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Walk for Israel with JEWISHcolorado

JEWISHcolorado invites community members to show their support for Israel by joining together in a two-mile walk on Sunday, May 31, to celebrate the country’s 67th anniversary of independence.

The 2015 Walk for Israel is organized by JEWISHcolorado in collaboration with the Loup JCC.

The event is free for all participants. Pre-walk regis- tration begins at 9 a.m. The kickoff celebration will take place at 9:30 a.m., and the walk will leave promptly at 10 a.m. from JCC Denver’s parking lot, 350 S. Dahlia St.

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Intermountain

Haiti to Uganda to Colorado: Eichengreen seeks intersection of community and economy

Haiti to Uganda to Colorado: Eichengreen seeks intersection of community and economy“WHEN A villager opens a small shop in their rural area in Uganda, the shop might bring in about one to two dollars a day. If the shop grows, their profit might increase to four or five dollars a day,” says Jacob Eichengreen, 24, vividly recalling the challenges facing rural East African villages. Eichengreen spent time in Uganda during his undergraduate years at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Conn., where he earned his BA. “Villages can meet their basic needs better with this income...
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Boulder

Phenomenal Holocaust collection at CU

Phenomenal Holocaust collection at CU PASSOVER EDITION 5775SECTION B PAGE 8 BOULDER — The yellowing document is crumbling and fading, but the smooth signature on its cover is as legible as it is chilling: Rudolf Hess, the Nazi who served as a Hitler deputy from 1933 to 1941. The signature, which adorns a 70-year-old leniency plea for top Nazi Hermann Goering during the postwar Nuremberg trials, is one of some 500,000 discrete items and 20,000 books donated last year to the University of Colorado at Boulder — nearly the entir...

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Intermountain

California transplant is federation recruiting expert

California transplant is federation recruiting expert“WHY WAIT until you’re close to retirement to relocate to the area where you truly want to live?” Carin Maher said from her new home in Colorado Springs. “Living in southern California can be challenging and we were seeking a better quality of life and a better place to live, work and eventually retire. “We fell in love with Colorado after visiting relatives many times and decided to make a change.”
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Denver

Chabad bring Uncle Moishy to Denver

Chabad bring Uncle Moishy to DenverBais Menachem's Uncle Moishy family concert, Sunday, Feb. 22, 3 p.m. in the BMH-BJ social hall, will benefit the new Children's Fun Center, announced Rabbi Yisroel Engel. Bais Menachem will renovate two classrooms to expand children's programs. The Children's Fun Center will accomodate the Shabbos Kiddie Kiddush program (serving different age levels), the weekly children's melava malka and hands-on workshops for children, including the Matzah Baker, the Shofar Facory and the Chanukah Factory. ...
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Lawsuit against Sheldon Adelson to be heard in U.S.

Marcy Oster Adelson had sought to have the wrongful termination suit brought by Steven Jacobs heard in Chinese-administered Macau, where his company operates several casinos. ... [Link]

Olmert sentenced to prison in Talansky case

Marcy Oster Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was sentenced to eight months in prison for accepting cash-filled envelopes from an American-Jewish businessman and using the money for personal gain. ... [Link]

Obama learns his lesson about Jewish toddlers

Ron Kampeas Or maybe Shabbat’s a lot more fun than the seder when you’re 4. ... [Link]

Obama: I have same high expectations of Israel as I do of U.S.

Ron Kampeas President Obama says his criticism of Israel is born of the high regard with which he holds Israel — and the expectation he has that Israel live up to the values it shares with the United States... [Link]

Lady Gaga accepts ADL award on behalf of her Born This Way Foundation

Gabe Friedman Pop star Lady Gaga accepted an award from the Anti-Defamation League on behalf of her nonprofit Born This Way Foundation. ... [Link]

World Bank: Gaza economy on ‘verge of collapse’

Gabe Friedman Gaza’s economy, stifled by the highest unemployment rate in the world, blockades, poor governance and a series of military conflicts, is headed towards a “collapse,” a new report by the World Ba... [Link]

Obama: I criticize Israel because I care about Israel

Ron Kampeas Defending Jews from anti-Semitism is necessarily entwined with criticizing some of Israel’s policies toward the Palestinians, President Barack Obama told a Jewish audience. ... [Link]

Dutch restaurant says it erased Israel from map for culinary reasons

Cnaan Liphshiz The owners of Rotterdam’s Le Souq say they replaced Israel with ‘Palestine’ on a map because of their passion for Palestinian food. ... [Link]

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