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Art renaissance in Curtis Park

Art renaissance in Curtis Park


NESTLED in its urban corner in the shadows of downtown skyscrapers, Curtis Park is an old neighborhood whose Victorian homes and shady streets have seen much of the ebb and flow of Denver’s history.

When it was first developed, only a few years after Denver itself came into existence, Curtis Park was a fashionable upper-middle class neighborhood.

Many Jews came here in the early days, buying homes and erecting synagogues.

Still later, the area became a haven for Denver’s growing African American community, which left its own unique ethnic and cultural stamp on the neighborhood.


Not for the faint of heart

Not for the faint of heart L'CHAIM (FALL) MAGAZINE AS Allan Striker reminisces about his years as a mountain climber, high clouds swirl in his eyes. You can see his spirit leap up from the couch of his Cherry Creek home and fly over transcendent peaks and plunging valleys. Striker, now 73, didn’t venture where most people fear to tread until he was 52. “And I’d do it all over again,” he smiles. His wife Helena, a beautiful woman who enjoys trekking through Colorado with her husband, shakes her head and whisper...

Last Updated ( Friday, 13 September 2013 03:43 )


Pets and Judaism: A special bond

Pets and Judaism: A special bond The connection between human beings and their pets is like a love sonnet composed for someone who can neither read nor speak yet understands each line. Despite our best efforts, few human relationships compare in terms of reciprocity, warmth, trust, constancy and unconditional affection. Of course, not everyone welcomes the idea of sharing his or her home with an animal. There are those who can’t live without pets and others who wouldn’t buy that cute little doggy in the window if you pa...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 13 September 2012 11:16 )


Sisters and survival: The saga of Ida and Doris

Sisters and survival: The saga of Ida and Doris This is a tale of two sisters. Of their manifold tragedies and misfortunes — and their rare good luck. Of their survival, not only of the Holocaust but the Blitz that raged alongside it. Of their uncertain journeys, their unknown destinations, as children, as orphans. Of the unlikely fact that both are alive today to tell the tale. And of the love these sisters had, and still have, for one another. Where to begin? Let us choose a cold day in early November of 1938 in the troubled city o...

Last chance! Your Rosh Hashana greeting in the IJN

Last chance! Your Rosh Hashana greeting in the IJNWish your friends and family a Happy New Year, with your own personal message in the IJN's special Rosh Hashanah edition published September 14, 2012, before the High Holidays. Print and mail out the form below, or even easier, call Rabbi Hillel Goldberg at the IJN office, (303) 861-2234 or email by Wednesday, September 5 to have your message included.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 05 September 2012 03:29 )

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