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Israel Independence

IST 2020: Postponed, not cancelled

, not cancelled.” That’s the status of the 2020 Joyce Zeff Israel Study Tour (IST) as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Just as 93 high school juniors’...

Twin brothers from Denver are lone soldiers on Gaza border

first thing you need to know about the Brothers Grinberg is how very much they have in common. Which is an understatement. They’re both articulate and courteous young...

Pandemic temporarily suspends family’s aliyah plans

if you were to pack up your life and move to a new country? The checklist quickly starts to form: job; accommodations; language; permission to settle; education. Drs....

Shaliach Itai Divinksy is representing Israel — sheltered in place

Divinsky, JEWISHcolorado’s shaliach since August, 2019, materializes over Zoom from his makeshift home office — totally unaware that one of his girls is sneaking a...

Postcard sent from Jerusalem by Theodor Herzl

Herzl’s postcards — en route to Palestine

This piece comes to Rocky Mountain Jew and the IJN from Nati Gabby of the National Library of Israel. In 2019, the Library is hosting four special events marking the...

Israel's Shinshinim in Denver, clockwise from upper left: Ido Manor, Talia Schwimmer, Ofek Hod, Yael Firuzmand

Israel’s four teen emissaries — shinshinim — in Denver

the crow flies, the distance between Colorado and Israel is considerable — more than 6,000 miles from Jerusalem to Denver — but there’s nothing like human contact...

Pastor Jason and Sheryl King in Jerusalem.

Faith Bible Chapel’s Pastor King explains Christian support for Israel

of Colorado’s biggest supporters of Israel never had a Bar Mitzvah, nor a b’ris. He does not attend synagogue. In fact, he’s not even Jewish. Jason King, the...

Three of the Denverites who reflected on their first times in Israel, l-r: Marlin Barad, David Japha, Loretta Cawelti

First time in Israel…Coloradans reflect

to Paris, London or Madrid for the first time is breathtaking — the people, the culture, the food, majestic landmarks, scenery, you name it. It’s brand new, and...

Amb. Gary Grappo

Amb. Gary Grappo reflects on a tense Middle East

Grappo, a distinguished fellow at the Center for Middle East Studies at DU’s Korbel School of International Studies, retired as US Ambassador to the Sultanate of Oman...

Jerusalem skyline (Joyce Goldschmid)

What Israel means to me

of the 70th anniversary of Israel’s independence, the Intermountain Jewish News asked a wide variety of community members, “What does Israel mean to you?” The...