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July 27, 2012

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Makeshift memorial at the Aurora Municipal Center in Colorado
for the theater shooting victims, July 23, 2012. (Emily Stanitz)

Denver-area Jews Mourn,
Seek to Help Massacre Victims

As Colorado and the nation tried to absorb the tragic massacre in a suburban Denver movie theater, local synagogues conducted special prayers and the Allied Jewish Federation of Colorado launched a response fund for the victims and their families. (JTA)
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See also:

  • A Prayer for Peace in the Aftermath of Terror
    (RJ Blog)

  • Rabbi Joe Black, Temple Emanuel, Denver, CO: My Remarks at the Aurora Prayer Vigil

  • Reform Movement Responds to Tragedy
    in Colorado
    (RAC Blog)


    Broken Fragments
    Video: Highlights from Rabbi Jacobs’ Installation

    How the Munich 11 Petition Went Viral (JTA)

    See also:

  • Reform Movement Responds to IOC's Underwhelming Gesture for Munich Terror Victims

  • Israel Underwhelmed by Surprise Munich Memorial (The Jerusalem Post)

  • Munich Massacre Memorial Prayer

    Reform Rabbi Rejects Members' of Congress Dangerous Witch Hunt (RAC)

    United Hebrew, Central Reform are Accepted for ‘GreenFaith’ Certification (St. Louis Jewish Light)

    Lew Meets With Reform, Reconstructionist Leaders
    (Jewish Daily Forward)
    See Also: Moving Forward Together (White House)


    Kovler Family Black-Jewish Microgrants

    Microgrants for educational and programmatic activities that bring members of the African-American and Jewish communities together to develop common ground, learn and grow.

    Summer Learning Institute

    Aug 9-12 in Cincinnati, OH. There is still space and partial scholarships available for both the Schindler Fellows Program for Interfaith Fellows and the Kallah: Adult Learning Experience.

    Aug 22: Mitkadem Digital 101: A Webinar Demo

    August 24-26: Nashir: NFTY Songleading Institute
    for Teens in Warwick, NY

    Aug 26-28: Going Beyond Memory:  A Conference on Synagogue Archiving in Cincinnati, OH

    Oct 12-14: Teen Study Weekend in Cincinnati, OH

    Oct 14-15: ARZA Annual Meeting in Newark, NJ

    WomenThe Summer Youth Experience

    Throughout July, the URJ will be highlighting Reform Jewish summer youth experiences. Submit photos and stories of your Reform youth experience on Facebook!

    Broken Fragments

    VIDEO: Congregation Beth Israel in Austin, Texas teens experience NFTY in Israel

    In The News

    The Real Breakthrough in Jewish Education (eJewish Philanthropy)

    Jewish Camps Spawn a U.S.
    Playground Hit
    (The New York Times)

    Camp Newman Generates Jewish Joy (Jewish Journal)

    Camp Coleman: Labor of Love
    (Atlanta Journal Constitution)

    Blog Discussions

    Rabbi Rick Jacobs: Laying the Groundwork for Future Generations
    of Jews

    Youth Engagement is Not a Curriculum - It's THE Curriculum

    Mitzvah Corps of the South Gets a
    History Lesson

    Harold Grinspoon Visits Camp and Inspires Us All

    How the RAC's Machon Kaplan Program Changed My Life

    I Wish I’d Gone to Jewish Summer Camp

    Nadiv: Sharing the Best of
    School and Camp

    Broken FragmentsURJ Books and Music:

    Ruach 5771 Full CD Download

    This 19 track compilation reflects the spirit, energy, and vibrancy of the Judaism that lives in the camps, youth groups and congregations of the Reform Movement.


    D'var Torah: D'varim:

    Got Shabbat: D'varim
    Activities and ideas to help parents and young children celebrate Shabbat together.


    Warm Up for the High Holy Days
    The month of Elul is the time for a spiritual “warm up” as we prepare for the upcoming Days of Awe.

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