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Chris Leppek

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Rabbi Bruce Dollin: 36 years in the rabbinate

In mid-August, on the final day of Rabbi Bruce Dollin’s tenure as spiritual leader of the Hebrew Educational Alliance, the weather in Denver was rare for this hot and...

College readiness, Jewish-style

As Jewish students head back to their university campus, or perhaps their first foray into the collegiate world, they might well enter an environment in which the very...

Ozzie Sladek: ‘Escape to the Tatras’

Chris Leppek reviews Escape to the Tatras, Ozzie Sladek's memoir of surviving the Holocaust.

‘Jews of the Wild West’ — how we got here

“Jews of the Wild West,” the story of the Jews who helped settle the American West, is the brainchild of director Amanda Kinsey.

HD-6: Woodrow, Epps respond

The controversy that next week’s Democratic primary for District 6 of the Colorado House of Representatives has become continues to boil this week, as a candidate...

Hot District 6 primary fueled by anti-Israel candidate

Middle Eastern issues have indeed become part of a Colorado-centric electoral contest, specifically the June 28 Democratic primary for House District 6, a traditionally...

Five ‘teaching emissaries’ bring Hebrew and Israel to DAT

Ever since its founding nearly three decades ago, Israel has been near the heart and soul of the Denver Academy of Torah, the Lowry-based K-12 Jewish day school that has...

Retrospective: Freedom Rider recalls his activism

A Freedom Rider and civil rights activist, Rabbi Allen Secher marched and prayed with Rev. Martin Luther King.

‘Swords into ploughshares’ — literally

PASSOVER EDITION 5782 SECTION A PAGE 8 “G-d shall judge between the nations, and shall decide for many peoples; and they shall beat their swords into ploughshares, and...

Local rabbis weigh in: HUC closure?

It’s more than a thousand miles from Denver to Cincinnati, but a decision that will be made there next week is sure to reverberate in the Mile High City and everywhere...