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They are also heroes: Funeral directors

S. Eliot, contemporizing Chaucer’s lyrical ode to spring in The Canterbury Tales (1387-1400), immortalized April as the cruelest month in his epic poem, “The...

They are also heroes: Chevra Kadisha

coronavirus pandemic has managed to disrupt a multitude of things people cherish and take for granted, including many dimensions of Jewish ritual and worship, but at...

Some area Orthodox synagogues are reopening; others wait

synagogues in Denver plan to open as soon as today, May 22, and others next week. Among the synagogues that plan to resume minyanim is Zera Abraham off West Colfax....

No COVID-19 deaths at Kavod or Shalom Park

, as they say, don’t lie. In the grim arithmetic of the coronavirus, it’s clear that older people are considerably more likely to die of the disease than those who...

School psychologist during a pandemic

Ayala Zoltan Rockoff, who began working as DAT’s school psychologist in 2019, had no idea that a pandemic would upend the world in the coming months. Although DAT...

DJDS seniors weigh in on Zoom graduation

Sixteen graduating seniors, proud members of Denver Jewish Day School’s Class of 2020, will celebrate an unforgettable moment in unanticipated settings on Tuesday, May...

Opening up: Are people ready?

some two months in one or another form of self-isolation, or even quarantine, the lifting of some coronavirus restrictions in Colorado last week might seem like the...

ADL: Anti-Semitic incidents rose in 2019

NEW YORK — Last year saw the most anti-Semitic incidents in the US since at least 1979, according to the ADL. The 2,107 incidents recorded in 2019 reflect a 12%...

BMH-BJ preschool to open

what might be the first sign of the Denver Jewish community awakening after its prolonged coronavirus slumber, the BMH-BJ preschool has announced that it will open next...

Local military COVID effort

the end of June, Rabbi Joseph Friedman will step down from the pulpit of DAT Minyan, the East Side modern Orthodox synagogue he has served as spiritual leader for the...