Michael Klein, current president-CEO of the Denver Jewish community’s flagship senior residential community, smiles when he’s asked the question.
“No one really knows that,” he said in a recent interview with the Intermountain Jewish News. “There were a lot of moving pieces that were going on, but we know that it was 1971. We know it was 50 years ago, but when did the committee start doing things, when was the structure started and finished, when did the first person move in? “It’s a mystery.”
Regardless, Kavod is in the midst of celebrating its 50th anniversary during 2021 with a series of events and celebrations, headlined by the virtual fundraising event on Aug. 26, which featured the comedic duo the Sklar Brothers.
“Why did we pick this date?” Klein says. “It was a good time to do it. We decided that we’d celebrate the entire year — to make it a year of celebration.”