June 22, 2017

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.