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Dr. Herzl Melmed, ready to ride

You’re 80? Meet Dr. Herzl Melmed

The first question of the interview — “What is it with you and bicycles?” — makes Dr. Herzl Melmed laugh. Whippet-thin, agile and looking far more fit than his...

The new Boulder JCC on Oreg Ave.

What a year for the Boulder JCC

By Raphael Bein Standing in the entryway of the new Boulder JCC is impressive. The modern building is as vast as it is pleasing to the eye, and it is clear that a great...

An Avanim Adventures whitewater rafting trip.

Get off the couch — and into the wilderness

By Raphael Bein Avanim Adventures seeks to bring Jews out of their home and into the wilderness, organizing camping and wilderness excursions that accommodate...

The Rubins: Julie, Noah, Rick, Lila (Eric Stephenson)

Generations of Mitzvahs

The Bar and Bat Mitzvah of twins Lila and Noah Rubin was a nod to five generations of their family who have lived and practiced Judaism in Colorado. It was also a...

Clockwise, from upper left: Dr. Ellen Elias, Brooke Berry Soltanovich, Dr. Bronwen Kahn, Steven Senft

The importance of genetic screening

Steven Senft, development director for Judaism Your Way, was born in Bogota, Colombia. He moved to Denver with his wife Daniela Loeble, a native Israeli from a Peruvian...

Melanie and Craig Eisen in the kitchen of the home they built and designed. (Aleksei Kolesnikov)

In Eisen home, personal touch in every room

Melanie Eisen loves to entertain her large extended family on the holidays. It’s not unusual for 20 to 30 guests to gather around the Eisen table for Rosh Hashanah or...

This Mishebeirach artwork, painted by Simmi Brodie, is the cover for Franciska Kay's album of the same name.

Should we pray for healing?

A friend leans over to you at services and whispers that a congregant is terminally ill. Regardless of your connection — close, remote, conflicted — shock levels the...

Where we were, what we felt, in 1967: Four Denverites remember

The IJN solicited verbal postcards from Denverites who lived through the Six Day War, June 5-10, 1967.  Clara Elefant My husband had a sabbatical coming in 1962 so we...

L-r: Dennis Gallagher, Rabbi Steven Foster, Cantor Isaac Koll

Where we were, what we felt, in 1967: Five Denverites reflect

The IJN solicited verbal postcards from Denverites who lived through the Six Day War, June 5-10, 1967.  Crisp, animated memories range from white-knuckle fear that the...

Yossi Fried, top row, second from left, with his unit in 1967.

Denverite in the war in 1967

Israel has changed, but the memories of 1967 have not. At least not if you served in that decisive war. The politics have colored the intervening years. Was this war,...