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Kim Harris serves as cantor and rabbi at B'nai Chaim

Kim Harris serves as cantor and rabbi at B'nai Chaim

Cantor Kim Harris says that her true nature is to be an introvert, inherently shy and quiet. “A fake extrovert” is how she describes herself.

She could have fooled me — and a lot of other people.

Among them are members of Congregation B’nai Chaim, a relatively small Reform community located near Morrison that serves unofficially as the Jewish house of worship for the greater southwestern metro area.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 25 June 2015 15:03 )

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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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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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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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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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Panel recommends changes to Orthodox conversion, offers snapshot of converts

Uriel Heilman A new survey that was included in the Rabbinical Council of America’s review offers a first-ever snapshot of who is choosing Orthodox conversion. ... [Link]

Report: Netanyahu asked European leaders to vote against Israel at U.N.

Gabe Friedman Israel’s prime minister called his British and German counterparts along with other “key allies” before the Human Rights Council’s vote on the Gaza report, according to the Jewish Chro... [Link]

10 revealing facts about Orthodox Jewish converts, from the RCA report

Uriel Heilman Of American Orthodox converts, 78 percent are women, 72 percent are ages 20-39, 45 percent have Jewish ancestry and 80 percent cite “spiritual-intellectual search” as their reason for converti... [Link]

Burt Shavitz, Jewish co-founder of Burt’s Bees, dies at 80

Gabe Friedman The Jewish beekeeper grew the company with his business partner, and his scraggly, bearded image became the face of the brand. ... [Link]

Amid their country’s financial crisis, Greek Jews struggle and brace for more turmoil

Gabrielle Birkner The Jewish community of about 5,000 is grappling with how to provide emergency assistance to Jews in need, with Holocaust survivors particularly hard hit by the debt crisis in Greece. ... [Link]

Jordan Farmar returning to Maccabi Tel Aviv

Gabe Friedman The Jewish NBAer, who won two league titles while with the Los Angeles Lakers, had played 16 games for the Israeli club during the NBA lockout of 2011. ... [Link]

U.S. mayors call on European counterparts to condemn anti-Semitism

Marcy Oster Mayors from New York, Chicago, Houston, Atlanta and Boston have signed on to the American Jewish Committee initiative. ... [Link]

Report: Woman denied entrance to Western Wall for wearing kippah

Marcy Oster The woman, an American, refused to accompany a guard to the police station and was escorted to the taxi stand outside the Kotel, the Women of the Wall group said. ... [Link]

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