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Leadville Jewish History Interview with Bill Korn

Today, marks the beginning of the 2-day Jewish holiday called Shavuot.  The holiday of Shavuot commemorates the giving of the Torah at Mount Sinai. The word Shavuot means “weeks,” and it marks the completion of the seven-week counting period between Passover and Shavuot.

In honor of the Shavuot, Leadville Today wanted to share a few links to help expand your knowledge of Leadville’s Jewish heritage. Click_Korn_1The first is a radio interview with Leadville’s Bill Korn by Radio Chavura host, Maxwell Rotbart. This is an extensive, well-done interview concerning Leadville’s Jewish heritage and local efforts to preserve that history. Click_Korn_2The two-part radio interview includes information about the Temple Israel, located at 4th & Pine Streets, as well  as the upcoming Leadville Jewish Cemetery clean-up event planned in Leadville on June 28 – 30. There is also some great Jewish music book-ending the interview, so enjoy!

The next link is to the story Leadville Today published celebrating the Temple Israel’s renovation and open house on September 23, 2012. If you haven’t been inside the synagogue yet, put it on your must-do list for summer.LT_Syn_Link

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And finally, readers can find more information by visiting: www.jewishleadville.org.

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