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Chabad bring Uncle Moishy to Denver

Chabad bring Uncle Moishy to Denver

Bais 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.

Doors open on Sunday at 2:40 p.m. and a discount on tickets is available through MazelTot.org.

Information: Erin, (303) 329-0213 or www.chabadcolorado.com.

 
Intermountain

Alan Turing cracked Nazi Germany's Enigma code

Alan Turing cracked Nazi Germany's Enigma codePerched on a table in the synagogue’s social hall, the Enigma machine’s keyboard, rotors, lampboard and plugboard seemed to work as smoothly as they did during WW II. The machine was on display for the January Men’s Club program sponsored by Temple Shalom and provided by speaker Dr. Barry Fagin. Featured in the Academy Award nominated film, “The Imitation Game,” the Enigma machine has come to symbolize the capabilities of the military and cryptographers to decipher communications use...
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Denver

Retirement beckons for SHALOM Denver's Arnie Kover

Retirement beckons for SHALOM Denver's Arnie Kover CHANUKAH EDITION SECTION E PAGE 12 For 36 years, genuine shouts of affection have showered Arnie Kover as he enters SHALOM Denver, Jewish Family Service’s vocational arm for the developmentally disabled. “Hi, Arnie! Hi, Arnie!” “I don’t think there’s anywhere you could work where so many people call out your name when they see you every morning,” Kover tells the Intermountain Jewish News. “They are pure joy.” Kover, director of disability and employment services for SHALO...

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 10 December 2014 14:38 )

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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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