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Al Chesis performing at Denver Botanic Gardens.

‘Corned beef’ Jew plays the blues

Al Chesis, whose deep voice winks lazily as clouds and sunlight pass above his shaved head, is the essence of laid back. Despite the morning heat, it might as well be...

Daniel Krausz

Daniel Krausz: The art of architecture

Although you might not know it, within the greater Denver Jewish community Daniel Krausz is virtually everywhere. Not the man himself (though he does seem to get around...

An infant at Rodef Shalom ECC explores the properties of clay.

ECE: Littlest Learners

In the 1950s and 1960s, many Jewish parents dispatched three- and four-year-olds to nursery schools. Games eased the awkwardness, and naps, cookies and milk revived...

Jerry Rotenberg, fifth from left, poses with the 2015 DJDS varsity soccer team prior to a game.

DJDS’ Rotenberg loves teaching

The life of a teacher can be tough for anyone. A teacher must have patience and discipline especially around middle school and high school students, who can sometimes be...

Bruce Benson, CU President

CU’s Bruce Benson: ‘I like fixing things’

Bruce Benson cuts to the chase. Add up the number of students he’s got to oversee. The budgets. The staff. The faculty. The four campuses. It’s a huge job —...

Refueling the masters

Converted Masters: World Famous Masterpieces with a Jewish Twist by artist-author Esty Frankel-Fersel transplants Jewish themes and symbols into high art’s most...

Soviet-Jewish American writers come of age

PROF. SASHA Senderovich is a master analyst of an exciting literary wave fomented by Soviet-Jewish American authors who came here as children and teens. Their...

New melodies at Temple Sinai

Cantor Sheila (pronounced Shayla) Nesis has temporarily lost her office to the final stages of Temple Sinai’s building campaign — until a staffer in the religious...

Harvard to HUC to Emanuel

Cantor Elizabeth Sacks, looking more like a mother dropping off her child off at religious school than the next senior cantor at Temple Emanuel, nestles into a corner...

Teaching the Holocaust

Should the Holocaust be taught to children? Let’s allow one of the primary architects of the Holocaust itself — Hermann Goering — to answer the question. “Education...