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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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Denver

Chabad bring Uncle Moishy to Denver

Chabad bring Uncle Moishy to DenverBais 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. ...
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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Netanyahu appoints new Shin Bet chief

Julie Wiener (JTA) — Nadav Argaman, the Shin Bet security agency’s deputy director, has been appointed to the No. 1 position in the Israeli security service. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced on Thu... [Link]

Refugees in Greece get medical equipment from Jewish-funded group

Julie Wiener ATHENS, Greece (JTA) — A New York-based humanitarian organization, funded by several Jewish groups, has begun supplying a Greek island with desperately needed medical equipment to help cope with... [Link]

Jordan won’t extradite suspect in ’82 Paris Jewish restaurant attack

Julie Wiener (JTA) — Jordan is refusing to extradite to France a man suspected of carrying out a deadly 1982 attack on a Jewish restaurant in Paris. According to Agence France Press, an unnamed Jordanian officia... [Link]

Bernie Sanders revisits his childhood Brooklyn hood

Julie Wiener NEW YORK (JTA) — The day after becoming the first Jew to win a presidential primary, Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders visited his old neighborhood, a heavily Jewish area of Brooklyn.... [Link]

After row over settler envoy, Brazil approves Israeli consul

Julie Wiener RIO DE JANEIRO (JTA) — Days after Israel agreed to withdraw a former settler leader as its ambassador to Brazil, Brasilia approved the appointment of a lower-level Israeli diplomat to Sao Paulo... [Link]

New citizenship law has Jews worldwide flocking to tiny Portugal city

Cnaan Liphshiz PORTO, Portugal (JTA) — Five years ago, this city’s tiny Jewish community was so strapped for cash it couldn’t afford to fix the deep cracks in its synagogue’s moldy ceiling. The Jew... [Link]

Survivor to SS guard on trial: ‘Soon we will both stand in front of the highest judge’

Julie Wiener .textad (JTA) — The trial for a 94-year-old former Auschwitz guard opened with testimony from a 94-year-old Holocaust survivor, at the trial near Detmold, Germany, on Thursday, Reuters reported. &#... [Link]

Op-Ed: I’m not your mitzvah project

Gabrielle Birkner (JTA) — I have Tourette syndrome, a neurological disorder characterized by involuntary movements and noises called “tics.” My Tourette’s is relatively mild at this point, but I wen... [Link]

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