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Chris Leppek
Chris Leppek

IJN Assistant Editor |

Where we were, what we felt, in 1967: Four Denverites remember

The IJN solicited verbal postcards from Denverites who lived through the Six Day War, June 5-10, 1967.  Clara Elefant My husband had a sabbatical coming in 1962 so we...

A young Jewish man raises an Israeli flag in the Arab Quarter of the Old City, 2009. (Abir Sultan/Flash90)

Whither Israel, post-1967?

Landmark anniversaries — such as next Wednesday’s commemoration of 50 years since the reunification of Jerusalem — are great opportunities to gaze at the past...

Alon Davidi speaking at JNF's breakfast in Denver. (Neil Rosenfeld)

Sderot Mayor Alon Davidi

Twenty seconds. That’s the average length of time a resident of Sderot, Israel has between the sounding of a siren, warning of an incoming rocket strike, and reaching...

Swastikas and ‘KKK’ were “keyed” into the surface of several automobiles near the DU Hillel House last week. (KMGH-TV Channel 7)

Swastikas at DU; police investigating possible hate crime

Although swastikas and the letters “KKK” were scratched into the surfaces of six cars on the same block as a Denver Hillel house last week, the Anti-Defamation...

Boaz Meir (Aleksei Kolesnikov)

Why has JNF quadrupled its campaign? Meet Boaz Meir

Next time you’re playing a casual game of word association, throw “Jewish National Fund” into the mix. If participants are actively Jewish, or know a few things...

Joshua Horowitz, middle, with staff members Sergio, left, and Victoria, right. (Aleksei Kolesnikov)

The new look at the ‘Deli’

Customer service has always been Joshua Horowitz’s thing. His first job, when still a teenager, was working in the kitchen for a New York caterer. Soon thereafter, he...

Bob Loup, pictured shortly before he was appointed national chair of UJA in 1982. (IJN Archives)

Bob Loup: The public figure

There was always a lot more to Bob Loup than met the eye. What met the eye — at least from the perspective of a journalist working in the Jewish press — was...

L-r: Sen. Cory Gardner, Sen. Michael Bennet, Gov. John Hickenlooper

Anti-Semitism: Colorado elected officials speak out

In the face of a rising tide of anti-Semitic bomb threats and vandalism in recent weeks — including two incidents in Boulder — Colorado political leaders called for...

Left: Team Israel Manager Jerry Weinstein, r, chats with Peter Kurz. Right: Team Israel catch Ryan Lavarnway on a team tour to Israel last month.

Team Israel prepares for World Baseball

When Team Israel heads to South Korea to compete in the World Baseball Classic next week, they’ll be taking a bit of Colorado with them. Quite a bit, actually. The...

West Jefferson Middle School in Conifer, Colo.

Anti-Semitism at Conifer middle school

Allegations of anti-Semitic bullying and harassment are roiling West Jefferson Middle School and normally bucolic Conifer, the mountain town 32 miles southwest of Denver...