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All hail the #grillmaster

When Chayim and Jennie Gerson gave their dad Rabbi Bernard Gerson a charcoal barbecue grill for Father’s Day some 13 years ago, little did they know that it would...

Ava Dezen’s unconventional yet perfect birth

The way Emily Dezen tells it, the birthing of her daughter Ava Louise on January 6, happened exactly the way it should have — even if it was unplanned. For father Ben,...

Rocket scientist

For aerospace mechanical engineer Ariel “Air” Sandberg, 25, the lure of space first took off when she volunteered in middle school for a space exhibit at the Denver...

Being a war volunteer led to the experience of a lifetime

When the Yom Kippur War broke out in 1973, Colorado Springs’ Temple Shalom member Rosanne Miles Fahrenbruch was the costume designer for a theater production in...

Reproductive geneticist aims to improve fertility

While one in 400 women across the general population have the BRCA mutation, one in 40 Ashkenazi women have it. That’s the highest susceptibility rate of any...

Denver’s apartment boom — why?

There’s a joke: “The Colorado state bird is the crane.”
As in construction crane. A reference to what seems to be the proliferation of new high- and...

Sunrise at the Western Wall

What does the Kotel mean to me?

, which belongs to every Jew, focuses on the young. But possessing the requisite energy to pull all-nighters is not the reason. Rather, the young are deemed the...

Israel’s Consul General in LA

a certain point in our interview, I asked Dr. Hillel Newman, 56, the Consul General of Los Angeles: “Do you sleep?” As he listed the scope of operations of the...

Israel at 73: The state of the nation

Israel, just touching base: How’s everything going with you? It’s a fair question as the Jewish state observed Yom Ha’atzmaut — its 73rd anniversary as an...

Israel programs for Diaspora students reopen

April 5, 241 US students swelled JFK’s lounges and counted the hours until El Al Flight LY004 whisked them back to school in Israel — a year after COVID-19 sent them...