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Boulder

Chocolate...chocolate...healthy!

Chocolate...chocolate...healthy!

Two companies, one founded in Boulder, the other international, are working hard to share the numerous health benefits of chocolate.

MXI Healthy Chocolate is a Canadian company with distributors around the world — the first in Colorado being Dr. Dan Sollee and his wife Esther.

Boulder-based Cholaca was founded in 2012 by Ira Leibtag to create and sell what he calls “the most incredible chocolate beverage on earth.”

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Denver

West Side Jewish Community attracts diverse crowd

West Side Jewish Community attracts diverse crowdDespite a Jewish presence — at times prominent — on Denver’s West Side for more than 125 years, a new Jewish community is emerging in the neighborhoods comprising the historic district. The golden age of Jewish life on the West Side started to wane in the 1940s as many families moved to the East Side and suburbs of Denver. On the other hand, Orthodox institutions such as Yeshiva Toras Chaim, Beth Jacob High School, Congregation Zera Abraham and a rebuilt mikveh reversed the decline and h...
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Intermountain

IJN kicks off annual Chanukah Coloring Contest

IJN kicks off annual Chanukah Coloring ContestTHE 28th annual Intermountain Jewish News-Doris Sky Chanukah Coloring Contest is open for entries. Deadline for entries in the contest is 1 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014. IJN’s address is 1177 Grant St., Suite 200, Denver, CO 80203. Since its inception, the contest, for children in kindergarten through sixth grade, has attracted and brought together children from all corners of the Jewish community.

Last Updated ( Sunday, 19 October 2014 13:01 )

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Denver

Enterovirus, Colorado: Vigilance, not panic

Enterovirus, Colorado: Vigilance, not panicThis is turning out to be a scary autumn for Denver parents, with a host of viruses already showing a significant impact on young children, especially a strain known as enterovirus which might be tied to a mysterious condition causing muscle weakening and partial limb paralysis. Making the situation even scarier are a host of unknown factors: Are the muscular effects temporary or permanent? Why are Colorado children, especially in the Denver metro area, being affected more significantly than th...
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Denver

Fred Marcus lecture features play on heroine Miep Gies

Fred Marcus lecture features play on heroine Miep GiesThe 12th annual Fred Marcus Memorial Holocaust Lecture will be Sunday, Oct. 26, 2-4 p.m., at the Loup JCC Wolf Theatre. This year’s guest, Judy Winnick, will present her original one-act, one-person play, “Miep Gies: A Beacon of Hope.” Miep, the petite, humble woman who helped hide Anne Frank and her family in Amsterdam during WW II, provided food and other basic necessities to the attic residents, and also served as their link to the outside world. In her diary, Anne wrote, “It seems...

Last Updated ( Monday, 29 September 2014 11:55 )

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JTA News

Yemen minister dedicates award to country’s Jews

Anthony Weiss Yemen’s minister of culture is donating an international human rights prize to the country’s tiny and persecuted Jewish minority. ... [Link]

Op-Ed: Stop reckless sponsorship of anti-Israelism

Sara K. Greenberg Corporations and universities should not lend mainstream legitimacy to such a radical and odious movement as BDS. ... [Link]

And the only state without a Chabad is…

Julie Wiener As of this year, Chabad-Lubavitch — hosting its annual gathering this weekend in New York — has a permanent presence in 49 states. So which one is the holdout? ... [Link]

Several injured in West Bank clashes

Cnaan Liphshiz A soldier and several Palestinians were wounded in Friday riots across the West Bank. ... [Link]

Two Jews lightly wounded in Jerusalem stabbing

Cnaan Liphshiz A stabbing attack, which the victims said was committed by Arabs, happened outside an eastern Jerusalem yeshiva. ... [Link]

Op-Ed: Behind social entrepreneurship, a surprising force

Julie Wiener Religiously affiliated supporters of Jewish innovation are involved in Jewish life, know what they find most valuable in Judaism and want to find ways to share it with others, this foundation director... [Link]

Report: Iranian envoy to return to Tehran ahead of nuke talks deadline

Cnaan Liphshiz Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif will consult with his country’s leaders on nuclear negotiations. ... [Link]

Do you know a teen who deserves a shout-out?

Ami Eden We’re looking for teens whose social action work is worthy of attention — to highlight in our Teen Heroes column. Please send your suggestions to teens@jta.org. ... [Link]

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