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Sinai Bat Mitzvah milestone for Reese Bernstein — and temple

Bernstein’s Bat Mitzvah Saturday, May 30, in Temple Sinai’s chapel signified a milestone in this young gymnast’s Jewish life and the Reform temple that shuttered...

Saul Rosenthal retires as cantor of Rodef Shalom

Rosenthal has had a long and varied professional life: college instructor, regional ADL director, front man for a Jewish bluegrass band, PR consultant, music store...

Zoom bris

eight-day-old Ezra Samuel Knaster was welcomed into the covenant with his bris milah, there were only four people in the room, including Ezra. Ezra’s virtual bris —...

Temple Sinai’s Rabbi Callman: It’s more than gender

Jordy Callman, assistant rabbi at Temple Sinai since July, loves her coffee, emphatically prefers “female rabbi” to “woman rabbi” and would never call herself...

Mikvah of West Denver undergoes extensive renovation

The Mikvah of West Denver, originally located behind the Historic Lake Steam Baths in the late 1800s until moving to Julian St., relocated to its current address at 1404...

Rick Brody is new JFS Community Chaplain

Rick Brody, JFS’ community chaplain for the Denver-Boulder area since December, 2018, felt the first conscious stirrings of the rabbinate when he was 14. While...

Nechama Zakroff Birthright

‘Seeing’ Israel for the first time — through touch, hearing, other senses

By Jenny Rapp It wasn’t the typical first trip to Israel for Nechama Zakroff, 24, who went on a different sort of Birthright trip this summer. “YALLA,” an...

Sandy's Closet

Keshet’s thrift store helps special needs employees

By Sophie Pomeranz, IJN intern In 2001, Elly and Lola Zussman founded Keshet of the Rockies as a program inside of Hillel Academy that would support the learning needs...

‘Seder Feud’ Passover game created by HEA members

Did you take the survey? Abbie Hayutin, together with husband Sid, has developed a new game for Passover based on the classic TV game show Family Feud. A link to the...

Grand Aleph Godol Mason Quintero, left, and International N'siah Noga Hurwitz

BBYO international convention comes to Denver

At a moment in history when teens are revolutionizing how they are valued and seen as partners in building society and declaring that age isn’t the defining factor of...