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Colorado Springs Hadassah keeps busy year-round

Colorado Springs Hadassah keeps busy year-round

SINCE this month is Breast Cancer Awareness month, pink seems to be everywhere, from the pink running shoes and accessories on NFL players to pink cowboy hats and pink cocktails, from pink hair on men at fundraising events to pink pet clothing.

When the Hadassah chapter of Colorado Springs thinks about pink, it helps highlight one of the significant research areas of the Hadassah Medical Organization.

Hadassah developed a new test that predicts the presence of the BRCA mutation with 95% accuracy. The BRCA mutation triggers breast cancer.

What does green have to do with pink? Green is the environmental awareness color, the theme of conservation of energy, the color of frogs, grass and trees, and the neon clothes worn by teenagers.

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Denver

Golfer Boscoe takes regionals, to state

Golfer Boscoe takes regionals, to stateWhat is more challenging than making a putt with a hundred screaming fans? Making it with a hundred silent fans. Denver JDS senior Sam Boscoe was faced with this scenario in a sudden death playoff hole to determine the final spot in the Colorado High School Activities Assn. (CHSAA) state golf tournament. Boscoe lamented that he’d had “a couple of rough holes” leading up to this dramatic and tense situation. After watching both of his opponents miss par, Boscoe was faced with a tricky 10...
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Intermountain

IJN kicks off annual Chanukah Coloring Contest

IJN kicks off annual Chanukah Coloring Contest Because Chanukah is early this year (on Thanksgiving), so is the deadline: Nov. 11 The 27th annual Intermountain Jewish News Doris Sky Chanukah Coloring Contest is open for entries. Deadline for entries in the contest is 1 p.m., Monday, Nov. 11, 2013. IJN’s address is 1177 Grant St., Suite 200, Denver, CO 80203. The deadline is very early this year because Chanukah is very early. Since its inception, the contest, for children in kindergarten through sixth grade, has attracted and brought...

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 16 October 2013 11:06 )

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Denver

Keeping busy is easy at Springbrooke

Keeping busy is easy at Springbrooke ROSH HASHANAH EDITIONSECTION B PAGE 9 “I’M really busy. I don’t think I’ll come to today’s activity,” says a resident at Springbrooke Retirement and Assisted Living Community. “Just come for a few minutes,” responds Cheryl Baldwin, activities director. “Ok, just for a little,” says the resident. Several weeks later, the resident will thank Baldwin for pushing her to take part in the activity and meet new friends. This conversation is common at Springbrooke as Baldwin e...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 29 August 2013 11:41 )

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Intermountain

Rabbi Glazer loves serving Colorado Springs Jewry

Rabbi Glazer loves serving Colorado Springs JewryAT age 16, when Rabbi Mel Glazer was in 10th grade, he received a letter at Camp Ramah from his mother, marked “special delivery.” The letter read, “Rabbi [the late Harry H.] Epstein has been looking for a school to send you to. It’s a yeshiva, a Hebrew Academy in Philadelphia. You can go there and the tuition will be covered, but you’ll have to go early to take a test, find a place to live, and take care of some details ahead of time.” Also: “You need to decide by tomorrow, so c...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 08 August 2013 09:48 )

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University of Chile Law Faculty Student Union approves academic boycott of Israel

Marcy Oster (JTA) — The University of Chile’s Law Faculty Student Union voted to approve a boycott, divestment and sanctions resolution against Israel. The resolution approved a week ago prohibits an... [Link]

Former Auschwitz guard apologizes to victims in court

Marcy Oster (JTA) — A 94-year-old former Auschwitz guard currently on trial in Germany apologized to his victims in court. Reinhold Hanning, a former Nazi SS officer on trial for being an accessory to the m... [Link]

Clemency requests for Katsav come amid reports of mental health deterioration

Marcy Oster JERUSALEM (JTA) — Two clemency requests reportedly will be submitted to Israeli President Reuven Rivlin asking that he consider releasing former President Moshe Katsav, following a severe deteri... [Link]

Hungarian police hold 2 in death of Israeli tourist

Marcy Oster BUDAPEST (JTA) – Hungarian police have detained two people in connection with the death of an Israeli citizen, who went missing in the country several days earlier. Ofir Gross, 40, who traveled... [Link]

Montreal police seize 8,000 bottles of illegally imported kosher wine

Marcy Oster MONTREAL (JTA)—Police seized some 8,000 bottles of kosher wine in what appeared to be a Passover-related bootlegging bust at a Montreal synagogue. Two men were arrested at the Young Israel of Montre... [Link]

Israeli officials deny increased tensions with Germany following news report

Marcy Oster BERLIN (JTA) — Israeli government officials have denied Spiegel Online magazine’s recent report of increased tensions with Germany. Ties between German Chancellor Angela Merkel of the C... [Link]

Britain’s Labour launches investigation into party’s anti-Semitism

Marcy Oster (JTA) — Britain’s Labour Party has launched an investigation into anti-Semitism in the party. The inquiry announced on Friday comes a day after the party suspended former London Mayor Ken ... [Link]

K-tel founder Philip Kives, farm boy who pioneered the infomercial, dies at 87

Andrew Silow-Carroll NEW YORK (JTA) — Philip Kives, a Canadian marketing prodigy whose company K-tel International pioneered the business of “as-seen-on-TV” infomercials, died April 27 at age 87. The son of East... [Link]

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