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Andrea Jacobs
Andrea Jacobs

IJN Senior Writer | andrea@ijn.com

Rabbi Bernard Gerson

Denver’s Rabbi Gerson is on Rabbinate ‘blacklist’

Rabbi Bernard Gerson, spiritual leader of Denver’s Conservative Rodef Shalom, discovered on Facebook that his name appears on the Israeli Chief Rabbinate’s...

Clockwise, from upper left: Dr. Ellen Elias, Brooke Berry Soltanovich, Dr. Bronwen Kahn, Steven Senft

The importance of genetic screening

Steven Senft, development director for Judaism Your Way, was born in Bogota, Colombia. He moved to Denver with his wife Daniela Loeble, a native Israeli from a Peruvian...

The swastika painted on the Wolfs' garage door in Aurora, Colorado.

Swastika painted on Aurora home

Howard and Sandy Wolf, who have lived in their Aurora home for almost 42 years, heard a knock on their door at 5:45 a.m. Friday, June 2. It was the police. After...

Rabbi Yisroel Engel, left, and Rabbi Richard Rheins

Shiva: What it means, how to act

Shiva, the Hebrew word for seven, connotes the seven days Jews traditionally mourn for and honor a loved one who has died. The Biblical source of the ritual originated...

This Mishebeirach artwork, painted by Simmi Brodie, is the cover for Franciska Kay's album of the same name.

Should we pray for healing?

A friend leans over to you at services and whispers that a congregant is terminally ill. Regardless of your connection — close, remote, conflicted — shock levels the...

L-r: Dennis Gallagher, Rabbi Steven Foster, Cantor Isaac Koll

Where we were, what we felt, in 1967: Five Denverites reflect

The IJN solicited verbal postcards from Denverites who lived through the Six Day War, June 5-10, 1967.  Crisp, animated memories range from white-knuckle fear that the...

Ramat HaNegev Mayor Eran Doron (Alexsei Kolesnikov)

Ramat HaNegev Mayor Eran Doron

Eran Doron, the new mayor of Ramat HaNegev, JEWISHcolorado’s partnership community in Israel, notices a photographer in the background and tugs uncomfortably at his...

Diana Zeff Anderson

The Colorado Israeli heading JEWISHcolorado

Diana Zeff Anderson, JEWISHcolorado board chair since July, 2016, speaks fluent Hebrew with an American accent and unaccented American English — an unusual trait she...

Temple Sinai celebrates 50 years

In 1966, as the Vietnam War raged and the disturbing question “Is G-d Dead?” appeared on the cover of Time, a young rabbi faced a choice that would ultimately...

Rabbi Michael Sunshine (Aleksei Kolsenikov)

‘Jewish identity’ 101

Rabbi Michael Sunshine, director of Jewish Student Connection high school clubs at 11 Denver-area schools, believes Jewish teens comprise the most amazing, insightful...