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Retirement beckons for SHALOM Denver's Arnie Kover

Retirement beckons for SHALOM Denver's Arnie Kover

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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 SHALOM Denver, the Jewish Group Home and the Jewish Disability Network — “the three legs” — retires Dec. 31.

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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Intermountain

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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Denver

Enterovirus, Colorado: Vigilance, not panic

Enterovirus, Colorado: Vigilance, not panicThis is turning out to be a scary autumn for Denver parents, with a host of viruses already showing a significant impact on young children, especially a strain known as enterovirus which might be tied to a mysterious condition causing muscle weakening and partial limb paralysis. Making the situation even scarier are a host of unknown factors: Are the muscular effects temporary or permanent? Why are Colorado children, especially in the Denver metro area, being affected more significantly than th...
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‘Sex Rabbi’ flees Netherlands to avoid extradition to Israel

Gabe Friedman Rabbi Eliezer Berland, who is accused of sexually assaulting several female followers, may have fled to a country that does not have an extradition treaty with Israel. ... [Link]

The U.S. and Iran: What happens once a deal is in place

Ron Kampeas Will a nuclear deal improve Iran’s relations with the United States, or will it further stoke tensions? And which scenario would be better for Israel? ... [Link]

Op-Ed: Saying kaddish in Charleston for slain church members

Uriel Heilman Rabbi Avi Weiss goes to Charleston to mourn the slain victims of the attack on an African-American church, and gets help saying the Mourner’s Kaddish for his father. ... [Link]

Orthodox Jews, kosher market hit by paintballs in Brooklyn

Gabe Friedman Police said the attacks could be linked to three similar incidents that occurred in the same area in March and may be investigated as hate crimes. ... [Link]

British rabbis criticize Austrian counterparts for shunning divorcee

Marcy Oster The letter signed by 18 rabbis criticizes the Austrian Jewish community for having  “not adequately supported a vulnerable and defenseless young woman.” ... [Link]

Touch of Pray: Celebrating Shabbat and the Grateful Dead

Lisa Keys Despite a “ripple” or two, Jews celebrate Shabbat — and 50 years of the Grateful Dead — at Chicago’s Soldier Field. ... [Link]

In Britain, Lord Janner’s molestation trial raises hopes for closure, not justice

Cnaan Liphshiz Held decades late and in absentia, the trial for the former Jewish leader will neither yield a conviction if he’s guilty nor undo decades of anti-Semitic slander if he’s found not guilty. ... [Link]

Rabbi of Western Wall apologizes for kippah incident

Marcy Oster Rabbi Shmuel Rabinovitch said in a statement that he was not familiar with the incident, but that if it did occur, the response was incorrect. ... [Link]

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