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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...

Gabe Moe-Lobeda

JFS Food Pantry helps people affected by shutdown

Thirteen households — encompassing 42 individuals —  have availed themselves of  the offer by Jewish Family Service to open its Weinberg Food Pantry to furloughed...

Rabbi Emily Hyatt

For Emanuel’s Rabbi Hyatt: holiness and pluralism

odds of a newly-minted rabbi — or any rabbi, for that matter — getting a pulpit position in his or her hometown must be staggeringly low. “I don’t...

Rabbi Rachel Kobrin

Rodef Shalom’s Rabbi Kobrin is thoughtful, joyful

Rachel Kobrin speaks with such intensity that her body sways back and forth in the chair, as if she were davening. The observation both surprises and intrigues her....

Fanny Starr's story is included in 'Nevertheless We Persisted'.

Fanny Starr survived — and persisted

There were tears, applause and awe last Thursday evening, Dec. 6, at the Tattered Cover book signing of local Holocaust survivor Fanny Starr. Freezing temperatures...

Rabbi Meir Simon with some of his Cteeners.

Meet the ‘Meir’ of south suburbs’ Jewish teens

2015, Rabbi Meir Simon moved to Highlands Ranch to “step into the gap” left when Jewish teens complete Hebrew school. Together with his wife Sara, Simon, who...