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Online worship ‘zooms’ into Colorado Springs

To use an already-hackneyed expression, we are living in an extraordinary time. Who knew that Judaism would be affected in this day and age by a virus? And yet, it...

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 —...

How to keep kosher in a small American city

If you live in a big city such as New York, Miami, Los Angeles or Denver, you will find it easy to keep kosher. Colorado Springs, on the other hand, poses a challenge....

The wedding with no guests — and no rabbi (sort of)

NEW YORK — Before everything changed, Jalna Silverstein and Asael Papour were planning a wedding much like many other Jewish nuptials. They had a band and caterer...

Uncertain future for Pueblo’s Jewish community

the first night of Chanukah, 2019, something happened in Pueblo which, so far as anybody knows, had never taken place in the city’s 158-year history: A menorah was lit...

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...

Mitzvah projects expand in scope

The process of becoming Bar or Bat Mitzvah has changed over the years regarding parties and celebrations, but in no way has it changed more than in the mitzvah projects...

Rabbi Iah Pillsbury is Temple Beit Torah’s new leader

Meet Rabbi Iah Pillsbury, the new rabbi of Temple Beit Torah in Colorado Springs. Rabbi Pillsbury was born and reared in California to a Jewish mother and an...

Life journey from Morocco to Colorado Springs

Yamna Maxwell will celebrate her 90th birthday in Colorado Springs on Dec. 31, 2019. At least, that is the date her employer chose for her when she needed papers in...

Sunshine still inspiring teens — at Muss in Israel

For eight years, Rabbi Michael “Mikey” Sunshine helped some 2,000 Denver-area high school students connect with their Judaism as director of the Jewish Student...