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Rabbi Dr. Mark Washofsky

Reform halacha? Yes, says HUC veteran Washofsky

On a recent Shabbat morning, Temple Sinai congregants pondered the issues surrounding assisted suicide from a Jewish perspective. They read and discussed references to...

Rabbi Jay Sherwood

Rabbi Jay Sherwood is new spiritual leader at Temple Shalom

“Rabbi Jay Sherwood is a gem for the Southern Colorado Jewish community. He connects with children and Jews of all ages and backgrounds, with enthusiasm and...

Eric Fingerhut

Hillel exec discusses BDS, Jerusalem, Hillel growth

As Eric Fingerhut, president and CEO of Hillel International, wrapped up his interview with the Intermountain Jewish News last week, he placed the word “energy” in...

Drs. Alex and Hanah Polotsky on Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania

The Polotskys complete a full circle in the faraway city of Denver, and the distant year of 2017

CHANUKAH 5778 SECTION E PAGE 12 When one steps into the roomy Lowry house of the Family Polotsky, one is far from ignored. At least three of Hanah and Alex Polotsky’s...

Bobbi Furer, left, and Ciftci Katmer

Shalom-Salaam facilitates women-to-women interfaith dialogue

CHANUKAH 5778 SECTION E PAGE 5 On the surface, Bobbi Furer and Gulsum Ciftci Katmer are worlds apart. Furer, 87, is Jewish. Katmer, 31, is Muslim. But they are joined at...

IJN Chanukah Coloring Contest nearing deadline

At the IJN we love this time of year! The Chanukah Coloring Contest entries arriving daily add a color, brightness and holiday spirit to our regular working day. With...

Rabbi David and Nechama Araiev with their children Chaya Mushka, Sterna Shira, Menachem Mendel and Leci Itzchak, pictured at Ohr Avner.

Bukharian Jewish community in Aurora thrives

ROSH HASHANAH EDITION 5778 SECTION D PAGE 10 Driving east on Mississippi, just into Aurora, one would never know that behind the unassuming beige brick façade of 11100...

Gaby Schechter, left; José Chama, right

New avenues for Denver’s Spanish-speaking Jews

ROSH HASHANAH EDITION 5778SECTION D PAGE 8 Two new groups in Denver — a Latin American chavurah and a Torah class for native Spanish-speakers — are augmenting social...

Rabbi Larry Karol

Jewish life on the border: Beth-El in Las Cruces

By Raphael Bein, IJN intern How does being 20 minutes from the Mexican border affect a congregation? Rabbi Lawrence Karol, spiritual leader of Temple Beth-El in Las...

Rabbi Jamie Arnold

Rabbi Arnold’s ‘mountain minhag’ at Beth Evergreen

By Raphael Bein, IJN intern Rabbi Jamie Arnold has been with Beth Evergreen since 2005. The congregation has dramatically transformed since then. Rabbi Arnold sat down...