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Larry Hankin

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Marc Penner

New Shalom Park CEO hits the ground running

It’s a new day in the nursing home industry. Old negative perceptions are being replaced with revolutionary approaches to senior care intended to make living in a...

Koby Gruenwald

Koby Gruenwald of blessed memory

On Dec. 2, 2017, the sanctuary of the Hebrew Educational Alliance was filled to overflow capacity for Koby Gruenwald’s Bar Mitzvah. Fifty days later, Jan. 21, 2018,...

Rabbi Dr. Mark Washofsky

Reform halacha? Yes, says HUC veteran Washofsky

On a recent Shabbat morning, Temple Sinai congregants pondered the issues surrounding assisted suicide from a Jewish perspective. They read and discussed references to...

Chanah Auerbach, also known as Chef Raw Raw

Denver’s Chanah Auerbach introduces ‘clean’ eating to Jerusalem

FROM CHANUKAH FOOD Agripas Street, in the heart of Jerusalem, is a meat-lover’s paradise. The winding street, adjacent to the bustling Mahane Yehuda market, is lined...

Susan Witkin at her KOA Radio studio, in the Denver Tech Center area. (Aleksei Kolesnikov)

VIP: Susan Witkin

The scene: Susan Witkin is a guest at a Shabbat table with people she has not met before. When they realize that she is a veteran radio broadcaster, someone inevitably...

Sara Shvartzman, center, with Susan Anderson, left, and Sandra Evans at a KOTR event.

Kavod on the Road: Sara Shvartzman makes it happen

Last Friday, October 20, was a big day for Sara Shvartzman. It was her three-year anniversary as director of Kavod on the Road (KOTR), an outreach program for seniors in...

Jodie Rubenstein

VIP New Faces: Jodie Rubenstein

Jodie Rubenstein, 31, a newcomer to Denver, is the Mountain West regional director of J Street.  After graduating from Wesleyan University in 2009 with a BA in...

Jessica Milstein

VIP New Faces: Jessica Milstein

In the late 1970s, Alla and Vladimir Milstein fled the Soviet Union and settled in Denver so that they could live freely as Jews in a democracy.  Their daughter,...

Gary Brandt

VIP New Faces: Gary Brandt

In the three years since Gary Brandt arrived on the scene in Boulder, he has made a big impact on the way Jewish youth there “do Jewish.” Brandt, 34, became the...

Zev Cohen, 17, was one of HEA's shofar blowers. (Neil Rosenfeld)

At HEA, shofar blowers are teens

You know the classic image of a white-bearded, slightly hunched old man blowing a shofar that appears on greeting cards and calendars? Well, that is so 5777, as...