Bill Berger, President February, 2011 Susan Sanderson, Editor Print Edition February Program Denver author Phil Goodstein will be the featured speaker at the Tuesday, March 22, 2011 B’nai B’rith Denver program. The event will begin at 7:00 pm in the Perlmutter Room at Social Networking 101 the Jewish Community Center. Complementary coffee and dessert will be served. Facebook?? Twitter?? The Web?? Hosted by B’nai B’rith Denver’s Young Professionals, a free workshop is planned to demonstrate the use of current social media sites for those of us who are not Goodstein will speak on “The Jews of the South Side and the yet up-to-date with these modern communication tools. North Side”. His lecture will focus on his latest book, The The workshop will be held on Sunday, March13th, 2011 Ghosts of University Park, Platte Park, and Beyond, which includes a section of the Jews of South Denver, and his next starting at 11:30 am at the Allied Jewish Federation book, The North Side Story: The History of Denver’s Most board room. Fascinating Neighborhood which has a discussion of the Jewish community along West Colfax. Laptop computers will be available for individual instruction following the demonstration to help you Denver native Goodstein holds a Ph.D. in history from the learn to navigate through the sometimes confusing University of Colorado, and has written extensively on grids of Facebook and Twitter. Denver’s past and present. He is also known for his entertaining and informative walking tours in historic Denver We hope you will join us for learning, free coffee and neighborhoods. His many books include The Ghosts of doughnuts, and fun while catching up with today’s Denver: Capitol Hill, Robert Speer’s Denver, In the Shadow of the Klan, DIA and Other Scams, and Exploring Jewish technology. Guests are welcome! Colorado. RSVP: 303-393-7358 or firstname.lastname@example.org RSVP: 303-393-7358 or email@example.com DENVER B’NAI B’RITH MISSION STATEMENT DENVER B’nai B’rith, the global voice of the Jewish community, is the oldest B’NAI B’RITH 171 and most widely known Jewish humanitarian, human rights, and advocacy organization. Since 1843 (1872 in Colorado), B’nai B’rith has worked for Jewish unity, security, continuity, and tolerance in President the United States, Israel, and the world. William J. Berger WE INVITE YOU TO BE A PART OF OUR MISSION Vice President – Programs Immediate Past President Edward Koplin Vice President – Membership 2011 Programs and Events David Fogel Treasurer "Denver Jews of the North and South Sides" is the title Eric Rosenberg of Phil Goodstein's presentation on Tuesday, March 22, 2011 at 7:00 pm. Board of Directors Ori Maller On April 28, 2011, Rabbi Joe Black, newly appointed Marvin Meyers Charles Michaels leader of Temple Emanuel, will be the featured speaker Dr. Bruce Ogin at a kosher brunch in the Perlmutter Room at the JCC. Arthur Potashnick Details to follow at a later date. Norman Replin Gary Saltzman Due to the amazing response to our Election Day Blood Rebecca Saltzman-Halvorsen Drive, B'nai B'rith will sponsor another one in May. In Office Location the past, we held two drives per year and would like to 350 S Dahlia Street bring back this tradition. Denver CO 80246-8102 Phone 303-393-7358 Fax 303-393-9155 The Annual Leadville Cemetery Mitzvah is scheduled for Bnaibrith5280@gmail.com the weekend of June 25 & 26, 2011. This is the 15th www.bnaibrithdenver.org consecutive year that B'nai B'rith Denver has sponsored and organized the cleanup of the historic Hebrew Editor Cemetery in Leadville, Colorado. A special edition of Susan Sanderson The Menorah will be issued this spring with complete details. The MENORAH Denver B’nai B’rith 171 350 S Dahlia St Denver CO 80246-8102 Vol. 9, No 2 Date Feb., 2011 Published irregularly, dependent upon the Jewish calendar and events What’s Up with the Young B’nai B’rith Denver’s tutoring program (in conjunction with Professionals of B’nai B’rith Denver? the Jewish Coalition for Literacy) is in session again at Denver Public School’s Holm Elementary School in southeast Denver. Ori Maller has recently been invited by committee chair The program was started in 1999 with one school and 10 David Geller to join the National Young Professional tutors; there are now 150 volunteers in 12 schools. Network Committee. Congratulations, Ori! rd Karen Grossman, 3 grade teacher at Holm Elementary, and Nickie Tzimapitis Literacy Facilitator at Holm School, recently presented a training program for interested tutors. Bill Berger, B’nai B’rith Denver president, B’nai B’rith member Bruce Ogin, and his wife Sandi Ogin, coordinator of the Metro Jewish Coalition for Literacy are volunteers who work with individual children for an hour or two a week promoting literacy. Tutors are always needed, and training and ongoing support are provided to new tutors. Young Professionals Eric Rosenberg and If you are interested, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org Ori Maller at the recent Comedy Night for contact Sandi Ogin at email@example.com Integral to the future of B’nai B’rith International (BBI) is the B’nai B’rith Young Professional Network (BBYPN). The goal of the network is to attract younger members and create programs that will appeal to young professionals and families. 2010 Quiat Scholarship Winner BBI has geared specific programs toward young adults, ages 21 to 40. Young people in all stages of their lives are welcome to participate. There are endless opportunities for young professionals, students, singles, and young families. These include social gatherings, community service projects, and programming based on the BBI portfolio of human rights, public policy, disaster relief, health and family issues, United Nations affairs, and more. Chuck Michaels presenting the Quiat Scholarship to Rebekah Lackner B’nai B’rith Denver’s Tutoring B’nai B’rith Denver proudly awarded its 2010 Simon Quiat Memorial Scholarship to Rebekah Lackner, a senior at Rocky Program Mountain Hebrew Academy and a member of N’shama B’nai B’rith Girls #165. The scholarship is awarded annually to the most deserving BBYO senior and was created to provide assistance for their college education and perpetuate excellence in our Jewish youth. Bill Berger, Karen Grossman, Nickie Tzimapitis, Bruce Ogin, Sandi Ogin Denver B’nai B’rith 171 Non-Profit Organization 350 S Dahlia Street US Postage PAID Denver CO 82046-8102 Permit No 226 303-393-7258 Denver, Colorado Bnaibrith5280@gmail.com Change Service Requested DATED MATERIAL Rescue Torah Update Our Torah is still in Florida undergoing restoration. Plans are under way to have the dedication during the 15th Annual Leadville Cemetery Mitzvah on June 25, 2011 at Temple Israel in Leadville. Donations to the Torah Rescue Fund are still needed and can be made on our website: www.bnaibrithdenver.org or can be sent to 350 S Dahlia St., Denver, CO, 80246.