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Rabbi Yehiel Kalish and Dafna Michaelson Jenet pictured in the Colorado State Capitol in 2017.

Siblings lay down the law

NEW YORK — Colorado Rep. Dafna Michaelson Jenet and newly appointed Illinois legislator Rabbi Yehiel Kalish are the first Jewish siblings to serve concurrently in...

Gov. Jared Polis after being sworn in at the Colorado State Capitol, Jan. 8, 2019. (AP/David Zalubowski)

Jared Polis, first Colorado Jewish governor, sworn in

“Colorado for All,” the theme of last Tuesday’s inauguration of Gov. Jared S. Polis, permeated the entire event, from the ecumenical line-up of religious speakers...

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Where Denver day schools stand on vaccinations

It’s rare that Jewish organizations across the denominational spectrum in Denver — or anywhere else — find unanimity on anything, but on the subject of vaccination...

Jared Polis, pictured in the IJN offices. (Tim McClanahan)

Gov.-elect Polis speaks to the IJN

The name of Colorado’s governor-elect is not new to these pages. A quick search through Intermountain Jewish News archives brings up articles about Jared Polis going...

Mel Bernstein making his offer on a KOAA news report. (YouTube screenshot)

In Colorado Springs, free guns for rabbis

Bernstein, owner of Dragonland near Colorado Springs, trains neophyte gun owners how to nail bulls-eyes — but local rabbis suggest his credibility is way off target....

Flowers unexpectedly found at Bev Rouleau’s desk in her store in the aftermath of the Pittsburgh massacre.

Non-Jews in Denver reach out after Pittsburgh

Jews trapped in the emotional trauma of Pittsburgh instinctively seek comfort from other Jews. Who else can possibly understand the pain, the outrage, the loss? But over...

Rabbi Tzvi Steinberg is spiritual leader of Zera Abraham.

After Pittsburgh, 200 gather in Denver to recite Psalms

Seven Orthodox congregations held a Psalms recital, Oct. 31, at Congregation Zera Abraham, in the aftermath of the murder of 11 Jews at Tree of Life congregation in...

Rabbi Larry Moldo

Hundreds gather in Cheyenne to honor Pittsburgh victims

Mt. Sinai in Cheyenne held an interfaith anti-hate and memorial event, Oct. 29, to commemorate the victims of the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Dave Lerner,...

Jared Polis, pictured in the IJN offices. (Tim McClanahan)

Historic win: Polis will be Colorado’s first Jewish governor

Colorado Democratic Congressman Jared Polis beat Republican State Treasurer Walker Stapleton on Nov. 6 to become Colorado’s 43rd governor, and its first Jewish...

Police respond to the site of a mass shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Oct. 27, 2018. (Jeff Swensen/Getty)

Denver native in Pittsburgh recounts events last Shabbat

Saturday, Denver native Rebecca Tessler Pollack was at her in-laws home close to Tree of Life to help prepare Shabbat lunch instead of going to Poale Zedeck about a mile...