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25 years later…Catching up with L’Chaim couples

Larry and Lisa (Fleischman) Herz above at their Sept. 5, 1999 wedding; below, the Herz Family today: Larry, Lindsay, Lyla, Lisa.L’Chaim® magazine, which is all about celebrations, has a celebration of its own. This is the 25th anniversary edition of L’Chaim magazine.

The first L’Chaim was published Feb. 17, 1989. It was a new venture for the Intermountain Jewish News, which until then had published a weekly newspaper exclusively. The magazine was an outgrowth of the IJN’s annual bridal and travel issue.

IJN Publisher and Editor Miriam Goldberg, Executive Editor Rabbi Hillel Goldberg and the late Managing Editor Doris Sky saw the magazine — with its slick, four-color cover and 50-pound book stock interior — as an opportunity to provide an effective new showcase for the bridal and travel issue’s advertisers and to shine the spotlight on life’s celebrations, such as weddings, Bar and Bat Mitzvahs and travel.

The first issue carried stories only about celebrations, but later editions began to include feature stories. Many have won national journalism awards.

The first issue of L’Chaim was so well received that the IJN decided to publish L’Chaim twice a year, with the second issue coming out as a supplement to the IJN’s largest edition of the year, the annual Rosh Hashanah edition. The fall L’Chaim began the annual Community Directory, as well as a record of all of the Bar and Bat Mitzvahs of the calendar year around the Rocky Mountain region, along with wedding, travel and feature stories.

In 1995, L’Chaim started featuring real weddings in the community, a feature which has become an anticipated staple. In honor of L’Chaim’s “silver anniversary,” we are presenting an update of three couples whose weddings have been featured in the magazine over the years.

Lisa Fleischman and Larry Herz were married Sept. 5, 1999, at BMH-BJ with Rabbi Yaakov Chaitovsky and Cantor Joel Lichterman officiating. Their wedding was featured in the February, 2000, L’Chaim.

Fifteen years later, the Herzes are the parents of two daughters, Lindsay, 12, and Lyla, 11.

“Lindsay recently had her Bat Mitzvah with The Jewish Experience,” Lisa reports, “which was a fabulous event for our family.”

The girls are are both “very invested” in Dance Kaleidoscope, and are “great performers,” according to their mom.

Lisa is the daughter of JoAnn and Richard Fleischman, and Larry is the son of Debra Herz, the late Len Herz, and the late Sally Herz.

Larry Herz has been a restaurateur, and now owns an eatery in the Bonnie Brae area of Denver.  Lisa, who was a media buyer for an advertising agency, also continues in her original field as a media buyer and freelance consultant.

The rest of this article is available in the February 28, 2014 L’Chaim® Magazine print and digital edition only. The other couples featured in the article are Shira & Marty Zimmerman and Eloise & Adam Hirsch. Contact Carol to order your copy at carol@ijn.com or subscribe to our new online e-Edition.

Larry Hankin

IJN Associate Editor | larry@ijn.com

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