Intermountain Jewish News

Oct 05th


Harry Hellerstein

Harry Hellerstein

Harry Pat Hellerstein, author and columnist for the Intermountain Jewish News, 1984-1996, passed away July 31, 2015, in San Francisco due to complications from diabetes.

Mr. Hellerstein was born in Denver to Max and Naomi Hellerstein.

Raised in Park Hill, he graduated from East High School in 1957.

Mr. Hellerstein majored in American literature at Brown University and earned his LLD from Harvard Law School.


Sandy Vinnik

Sandy VinnikSandra “Sandy” Vinnik, whose vision, intellectual curiosity and compassion guided Denver’s Jewish community for decades, passed away Sept. 2, 2015, in Englewood. Rabbi Yaakov Chaitovsky and Cantor Joel Lichterman officiated at the Sept. 4 service at BMH-BJ. Interment followed at Mt. Nebo Cemetery. Feldman Mortuary made the arrangements. Mourners in the crowded sanctuary were visibly moved because Mrs. Vinnik single-handedly had moved so many.

Libby Rosen

Libby RosenElizabeth “Libby” Rosen, an adored matriarch of Denver Jewry, passed away July 18, 2015, in Denver. She was 94. Rabbi Avraham Mintz of Lone Tree Chabad and Rabbi Steven Rubenstein of Shalom Cares officiated at the July 20 service at Golden Hill Cemetery. Feldman Mortuary made the arrangements. “Today is the first event that I have been to in my 65 years that my mother didn’t tell me where to sit,” son Marc Rosen said at the service.

Lillie Katz

Lillie KatzLillie Katz, a native Denverite and lifelong resident, passed away Aug. 9, 2015, in Denver. Rabbi Steven Kaye officiated at the Aug. 12 graveside service at Rose Hill Cemetery. Feldman Mortuary made the arrangements. “Mom loved helping others,” her children said. Mrs. Katz was born May 24, 1918, in Denver. She graduated from North High School.

Aileen Leben

Aileen LebenAileen Leben, cherished wife of Theodore Leben for 62 years, passed away July 30, 2015, in Texas. Services were held Aug. 21 in the sanctuary of Congregation Agudas Achim in Austin, Texas. Mrs. Leben was born June 20, 1922, in Mulvane, Kansas, to Ruby and Geoffrey Boucher. She was a proud descendent of Daniel Boone. She grew up on a farm and survived the Dust Bowl and the Great Depression.
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