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Andrea Jacobs
Andrea Jacobs

IJN Senior Writer | andrea@ijn.com

Michelle and Hannah Hepner

Gifts of life

 December, 2017, Hannah Hepner performed with a special needs cheerleading team at the state high school cheerleading championship. Everything was fine — until it...

Sara Moses, left, and her drawing 'Deprivation' (Aleksei Kolesnikov)

Child survivor of Bergen-Belsen

1945, an emaciated six-year-old girl lay in her own filth in a squalid hut at Bergen-Belsen, where the sick and dying moaned amid a frozen river of corpses. “It was...

Three of the Denverites who reflected on their first times in Israel, l-r: Marlin Barad, David Japha, Loretta Cawelti

First time in Israel…Coloradans reflect

to Paris, London or Madrid for the first time is breathtaking — the people, the culture, the food, majestic landmarks, scenery, you name it. It’s brand new, and...

Rabbi Meir Simon, r, prays with teens following the STEM School shooting. (Chabad South Metro Denver/Facebook)

Chabad of Lone Tree counsels students following STEM shooting

At least 12 teens from Chabad of South Metro Denver were caught in the shooting rampage at STEM School Highlands Ranch that killed one student and injured eight on...

Clockwise from upper left: Lisa Calderón, Mayor Michael Hancock, Jamie Giellis, Penfield Tate III (Aleksei Kolesnikov)

Candidates lay down differences at IJN Mayoral Forum

Denver’s Jewish community, undeterred by rain or political overload, turned out in droves for the Intermountain Jewish News’ Denver mayoral forum Tuesday night,...

L-r: Zachary Kutner, Cherie Karo Schwartz, Grisha Nesnevich, Estelle Nadel, Osi Sladek. (Brandon Marshall)

Local Holocaust survivors gather for concert

People queue outside the Mizel Museum Wednesday evening, April 17, for “Survivors Sing,” Denver’s first Holocaust survivors concert. Solemnity and cordiality mix...

A collage of Maxwell House haggadahs.

Denverites asked: Which Haggadah do you use?

PASSOVER 5779 SECTION C PAGE 10 bygone days, families reused worn Haggadot fingerprinted through the decades — and while this tradition continues, some Jews are...

Just a few of the countries where Steve Lipman has led seders.

Dynamic, theatrical seder leader

Lipman, staff writer at the Jewish Week in New York, has led Passover seders in far-flung communities for Jews with minimal or no connection to Judaism since 2003....

Rabbi Sandra Cohen (Ben Cohen)

A dive into the dark world of bipolar disorder

Sandra Cohen sits at the sunlit, window-framed table in her home study in Denver. Despite imminent blizzard warnings, she cherishes the moment. “Today’s a good...

Matt Buckstein

Matt Buckstein: Denver’s Nashville-style star

Buckstein, one of Denver’s hottest country-western singers, arrives in jeans, a plaid shirt and low-slung cap. His baritone greeting ignites sweet fire in unsuspecting...