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Rabbi Michael Sunshine

VIP New Faces: Rabbi Michael Sunshine

 Michael Sunshine is the director of the Jewish Student Connection in the Denver-Boulder area, organizing and running Jewish clubs in public high schools aimed to help...

Ben Lusher

VIP New Faces: Ben Lusher

Lusher is the chair of the Jewish Community Relations Council, an outreach arm of JEWISHcolorado. Professionally, he is director of business development for Nexus BSP, a...

Devora Leah Popack

VIP New Faces: Devora Leah Popack

Leah Popack, 33, is one of the lead organizers of the Great Big Challah Bake in Denver, which attracted more than 900 Jewish women this year. A Denver native who...

Romi Bean

VIP New Faces: Romi Bean

Bean, educated at the University of Colorado, has been a cheerleader for the Denver Broncos, on and off, since 2005, and works as an on-air personality, host and...

Yaron Marcus

VIP New Faces: Yaron Marcus

Marcus, 39, grew up in a real estate family but he never intended to make that his career, until seven years ago when he decided to give it a shot. He didn’t just give...

Sara Zessar

VIP New Faces: Sara Zessar

Zessar, 35, was born in Rock Island, Ill., and graduated Washington University. She founded Discovery College Consulting, which helps high school students navigate the...

Simon Schwartz

VIP New Faces: Simon Schwartz

Schwartz loves Israel. At 33, he has chaired the Colorado chapter of JNFuture, Jewish National Fund’s young leadership, and is the organization’s national membership...

Jack Barton on stage

Funny guy Jack Barton reinvents himself at 92

 you hear the one about the 93-year-old guy…? Sounds like a joke but it’s not. It’s the true story of Denver’s Jack Barton, believed to be the oldest active...

Estelle Nadel (Aleksei Kolesnikov)

Estelle’s saga: running from death as a child in the Holocaust

81, Estelle Nadel bears no physical hint of the trauma inflicted upon her in the Holocaust. She’s petite, lovely, immaculately groomed. Her expressive eyes communicate...

Irene Lofland, from Soviet emigré

Irene Lofland lived the first six years of her life in Minsk, Belarus, but she has no memories of that life. Irene’s parents Jacob and Elena Garelik fled the Soviet...