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Generations

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...

Sol Gins, bottom row, second from left, with fellow B-17 crewmen in 1944.

How Littleton’s Sol Gins saved his crew on a B-17 bomber

Sol Gins doesn’t remember the exact date or even the country his B-17 bomber was flying over. But he knows that his “Flying Fortress” was flying at somewhere...

Helen Fleischman shows off a candle she made prior to Chanukah in a Kollel GOLD program.

Torah in the golden years

“Torah study is not limited to any age; whether you’re nine or 99, there’s something for you to learn, no matter your level of expertise or experience,” says...

Evelyn Shafner

Evelyn Shafner publishes novel in her 80s

Letter writing has become a lost art, even for many senior citizens. However, for Denver native Evelyn “Pasty” Shafner this was not the case. Raised on the West Side...

The 'Mifletzet,' Jerusalem's Monster Slide designed by French artist Niki de Saint Phalle.

Jerusalem gems

You’ve traveled to Israel one, two or three times. You’ve seen the Kotel (Western Wall), taken a tour of the City of David and visited the Yad Vashem Holocaust...

Dr. Philip Mehler

Eating disorders in the Jewish community

HER VOICE is so soft it barely registers. “Is this better?” she asks, adjusting the volume on the phone. Sarah (not her real name) is in her sixth year of recovery...