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Canadian Jewish soldiers in Palestine with workers and children from Ben Shemen on Tu B'Shevat in 1919.(Israeldailypicture.com)

Tu b’Shevat — as we know it — got started in Nebraska

By Hizky Shoham It’s a little-known quirk of timing and history that the transformation of Tu b’Shevat from an obscure kabbalistic holiday can trace its origins to a...

Jack Zerobnick

Jack H. Zerobnick, a native Westsider who amassed countless friends throughout our community during his 96 years, passed away Dec. 13, 2018, in Denver. Rabbi Ben Last...

Martin Trotsky

Martin “Marty” Trotsky, a wise and witty man who detailed his 100 years with the graceful agility of a person half his age, passed away Jan. 1, 2019. He was 100....

Marvin Smith

Marvin “Smitty” Smith, founder of Smith, Brooks, Bolshoun & Co. CPAs, passed away Dec. 23, 2018, in Denver. Rabbi Bruce Dollin and Cantor Martin Goldstein...

Joyce Thorn

Joyce Thorn, a second-generation Denver native and an active member of B’nai Havurah, passed away Jan. 3, 2019, in Denver. She was 81. Rabbi Evette Lutman officiated...

Belle Marcus

Bayla (Belle) Freeman Marcus, past director of DU’s Rocky Mountain Jewish Historical Society, passed away Dec. 18, 2018, in Pompano Beach, Fla. A celebration of life...

Myndel Cohen

Myndel Cohen, a cherished member of Denver’s Jewish community, passed away Dec. 7, 2018, in Denver. Rabbi Rick Rheins officiated at the Dec. 9 service at Temple Sinai....

Ruth Weiss

Ruth Shirley Weiss, a former Denver resident, passed away Dec. 2, 2018, in San Diego, Calif. The graveside service was held Dec. 5 at El Camino Memorial Park in San...

Burton Kaplan

Burton Kaplan, a loving husband, father and grandfather, passed away Nov. 30, 2018. He was 84. Rabbi Yaakov Meyer officiated at the Dec. 2 service at EDOS, at which...

M Allan Frank

M Allan Frank, 87, dedicated to family and military, civic and community service, passed away Nov. 23, 2018, in Denver. Rabbis Joe Black and Steven Foster and Cantor...