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Robert E. 'Bob' Loup

Robert E. Loup dies

A tough talking fundraiser whose soft side repeatedly revealed a heart of gold. A self-made man from humble beginnings who ascended to arguably the highest Jewish lay...

Bob Loup, far left, with pals on the old West Side neighborhood of Denver. (IJN Archives)

Bob Loup: The human side

Robyn Loup, who was married to Bob Loup for 30 years, is still overwhelmed by the boundless love she felt at the funeral  at the HEA on Sunday, March 19, just one day...

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...

Clockwise, from upper left: Archbishop Samuel Aquila, Imam ShemsAbdeen Ben-Masaud, Pastor Del Phillips

Anti-Semitism: Denver non-Jewish spiritual leaders speak out

The first wave of bomb threats hitting Jewish community centers across the US made headlines on Jan. 9, 2017. The next three swelled in quick succession. The fifth wave,...

A view of Rose Hill Cemetery.

Security at local Jewish cemeteries

St. Louis, Missouri: 170 headstones knocked over in the 129-year-old Chesed Shel Emeth Cemetery. Philadelphia: At least 100 headstones overturned at Mount Carmel...

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...

The Boulder JCC, pictured at sunset

Boulder JCC bomb threat

The Boulder JCC, which evacuated everyone in the building following a bomb threat Tuesday morning, Jan. 31, received the all-clear at 12:15 p.m. that afternoon. The...

The late Shmuel Rifman

Shmuel Rifman, JEWISHcolorado Negev partner, dies

Shmuel (Shmulik) Rifman, the Israeli mayor who became a close friend to many Jews and non-Jews in Denver for nearly two decades, passed away Jan. 30, 2017 in Israel at...

Supporters of NCJW and other Jewish organizations come together for the Women's March on Washington, January 21, 2017. (Ron Sachs)

Denver: I marched

I haven’t marched for a cause since college, when I protested against the Vietnam War. Then I grew up, succumbing to myopic minutiae along the way. My focus narrowed,...