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Andrea Jacobs
Andrea Jacobs

IJN Senior Writer | andrea@ijn.com

Police respond to the site of a mass shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Oct. 27, 2018. (Jeff Swensen/Getty)

Denver native in Pittsburgh recounts events last Shabbat

Saturday, Denver native Rebecca Tessler Pollack was at her in-laws home close to Tree of Life to help prepare Shabbat lunch instead of going to Poale Zedeck about a mile...

The funeral of brothers Cecil Rosenthal and David Rosenthal at Rodef Shalom Temple in Pittsburgh, Oct. 30. They were among the victims killed in the mass shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue on Oct. 27, 2018. (Jeff Swensen/Getty)

Former Pittsburgh — now Denver — rabbi recollects

Rheins, senior rabbi at Temple Sinai, had a memorable relationship with Tree of Life and Pittsburgh’s Jewish community for 10 years, 1995-2005. He was the spiritual...

Lara Diamond

Jewish genealogy: Suddenly you have 50 cousins — how?

submit a swab of your Jewish DNA to an online ancestry site and suddenly discover you have 50 new cousins in Denver alone. Accurate or exaggerated? “That depends,”...

David Gottlieb

VIP New Faces: David Gottlieb

Gottlieb was born in 1988 in Boston, moved to Denver at age six and attended Denver Jewish Day School. He earned a BA magna cum laude in music composition and diplomatic...

Rabbi Samuel Spector

VIP New Faces: Rabbi Samuel Spector

Spector, 30, is the senior rabbi of Congregation Kol Ami in Salt Lake, Utah. Born in 1988 in Seattle, Wash., he  majored in Judaic studies and minored in behavioral...

Josh Gold

VIP New Faces: Josh Gold

Gold graduated Cherry Creek High, earned a BA in technical journalism and public relations from CSU and an MA in non-profit management at Regis. He and his wife Pamela...

Amy Becker, left, and Cindy Abramson (Aleksei Kolesnikov)

JTown, a new suburban address for ‘doing Jewish’

, whose name evokes a dusty designationloin a Clint Eastwood Western, is attracting a steady stream of followers to its growing Jewish communal presence in Lone Tree....

Jessica Cohen, right, translated David Grossman's A Horse Walks Into a Bar.

Found in translation: Winner of Man Booker Prize lives in Denver

Americans reading a Hebrew novel or any foreign-language book in English are oblivious to the fact that two people are responsible for this literary sojourn — the...

Rabbi Joseph Black

Emanuel’s Rabbi Black changes policy on performing intermarriages

Joe Black of Temple Emanuel, the Rocky Mountain region’s largest Reform congregation, will now officiate at intermarriages for couples committed to creating a Jewish...

Pnina Shor of IAA

Dead Sea Scrolls rotated

closing time at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science on June 5. Volunteers exiting out of the service entrance deposit their keys and head home with the public —...