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Chris Leppek
Chris Leppek

IJN Assistant Editor |

In Frisco, Jews gather at Backcountry Bayit

snow season arrives in Summit County, the sights, sounds and scents are unmistakable — the gentle schuss of skiers and snowboarders zooming down the slopes, the pines...

Replicas of Michelangelo's frescoes from the Sistine Chapel.

Sistine Chapel up close — a traveling exhibition

who’s coming to Colorado on the Fourth of July. How about Adam and Eve, Noah, Esther and Haman, a wide assortment of prophets — not to mention the Entity who created...

Rabbi (Maj.) Michael Bram, Air Force Academy chaplain. (Anchorage Daily News)

Air Force Academy rabbi is chaplain to all

of the 400-some chaplains currently serving in the US Air Force, only six are Jewish. One of those precious few is Colorado’s own Rabbi (Major) Michael Bram, one of 10...

Israel's Shinshinim in Denver, clockwise from upper left: Ido Manor, Talia Schwimmer, Ofek Hod, Yael Firuzmand

Israel’s four teen emissaries — shinshinim — in Denver

the crow flies, the distance between Colorado and Israel is considerable — more than 6,000 miles from Jerusalem to Denver — but there’s nothing like human contact...

Araceli Velasquez with her family

For Araceli Velasquez, sanctuary means safety, but not happiness

PASSOVER 5779 SECTION A PAGE 8 house in which Araceli Velasquez and her family reside is a house of prayer. The attractive structure in Denver’s Park Hill neighborhood...

Two of the four sons, as depicted in the Arthur Szyk Haggadah (Wikimedia Commons)

Which of the Four Sons are you? Denverites reply

PASSOVER 5779 SECTION C PAGE 7 “Of the four sons mentioned in the Haggadah — the wicked son, the simple son, the wise son and the son who doesn’t know enough to...

Jonas Ottensoser (Mishpacha Magazine)

Sabbath mode — hot-wired rest

Ottensoser knows a thing or two about appliances. A mostly retired mechanical engineer from Baltimore, he knows pretty much everything about how these increasingly...

John Hickenlooper as mayor, pictured atop the Denver City and County Building. (Shari Valenta/IJN)

Hickenlooper throws his hat in the ring

Colorado Jewry hardly needs to be introduced to John Hickenlooper, the former state governor and Denver mayor who this week became the latest Democrat to join the field...

L-r: Yael, Yedida, Yossi and Yishai Fink

Off the grid: Life in the gates of Heaven

the Great Divide, on the far side of the Rocky Mountains from Denver, lie the Gates of Heaven. More eloquently known by its Hebrew name, Shaare Shamayim, and more...

West Jefferson Middle School in Conifer, Colo.

Alleged anti-Semitism in Conifer school headed to federal court

 long-running dispute over allegations of anti-Semitism at a Colorado middle school is headed for federal court. In December, the family of Isabella Grunspan, the girl...