Programs at the JCC outdoor pool. Part of the Family Summer Concert Series. 10:30 am. $5. Free for Sports & Fitness members.
July 28 (Sunday):
DAT Minyan family trip to Boondocks Fun Center in Northglen, featuring bumper boats, go-karts, miniature golf and much more. Save the date!
July 29 (Monday):
Colorado Hebrew Chorale's Annual Summer Sight-Singing Romp. You be the chorus! 7:30 pm at the Hebrew Educational Alliance, 3600 S. Ivanhoe Street, Denver, 80237. Info and RSVP at 303-355-0232. Contact: Carol Kozak Ward.
August 18 (Sunday):
Special one-hour High Holidays broadcast edition of Radio Chavura on
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September 4 (Wednesday)
Rosh Hashanah 5774 begins at sundown.
Last Week on Radio Chavura:
A 'Hole-in-One' Bar Mitzvah Project and
Rivka Cohen's Inspiring Musical, Broadway unBound
Zach Stern, a sixth grade student at Denver Jewish Day School, wanted to raise funds and awareness for Shalom Cares (which many people know best for its Shalom Park Nursing Home) for his Bar Mitzvah project.
His intentions were kind-hearted - Shalom Cares is a compassionate care facility that serves our community. Zach witnessed a similar center help his grandfather during a time of need, and felt that helping Shalom Cares would be a way for him to say 'thank you' to all the dedicated people who manage organizations such as Shalom Cares.
Zach decided that to make his project really count he would have to turn his efforts into an investment of sorts, and then watch his contribution grow exponentially.
Using his love for sports in general - and golf in particular - as his motivation, Zach decided to host a community-wide charity golf tournament. Now, rather than raising awareness and funds from just a close-knit group of friends, Zach will be generating donations from many community members (including listeners of Radio Chavura)!
Although Zach's Bar Mitzvah, at the Hebrew Educational Alliance, won't take place until November, the golf tournament will be held on Sunday, June 23rd (while the weather is still nice) at the Family Sports Center, located at 6901 S. Peoria Street, Centennial, 80112. Registration is $36. Check in begins at 11:30 am. For questions, please contact Zach or his father, Jon Stern, at 720-203-2642.
When Rivka Cohen was a young girl, she fell in love with musical theater. Determined that her life's direction would take her to Broadway and beyond, she pursued her passion with vigor.
As she became a more observant Jew in her adult years, Rivka faced a dilemma. Orthodox Jewish women don't sing in front of male audiences - doing so is considered a form of immodesty. If Rivka were to adopt a fully observant lifestyle, she would have to give up on her dream of performing in Broadway musicals.
Rivka had spent her whole life believing that she was 'bound for Broadway,' and now found herself rethinking her performance career - which she loved.
In her humorous, touching and inspiring one-woman musical, Broadway unBound, Rivka narrates her struggle and explains her ultimate decision: to put a halt to her secular musical career and devote her life to Torah and other Jewish pursuits (including raising a lovely family with her husband Meir).
Broadway unBound will debut at Aish Denver on Sunday, June 23rd, at 7 pm. This program - exclusively for women and girls above age 10 - will be followed by a reception. The tickets are $25. Register by calling 303-220-7200.
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Jewish war veterans in Colorado have a rich and proud history of service to our nation and our local communities.
Since 1896, Jewish War Veterans of the USA has stood for Jewish pride, identity, and military service to our country.
Here in Denver, J-W-V Post 344 - the Captain Ellis David Greene chapter - actively works to honor and support veterans in general, and Jewish veterans and active duty personnel in particular.
Post 344 is looking to involve new members and leaders to help it carry on its important mission and perpetuate its many fine traditions - which include the fight against anti-Semitism and unwavering support for the State of Israel.
If you are an American Jewish veteran, members of J-W-V Post 344 would be honored to have you join their group and actively participate in their meetings and activities. If you are not a veteran, but know of one who has not yet joined J-W-V Post 344, we hope you'll alert eligible Jewish veterans to the opportunity.
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Ordaining Women? by Rabbi Levi Brackman (www.LeviBrackman.com)
Having had the opportunity to teach Talmud to girls, it is clear to me that there is a real thirst amongst some Orthodox Jewish girls and women to have the same ability to access Judaism's primary texts as is afforded to their male counterparts. Denying them this opportunity is an untenable position to take in 21st Century America.
SPEECH: British Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks at the 'Closer to Israel' Rally
Antisemitism has returned to virtually every country in the Middle East, and even, unbelievably to Europe, from Greece in the south to Norway and Sweden in the north, from France and Spain in the west to Hungary in the east. Whatever happened to Never again?
The "Sushi" is Heating Up by Mordechai Kedar
In the month of May this year, more than a thousand men, women and children were killed in Sunni attacks against Shi'ites, and in revenge attacks of Shi'ites against Sunnis.
Islamic Supremacist Nominated as UC Student Regent (FrontPage Mag)
Saifuddin's record at UC-Berkeley is hardly one of tolerance and love. She co-sponsored a BDS resolution in the Berkeley student Senate, calling on the entire University of California system to divest companies that do business with Israel, based on the spurious premise that Israel is "occupying" Palestinian territory.
Double Standards at University of California (American Thinker)
Only one professor in the entire University of California so far has had the intestinal fortitude to speak out about the growing jihadi harassment of Jewish students on campus, a beloved part-time professor of Hebrew at U.C. Santa Cruz, Tammi Benjamin.
VIDEO: Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat Refutes Those Who Question Jerusalem's Status as Israel's Historic Capital (YouTube)
Perhaps even ore remarkable...is that he actually a published a memoir in 1995 in which he admits to founding the Ukrainian Self Defense Legion, serving as a company commander, and collaborating with the SS.
VIDEO: Rabbi Shai Piron, Israel's Education Minister, Laughs So Hard He Can't Finish His Remarks Before Israel's Parliament (YouTube)
According to media reports, Rabbi Piron was addressing legislation to address the problem of smuggling prohibited items into Israeli jails when the use of the word "penetration" cracked him up. On his second encounter with the word, he was laughing so hard he couldn't finish his remarks.
For the next several weeks Rinkevicious stayed after work and built a false wall in the attic, sometimes with the help of Kagan's father, and created a six-foot by six-foot box, were the family could hide. He did that "for a man he hardly knew, at the risk of his life and at the risk of his family's life."
"I look from the back of my house at the Mediterranean Sea and I feel that I am part of history, I am part of Israel, and I am happy to be here. We are committed and we're gonna make it!"
There is no question that Islam is the problem. When men kill in the name of Islam, they are making a bloody statement that Islam is the problem. The only remaining question is whether to stop importing more strains of the terrorist disease before it's too late or to waste more time splitting hairs on what exact percentage of the affected are truly dangerous.
The parents say they called Apple which agreed to cancel the charge, even though in principle all app purchases are final.
Israeli Clarinetist Wins 1st Prize at IMA Hogg Competition (J Space)
Having earned a bachelor's and master's degree from the Julliard School, Moran Katz, 28, has performed worldwide and won an international clarinet contest hosted by Germany in 2009.
BOOK: Half-Life by Joshua Prager
22 years ago, a truck hit the bus that Joshua Prager was riding in Jerusalem, nearly killing him. He had to relearn how to breathe, sit, stand and walk. In Half-Life, Prager (nephew of radio talk show host Dennis Prager) recounts the long journey back and explores both identity and what it means to heal.
I am thankful and only hope that I have lived and will continue to live each day of my life in such a way as to deserve to have survived when so many others did not.
A passionate presentation at the recent New York event by columnist Caroline Glick who enunciates her well-known positions on the Israeli/Palestinian conflict.
When Kerry was here last month he unveiled a stunning plan to bring $4 billion in investment funds to the PA. If his plan actually pans out, its champions claim it will increase the PA's GDP by a mind-numbing 50 percent in three years and drop Palestinian unemployment from 21 to 8 percent.
"Exposing young Jews to Israel helps broaden their awareness and deepen their cultural identity. We are committed to the goal of all young Jewish adults having the opportunity to be inspired by their ancestral homeland," Miriam Adelson said.
She also suggested that defending Israel was not a cause that should be dear to all Americans and indeed all decent people everywhere, nor that the great majority of Americans do indeed thus support Israel, but that the only people who might be alienated by invading Israel would be American Jews who exercised tremendous political and financial power over American politics.
"Ms. Power's record clearly shows that she is viscerally hostile to Israel, regards it as a major human rights abuser, even committing war crimes, and would like to see the weight of American military and financial power go to supporting the Palestinian Authority, not Israel."
But as a Jew, I am in awe of Samantha's achievement in emerging as one of the foremost voices against genocide in our time and I absolutely believe in her strong commitment to Israel's long-term security. One need not agree on every policy point to look up to a woman whose deepest values as to the protection of human life I share and cherish.
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Denver has five top-tier Jewish schools - Beth Jacob, Denver Academy of Torah, Denver Jewish Day School, Hillel Academy, and Yeshiva Toras Chaim.
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