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July 24, 2012 11:00 pm

Denver Jews Lend Helping Hand to Aurora Victims

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The Century 16 Theater in Aurora, Colorado where the deadly shooting took place. Photo: Algr.

Jewish Week/JTA – 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.

Early Friday morning, a man identified by police as James Eagen Holmes walked into a  movie theater in the Denver suburb of Aurora presenting a midnight  showing of the new “Batman”  movie, “Dark Knight Rises,” and shot to death 12 people, wounding  58 others. Among the dead was a 6-year-old girl.

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