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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...

Doreet Freedman

Nefesh b’Nefesh facilitates successful aliyahs

By Raphael Bein, IJN intern “Nefesh b’Nefesh has revolutionized aliyah from North America and the UK to Israel,” says Doreet Freedman. “Before 2002, 1,700 to...

Amy Becker, left, and Cindy Abramson

Becker, Abramson found JTown to reach Jews in south suburbs

JTown is a new organization focusing on Jews in the south suburbs who are looking for connections to other Jews and to expand their community. Co-Founders Cindy Abramson...

Rabbi Joseph Black

Rabbi Black of Emanuel projects ‘portals of entry’

Rabbi Joseph R. Black has just started his eighth year as senior rabbi of Temple Emanuel. With a membership of 2,012 households, it is the largest synagogue in the Rocky...

Jeff Ader

Educator Jeff Ader is new Beit Torah president

“At the synagogue, I want to experience a strong feeling of joy and community. Too often, we view the building, the pews, and the prayer books as the temple, however,...

The monument to Jewish homesteaders at Sons of Jacob in Garske, ND. (Sons of Jacob)

North Dakota cemetery on National Register

The oldest Jewish pioneer cemetery in North Dakota has been added to the National Register of Historic Places. The recognition, which officially came on June 5, adds...

Rabbi Fred Greene, right, from l-r: daughter Yael, wife Deborah, and daughters Noa and Leora.

Meet Har HaShem’s Rabbi Greene

The first full week of June was a busy one for Rabbi Fred Greene and the congregation he leads, Boulder’s Har HaShem. He called for congregants to join him for a vigil...