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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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Boulder’s Camp Inc. for teen entrepreneurs

Boulder’s Camp Inc. for teen entrepreneurs ROSH HASHANAH EDITIONSECTION B PAGE 4 Imagine walking into an auditorium full of middle and high school students on a summer afternoon. There are about 50 assorted seats — folding chairs, beanbags, a few small sofas along the walls. Two-thirds are full, and some kids are sitting on the floor. It’s as quiet as a room full of adolescents can be; every face facing the stage, on which there is one man, talking. No music. No screens. Nothing to click on or link to. Just a guy talking and a lo...
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Anti-circumcision movement comes to Boulder

UNLIKE the group that created the 2011 San Francisco ballot initiative that would have made circumcising a male under age 18 a misdemeanor, punishable by a fine of $1,000 or up to one year in jail, with no religious exemptions permitted, those gathered at CU Boulder July 23-26 for the 13th convocation of the International Symposium on Genital Autonomy and Children’s Rights indicated an interest in education over legislation. “Whole Bodies, Whole Selves: Activating Social Change” brought t...

Last Updated ( Saturday, 23 August 2014 19:21 )

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‘Earthship’ homes off the grid, use few external sources

‘Earthship’ homes off the grid, use few external sourcesWHILE for most people, Boulder is synonymous with green and healthy and sustainable, those are not usually the first things that come to mind when one hears “Colorado Springs.” However, if the folks at Boulder-based Earthship Village Colorado (EVC) have their way, “the Springs” will soon be home to a community of 75 off-the-grid, sustainable, Earthship homes. For those unaware, EVC’s website defines Earthships as “beautiful, sustainable, earth-friendly, homes built primarily of recy...

Last Updated ( Friday, 28 November 2014 11:07 )

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Boulder Jewish Foundation’s grants stay in Boulder

Boulder Jewish Foundation’s grants stay in BoulderTWO organizations, the Boulder Jewish Community Foundation and Hazon, have funds available for Jewish organizations to use in their growth, outreach and community-building efforts. Each has its own set of parameters regarding what they fund and how to apply, but both deadlines are in July. While Foundation Executive Director Allen Hittelman said, “as a rule, BJCF’s focus is on helping the whole Jewish community, not just single specific organizations,” BJCF does use income from its endow...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 19 June 2014 13:11 )

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Boehner in Jerusalem: U.S.-Israel bonds strong even with political spats

Marcy Oster The House speaker, who is leading a delegation of congressional Republicans to the Middle East, said the two nations cooperate on many levels. ... [Link]

NPR’s ‘From the Top’ airs from the bimah

Julie Wiener Recorded March 26 before a live audience, the Wellesley, Mass., show marked the first time the syndicated program has dedicated an entire episode to Jewish music. ... [Link]

Palestinian Authority officially joins International Criminal Court

Marcy Oster P.A. President Mahmoud Abbas signed the requests to join the ICC and other international conventions after the U.N. Security Council failed to pass a Palestinian statehood proposal. ... [Link]

Rabbi Riskin clarifies remarks — says Iran, not Obama, is Haman

Ben Sales Riskin told JTA that Obama “is causing Israel to be existentially endangered” by the potential deal between the United States and Iran. ... [Link]

Netanyahu urges international community to insist on better Iran deal

Marcy Oster Netanyahu made a public statement as negotiations between Iran and the world powers resumed after being extended a day past the deadline to reach a framework agreement. ... [Link]

British university cancels conference on Israel’s right to exist, cites protest fears

Gabe Friedman The conference, which was described on the University of Southampton’s website as “a ground-breaking historical event on the road towards justice and enduring peace in historic Palestine,” was d... [Link]

Ukrainian Jewish billionaire resigns as governor amid dispute with president

Cnaan Liphshiz Igor Kolomoisky, who has poured millions of his own wealth into preparing Ukraine’s army to fight against Russia, sent President Petro Poroshenko his resignation letter in a dispute over control... [Link]

War crimes complaint filed against Hamas in U.S.

Marcy Oster A Tel Aviv-based NGO filed the complaint on behalf of 26 American citizens over an attack for which Hamas claimed responsibility. ... [Link]

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