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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...

A Jewish emergency crew and police officers at the site of the mass shooting at the Tree Of Life Synagogue on Oct. 28, 2018 in Pittsburgh. (Jeff Swensen/Getty)

Synagogues work to create a safe space

Amidst the avalanche of emotions in the wake of a tragedy on the scale of last week’s mass shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue, fear might be the most immediately...

The funeral of brothers Cecil Rosenthal and David Rosenthal at Rodef Shalom Temple in Pittsburgh, Oct. 30. They were among the victims killed in the mass shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue on Oct. 27, 2018. (Jeff Swensen/Getty)

Former Pittsburgh — now Denver — rabbi recollects

Rheins, senior rabbi at Temple Sinai, had a memorable relationship with Tree of Life and Pittsburgh’s Jewish community for 10 years, 1995-2005. He was the spiritual...

Hundreds gathered in Colorado Springs for a vigil in honor of the Pittsburgh victims. (David Ervin)

Hundreds gather for Colorado Springs vigil

Eleven white roses were sent anonymously to Temple Shalom on October 29 before the community’s interfaith evening prayer vigil. The vigil was co-hosted by Temple...

Thousands gathered at Temple Emanuel for a vigil in memory of the Pittsburgh victims, Oct. 28, 2018.

Thousands gather for Denver vigil

The largest Jewish space in Colorado wasn’t big enough. Some 3,000 people came to express their outrage, fear and interfaith support generated by the worst act of...