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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...

Meet Temple Shalom’s dedicated Torah readers

One of the challenges facing any operating synagogue is the issue of who will chant the scheduled portion from the Torah each week. In some synagogues, Torah reading is...

Meet Jco’s 2019-2020’s shinshinim

JEWISHcolorado, in partnership with the Jewish Agency for Israel, is hosting four Israeli teens, shinshinim, to take part in a community service gap year between high...

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...