Herzl/RMHA School Calls on ADL After CHSAA Refuses Religious Accomodation

After the Colorado High School Activities Association (CHSAA) turned down a request from Herzl/RMHA school for religious accommodation in scheduling postseason basketball games, the school turned to the Anti-Defamation League for help. “Herzl/RMHA went to ADL for help with CHSAA because of ADL’s outstanding track record of supporting justice and fair treatment for all,” said Avi Halzel, the President and

Annual ADL Audit: Despite National Trend, 2007 Anti-Semitic Incidents Increased in Colorado

In the news: The Denver Post Colorado Daily Rocky Mountain News The Gazette Despite a national trend of decreasing reported anti-Semitic incidents for the third consecutive year, the number of anti-Jewish incidents in Colorado increased for the first time in three years, according to the Anti-Defamation League’s 2007 annual Audit of Anti-Semitic Incidents. Colorado ranks eighth for the most anti-Semitic

Letter To The Editor: Tigers’ Gripe Without Teeth

To: The Denver Post Neil Devlin misses the point by a long shot when he cavalierly dismisses requests for religious accommodation in scheduling CHSAA regional and state basketball games. “It has been that way for decades” is not a good reason to rigidly refuse to consider reasonable adjustments in a tournament schedule to accommodate a team that otherwise cannot participate

ADL Disappointed with CHSAA’s Refusal to Accommodate Jewish Athletes

The Anti-Defamation League’s Mountain States Regional office expressed its dismay at the Colorado High School Activities Association’s (CHSAA) refusal to accommodate Jewish athletes from Herzl/RMHA school competing in postseason basketball playoffs, saying that CHSAA’s decision forces the athletes to choose between their faith and their participation in postseason play, and noting that CHSAA gives an automatic accommodation to athletes whose

Faith groups say bill would mean loss of government funds, CO

Religious groups are urging state lawmakers to kill a bill they say would force them to choose between hiring people who share their faith or accepting government money. Representatives of Catholic Charities, Focus on the Family, the Denver Rescue Mission and Avista Adventist Hospital gathered at the Capitol Wednesday to oppose the measure (House Bill 1080). It states that religious