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Al Chesis performing at Denver Botanic Gardens.

‘Corned beef’ Jew plays the blues

Al Chesis, whose deep voice winks lazily as clouds and sunlight pass above his shaved head, is the essence of laid back. Despite the morning heat, it might as well be...

Daniel Krausz

Daniel Krausz: The art of architecture

Although you might not know it, within the greater Denver Jewish community Daniel Krausz is virtually everywhere. Not the man himself (though he does seem to get around...

An infant at Rodef Shalom ECC explores the properties of clay.

ECE: Littlest Learners

In the 1950s and 1960s, many Jewish parents dispatched three- and four-year-olds to nursery schools. Games eased the awkwardness, and naps, cookies and milk revived...

Jerry Rotenberg, fifth from left, poses with the 2015 DJDS varsity soccer team prior to a game.

DJDS’ Rotenberg loves teaching

The life of a teacher can be tough for anyone. A teacher must have patience and discipline especially around middle school and high school students, who can sometimes be...

Bruce Benson, CU President

CU’s Bruce Benson: ‘I like fixing things’

Bruce Benson cuts to the chase. Add up the number of students he’s got to oversee. The budgets. The staff. The faculty. The four campuses. It’s a huge job —...

Vermeer_Converted

Refueling the masters

Converted Masters: World Famous Masterpieces with a Jewish Twist by artist-author Esty Frankel-Fersel transplants Jewish themes and symbols into high art’s most...

Sol Gins, bottom row, second from left, with fellow B-17 crewmen in 1944.

How Littleton’s Sol Gins saved his crew on a B-17 bomber

Sol Gins doesn’t remember the exact date or even the country his B-17 bomber was flying over. But he knows that his “Flying Fortress” was flying at somewhere...

Helen Fleischman shows off a candle she made prior to Chanukah in a Kollel GOLD program.

Torah in the golden years

“Torah study is not limited to any age; whether you’re nine or 99, there’s something for you to learn, no matter your level of expertise or experience,” says...

Evelyn Shafner

Evelyn Shafner publishes novel in her 80s

Letter writing has become a lost art, even for many senior citizens. However, for Denver native Evelyn “Pasty” Shafner this was not the case. Raised on the West Side...

The 'Mifletzet,' Jerusalem's Monster Slide designed by French artist Niki de Saint Phalle.

Jerusalem gems

You’ve traveled to Israel one, two or three times. You’ve seen the Kotel (Western Wall), taken a tour of the City of David and visited the Yad Vashem Holocaust...