Intermountain Jewish News

Apr 30th


Rebbetzin Leah Kagan

Rebbetzin Leah Kagan

Early Monday on Feb. 8, construction workers at the entrance to Yeshiva Toras Chaim stepped aside as subdued mourners prepared to say goodbye to Rebbetzin Leah Kagan.

Mrs. Kagan, wife of yeshiva co-founder Rabbi Israel Meir Kagan for 60 years and a beloved kindergarten teacher at Hillel Academy, passed away in the wee morning hours of Feb. 8.

She was 83.

The Yeshiva Toras Chaim study hall filled quickly. Men sat in the front while women gathered on the other side of a mechitza. Though separated by a horizontal table, the emotions unified in memory and prayer.


Aaron ‘Herb’ Cohen

Aaron ‘Herb’ CohenAaron Herbert “Herb” Cohen, a native Denverite and lifelong resident, passed away Jan. 21, 2016, in Denver. Rabbi Richard Rheins officiated at the Jan. 24 service at Temple Sinai. Interment followed at Rose Hill Cemetery. Feldman Mortuary made the arrangements. “He was our hero and Superman,” the family said. “A gentleman to the end, he never lost his sense of humor.”

Don Feiner

Don FeinerDonald Feiner, a social worker, passed away Dec. 9, 2015, surrounded by family at his home in Napa, Calif. Mr. Feiner was born Feb. 28, 1927, to Ruth and Sam Feiner and grew up on Denver’s West Side. He attended North High School. Mr. Feiner married Judy Badion in 1954.

Estelle Knaster

Estelle KnasterEstelle Knaster, a lifelong Denver resident, passed away Jan. 13, 2016, in Denver. Rabbis Richard Rheins and Bruce Dollin and Cantor Martin Goldstein officiated at the Jan. 15 graveside service at Rose Hill Cemetery. Feldman Mortuary made the arrangements. “Our mom had a heart of gold,” the family said.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 04 February 2016 13:07 )


Bertha Kaufman

Bertha Schiff Kaufman, whose father settled in Denver in 1904, passed away Dec. 18, 2015, in Denver. Rabbi Steven Kaye officiated at the Dec. 22 service at Rose Hill Cemetery. Feldman Mortuary made the arrangements. Mrs. Kaufman was born Dec. 19, 1923, in Denver. She lived here throughout her life. A high school graduate, she married Charles Kaufman on Dec. 20, 1943. Mr. Kaufman passed away in February, 2006. Mrs. Kaufman was a housewife. Contributions may be made to any Jewish organization....
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