October 12, 2012

Changing identities at ‘the Denver Synagogue’

By Rabbi Hillel Goldberg, View from Denver

“BMH-BJ unveils a new logo and identity,” reads a headline in this week’s IJN. BMH-BJ is now “the Denver Synagogue.” I have witnessed new identities at BMH and BJ since I was five years old. My father loved the late Rabbi Charles Kauvar, the longest serving rabbi in Denver’s history, 1902-1952, then another 20 years as emeritus.Read more »

IJN Editorial: Syria’s problems — Israel’s fault!

Sometimes we have to admit that we just don’t get it. Recently, for example, Syria’s foreign minister, Walid Moallem, told a Middle East website that America’s hands-off approach to the Syrian conflict was — get this — Israel’s fault.Read more »

Rest in peace, seeker of peace

By Tehilla R. Goldberg, View from Central Park

I met Azriel Cohen when I was a freshman in college. He was the older cousin of one of my college roommates, Miriam. Back then, he was a clean cut guy living on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. I remember the first time I saw his art — the logo he designed for another friend, for Miriam’s sister’s wedding invitation. Even as a young woman, I remember being wowed by his art.Read more »

IJN kicks off annual Chanukah Coloring Contest

The 26th annual Intermountain Jewish News-Doris Sky Chanukah Coloring Contest is open for entries. Deadline for entries in the contest is Tuesday, Nov. 27. Since its inception, the contest, for children in kindergarten through sixth grade, has attracted and brought together children from all corners of the Jewish community.Read more »

IJN blog feature: Links to...election resources

Now that the holidays are over, it’s time to focus on the pressing issues of the season, namely the upcoming General Election. Though Romney was the accepted winner of the first debate, which took place here in Denver, last night’s vice-presidential battle was neck and neck, with pundits still unable to declare a clear victor. It all fits with both our recent survey and analysis of the campaign: The presidential election is dividing neatly on party lines.Read more »

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