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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 because it enables them to buy more food and send their children to school.

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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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Colorado Springs Jewry’s roots go back to 1861

Colorado Springs Jewry’s roots go back to 1861 ROSH HASHANAH EDITIONSECTION D PAGE 4 “A PEOPLE without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots,” said the civil rights activist, Marcus Garvey. This quote will ring true for historians, anthropologists, politicians, students of history — and Perry B. Bach, researcher and author of the publication Glimpses at Our History: Temple Shalom’s 40-year Anniversary & Colorado Springs Jewish Community 110 Years. Bach is a long-time resident of ...
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Whooping cough warning issued in Brooklyn’s Orthodox communities

Gabe Friedman The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene has issued a warning about an increase in cases of pertussis, or the “whooping cough,” in the Orthodox communities of Williamsburg and Bor... [Link]

What you need to know about New York’s proposed education tax credit

Uriel Heilman A proposed education tax credit program for New York could deliver tens of millions in public money to cash-strapped Jewish day school families. ... [Link]

Op-Ed: From ‘Bring Back Our Boys’ to ‘Unity Day’

Gabrielle Birkner A year ago, the kidnapping and murder of three Israeli teens brought Jews together in unprecedented ways. Now their parents have joined forces to create a prize, and a worldwide holiday, in their hono... [Link]

Rocket sirens sound in southern Israel

Gabe Friedman Rocket sirens and at least three explosions were heard in southern Israel near the Gaza Strip. ... [Link]

Israeli embassy slams ‘outrageous’ Dutch textbook

Cnaan Liphshiz A Dutch history book for vocational high schools omits Arab atrocities against Jews and describes Israel’s establishment as result of widespread murder of Palestinians. ... [Link]

Poland’s ombudsman calls to make kosher slaughter illegal for export

Marcy Oster Poland’s ombudsman Irena Lipowicz filed her request last year with the country’s Constitutional Tribunal, asking it to make kosher slaughter legal only for the use of the Jewish community ... [Link]

Judge orders opening of 1950 testimony that implicated Ethel Rosenberg

Marcy Oster David Greenglass recanted his testimony seven years after he gave it, saying that he gave false testimony after prosecutors threatened him saying they would go after his wife, who may have assisted Ju... [Link]

Bernie Sanders to make 2016 presidential bid official

Gabe Friedman Sanders, 73, who was born in Brooklyn to Polish immigrant parents, will officially launch his 2016 campaign at an event starting at 5 p.m. on Tuesday in Burlington, Vermont. ... [Link]

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