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Very Important People

Estelle Nadel (Aleksei Kolesnikov)

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

At 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...

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...

Toby & Mort Mower, newcomers to Denver making their mark

Toby and Dr. Morton Mower, Denver’s newest power couple, reside at an address fit for royalty. Original paintings by Renoir, Monet, Degas and Picasso transform the...

Mordechai Hoffman, business mind behind Hillel Academy

EIGHT YEARS ago, Hillel Academy’s fiscal situation was a train wreck. There was even talk of closing the venerable school, Denver’s oldest and original Hebrew day...

Gail Klapper, veteran political activist

Everybody seems to know who Gail Klapper is — she’s been a player on Colorado’s political, social, policy and educational scene for decades. The tough question,...

Rev. Leon Kelly, Moses in the land of gangsters

REV. Leon Kelly is on speakerphone in his downtown office, speaking to a man in another city. As his visitors wait for him to finish the call, it becomes apparent that...

Ryan Warner, familiar voice on Colorado Public Radio

RYAN WARNER is early. Sitting patiently in the foyer, his translucent eyes absorb the minutest detail. Once the clock hits 9:30 a.m., he extends a firm hand and greets...

Julie Geller’s journey {VIDEO}

JULIE Geller took lessons in piano (“terrible”), flute (“horrible”) and voice (“abysmal”) as a kid. But an encounter with a C chord in the 10th grade awakened...

Ruth & Jack Cohen, transplant and life partners

Jack Cohen answers the front door before the bell rings. “This is Wally,” he introduces the white barking dog in his arms. “He’s really sweet, but he’s a little...

Marshall Zelinger, broadcast journalist

Award winning 7NEWS Denver reporter Marshall Zelinger may have gotten his formal training as a journalist in J School at CU-Boulder, but the most important skill that he...