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Chris Leppek
Chris Leppek

IJN Assistant Editor | ijnews@aol.com

Josh Goldin, right, CU Buffs longsnapper

Josh Goldin aiming to move up on the Buffs

Goldin’s moment of truth came on a sunny September afternoon in Lincoln, Nebraska. Memorial Stadium was, as always, filled to capacity — 85,000-plus fans cheering...

Rabbi Emily Hyatt

For Emanuel’s Rabbi Hyatt: holiness and pluralism

odds of a newly-minted rabbi — or any rabbi, for that matter — getting a pulpit position in his or her hometown must be staggeringly low. “I don’t think I even...

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Where Denver day schools stand on vaccinations

It’s rare that Jewish organizations across the denominational spectrum in Denver — or anywhere else — find unanimity on anything, but on the subject of vaccination...

Baruch HaLevi

‘We Launch’ connects Israel and the American midwest

CHANUKAH 5779 and falafel and intifada. That — and maybe the Bible — are pretty much what the average American Midwesterner knows about Israel, says Baruch HaLevi....

Anthony Garcia

Catholic Ladino-play contains hidden Crypto-Jewish messages

years ago, when Anthony Garcia opened a small, leather-bound notebook — a cuaderno, as it is called by Hispanic Americans — he got a glimpse into a long hidden past....

Jeanne E. Abrams' First Ladies of the Republic

Book review: ‘First Ladies of the Republic’

Colorado, Dr. Jeanne Abrams is best known as a historian and archivist with Jewish expertise, most notably as director of DU’s Rocky Mountain Jewish Historical Society...

A Jewish emergency crew and police officers at the site of the mass shooting at the Tree Of Life Synagogue on Oct. 28, 2018 in Pittsburgh. (Jeff Swensen/Getty)

Synagogues work to create a safe space

Amidst the avalanche of emotions in the wake of a tragedy on the scale of last week’s mass shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue, fear might be the most immediately...

Jessica Zalkin

VIP New Faces: Jessica Zalkin

her group, recently affiliated with Denver’s eXp Realty, Jessica Zalkin is earning good reviews as a broker with a keen eye on the metro area’s ever-growing and...

Rabbi Menachem Lehrfield

VIP New Faces: Rabbi Menachem Lehrfield

he became the founding director of the Jewish Outreach Initiative in Denver seven years ago, Rabbi Menachem Lehrfield has become a familiar face amid the vanguard of...

Charlie Miller

VIP New Faces: Charlie Miller

-educated Charlie Miller co-founded the Off-Center program at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts in 2010 and has since become its curator, charting the course for...