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Alan Turing cracked Nazi Germany's Enigma code

Alan Turing cracked Nazi Germany's Enigma code

Perched 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 used in military initiatives.

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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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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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‘Birthright for Jewish moms’ reaches out to Spanish-speakers

Marcy Oster BUENOS AIRES (JTA) — The first Cuban delegation will participate in the “Birthright for Jewish moms” trip to Israel, as the sponsoring group works to expand its reach in Latin Ameri... [Link]

Republican Jewish group congratulates Trump but doesn’t praise him

Ron Kampeas WASHINGTON (JTA) — The Republican Jewish Coalition congratulated Donald Trump on becoming the presumptive Republican nominee, but otherwise withheld praise for the candidate. “The Republican J... [Link]

US envoy Power at Nuremberg event: World must not look on during genocide

Marcy Oster (JTA) — “The world looked on during the rise of the Nazis, and cannot do so again,” Samantha Power, the United States’ envoy to the United Nations, warned attendees at a sympos... [Link]

Late philanthropist Edgar Bronfman’s Connecticut home on market for $8M

Julie Wiener NEW YORK (JTA) — The Connecticut weekend home of late Jewish philanthropist Edgar Bronfman is on sale for $8 million. William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty is listing the 13-acre estate at ... [Link]

Amid anti-Semitism scandal, Jewish support for UK’s Labour at historic low

Julie Wiener (JTA) — If there were an election tomorrow, only 8.5 percent of British Jews say they would vote for the Labour Party — a sharp decline since last year’s election, when 18 percent of Jews voted ... [Link]

Yes, there is a Jewish left on campus, and it needs to be heard

Andrew Silow-Carroll CHAPEL HILL, North Carolina (JTA) — Recently, in an article for JTA, “The Missing Left: Where’s the support for liberal Zionists on campus?,” Andrew Silow-Carroll noted that “many Americ... [Link]

Israel bombs Gaza targets in retaliation for Hamas shelling

Julie Wiener (JTA) — Israel bombed five targets in Gaza after Hamas fired more than five mortar rounds into Israel in a 24-hour period — an escalation attributed to Israel’s intensified efforts to detec... [Link]

Israel remembers the Holocaust in national ceremony

Marcy Oster JERUSALEM (JTA) — Holocaust survivors have never received the respect that they deserve, Israeli President Reuven Rivlin said. “It is time to conduct some soul-searching before you. We mus... [Link]

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