November 24, 2017

Max Frankel Jewish Prisoner Program 2017

On September 22, 2017, volunteers from B’nai B’rith once again performed the mitzvah of bringing Rosh Hashanah to inmates at the medium security Fremont Correctional Facility in Canon City, Colorado.

The group included Marvin Goldman, Gerald Rosenblatt and Jonnie Pizer who coordinate the event and make all of the arrangements with officials at the facility. Marvin served as the lay rabbi and conducted the service. The inmates and volunteers shared a special prayer and a moment of silence for those affected by the recent devastating hurricanes. Inmate and volunteer participation were welcomed and involved throughout the service, food preparation, and dinning.

The inmates attending the services enjoy the opportunity to celebrate the holidays and to enjoy the rare treat of kosher food. They are truly appreciative of us bringing a little Judaism to their lives. There were warm thank you’s and smiles shared by all who were present.

This marks the 71st consecutive year we have provided this service. Begun by “Uncle” Max Frankel (of blessed memory) in 1946, right after World War II, we continue to perform a short service for Jewish inmates on the second days of Rosh Hashanah and of Passover every year. Bnai Brith members gratefully appreciate this opportunity to carry on his special tradition. Further, we want to help convey the outside community’s thoughts and concerns to those who are in isolated situations.

Volunteer opportunities

We are always looking for new volunteers to share this experience, and perform a true mitzvah. Please contact B’nai B’rith Denver at 303-393-7358 or admin@bnaibrithdenver.org for more information.

Raheel Raza – A Muslim Woman Who Dares to Speak Out

Why does Raheel Raza get death threats?

Sunday, August 6, 4:30 pm
Jewish Community Center
350 S. Dahlia St., Denver, 80246

Raheel Raza is an award winning journalist and author: “Their Jihad – Not My Jihad”; a human rights and women’s activist; she was invited to speak to congress in July, 2017; and she was featured on the Bill Maher show.

Space is limited, register now at Raheel Raza

$12 – Suggested Donation (in advance)
$15 – Suggested Donation (at the door)
(No one will be turned away.)

Sponsored by AAT and B’nai B’rith Denver.

Seating is limited, register now at https://secure.anedot.com/aat/raheelraza

Leadville Cemetery Cleanup 2017 Save the Date!

Leadville Cemetery Cleanup

21st Annual Leadville Cemetery Cleanup Project

The 21st annual Leadville Cemetery cleanup, sponsored by B’nai B’rith Denver and the Temple Israel Foundation (Leadville) will be held the weekend of June 23-25, 2017

The weekend will offer:

  • camping on Friday and Saturday nights at Father Dyer campground at Turquoise Lake for those who want to enjoy the great Colorado outdoors;
  • potluck dinners at the campground;
  • Saturday morning shabbat service at the restored Temple Israel, followed by an oneg;
  • a Saturday evening meal to the less fortunate at St. George Episcopal Church (across from Temple Israel);
  • Sunday cleanup at the Leadville Jewish Cemetery, with complimentary breakfast and lunch for all volunteers;
  • other activities organized by B’nai B’rith’s Young Leadership Network.

The town of Leadville will also be hosting its BBQ and Brew Festival the same weekend, for additional activities and entertainment.

For more information, the complete schedule, and to RSVP, go to Leadville Cemetery Cleanup 2017.

For volunteer opportunities (and we always need volunteers!) please either contact the B’nai B’rith office Admin@BnaiBrithDenver.org (303-393-7358) or president Bill Berger bergerwj@comcast.net (720-988-0754).

April Brunch & Learn

Lox & Bagel Brunch & Learn: What are You Dying to Know? with Jamie Sarche

Jamie 800x800Join us for our lox & bagel brunch on Sunday, April 23, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and learn all the ins and outs of funerals and memorial services with Jamie Sarche, Director of Prearranged Funeral Planning at Feldman Mortuary. No question is too weird!

“What are You Dying to Know?”

We live in a society that does not like to think about or talk about death. Because of that, families are often left in the lurch. At the time of a death, loved ones are often in shock, pain, raw. They are worried, overwhelmed, sometimes falling apart.

People ask, “how can I avoid leaving that nightmare to the people I love most?” They want to continue to care for their loved ones even when they aren’t physically present to do so.

When: Sunday, April 23, 10am – 12pm

Location: Jewish Community Center Perlmutter Room
350 S. Dahlia St., Denver, CO 80246

Member: $10 with online pre-registration. $15 at the door.
Non-member: $15 with online pre-registration. $20 at the door.
Lox and bagels and beverages will be served.
Online registration has closed. You may pay at the door.

About our presenter:
Jamie Sarche is a writer, speaker, and the Director of Prearranged Funeral Planning at Feldman Mortuary. She helps people put plans in place long before they need them, when they are able to make educated decisions that are not clouded by grief. Her clients feel a sense of peace for taking care of their loved ones even when they will no longer be physically present to do so. Jamie is a TED speaker and an ELI Talks speaker.

Annual Charity Golf Tournament 2017

Co-sponsored by B’nai B’rith, Denver Jewish Chamber of Commerce and JCC Denver

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Register HERE now!

Monday, August 28, 2017
Valley Country Club
14601 Country Club Dr., Centennial, CO 80016

7:00 am Registration and Check-In
8:00 am Shotgun Start

Cost: $165 Entry Fee per Golfer
Includes: green fees, golf cart, practice balls, buffet lunch, drink ticket, prizes, networking, and a fun day golfing at a great facility! (optional putting contest and mulligans)

Prizes – Lunch – Lots of Fun – Putting Contest – Networking Event

Sponsorships available

Patron – $125. Recognition on printed material.

Fairway Sponsor – $225. Recognition on printed material.

Hole Sponsor – $450. Tee sign, recognition on printed material, two tickets to buffet lunch.


Silver – $825. Foursome with all benefits; sponsor sign on one tee box; recognition on printed material.


Gold – $1,250.  Signage on putting green; recognition on printed material; two tickets to buffet lunch.

Platinum – $1,750. Signage on driving range; recognition on printed material; four tickets to buffet lunch.

Cart Sponsor – $2,500. Logo/signage on all golf carts, foursome ,with all benefits, recognition on printed materials.

For more information contact
Bill Berger: 720-988-0754 or Jim Swiggart: 303-316-6380

Proper golf attire required (e.g., shirts with collars; appropriate-length shorts; no denim; etc.)

Join us at this great golfing and business networking event!

Please fill out the Golf Tournament Player Sign-up Below.

To register for just the lunch, ($25) use the pull down menu in the Golf Tournament Registration below.


Golf Tournament Registration



Fill out the Golf Tournament Player Sign-up Form below with your name and any players you wish to be paired with.
Click the Buy Now button above
to submit your payment online with a credit card.
To pay by check, mail to: B’nai B’rith Denver, attn: Golf, 300 S. Dahlia St., Denver, CO 80246

Schmoozing with Legislator Paul Rosenthal

Lox & Bagel Brunch & Learn

Sunday March 5, 2017, 10:00am – 12:00pm
Jewish Community Center
Paul Rosenthal

State Representative Paul Rosenthal is now serving his fifth year in the Colorado House. He is a Democrat who represents the southeastern part of the City and County of Denver. He sits on the Business & Labor Committee and Local Government on which he is the Vice Chair. When not in legislative session, he is a teacher of social studies and English at a youth correctional facility. He earned an MA in International Management from the University of Denver, and he spent a year at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Issues he particularly focuses on include criminal and juvenile justice, promoting Colorado globally, climate change, and LGBT rights. Besides legislation, he has annual projects like his Stellar Student program, Sister City celebration, and the Persian/Iranian-American community breakfast. He is a world traveler and loves to cook for friends.

Lox and bagels and beverages will be served.

WHEN: Sunday, March 5, 10 am-12 pm

WHERE: Jewish Community Center Phillips Social Hall
350 S. Dahlia St., Denver, CO 80246

COST:
Members – $15, Non-members – $20
Pay at the door.

Online Pre-registration is no longer available.

 

Israel Colorado Innovation Fund

You’re invited to an exclusive networking event to learn about a first of its kind opportunity:

The Israel – Colorado
Innovation Fund

Hosted by Sumihiro Investments, LLC at Charcoal Bistro and sponsored by B’nai B’rith Denver, you are invited to learn more about the recently formed Israel-Colorado Innovation Fund. This is a seed-stage venture capital fund focusing on investing in innovative Israeli startups in the water, energy and transportation sectors, while connecting them with the US market through Colorado.

Come meet the principals of the fund: Gili Elkin, and Mike Freeman, CEO of Innosphere, and mingle with people whose goal is to make an economic impact in these sectors both in Colorado and Israel.

Israeli companies of interest to the fund:
· Water, energy, transportation, IoT, etc.
· Experienced and driven founders.
· Innovative technologies.
· Products ready for the market.
· Immediate US market opportunities.
· Committed to launching the business in the US.

The Fund will invest an average of $500,000, with Israeli government matching funds, in approximately ten Israeli companies over a 4-year investment period.

Complimentary program but registration required. Beer, wine and appetizers.

Click HERE to RSVP
Space is Limited

When
Tuesday, February 28th, 5pm-7pm

Where
Charcoal Bistro, 1028 S. Gaylord St. 80209

Questions:
·Innosphere: Mike Freeman, CEO | mike@ici.fund
·Gili Elkin: Israel Colorado Innovation Fund | gili@ici.fund


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Board Members Attend Saving Places Conference

Board members Bill Berger, David Fogel and Van-Troi Perozo from B’nai B’rith Denver and Karen Rubin, Randy Rubin and Ron Rubin from Temple Aaron attended the 20th Annual Saving Places Conference at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver.

B'nai B'rith Board Members

L to R: Karen Rubin, Van-Troi Perozo, Ron Rubin, Randy Rubin, Bill Berger, David Fogel

 

Temple AaronTemple Aaron in Trinidad, Colorado is one of the three sites chosen for the 2017 Colorado’s Most Endangered Places Program. The announcement was made by Colorado Preservation, Inc. at the 20th Annual Saving Places Conference in Denver. Temple Aaron is Colorado’s oldest continuously operating synagogue.

Hate Spaces Movie Night

Save the date for a SHOCKING new film: Colorado Premier 

HATE SPACES

The Politics of Intolerance on Campus

HS-Eblast-ShrtrJewish students and pro-Israel activists are under attack on campuses across the country. The call is to “Boycott, Divest and Sanction (BDS) Israel”, but it is the new anti-Semitism.

Discussion with Producer Dr. Charles Jacobs and D.U. Professor Dr. Johnathan Adelman.

This is a must see film for you if you have an interest in Israel, no matter what your political view.

Saturday, February 25 at 7:30 p.m. 
Jewish Community Center 
350 South Dahlia St., Denver, Phillips Social Hall
Donation is $10 in advance, $15 at the door.
Click here to RESERVE NOW!  Includes popcorn!

Monday, February 27 at 7:00 p.m.
Faith Bible Chapel 
6250 Wright Street, Arvada, West Campus – Family Worship Center
Contact 303-424-2121, x92109 or e-mail Rod.Ginn@fbci.org

This film will rock campuses and communities. Click here to SEE THE TRAILER.

Share on social media!

Purchase tickets for February 25th showing HERE.

Sponsored by Americans Against Terrorism, B’nai B’rith Denver and Faith Bible Chapel.

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Jewish Prisoner Program Celebrates Rosh Hashanah 2016

Volunteers Ed Koplin, Rabbi Marvin Goldman, Jonnie Pizer and Gerald Rosenblatt from B’nai B’rith Denver once again performed the mitzvah of bringing Rosh Hashanah to inmates at the medium security Fremont Correctional Facility in Canon City, Colorado.

This marks the 70th consecutive year we have provided this service. Begun by “Uncle” Max Frankel (of blessed memory) in 1946, right after World War II, we continue to perform a short service for Jewish inmates on the second days of Rosh Hashanah and of Passover every year.

Gary Liggett shares his memories of these visits in a Letter to the Editor printed in the November 4, 2016 Intermountain Jewish News. You can download the full article HERE.

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B’nai B’rith Denver volunteers made their semi-annual 110-mile trek to the Fremont Correctional Facility in Canon City to celebrate Rosh Hashanah and enjoy kosher food with inmates.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Volunteer opportunities

We are always looking for new volunteers to share this experience, and perform a true mitzvah. Each volunteer must complete the Department of Corrections application process and an 8 hour training class.

Please contact B’nai B’rith Denver (303-393-7358) / admin@bnaibrithdenver.org
 or Ed Koplin (720-480-9079) for more information.