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I N T E R M O U N T A I N SEPTEMBER 23, 2011

J E W I S H Elul 24, 5771

‘To Life’

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‘To ‘To Life’ Life’ Supplement to the INTERMOUNTAIN JEWISH NEWS®

Copyright © 2011 INTERMOUNTAIN JEWISH NEWS®

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7 2011 Top Teens

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IJN’s 17th Annual TOP TEENS 8 Academics 1 0 Music 1 1 Leadership 1 2 Religion 1 4 Athletics 1 7 Community Service 1 8 Theater & Debate 1 9 Overall Excellence

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ACADEMICS

DANIEL REIFF

Cherry Creek High School

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raduating as fourth in his class of 850 students, Cherry Creek High School’s Daniel Reiff is driven to succeed in everything he does, from the classroom to the swimming pool. A National Merit commended student, scoring a 34 on the ACT, and an AP scholar graduating with a 4.75 weighted GPA and with the Exceptional Quality Award for overall service to his school, Daniel took nine AP classes, including economics, calculus, statistics, literature and government. Daniel was one of two students to receive awards in academics, service and athletics at graduation. Daniel is also a varsity All state swimmer, National Forensic League winner in public forum debate, and an involved community member. Swimming is one of Daniel’s greatest passions. After competing in state and lettering all four years, Daniel was chosen as Hardest Worker and Overall Most Outstanding Performance by his teammates. “I can’t even describe the feeling when we all swam; we all came together and just believed,” Daniel said. “It’s been an incredible full circle experience with the team at Creek.” A debate captain, Daniel lettered in debate all four years and placed at the national tournament in 2011. Daniel volunteers with JFS and Special Olympics as a swim coach, and tutors for National Honors Society. He enjoys working with Special Olympics because he can combine his interest in swimming with volunteer work. “It takes a lot of motivation to get everything done, but I know the harder I work the more I am capable of doing, and when I have my mind set, I want to do my very best to succeed,” Daniel said. One of Daniel’s role models is Lance Armstrong, an athlete who shows what hard work and motivation bring. Daniel is attending Duke University, where he plans to major in engineering. He is the son of Larry Reiff and Sandy Horowitz.


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ELIOT MAMET

Cherry Creek High School

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hen asked how he does it all — excelling as a student and always with smile — Elliot Mamet responds simply that he tries to stay humble. Winner of the Boettcher scholarship, the most prestigious scholarship in the state, a four-year full ride to any university in Colorado, Elliot graduated in the top 10 of his class at East High School. He is an AP Scholar with distinction. He took nine AP tests in high school and received the top score on six of them. Active in many school organizations, Elliot served on student council all four years, was president of his class for two years and was communications and community relations chair his senior year. Elliot was captain of the debate team, president of the Jewish Students United Club, played clarinet in several bands and orchestras and played varsity 2 tennis. Elliot’s involvement in community projects, web design and school government have brought him much gratitude. “I got to use my interest in politics when we lobbied for different district policies and worked on the redevelopment of a recreational center in Denver. It was an awesome experience.” His passion for politics helped Elliot excel as a competitor and captain in congressional debate. He won the national championship and has placed in over 40 debate tournaments over the past four years. “My favorite part of debate is having my ideas challenged by the others around me. I learn so much from the competitors around me, and they help me refine my own ideas,” Elliot said. Elliot took on several roles in the Denver Jewish community, including a teaching position at Temple Micah. He taught fourth and fifth grade Judaic studies and beginning Hebrew after his Bar Mitzvah. Elliot is using his Boettcher Scholarship to attend The Colorado College, where he is studying political science. Elliot is the son of Sam Mamet and Judith Cassel-Mamet.

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COOPER KAMINSKY Denver Jewish Day School

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t is evident that Cooper Kaminsky attracts the spotlight with his infectious charm wherever he goes. An outstanding musician and actor, Cooper has made quite a name for himself with over 30 theatrical productions. He has classical musical training and was the founder and lead singer of the band, Differential Diagnosis. Training under Cantor Marty Goldstein of the Hebrew Educational Alliance, Cooper says he was helped in his development as a musical performer and in the success of his band, composed of four students. Its music could be described as indie with heavy jazz and blue influences. Cooper’s list of memorable roles and shows include Tevya in “Fiddler on the Roof,” John Belle John in “Les Miserable,” and a recent band gig with renowned musician Hazel Miller at City Park. Receiving a major scholarship to the Berklee School of Music in Boston, Cooper hopes to pursue both theater and music, studying composition and performance. Attending Berklee with two of his band mates, he hopes to continue writing and performing with Differential Diagnosis. “Being able to incorporate both my passions at Berklee and to be submerged in music is what I want to do. Theater and music are a gift to people, something that you can produce that isn’t necessarily tangible but can be felt so powerfully among the audience and the performers,” Cooper said. Cooper is dedicated to staying active in the Jewish community. A co-president of the student council at the Denver Jewish Day School, he regularly volunteers to perform at Jewish events in Denver. Cooper has found a meaningful, spiritual partnership between music and religion, and he enjoys incorperating Jewish teachings and values in his lyrics. Cooper’s ultimate goal would be to have a world tour with his band. “I’ll know I’m successful when I achieve the ability to put out my words and have people listen to my message.” He is the son of Steve and A. P. Kaminsky.


LEADERSHIP

GRACE MICHAELS George Washington H.S.

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hen speaking to Grace Michaels, it is impossible not to notice her bubbly energy, infectious laughter and devotion that make her an outstanding leader among her peers. Before serving as George Washington High School’s student body president in her senior year, Grace held numerous leadership positions at school, including student board positions each year, captain of the varsity tennis team and section editor for the school newspaper, The Surveyor, all while keeping up with the IB program and maintaining a 4.6 weighted GPA. Grace’s determination to help her peers develop their own passions and make high school memorable are what motivated her to lead an energized student body. Besides her GW leadership, Grace has served as a leader in Seeking Common Ground and its Building Bridges For Peace program. She traveled to Israel with the organization and has dedicated herself to educating her peers on the IsraelPalestinian conflict, bringing a voice to all victims and pursuing peace. “Seeking Common Ground taught me how to be open-minded and learn straight from the facts. I’ve learned to be empathetic and put myself in other people’s shoes,” said Grace. Grace believes in leading with her heart while taking note of other people’s concerns. “Optimism and passion are necessary to be a leader. You have to put forth a full effort, and even if your ideas don’t play out exactly how you hope, you need to stay passionate. I got my optimism and my positive attitude from my dad. ” A lover of the outdoors, Grace also volunteered for Outdoor Colorado, participating in service projects to preserve Colorado’s beauty. Grace is attending Tufts University, which has a reputation as a globally aware campus. She is looking into the international relations, Arabic, and peace and justice majors. Grace hopes to travel after college and aspires to be an international teacher. She is the daughter of Laura and the late Bill Michaels.

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ali Detwiler headed to the NCSY West Coast Shabbaton in Los Angeles knowing she had won the prestigious Ben Zakkai Award, accompanied by a full-tuition scholarship to a seminary in Israel. She was the first recipient of the award in 39 years who was not a member of an NCSY chapter. Little did she know, however, that she was about to be awarded the NCSY Leadership Award as well — coming with a half-tuition scholarship to college. At the awards ceremony, there were four chairs on the dais, and Cali filled one when she received the Ben Zakkai award. When it came time for the final award they said, “Cali, just move down one seat.” “Last December, Rabbi Michael Sunshine came to Denver to start Jewish Students Union and asked me for my help. At first I thought it was a joke — I didn’t want to be ‘that kid.’ But I eventually decided to go ahead and started JSU at GW. Since then I’ve become more inspired to grow religiously.” Cali has grown in observance of many mitzvot, particularly tzni’ut (modesty), prayer and Shabbos. “Each step I took helped me get to the next step in becoming religious.” Besides JSU, Cali credits her parents, Shimon and Mandy Detwiler, for supporting her religious quest. In the one year since Cali started JSU at GW, she has helped cultivate it as a model for East High, Cherry Creek High and the Denver School of the Arts. Cali, a cello player, was also a member of The Littleton Symphony and had the opportunity to play with members of the Colorado Symphony Orchestra. Of her non-religious peers, Cali says, “They are more curious than anything. When they ask questions it makes me stronger because I need to have answers. ‘That’s what I’m supposed to do’ is not an answer.” At GW, she had an unweighted 3.9 GPA. She graduated a year early to attend Machon Maayan in Israel. By graduating early, Cali gave up being on the GW student council, but it was a sacrifice she was willing to make. Cali then plans on attending Touro College in New York.


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RELIGION

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itzy Melamed’s passion and excitement for learning the mysteries of the Torah and sharing them with others exhibit his outstanding commitment to learning, and his determination to live a fulfilling life in the eyes of G-d. Professors and peers have recognized Yitzy, a graduate of Yeshiva Toras Chaim, as a model student. Yitzy, who initially struggled with learning disabilities, worked diligently to put himself in the top of his graduating class. Yittzy was recognized for outstanding performance on the yeshiva’s end-of-the-year test, receiving a 96%. At YTC, Yitzy played in musical groups, tutored and learned with younger YTC students, led student committees and was the medical first responder at YTC. With his CPR, first aid and AED certification, he administered basic medical attention, attended to minor injuries and called medical professionals when needed. Studying piano and guitar from age six, Yitzy never missed an opportunity to combine music with school functions. He is most driven to sustain the continuity of the Jewish people and lead the next generation in seeking clarity, happiness and value through Judaism. “I believe that G-d gave us the Torah and commandments, and therefore I want to understand the laws and the secrets of the Torah. We are told to be ‘straight in the eyes of G-d.’ We must learn the laws so that we can do good and be good. “I tend to get lost in my studies. Studying the Torah is not just reading a book, it’s pure enjoyment. I want to share that enjoyment with others, bringing out the beauty in the philosophies that have kept us around.” Yitzy strives to emulate his mentors, Rabbis Dovid Nussbaum and Yisrael Meir Kagan, for their tremendous knowledge and the compassion they show to others. Yitzy is attending the post-high school program at YTC. He dreams of becoming the head master of his own yeshiva, passing on the wonders and wisdom in the Torah’s teachings. Yitzy is the son of Rabbi Shlomo and Esther Melamed.

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ATHLETICS

GRIFFIN BOHM

Boulder High School

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ne of Boulder’s finest, Griffin Bohm is a star both on and off the lacrosse field. Winning many awards for his performance in lacrosse and basketball at Boulder High School, he is a respected athlete and role model to his coaches, teammates, friends and family. Griffin fell in love with lacrosse after he was initially forced to sign up. He was varsity team captain, lettered in athletics for three years, was selected to play for Colorado Wild and Team Denver and All State, and was voted MVP at Boulder High School. “Being on the All State team was incredible because only two other people have made it and I was one of three from the past four years,” Griffin said. Griffin also stands out as a leading student, graduating with a 3.96 cumulative GPA and winning several scholarships, including the Vintage Panther Association Scholarship. Griffin is attending CU to stay close to home. He says he met with the university’s athletic director Mike Bohn to discuss his role as an athlete at the university and see what he can do to improve the lacrosse club team. Griffin believes that his work ethic is what differentiates him from other athletes. “Wanting something and working at it every day, even for just a little, will always pay off. To be around a team that shares a common goal and unites around the game is so meaningful.” Griffin served on the Unity Council at Boulder High School, working to unite students and make campus a safer environment. He has spent ample time volunteering at local soup kitchens and for Habitat for Humanity. Griffin also enjoyed volunterring in sports medicine. His role models include his father and coaches for teaching him the importance of having a positive prespective on the game and in life. Griffin plans to play club lacrosse at CU and major in business. He is the son of Leslie Bohm and Lynn Guissinger.


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ATHLETICS

SARA GREEN

Cherry Creek High School

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ara Green may be small, but her presence on the gymnastics floor is outstanding. Practicing gymnastics since elementary school, Sara has competed with the USAG club gymnastics at Gymnastics Plus and has qualified for state for 10 seasons in a row. Captain of the USAG team, Sara was the seven state regional vault champion in 2010. At Cherry Creek High School, Sara has qualified for varsity and state in gymnastics and was recognized as MVP for three years. In her senior year, Sara won the Class 5A state vault title, taking All Colorado vault honors and helping Cherry Creek’s team finish second. “Winning vault was such a moving moment, having my team behind me and ultimately getting second for Creek really showed us that we could do so well. We have improved so much. It was a feeling I can’t describe,” Sara said. Sara most enjoys sharing her skills as a gymnast by volunteering with Special Olympics, where she has helped coach gymnasts since eighth grade. “It’s my favorite thing to do, helping those girls train and compete and enjoy themselves in a sport they probably couldn’t do without the help,” said Sara. Sara’s dedication is also noticeable in her achievements as a student and a community member. Sara graduated from CCHS in May with a 4.3 GPA and three academic letters. She was an AP scholar and placed on the Academic All State team. Sara was co-president of Cherry Creek Interact (Rotary) Club, tutored for National Honors society and participated regularly at her synagogue, Rodef Shalom. Sara admires her gymnastics coaches and captains for always leading by example and pushing her limits at every practice and meet. In her free time, Sara enjoys skiing, reading and traveling. Sara is not continuing gymnastics as a freshman at Leigh University, but is excited to get involved in the soccer club and on the the ski team. She is studying environmental engineering. Sara is the daughter of Len and Ilene Green. September 23, 2011 ~ INTERMOUNTAIN JEWISH NEWS ~ L’Chaim-To Life • 15


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ATHLETICS

DYLAN FINER

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ylan Finer’s loftiness initially makes him stand out in a crowd, but it is his motivation and humility that truly distinguish him as a star athlete, student, friend and community member. A varsity baseball and basketball player from Kent Denver, Dylan fell in love with sports in the first grade and has continued to show commitment to both while keeping his spot on the honor roll throughout high school. Dylan lettered in athletics all four years, served as a team captain for both his baseball and basketball team and was voted All Conference and All State in baseball his senior year — all leading up to his recruitment as an Emory University pitcher. Dylan feels honored to have had a role in bringing Kent’s team into the top five at state his senior year after it had not been recognized for over 13 seasons. “My team gave me a chance to interact with people I wouldn’t normally interact with, and learn to be a serious leader and still be a friend and equal with teammates,” Dylan said about his experience leading the team. Motivated to give back to the community, Dylan volunteers at the Weinberg Food Pantry in Denver and raises money for the Israel Sport Center for the Disabled. He hopes that his efforts will give less fortunate kids the opportunity to use sports equipment that he has always been fortunate to have. Dylan strives to be the type of person who stays humble, regardless of his success. “I will never forget that sports are full of triumph and tribulation, and both can happen in five minutes. One minute you can be winning a game and the next you can strike out.” Dylan is appreciative of his family’s support, always making his sports and his success its priority. He admires baseball player Derek Jeter for his sportsmanship and never loosing sight of the game with dedication and humility. Dylan jumped into getting involved on Emory’s campus immediately, and is pursuing a degree in business. He is the son of Steve and Ellen Finer.


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SAM CLARK

George Washington

am Clark’s outstanding energy and zest for life speak volumes for his achievement in every challenge he takes on. Valedictorian of his senior class, Sam was captain of the Policy Debate team, winner at the National Debate Tournament, vice president of the Drama Club, captain of the Pandemonium improv team, student director of the spring musical, and earned his third degree black belt in Tai Kwan do — all during his senior year as an IB student at George Washington. Interested in theater his whole life, Sam has participated in numerous shows at the JCC and at GW, including the lead role in “The Wiz.” He has also been director and stage manager for several shows. Sam’s passion for Tai Kwan Do reminds him of the importance of discipline in taking an active roll in school activities while performing as an outstanding student. “I know that I cannot stress out about what needs to get done, I need to just do it and dedicate the time to the things I love. The people around me really keep my energy going and are always motivating me.” Winning the National Debate Tournament in policy debate as captain was an incredible milestone for Sam, who also won the state championship his junior and senior year. “It is amazing to represent my team and school because I love working with other people and working in groups. Collaborating with other people to create a great debate or in theater productions is something I love to do.” Sam aspires to be like his theater teacher, Shelby O’Clair, who pushes people to go beyond what they thought they were capable of. He admires the joy she gets out of her position as an educator. Sam was accepted to Harvard University, where he is now an undecided major, staying involved in theater and attracted to the student-led organizations and theater opportunities on campus. He is interested in pursuing a career in law or politics. Sam is the Son of Robert Clark and Lilly Bennett.


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DONIEL KAYE

Denver Jewish Day School

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oniel Kaye’s kind character and passion for helping others and wisdom beam from his words that are well beyond his years. Graduating from Denver Jewish Day School with a 3.9 GPA in general studies and a 4.0 in Judaic studies, he was one of two students to receive academic distinction in Judaic studies. Two years ago, Doniel and his brother Asher founded Voices for Inclusion, a special needs service organization. They led biweekly events for Denver JDS students and people with special needs while raising money for the Angelman Syndrome Foundation. Voice for Inclusion led one-on-one Torah study for special needs attendees, took them to RMHA games and BBQ’s, accompanied them to holiday social programs and organized other social and recreational programs. The group was honored by the Jewish Disabilities Network of JFS. “The special needs community may have less mobility or a harder time understanding, but they are fun, incredible individuals who deserve dignity and respect. I learned more from them than they could from me,” Doniel said. He was on student council and the board of the Chesed Club and was a leader on the HELP committee, which reaches out to students in need. Doniel believes that community service elevates one’s quality of life and provides a sense of fulfillment and gratitude, while fulfilling the Jewish obligation of doing chesed. Doniel played basketball and baseball at JDS and has placed in several half-marathons in Colorado. He has led Torah services, served as a gabbai on the High Holidays and tutors teens in Judaica. Doniel admires his father, who works as a chaplain, bringing light to people struggling through life’s darkest challenges, and admires his mother’s perspective in prioritizing family while working as a lawyer. Doniel attends Stanford University. He seeks a career that will improve the quality of life for others. He is the son of Rabbi Jeffery and Rhonda Rose Kaye.

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ESHLEY SPITZER IJN Summer Intern

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shley Spitzer, a junior at Indiana University in Bloomington, enjoyed working as a summer intern at the INTERMOUNTAIN JEWISH NEWS. She wrote articles for Generations magazine, updated the Community Directory, compiled the Bar and Bat Mitzvah listings and wrote articles for the weekly paper, including a series of interviews with local rabbis. Born and raised in Colorado, Eshley is a graduate of Cherry Creek High School and is now studying journalism and psychology as a member of IU’s Hutton Honors College. Eshley hopes to pursue a minor in music. Eshley is an active member on campus and in the Jewish community there. She is an active member of her sorority, Sigma Delta Tau, on the board of IU Community Leaders, the vice president of communications at Hillel, on the board of Aish, and is involved on community service committees. Eshley writes for the Indiana Daily Student. She has been a culture beat reporter and has written editorials for the opinion desk. Eshley writes pro-Israel articles for Israeli activist groups on campus, which include Hoosiers for Israel and the Indiana Israel Public Affairs Committee. Eshley enjoys covering guest lecturers and campus events at IU. Eshley volunteers with the American Diabetes Assn., the Middle Way House and Indiana University’s dance marathon. Her favorite volunteering project has been serving on the medical staff at the ADA’s overnight camp at Camp Colorado in the Pike National Forest for diabetic children in the summers. Eshley enjoys singing, playing violin, swimming, photography and traveling. Eshley hopes to study abroad in the spring. Interning at the IJN was a memorable and helpful experience for Eshley. She would like to work as a journalist or psychologist in the Denver Jewish community after graduating. Eshley admires her parents for their undying commitment, support and wisdom. She is very grateful for all the sacrifices they make to put her dreams first. Eshley has two younger sisters, Hadar and Sheerley. She is the daughter of Tom and Maggie Spitzer.

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Denver’s music retail icon By ANDREA JACOBS • Photos: Arlen Flax

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aul Epstein — 6’4”, wavy white hair flowing past his shoulders — bends slightly to greet his guests in the back hallway of Twist and Shout, Denver’s massive, independently owned music store on East Colfax Avenue. His office, smaller than one might expect for the owner of this local and national landmark, is right down the activity-packed hall. Once inside, he suggests muting the music. “It might be less distracting,” he says with a sympathetic grin. Epstein, 52, spent the first decade of his life in New York City, where he glued his sensibilities to WABC radio to soak up the strains of the British Invasion rocking the charts, and the world. He vividly remembers watching the Beatles perform live on the Ed Sullivan show when he was 10. “They were great,” he says. “But beyond that, the miracle of the Beatles is more apparent with each passing year to people who understand music and culture. “There was something very special going on at that time, and the Beatles were Please see EPSTEIN on Page 25 24 • L’Chaim-To Life ~ INTERMOUNTAIN JEWISH NEWS ~ September 23, 2011


right at the tip of that sphere. They epitomized that whole era from 1958 to 1968, when something really amazing transpired in Western culture.” Epstein moved to Denver in 1968 when DU hired his father to teach creative writing. He and his brother immediately discovered a place essential to their concept of the good life: Underground Records at 725 South Pearl Street. “Underground Records loomed large in my constellation ever since I came here,” he smiles. After graduating Thomas Jefferson High School, Epstein earned an English degree and teaching certificate at CU and found a position as a public school English teacher. Time passed. He towed the line and kept his hair reasonably short. He briefly left teaching to become part owner of a record store in Boulder, but the venture didn’t succeed. Returning to the classroom, Epstein was on the verge

of abandoning his dreams when fate intervened in 1988. “I was taking a walk along South Pearl Street with Jill, my future wife and a fellow teacher, and made my usual stop at Underground Records.

Epstein reflects upon music’s journey from the 1960s to the present.

“We got to the door and there was a sign that said, ‘Seized; government auction.’ I told Jill we had to go to the auction. That’s the serendipitous way it all happened. We got it for $10,000.”

Underground Records was renamed Twist and Shout, and a new legend was born. The popular destination for music aficionados of all tastes relocated to East Alameda in December, 1995. In 2006, Twist and Shout occupied its current space next to the Tattered Cover in Congress Park. The store, with about 37 employees, fills with customers the minute it opens. Wearing a T-shirt and jeans, Epstein is the antithesis of a self-made entrepreneur. A relaxed, articulate and encyclopedic conversationalist, the only thing he needs is an occasional assist from his wife on personal information. For example, when did he and Jill marry? He picks up the phone and hits his wife’s extension in the store’s administrative offices. “Jill, what year did we get Please see EPSTEIN on Page 26

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Gen and Jerry Mellman Barbara Mellman Davis and Lee Davis Jon Japha, Maureen and Yael Japha Lisa Mellman, Toby Nygaard, Erik and Peter Marti Mellman Friednash Lauren and Analeisa Friednash David Mellman, Pippi Hambidge, Anna Rachel, Kate Mellman and Emma Mellman September 23, 2011 ~ INTERMOUNTAIN JEWISH NEWS ~ L’Chaim-To Life • 25


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married? 1989. That’s what I thought.” He folds his hands together as laughter tickles the office. “She’s used to this,” he says. “I do this all the time.”

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wist and Shout’s voluminous inventory is arranged by category, with artists listed alphabetically under the proper classification. Upon locating the right category — rock, pop, folk, etc. —fingers scramble through rows upon endless rows of CDs. Memorabilia and posters wink from the walls. Old turntables, which are for sale, interrupt the latest musical paraphernalia. “There’s a renaissance in vinyl,” Epstein explains. In another cavernous room, a horizontal sign with the word “Hall” hangs from the ceiling. This is all that remains of Rainbow Music Hall, where U2, The Police and “everybody who was anybody” played in the mid-1970s to mid1980s. Rainbow had about 800 seats and launched Denver’s reputation as a firsttier music city. While Epstein is in a prime position to observe the progression of musical styles and trends, he prefers the songs that formed the soundtrack of his youth. “My musical maturation stopped when I was 18, which is very common,” he says. “Unless you dedicate your life to music, it becomes a window to a certain part of your life — and never loses its charm. “For me, it was a combination of the personal and the era of the ‘60s and ‘70s. That period elevated rock and roll in a way that made it central to the culture, which was unprecedented. It really was the center of a youth movement. “When you talk to people in their 20’s now, your realize that music does not occupy the same place in society that it did for us. It’s different now. The ‘American idolization’ of popular music has taken it mainstream. “For anyone who lived in the era we did, it’s sad, because who wants to see their favorite art form co-opted into drivel?”

Strongly worded emotions fail to disturb his serene expression, which he attributes to a natural “chemical even keel.” Although adherents of contemporary music may march to a decidedly different drummer, Epstein hears a plethora of “great stuff bubbling beneath the surface of the Top 10. I have found music I like now. In that respect, I’m not a typical adult. “The difference between now and the ‘60s is that there was unanimous agreement that Dylan was great, Hendrix was great, the Beatles were great — and that they were speaking to the youth movement. Things are completely fractured today.” Despite the fact that he’s met the greatest living musical personalities on the planet, Epstein realizes that these relationships are not exactly deep and enduring. “Tons of people know me, and I know tons of people,” he says. “I have met Dylan and Eric Clapton and all these people. But do they know me? No. Do they know my dreams and desires? No. There

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‘You can get anything you want at Alice’s restaurant’ — but if you’re talking music, try Twist and Shout, located at 2508 E. Colfax Ave., next to Tattered Cover.

are a few musicians I’ve befriended. “It’s thrilling when Eric Clapton shops in my store and takes a picture and talks music with me, but I wouldn’t fool myself into thinking we’re buddies.”

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ews have left indelible contributions in all areas of life, and music is no exception. George Gershwin, Leonard Bernstein, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Paul Simon and Bob Dylan represent a small sampling of those who enriched American culture with their genius. “Some of the most influential figures in the industry have been Jewish,” Epstein nods. “On the music side, there’s Dylan and Leonard Cohen. And you don’t really need to go a lot further than that. “Dylan and Cohen are good arrows to have in your quiver. It’s like having Groucho Marx in the comedy quiver. It’s


‘My musical maturation stopped when I was 18, which is very common’ tough to beat that.” Jews in the musical industry played a major role in introducing AfricanAmerican musicians to hesitant white ears. Leonard and Phil Chess founded

Empire Records in 1950 to break not only the sound barrier but the race barrier as well. Their client pool included Muddy Waters, Chuck Berry, John Lee Please see EPSTEIN on Page 28

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Hooker, Little Walter Jacobs, Bo Didley and Etta James, to name a few. “These two Jewish guys did everything,” Epstein marvels. “They found the talent, recorded them, pressed the records and put them in the trunk of their car, drove around the country, broke these guys in on radio and changed the face of music. “They made earth-shattering records every day — Mt. Rushmore records. Nothing today sounds like the Chess brothers.” In 1954, Jerry Wexler and his partner Ahmet Ertegun signed Ray Charles to Atlantic Records. Aretha Franklin followed in the late 1960s. “Both Chess and Wexler seemed to have an innate understanding of black music,” Epstein says, “and I don’t have an explanation.” The mutable face of music has changed yet again — not due to courageous convinction but rather its absence, as people download tunes for free over the Internet. “The level of piracy and free trading on the Internet has bastardized the artistic process,” Epstein says. Intensity flushes his tranquil demeanor. “There was a system in place that allowed people to appreciate the intrinsic value of art. “Music is not free,” he stresses. “When someone writes an album and slaves over it for a year, that should be rewarded, not leaked over the Internet. If an artist has done all this work with the conviction that, ‘I’ve created a great work of art and hopefully society will recognize this,’ isn’t that what we should do? Downloading has devastated our industry.”

Paul Epstein brings passion to the job.

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Twist and Shout’s enormous inventory is a living chronicle of musical trends and tastes — and Epstein is the writer.

Although Twist and Shout is thriving, returning to the reliable system of yore is unlikely. “The toothpaste probably will not go back in the tube,” he says. Epstein mentions that he has two stepchildren. “You want to know their ages?” He hits Jill’s extension again. “Jill, how old are our kids? Thanks.” Then he swivels around in the chair. “They’re 34 and 36.” The room is laughing. This time, Epstein is too.

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pstein, who started collecting music memorabilia in elementary and junior high, has amassed what he calls “a huge” private collection of albums, CDs, posters and other nostalgic pieces of the trade. He’s even planning to write a book on the collecting mentality: “Why so many men do it, does it always end badly, and at what point does it evolve from teenage obsession to the pattern of your life?” At home, Epstein listens to music that “doesn’t stray far from my roots — ‘60s and early ‘70s. But he also owns many pre-war blues and country 78s. “I’m interested in the confluence of jazz, rhythm and blues and country that turned into rock and roll.” His kids, who attended South High when they were younger, told him that Twist and Shout’s youthful patrons were uniform-

ly terrified of its owner. “They still are,” he says, his eyes registering mild confusion. Epstein’s father, who is 93, still puts in a regular request for his son to cut his hair — but it’s highly doubtful the toothpaste is going back in the tube on that one. “Owning a music business has allowed me to look the way I want — which is essentially doing absolutely nothing to my appearance for the last 23 years,” Epstein declares. Although the future of music is impossible to envision, Epstein surmises that “an industry that built itself up around popular music will have to be stripped away before it can reinvent itself.” The conversation comes full circle and returns to the music of his adolescence. “People have a strong connection to the music they loved when they were young,” he says. “There was something genuinely special about the era of Dylan and Motown and the Beatles. “If you look at the film and literature of that period, it had a very fun, interesting, colorful, artistic and almost baroque quality. I sure miss that.” But Epstein’s appreciation of the past does not deflect from the present moment. “It seems like I was destined to become involved in music,” he says. “I’m constantly aware that I have this childlike sense of fun about it all — and that I’m lucky. “Having been a public school teacher, I know exactly how lucky I am.” September 23, 2011 ~ INTERMOUNTAIN JEWISH NEWS ~ L’Chaim-To Life • 29


Desire for beauty Art and words of Withold K.

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How an artist processes the Holocaust

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By CHRIS LEPPEK • Photos: Arlen Flax

he art of Witold K. has fascinated a great many people over the years, and mystified perhaps even more. They have seen in his creations the elements the artist has intentionally put there — diminutive and lostlooking human figures, enigmatic black holes both terrifying and beautiful, images vaguely reminiscent of the American Southwest or of Eastern Europe, muted earth tones and vivid rainbow hues. They have also very often seen, or felt, something less plainly evident — themselves. Witold himself, like any artist worth his salt, doesn’t suffer questions about what his paintings, sculptures, frescoes, photographs, stage sets, posters or album covers actually “mean.” “I am haunted by questions,” he once lectured art students at Seton Hall. “For me, true art is just one of them. If a painting is only an answer, it is not art; just an illustration.” Critics and commentators have compared his works to the fiction of Kafka. Others see the influence of Picasso, who once

taught Witold and painted a portrait of him. Many have speculated about how the events of Witold’s own life — the heartbreaking tragedies, dire frights, dramatic intrigues, artistic triumphs, eerie near-misses — have crept into his art. Witold says he doesn’t know the answer to that question himself. He once suggested that viewers regard his paintings as mirrors. “Think about yourself,” he said, “and forget the painter.” He said that at a lecture in 1978. Today, a few months away from his 80th birthday, he seems less enamored with such mysterious phrases, more comfortable with straightforward simplicity. On a simmering late July day in Denver, in the Cherry Creek house that serves both as his home and his gallery, Witold doesn’t duck or shy away when asked to define art. “Desire for beauty,” he says without pause. “That’s all. And everybody has that.” Please see WITHOLD On Page 32

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itold K. (he shortened his surname from its original Polish version, Kaczanowski, decades ago) is an ardent advocate of beauty, even though his life has often encountered its opposite. His art, in fact — much like his life — seems to have largely been a delicate balancing act between beauty and horror, hope and sadness, fulfillment and loss. One of his first major creations — a striking and gigantic (3,672 square feet) ceiling fresco featuring the “little people” theme that became such an important part of his art — can be found in the cultural center of Oswiecim, the Polish town that sits adjacent to Auschwitz, the most prolific death camp of the Holocaust. The painting is a tribute to the victims of Auschwitz. It features human figures fading from the light of day into the darkness of night — a wordless and powerful testament to the Holocaust. It took Witold from 1959 to 1961 to complete the mural. This October, Oswiecim is planning to honor Witold on the 50th anniversary of its completion. He plans to attend the ceremony, coupled with a showing of his art, and personally see the results of the town’s exhaustive project to restore the painting to its original glory. His impending visit means a great deal to him, he says, and not just because it will give him a chance to visit his 14-year-old son Wit (who lives with his mother in nearby Cracow) and not just because “it’s appreciation, and appreciation makes me happy,” he says with a grin. The trip also represents a return to his homeland, Poland, and another opportunity to pay his respects to the victims of the Holocaust. Witold, born in Warsaw in 1932, was not himself a victim of the Holocaust. He is not even Jewish, but his proximity to the Holocaust and to Jews was very close. His father, a psychiatrist, managed Poland’s largest psychiatric hospital dur-

ing the Nazi occupation. He used the vast facility — an old Russian army fortress — to hide many Jews during the Holocaust. Witold, then a preteen boy, helped his father in that noble effort. Despite, or perhaps because of, his youth, Witold became active with a

He also found other, less conventional, means of expressing himself. Some of the patients at the sanitarium were what is called “catatonics,” people whose mental condition render them utterly unresponsive and immobile. Witold would go into the room

Witold K in his Los Angeles gallery, in August, 1969, shortly after the Manson Family murders. Los Angeles Herald Examiner gang of anti-German partisans in Warsaw. He usually served as an errand boy, but was ordered one night to stand watch over a barricade. Exhausted, he violated one of the cardinal rules of a sentry: He fell asleep. “I was awakened by the faintest of sounds,” he told the INTERMOUNTAIN JEWISH NEWS in a 1981 interview. “When I looked up, I could clearly see against the background of the deep blue sky, the outline of a German helmet.” At the age of 12, Witold killed his first German soldier. His fellow partisans hailed him as a hero, he recalls, “but only because I never told them I had fallen asleep.” Witold spent a great deal of time at his father’s hospital, largely because his mother had died of tuberculosis when he was only a year old. It was, he recalls, a grim and depressing place and in his boredom he began drawing.

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where the catatonics were kept, a dismal place with “narrow, tall windows covered with metal bars,” he says in his elegant Polish accent. “Imagine those tall windows, and all these guys there, dozens of them, dressed in the same gray, so they all looked alike. “I would put them on the benches and make my own happening. I put them into different positions, in the light coming from those windows. I always tried to do that late in the afternoon so the light would come in from the west.” He didn’t realize it at the time, Witold says, but “I was making my own sculptures. “So people think, and maybe it’s true, that’s where I came up with the human figures — the little people. Somehow they were born inside of a mental institution. Born out of human suffering. Human loneliness. There’s nobody


more lonely than a mentally ill person.” Loneliness has always been a central theme in Witold’s art. In one of the few self-defining statements he has made about his art, Witold once wrote: “On the day you understand your loneliness, you will respond to my art.” He is asked whether his own loneliness — that of a child who never got to know his mother, of a frightened youth firing a rifle at a German helmet, of a psychiatrist’s son making sculptures out of living people — is the beating heart at the center of his art. Witold smiles faintly and says nothing.

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espite such grim recollections, Witold seems anything but sad. He is, in fact, energetic, funny, ebullient and a master raconteur. He seems acutely aware that he has lived an unusual life, featuring many rare and strange events, and relishes sharing them. He loves telling stories about his father in particular — Feliks

Kaczanowski — whom he obviously admired. He relates that his father became the vice president of the Polish Red Cross in the postwar years and that for a period he traveled extensively throughout Europe as part of a Red Cross effort to reunite refugee children with their parents, including many Jews. Witold recalls one day when his father was picking tomatoes in his garden and the phone rang. The young Witold picked it up, told his father that there was a call, and the father said to take a message. The man on the phone, speaking in what sounded to Witold like a French accent, said no, that wouldn’t do. He had to speak to his father immediately. “’Tell your daddy that this is Ben something and I have to talk to him,’” Witold paraphrases. “So I shouted to my father, ‘It’s Ben, with some strange name,’ and my father dropped the tomatoes and ran. “It was Ben Gurion.” The two had been working together on the displaced children issue and had become close friends well before David

Ben Gurion would become the first prime minister of the State of Israel. Another story — this one about Witold’s uncle. During the war, the uncle had also been involved in underground efforts against the Germans. Eventually, he was betrayed to the Gestapo, who arrested him. “So the brother of my father was taken to the very famous prison, Pawiak, in Warsaw, and was then sent to Auschwitz. He survived four years of concentration camp, Auschwitz first and then Dachau. The American army liberated him at Dachau. “Later, when my father was traveling as a Red Cross vice president, looking for his brother, he found him in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, working in an office for the American army. “My uncle came back to Poland with my father, started to work, never talked about the suffering he went through, never. Then a guy on a motorcycle killed him on the street.” Please see WITHOLD On Page 34

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Witold K’s fresco covers more than 3,000 square feet of the ceiling of the Cultural Center in Oswiecim, Poland, adjacent to Auschwitz. In October, the artist will be honored upon the 50th anniversary of the work’s completion. WITHOLD from Page 33

Witold pauses. “That is irony,” he says at last. Yet another story, this one about himself. Despite his early penchant for drawing, Witold had no intention of becoming an artist. He wanted to be an architect, especially a zoo architect. He tried architectural school in Poland, after the communists had taken over. He was kicked out because “I wasn’t politically correct,” he says. The authorities at his university then tried to teach Witold agriculture. He had absolutely no idea what the instruction was about, calling himself “totally retarded” at agricultural, and especially mathematical, studies. Witold quit the institute, but did not tell his father because “I didn’t want to be a pain in the neck.” His father, however, found out on his own. Concerned, he explored Witold’s bedroom and found a large number of

drawings and paintings hidden away. “I hated mathematics so much that it pushed me back toward art,” Witold explains. “Behind my back, my father took a bunch of my drawings and paintings to the dean of fine art of a very famous academy in Warsaw where only the most talented go [the Academy of Fine Arts]. The dean said to my father, ‘Get him here, absolutely, right now,’ and I was admitted. I stayed there for five years.” “So slowly,” Witold says about the world of art, “I got sucked in.”

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fter completing the frescoes at Oswiecim, Witold grew increasingly serious about art — and about politics. Contemptuous of Poland’s communist leadership — he detested it almost as much as the Nazis — he became active in the underground dissident movement. For a period, he smuggled the literary works of dissident

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Polish and Russian writers out of the country and then, in 1964, he smuggled himself out, to France. He lived in Paris for several years — the period during which he befriended and studied under Picasso — and then immigrated to the US, settling in Los Angeles and finally Denver. It was in Los Angeles that one of his darkest episodes transpired. Through Voytek Frykowski, a friend whom he had known back in Poland, Witold had become friends with some of Hollywood’s most glittering figures. He was a frequent guest of fellow Polish émigré Roman Polanski, by the late 60s already an acclaimed film director, his wife Sharon Tate, a rapidly rising actress, and Abigail Folger, a Hollywood regular who was heiress to the Folger coffee fortune. Those names will be instantly familiar to virtually anyone with a grasp of recent history. Frykowski, Folger, Tate, successful hair stylist Jay Sebring and a young man named Steven Parent were


brutally murdered in Polanski’s Los Angeles home on Aug. 9, 1969 by members of the so-called “Manson Family.” For most, the Manson murder case is one of that troubled era’s most gruesome and notorious crimes. For Witold, it represents the loss of several close friends — and a horrifyingly close call. Witold, who had just opened a new gallery on Wilshire Blvd., had been invited to the Polanski home for dinner on the evening of Aug. 9. He was asked to bring some of his homemade French salad dressing, which Sharon Tate apparently loved. Witold was tired that night, and his girlfriend wanted to spend a quiet evening at her home, but he considered accepting the invitation anyway. After leaving his gallery, however, his girlfriend gently nudged Witold’s steering wheel away from the road that would have led to the scene of the murder. By that slimmest of margins, his entire destiny was changed. He found out about the murders the next morning and spent much of the next day with Polanski, answering the questions of police detectives. Witold

thought he knew who the murderers were and drew portraits of their faces for the police. It turned out he was wrong, but he spent several days at the center of the murder investigation, under 24-hour police protection himself. Witold frowns when he is asked how the crime affected his life. “I could have been there,” he says, “and I will ask that question until the end of my life. Sometimes I wonder why I didn’t go. Maybe I could have saved the life of everybody. I was sober. I would have come maybe just five minutes before these things happened. Just one person could have made a tremendous difference.” He abandons that imaginary scenario for another, even more troubling. “Or maybe,” he says, “I could have been killed.”

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n the long course of his artistic career, Witold has had books written about him and his art, seen his works purchased and appreciated by the likes of Arthur Rubinstein, Henry Miller and Tony Curtis, had his art featured by some of the world’s most

prestigious galleries and auction houses. And now he might become the subject of a movie. Three Denver filmmakers, all personal friends of Witold’s, want to make a documentary about the artist’s life and work. And his bounty of stories. “I’m interested in Witold and his art and the interaction between the two,” says Bob Dennerstein, former cinema critic for the Rocky Mountain News. “That’s part of the mystery for us, part of what we’re trying to understand.” Emphasizing that the movie project is still in its early stages, Dennerstein, along with his partners in the project, plans to travel to Poland to film this autumn’s commemoration at Oswiecim and to locate scenes of Witold’s childhood. While much of his native Warsaw was destroyed by German bombs, his father’s psychiatric institution still stands. “For us, it’s an exploration,” says Dennerstein “It’s interesting to us because of the life he’s lived. There aren’t that many people who have lived Please see WITHOLD On Page 36

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the life he has.” Jim Phelan, who owns the film production company Phelan Productions and teaches cinematic arts at UCD, is frank in stating that Witold’s stories are his own powerful draw to the project. “Our ultimate goal is to make a beautiful film about an interesting person,” says Phelan. “He fascinates me. We’re just starting to see how his life has influenced his art — the catatonic people at the institute, the way his grandfather would throw his boots onto a jacket stand — all these things that appear in his paintings.” He has a “gut feeling,” Phelan says, that if the movie is actually made, it would have little trouble finding a substantial market. Ron Henderson, co-founder and former president of, and now a consultant for, the Denver Film Society, says, “I don’t want to diminish the fact that he’s a highly acclaimed international artist who’s had exhibitions all over the world, but it’s the life he’s lived, the people he’s met and the historical circumstances he’s been in that make this a very compelling story.”

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hile obviously flattered by all the attention he’s been receiving lately — Witold happily admits his fondness for positive attention — he is also slightly bemused. He suspects that as he approaches his 80th year, his admirers want to pay their respects while he’s still around to appreciate it. There is, he says semi-seriously, an irony in the passing of artists. An old friend of his, a fellow artist with whom he studied in Poland as a youth, recently passed away. “After he died, the prices for his work went up immediately,” Witold says with a smile. “So I know that my collectors are waiting for me to kick the bucket.” Witold grows serious when he says that he does not fear death. “I’m ready. I don’t want to suffer, that’s all.” He says that he’s already seen his share of suffering — at the bedside of

Geometric forms, vaguely human figures and soft earth tones characterize this acrylic painting from 1974. his dying mother, in the streets of wartorn Warsaw, in the faces of Jews doing their best to flee their persecutors, in the crime scene photos of an LA massacre from 42 years ago. Witold, a self-professed agnostic, says he has no idea where pain and evil come from, why people do cruel things to other people, or why such things are allowed. “I cannot blame society for these things,” he says. “I will not generalize. In history, there are people who do crazy, awful, cruel things.” The key to successful survival, Witold suggests, is not to allow such people — Adolf Hitler, Charles Manson or someone else that nobody has ever heard of — destroy one’s appreciation and love

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for life. “So many times I was supposed to die, so I’m just grateful that I am here,” he says, explaining that this attitude is inspired by what he calls “a very strange logic.” In a uniquely Witoldian manner, he ponders the staggering odds against our very existence. Most people never pause to contemplate how very unlikely it is that we are ever conceived, let alone born. “We got a chance to witness life,” he says. “It’s a gift. We shouldn’t be here. We beat the odds. It’s unbelievable. Let’s stop complaining — about the weather? Only idiots complain about the weather. Instead, let us say how beautifully it’s raining.”


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5771 SYNAGOGUES New Rabbis: B’nai Chaim, Severine Sokol; Beth Aaron (Billings), Barbara Block; DAT Minyan, Asher Klein; Har Mishpacha (Steamboat Springs), Stephen Booth-Nadav; Mount Sinai (Cheyenne), Harley Karz-Wagman; Temple Beth El (Las Cruces), Lawrence Karol. New Presidents: Ahavath Beth Israel (Boise), Lorraine Gross; Beit Tikva (Santa Fe), Kate Shane; Beth Israel (Greeley), Robert Kahn, Rebecca Weeder; Beth Shalom (Bozeman), Alan Rassaby; BMHBJ, Michael Engleberg; B’nai Torah, Mark Harvey; B’nai Israel (Albuquerque), Harvey Buchalter; Congregation Albert (Albuquerque), Betty Rosenberg; EDOS, Yaakov Calm; Har Shalom (Durango), Craig Larson; Har Shalom (Ft. Collins), Smadar Lapiot; Kehilas Bais Yisroel, Elly Zussman; Kehillath Aish Kodesh, Dan Kinderlehner; Kol Ami (Salt Lake), Danny Burman; Los Alamos Jewish Center, Martin Cooper; Synagogue of the Summit (Frisco), Sandy Ladin, Jerry Perlstein; Temple Beth Shalom (Santa Fe), Cindy Lyon; Temple Or Hadash (Ft. Collins), Simone Dickstein, Peter Springberg; Temple Emanuel, Connell Saltzman; Temple Shalom, Dan Mirer. Departures: Rabbi Eliyahu Stern is no longer at Aish Denver. Rabbi Joel Landau is no longer at BMH-BJ. Rabbi Joel Schwarzman retired from B’nai Chaim. New personnel: Amy Keefer is religious school director at Beth Israel (Greeley). Alan Rassaby is religious school director at Beth Shalom. Bernadette Nevarez is pre-school director at B’nai Israel (Albuquerque). Kolby Morris is religious director at the HEA. Zoe Van Raan is religious school director at Los Alamos Jewish Center. Michelle Campbell is executive director at Temple Shalom. NEW ORGANIZATIONS: Jewish Students Union, Moishe House, Storahtelling Colorado, Wisdom House Denver. CLOSED Boulder Jewish Day School, Camp Govoha, Community Talmud Torah, Congregation Bet Tefillah, Introductions by

Transitions By ESHLEY SPITZER

New ADL Regional Director, Scott Levin

Ruth, J Street Colorado, Jwest Campership Program, Mizel Museum Artist Alliance. PERSONNEL CHANGES Scott Levin is regional director of ADL. Claire Schwartz Margold is director of the Southwest AIPAC Region. Nancy Gart is Coordinating Council chair at Allied Jewish Federation. Yossi Mentz is regional director of American Friends of Magen David Adom. Rachel Heilbronner is program director of Rocky Mountain Region of BBYO. David Siegal is Consul General of Israel in LA. Michael Slater and Alejandro Ruiz manage Crist Mountian View Memorial. Kelli Theis is executive director of Hillel Colorado. Rabbi Allison Peiser is director of CSU of Hillel. Mary Grossman is executive director of Jackson Hole JCC. Annie Frazier is director of the early childhood at the Salt Lake JCC. Alby Segall is director of JCRS Historic Synagogue & Story Center. Inna Ermakov is coordinator of the Jewish Disabilities Network. Suzi Malman is director of senior services, Lisa Castro is child care-youth program director and Melanie Guenwald is family programs director at the Loup JCC. At Shalom Cares, Lori Carter is executive director of Shalom Park, Melissa Barres is executive director of Shalom

2011 Hospice and Shalom Health, and Rabbi Steven Rubenstein is chaplain. Alex Shapiro is executive director of the United Jewish Federation in Utah. LEADERSHIP CHANGES Sandy Friedman and Shari Kark are presidents of Boulder Hadassah. Shiela Ervin is president of Colorado Springs Hadassah. Jan Secunda is president of Albuquerque Hadassah. Ann Martin and Anita Wenner are co-presidents of Denver Hadassah. Fredi Brown is president of Desert Mountain Region Hadassah. Ruth Malman is chair of Jewish Community Foundation of Colorado. Janet Gaines is president of JFS, New Mexico. Laurie Dirks is president of Laramie JCC. Gary Yourtz is president of Robert E. Loup JCC. Cindi Coleman is president of NCJW, Colorado, Eileen Hallet Stone is president of NCJW, Utah. Stephanie Foote is chair of Rose Community Foundation. Beverly Buck is president of Rose Woman’s Organization. Margie Pintzow is chair at Solomon Schechter Day School in Albuquerque. Beth Travis is president of Synagogue Council of Greater Denver. NAME AND LOCATION CHANGES JCRS Isaac Solomon Historic Synagogue Foundation is now JCRS Historic Synagogue & Story Center. AEPI is at 1150 10th St., Boulder CO 80302. Bet Harim is at 475 8th Ave., EN, Kalispell, MT 59903. Bnai Shalom Taos is at 5476 NDCBU, Taos, NM 87571. Chabad of Northern Colorado is at 1103 West Elizabeth St., Ft Collins, CO 80521. Nevei Kodesh is at 3269 28th St., Boulder, CO 80301. JWV is at 53 S. Niagara St., Denver, CO 80224. Stepping Stones is at 300 S. Dahlia St., Suite 101A, Denver, CO 80246. Synagogue Council of Greater Denver is at PO BOX 200421, Denver CO, 80220. SEPTEMBER 14, 2012 The IJN Community Directory grows every year. We wish you a happy and healthy New Year. See you Sept. 16, 2012.

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JEWISH CALENDAR 2011/2012

JEWISH HOLIDAYS Rosh Hashanah Sept. 29-30, 2011 JEWISH NEW YEAR Wednesday evening, Thursday, Friday. This solemn observance begins the Jewish year and the Days of Awe, a 10-day period of judgement, repentance and prayer culminating in Yom Kippur. The shofar, the ram’s horn, is sounded 100 times. The festive meals include apples dipped in honey.

Fast of Gedaliah Oct. 2, 2011 HALF FAST DAY • Sunday This commemorates and mourns the murder of Gedaliah, last king of the ancient independent Jewish state.

Yom Kippur Oct. 8, 2011 DAY OF ATONEMENT Friday evening and Saturday The holiest day of the Jewish year marks the conclusion of the Days of Awe and is spent in fasting and prayer. The sounding of the shofar signals G-d’s absolution of the Jewish people at the end of the holiday. YIZKOR IS RECITED ON SATURDAY, OCT. 8.

Sukkot Oct. 13-14, 2011 FESTIVAL OF TEMPORARY SHELTERS Wednesday evening - Thursday, Friday THIRD OF THE THREE MAJOR PILGRIMAGE FESTIVALS. Sukkot is named after the huts the Jews lived in as they wandered in the desert after the Exodus from Egypt. One eats and sleeps in a sukkah during the festival. Also, the lulav (palm branch), togeth-

er with myrtle and willow branches and the etrog (citron fruit), are held and blessed at home and in the synagogue.

Shemini Atzeret & Simchat Torah Oct. 20-21, 2011 EIGHTH DAY OF ASSEMBLY & REJOICING IN THE LAW Wednesday evening, Thursday, Friday Shemini Atzeret immediately follows Sukkot; Simchat Torah concludes the entire High Holiday season. Exuberant dancing and rejoicing with the Torah scroll take place on Simchat Torah, the evening of OCT. 20 and OCT. 21. On Simchat Torah, the annual cycle of reading the Torah is concluded and a new cycle is begun. YIZKOR IS RECITED ON SHEMINI ATZERET, THURSDAY, OCT. 20.

Chanukah Dec. 21-28, 2011 FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS Begins Tuesday night Chanukah celebrates the ancient victory of loyal Jews — the Maccabees — over the Syrian Greeks and their Hellenizing Jewish allies. The Maccabees recaptured and purified the Temple in Jerusalem, initially finding one day’s oil that lasted eight days. Today, a menorah is lit for eight nights and latkes (potato pancakes) are fried in oil to commemorate the event. Children play with dreidels and gifts are exchanged.

Fast of 10th of Tevet Jan. 5, 2012 HALF FAST DAY • Thursday This commemorates and mourns the beginning of the siege of Jerusalem by Nebuchadnezzer. In Israel, it is also a day for recitation of kaddish for the victims of the Holocaust.

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Tu b’Shevat Feb. 8, 2012 NEW YEAR OF TREES Tuesday evening, Wednesday This new year is for the purpose of levying food tithes set down in the Hebrew Bible. It is the beginning of spring and celebrates the redemption of the land of Israel.

Fast of Esther March 7, 2012 HALF FAST DAY • Wednesday This commemorates the fast called by Queen Esther in ancient Persia when she learned of Haman’s genocidal plan to murder all Jews. Haman’s plan was foiled, yielding the holiday of Purim. This year, it follows three days later.

Purim March 8, 2012 FEAST OF LOTS Wednesday evening, Thursday This commemorates the rescue of the Jews in ancient Persia from a would be Hitler, Haman. The heroine of the story is Queen Esther. The Book of Esther is read; costumes are worn; Hamantaschen are eaten; wild merriment, including plays and “roasts” of authorities, are enjoyed.

Passover April 7-14, 2012 PASSOVER First Seder, Friday evening Second Seder, Saturday evening FIRST OF THE THREE MAJOR PILGRIMAGE FESTIVALS. The celebration of the Exodus of the Jews from Egypt marks the first month in the Jewish calendar. In the Diaspora, families gather for the seder on the first two nights of the holiday and retell the story of the Exodus. No leaven is eaten during the holiday; matzah is substituted. The Omer count begins the second night. YIZKOR IS RECITED ON THE EIGHTH DAY, SATURDAY, APRIL 14.


Yom Hazikaron April 25, 2012

seven weeks of semi-mourning between Passover and Shavuot. It marks the end of a plague among Rabbi Akiva’s students and

MEMORIAL DAY IN ISRAEL Tuesday evening, Wednesday

SHORT FAST

ISRAEL INDEPENDENCE DAY Wednesday evening, Thursday

the yahrzeit of the founder of Jewish mysticism, R. Simon Bar Yochai. It is celebrated with picnics and bonfires.

breach of the walls of ancient Jerusalem, leading to its destruction and to the end of Jewish independence three weeks later, on Tisha b’Av. Also on this date Moses smashed the first Ten Commandments; the daily offering in the First Temple ceased; and an idol in the Temple was erected.

Shavuot May 27-28, 2012

Tisha b’Av July 29, 2012

FESTIVAL OF WEEKS Saturday evening, Sunday, Monday

NINTH OF AV, FULL FAST DAY Saturday evening, Sunday

This year marks the 64th anniversary of Israel, reborn on May 15 — 5 Iyar — 1948. Israeli celebrations include parades. Some recite the additional prayer of thanksgiving, Hallel. This year, the holiday is marked on 4 Iyar to avoid Sabbath desecration.

SECOND OF THE THREE MAJOR PILGRIMAGE FESTIVALS. Shavuot is the anniversary of the

Lag b’Omer May 10, 2012 THIRTY-THIRD DAY OF OMER Wednesday evening, Thursday The 33rd day of the Omer interrupts the

DAY • Sunday

BEGINS A THREE-WEEK PERIOD OF MOURNING. This commemorates and mourns the

This day is for those who died defending the State of Israel.

Yom Ha’atzmaut April 26, 2012

Fast of 17th of Tammuz July 8, 2012

receiving of the Torah at Mt. Sinai. It also marks the end of the Omer period. In biblical times, Shavuot fell at the end of the spring harvest. An all-night Torah study session on the first night of Shavuot is widespread. YIZKOR IS RECITED ON THE SECOND DAY OF SHAVUOT, MONDAY, MAY 28

CLIMAXES AND CONCLUDES THE THREEWEEK PERIOD OF MOURNING. This commemorates and mourns the destruction of the First and Second Temples, the loss of ancient Jewish sovereignty and numerous other tragedies that befell the Jewish people on this date. The Book of Eichah (Lamentations) is read.

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Shwayder Camp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85

Action Israel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 AIPAC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Americans Against Terrorism . . . . . . . . 51 Colorado Coalition for Genocide Awareness and Action . . . . . . . . . . . 61 Colorado Jews for Jewish Identity. . . . 61 Jewish Republicans of Colorado. . . . . . 75 Jewish Voices for Justice, COLORADO SPRINGS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 Seeking Common Ground . . . . . . . . . . 85 Stand By Israel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87 Stand With Us . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87

COMMUNITY RELATIONS

BURIAL & FUNERALS B’nai Israel Burial Assn., ALBUQUERQUE 55 Bonai Shalom, Green Mountain Cemetery, BOULDER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Chevra Kadisha — Burial Societies . . . 61 Chevra Shas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 Crist Mountain View Cemetery, BOULDER 63 Darrell Howe Mortuary, BOULDER . . . . 63 Emanuel Cemetery at Fairmount . . . . . 65 Erickson Monuments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 Evans and Early, SALT LAKE CITY . . . . . . . 65 Feldman Mortuary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 Golden Hill Cemetery . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 Kol Ami Cemetery Assn., SALT LAKE CITY 77 Mount Nebo Memorial Park . . . . . . . . 79 Norman’s Memorials . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 Rose Hill Cemetery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 Shalom Funeral Service . . . . . . . . . . . . 85 Sinai Cemetery at Mount Nebo. . . . . . 85 Sons of Israel at Evergreen Cemetery . 87 Sterling Monument Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . 87 Temple Israel Foundation, LEADVILLE . . . 89

CAMPS Camp Bais Yaakov of the Rockies . . . . 57 Camp Chayos Hakodesh . . . . . . . . . . . 57 Camp Maayan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 Camp Shai Specialty Camps . . . . . . . . 57 Camp Shoovy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Camp Young Judaea. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91 JCC Camp Shai Summer Day Camp . . 71 JCC Ranch Camp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 Ramah in the Rockies . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81

ADL, Mountain States Region . . . . . . . 49 ADL of New Mexico. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 American Jewish Committee . . . . . . . . 51

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Aytz Chaym/Tree of Life . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Association of Jewish Libraries . . . . . . 51 Babi Yar Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Beth Ami . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Chai-Lands Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 Denver Sister Cities International . . . . 63 Hispano-Crypto Jewish Resource Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69 Holocaust Educator, ROSALYN KIRKEL . . 69 Introduction to Judaism. . . . . . . . . . . . 71 Ira M. Beck Memorial Archives . . . . . 71 JCRS Isaac Solomon Historic Synagogue Foundation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 Jewish Genealogical Society of Colorado . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75 Longmont Shabbat Group . . . . . . . . . 77 Mishmeret Shemirat Halashon . . . . . . 79 Mizel Arts and Culture Center . . . . . . 79 Mizel Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 Mosaic Outdoor Mountain Club . . . . . 79 New Mexico Jewish Historical Society. 81 Rocky Mountain Jewish Historical Society . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 Storahtelling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87 Storyteller, CHERIE KARO SCHWARTZ . . . . 87 Temple Israel Foundation, LEADVILLE . . . 89 Utah Jewish Genealogical Society. . . . 91

FEDERATIONS & COUNCILS Allied Jewish Federation of Colorado . 51 Boulder Jewish Community Foundation. 57 Council of American Jewish Museums . 63 Jewish Business Association of Colorado . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 Jewish Community Foundation . . . . . . 73 Jewish Community Relations Council, JCRC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73

Jewish Federation of New Mexico . . . 75 Montana Assn. of Jewish Communities. 79 Mountain Area Temple and Synagogue Administrators, MATSA. . . . . . . . . . . . 79 Rocky Mountain Cantors Assn. . . . . . . 83 Rocky Mountain Rabbinical Council . . 83 Rose Community Foundation, RCF . . . . 83 Synagogue Council of Greater Denver . 87 United Jewish Appeal, ASPEN VALLEY . . 90 United Jewish Federation of Utah. . . . 90

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Adventure Rabbi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Alpha Epsilon Pi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Alpha Omega International Dental Fraternity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 B’nai B’rith . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Boulder JCC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Colorado Jewish Holocaust Survivors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 Denver Community Jewish Softball League . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 Green Gables Country Club . . . . . . . . 67 I. J. and Jeanné Wagner JCC, SALT LAKE 69 Laramie JCC, WYOMING . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 Moishe House . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 Robert E. Loup JCC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 Ronald Gardenswartz JCC of Greater Albuquerque, NEW MEXICO . . . 83 Zeta Beta Tau . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91

GIFTS , BOOKS , J U D A I C A Aharon’s Books . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 BMH-BJ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Boutique Judaica . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 Rodef Shalom. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 Sherman Judaica Design . . . . . . . . . . . 85 Sisterhood of Temple Emanuel Judaica Shop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87 Temple Emanuel Library . . . . . . . . . . . 89 Temple Shalom, COLORADO SPRINGS . . . 89 Temple Sinai . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 Yeshiva Toras Chaim . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91

ISRAEL Action Israel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49

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KASHRUT & RITUALS Arctic Pacific Fisheries . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Bonnie Brae Ice Cream . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Chevra Kadisha, Burial Societies . . . . . 61 Crystal’s Kosher Cuts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 Divorce, Get . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 East Side Kosher Deli, MEAT . . . . . . . . . 65 Eruv . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 King Soopers’ Kosher Bakery . . . . . . . . 75 Kosher Mountain Retreats . . . . . . . . . . 77 Malka’s Kosher Deli, ALBUQUERQUE . . . 77 Mikveh. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 Mohel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 Pete’s Pizza . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 Scroll K — Vaad Hakashrus. . . . . . . . . 85 The Bagel Store . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 The Kosher Express . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 Tomchei Shabbat of Denver . . . . . . . . 90 TRI Community Kashrus Program . . . . 90

MEDICAL Jewish Community Chaplaincy . . . . . . 73 National Jewish Health . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 Rose Medical Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83

MILITARY Air Force Academy Jewish Chaplain . . 49 Jewish War Veterans, JWV . . . . . . . . . . 75

MUSIC Apples and Honey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Borscht Bros. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Colorado Hebrew Chorale . . . . . . . . . 61 Hal Aqua . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 Klez Dispensers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 Klezmer V’od . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 Rocky Mountain Jewgrass . . . . . . . . . . 83 Shir Ami Songs of Our People. . . . . . . 85 Taste of Klezmer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87

NEWSPAPER I N T E R M O U N T A I N J E W I S H N E W S , ® L’C H A I M , ® AND GENERATIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69

SCHOOLS & EDUCATION ADULT EDUCATION Aish Denver. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 B’nai Noach Torah Institute . . . . . . . . 55 Chevra Shas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 Denver Community Kollel . . . . . . . . . . 63 Judaism Your Way . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 Melton Adult Mini-School . . . . . . . . . 77 Menorah . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 Reb Zalman Legacy Project . . . . . . . . . 81 Shalom Denver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85 The Jewish Experience . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 AFTERNOON SCHOOLS Chabad of New Mexico, ALBUQUERQUE 59 Hebrew High . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69 Shalom Hebrew School . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Temple Har Shalom, PARK CITY, UTAH . . 89 The Sunday Experience . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 JEWISH DAY SCHOOLS Beth Jacob High School of Denver . . . 53 Denver Academy of Torah, DAT . . . . . . 63 ELEMENTARY-MIDDLE SCHOOL YESHIVA SHAAREI DAT — HIGH SCHOOL Denver Jewish Day School . . . . . . . . . 63 LOWER SCHOOL UPPER SCHOOL

Hillel Academy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69

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Solomon Schechter Day School . . . . . 87 Yeshiva Toras Chaim . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91 PRESCHOOLS BMH-BJ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Chabad of New Mexico, ALBUQUERQUE 59 Children’s Playland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 Garden Preschool of Chabad Jewish Center of South Metro Denver. . . . 59 HEA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 JCCs, DENVER, BOULDER, SALT LAKE CITY . 71 Rodef Shalom. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 Temple Emanuel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 Temple Shalom, COLORADO SPRINGS . . . 89 Temple Sinai . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 OTHER CAJE Library and Teacher Center . . . . 57 Center for Judaic Studies, CJS . . . . . . . 57 Colorado Agency for Jewish Education, CAJE . . . . . . . . 57 Holocaust Awareness Institute, CJS . . . 57 Institute for the Study of Israel in the Middle East, ISIME . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69 Introduction to Judaism. . . . . . . . . . . . 71 Kabbalah Experience . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 McGillis School, SALT LAKE CITY . . . . . . . 77 Merkaz Torah v’Chesed . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 ORT America . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 Pebbles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87 Rohr Jewish Learning Institute . . . . . . 83 Stepping Stones . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87 Torah Community Project . . . . . . . . . . 90 Wisdom House Of Denver . . . . . . . . . 91

SOCIAL SERVICES Allied Jewish Apartments . . . . . . . . . . 49 Bickur Cholim of Denver . . . . . . . . . . 53 Boulder JFS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 David Specter Shalom House . . . . . . . 63 Family Programs, JCC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 Food Pantry, JFS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 Jewish Children’s Adoption Network . 73 Jewish Community Chaplaincy . . . . . . 73 Jewish Family Service of Colorado . . . 73 Jewish Family Service of New Mexico 73 Jewish Family Service of Utah. . . . . . . 73 Jewish Interest-Free Loan . . . . . . . . . . 75


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Index M a i l , E m a i l , We b s i t e A d d r e s s e s • P h o n e , F a x N u m b e r s • O f f i c e r s Kvod Caterers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 Rose Women’s Organization . . . . . . . . 83 Shalom Cares. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85 Tomchei Shabbat of Denver . . . . . . . . 90 Western Center for Russian Jewry . . . 91

S P E C I A L NEEDS Jewish Disabilities Network. . . . . . . . . 73 JFS Group Home . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 Keshet of the Rockies . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 Shalom Denver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85

SYNAGOGUES & TEMPLES METRO-DENVER Aish Denver. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Allied Jewish Chapel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Bais Menachem . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 BMH-BJ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 B’nai Chaim . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 B’nai Havurah, COLORADO JEWISH RECONSTRUCTIONIST FEDERATION . . . . . . 55 B’nai Torah . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Chabad Jewish Center of Longmont . . 59 Chabad Jewish Center of South Metro Denver, HIGHLANDS RANCH . . . . . . . . . 59 Chabad of Auraria Campus . . . . . . . . . 59 Chabad of Northwest Metro Denver. . 59 Chabad of South Denver CHABAD OF DU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Chabad-Lubavitch of Colorado . . . . . . 59 Congregation Beth Shalom . . . . . . . . . 61 Congregation Tehilat Hashem . . . . . . . 63 DAT Minyan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 Denver International Airport Interfaith Chapel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 East Denver Orthodox Synagogue, EDOS . 65 Hebrew Educational Alliance, HEA . . . . 67 Kohelet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 Minyan Na’aleh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 Ohr Avner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 Rodef Shalom. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 Shalom Al Yisrael . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85 Temple Emanuel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 Temple Micah . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 Temple Sinai . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 Western Center for Russian Jewry, WCRJ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91 Zera Abraham . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91

BOULDER Bonai Shalom. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Chabad of CU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Chabad-Lubavitch of Boulder County . 59 Congregation Nevei Kodesh . . . . . . . . 63 Har HaShem . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 Kehillath Aish Kodesh . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 Pardes Levavot. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 COLORADO Aspen Jewish Congregation . . . . . . . . . 51 Beth Evergreen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Beth Israel, GREELEY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 B’nai Butte, CRESTED BUTTE . . . . . . . . . . 55 B’nai Vail Congregation . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Chabad of Northern Colorado, CSU . . 59 Chabad of Vail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Chabad-Lubavitch of Southern Colorado . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Har Mishpacha, STEAMBOAT SPRINGS . . . 67 Har Shalom, DURANGO . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 Har Shalom, FT. COLLINS . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 Jewish Community Center Chabad, ASPEN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 Judaism in the Foothills, GOLDEN . . . . 75 Ohr Shalom, GRAND JUNCTION . . . . . . . 81 Synagogue of the Summit, FRISCO . . . . 87 Temple Aaron, TRINIDAD . . . . . . . . . . . . 87 Temple Beit Torah, COLORADO SPRINGS . 87 Temple Emanuel, PUEBLO . . . . . . . . . . . 89 Temple Or Hadash, FORT COLLINS . . . . . 89 Temple Shalom, COLORADO SPRINGS . . . 89 United Hebrew Center, PUEBLO . . . . . . 90

SALT LAKE CITY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Chabad-Lubavitch of Wyoming . . . . . . 59 Chavurah B’Yachad, SALT LAKE CITY . . . . 61 Congregation Albert, ALBUQUERQUE . . . 61 Har Shalom, MISSOULA, MONTANA . . . . . 67 Jackson Hole Jewish Community, WYOMING . . . . . . . . . . . 71 Kol Ami, SALT LAKE CITY . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 Laramie JCC, Wyoming . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 Los Alamos Jewish Center, NM . . . . . . . 77 Mount Sinai, CHEYENNE, WYOMING . . . . . 79 Nahalat Shalom, ALBUQUERQUE, NM . . . 79 Rio Rancho Jewish Center, NM . . . . . . 81 Synagogue of the Hills, RAPID CITY, SOUTH DAKOTA . . . . . . . . . 87 Taos Jewish Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87 Temple Beth El, CARLSBAD, NM . . . . . . . 87 Temple Beth El, CASPER, WYOMING . . . . 87 Temple Beth El, LAS CRUCES, NM . . . . . . 87 Temple Beth Shalom, SANTA FE, NM. . . . 89 Temple Har Shalom, PARK CITY, UTAH . . 89 Wood River Jewish Community, KETCHUM, IDAHO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91

WOMEN Hadassah . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 Jewish Women International . . . . . . . . 75 National Council of Jewish Women NCJW . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 ORT America. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 Rose Women’s Organization . . . . . . . . 83

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Ahavath Beth Israel, BOISE, IDAHO . . . . 49 Aitz Chaim, GREAT FALLS, MONTANA . . . . 49 Beit Tikva, SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO . . . . . 53 Bet Harim, FLATHEAD VALLEY, MONTANA . 53 Beth Aaron, BILLINGS, MONTANA . . . . . . 53 Beth Shalom, BOZEMAN, MONTANA . . . . . 53 B’nai Israel, ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO . . 55 B’nai Israel, BUTTE, MONTANA . . . . . . . . 55 B’nai Israel of Roswell, NEW MEXICO . . . 55 B’nai Shalom Havurah, TAOS, NM . . . . . 55 Brith Sholem, OGDEN, UTAH . . . . . . . . . 57 Chabad Jewish Center of Idaho. . . . . . 59 Chabad Jewish Center of Santa Fe, NM . . 59 Chabad of New Mexico, ALBUQUERQUE 59 Chabad-Lubavitch of Utah,

Birthright Israel Next. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Bnei Akiva . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 B’nai B’rith Youth Organization, BBYO . 53 B’nai Tzedek Youth Philanthropy . . . . 55 Hillel Foundation, NEW MEXICO, UTAH . . 69 Hillel of Colorado . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69 Jewish Students Union. . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 Moishe House . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 National Federation of Temple Youth, NFTY . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 Rose Youth Foundation . . . . . . . . . . . 83 Rosh Hodesh: It’s A Girl Thing! . . . . . 85 United Synagogue Youth, USY . . . . . . . . 91 Young Judaea . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91 Zeta Beta Tau . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91

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ACTION — ALLIED ACTION-ISRAEL Jews and Christians supporting Israel; Dr. Herzl Melmed, chairman — PO Box 18040, Denver, CO 80218; (303) 7733891; FAX 303-694-9642; actionisrael@frii.com ADL, MOUNTAIN STATES REGION Fighting anti-Semitism, hatred and bigotry in Colorado and Wyoming; Stuart Pack, regional board chair; Scott L. Levin, regional director; Joyce Rubin, senior associate director; Shayna Alexander, associate director; Eve Powell, development; Paula M. Brown, Tara Raju, project directors — 1120 Lincoln St., Suite 1301, Denver, CO 80203; 303-830-7177; FAX 303-830-1554; www.adl.org/mountain-states; denver@adl.org BOULDER — Amy M. Stein, community director, 303-4492607; boulder@adl.org ADL OF NEW MEXICO Combatting discrimination and anti-Semitism in New Mexico; Susan M. Seligman, regional director — PO Box 21639, Albuquerque, NM 87154; (505) 823-2712; sseligman@adl.org; www.adl.org ADVENTURE RABBI: SYNAGOGUE WITHOUT WALLS Judaism in the wilderness; Rabbi Jamie Korngold; 303-4176200; rabbik@adventurerabbi.org; www.adventurerabbi.org AHARON’S BOOKS Jewish books and Judaica; Aharon Brewer — 600 S. Holly St., Ste. 103, Denver, CO 80246; 303-322-7345 or 800-830-8660; FAX 303-393-1201; info@MileChai.com; www.MileChai.com AHAVATH BETH ISRAEL (BOISE, ID) Reform congregation; Rabbi Dan Fink; Lorraine Gross, president — 11 N. Latah St., Boise, ID 83706; (208) 343-6601; FAX (208) 343-1602; office@ahavathbethisrael.org; www. ahavathbethisrael.org AIPAC — AMERICA ISRAEL PUBLIC AFFAIRS COMMITTEE National lobby to maintain a strong US-Israel relationship. MOUNTAIN WEST REGION — Montana, North and South Dakota, Wyoming, Idaho, Utah; Bruce Barrett, director — 330 Blue Heron Lane, Missoula, MT 59804; 406-542-2596; FAX 406-542-2595; bbarrett@aipac.org SOUTHWEST REGION — Colorado-Nebraska-New Mexico; Claire Schwartz Margolf, area director — 555 17th St. Ste. 840, Denver, CO 80202; 303-864-9464; FAX 303-573-

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5410; cmargolf@ aipac.org; http://www.aipac.org AIR FORCE ACADEMY JEWISH CHAPLAIN Rabbi Joshua Narrowe — HQ USAFA-HC, 2348 Sijan Dr., Ste. 100, USAF Academy, CO 80840; 719-333-2636; joshua. narrowe@usafa.edu AISH DENVER Learning center; Orthodox congregation with educational services; Rabbi Yaakov Meyer; Kathy Kaufman, board chair; Danni Hosiassohn, program director — 9550 E. Belleview Ave., Greenwood Village, CO 80111; 303-2207200; FAX 303-290-9191; info@aishdenver. com; www. aishdenver.com AISH DENVER PRESCHOOL — 303-220-7200 CAMP SHOOVY RICHARD E. RUDOLPH SHALOM HEBREW SCHOOL — Karen Schweitzer, kschweitzer@aishdenver.com AITZ CHAIM (GREAT FALLS, MT) The Great Falls Hebrew Assn. — 1015 First Ave. North, Ste. 304, Great Falls, MT 59401; 406-322-2705; www.aitzchaim.com AITZ CHAYIM/TREE OF LIFE Deepening Jewish roots; Rabbi Stephen Booth-Nadav — 303-881-2800; boothnadav@gmail.com ALLIED JEWISH APARTMENTS Affordable independent and assisted living; kosher meals, social services, transportation and activities; Michael Klein, executive director; Marcia Helfant, community relations and development — 22 S. Adams St., Denver, CO 80209-2908; 303-399-1146; FAX 303-394-4149; www.alliedjewishapartments.org

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ALLIED — BEIT ALLIED JEWISH CHAPEL Affiliate of Allied Jewish Apartments; Dr. Seth Ward — 22 S. Adams St., Denver, CO, 80209; 303-355-0232; sward@uwyo.edu ALLIED JEWISH FEDERATION OF COLORADO Builds Jewish life in Colorado, Israel and around the world; raises and distributes financial resources via annual campaign; facilitates planned giving and endowments, and supplemental campiagns in partnership with the JCF; Doug Seserman, president and CEO; Nancy Gart, coordinating council chair; Amy Toltz-Miller, annual campaign chair; Ruth Malman, Jewish Community Foundation chair; Judy Attenberg, women’s campaign chair — 300 S. Dahlia St., Suite 300, Denver, CO 80246; 303-321-3399; FAX 303-322-8328; federation@ajfcolorado.org; www.jewishcolorado. org/federation INCORPORATES FT. COLLINS, GREELEY AND PUEBLO ISRAEL, NATIONAL AND OVERSEAS CENTER — Rick Kornfeld, chair JEWISH PHILANTHROPY CENTER — Amy Toltz-Miller, chair JEWISH RESOURCE CENTER — Marnie Miller, chair SEE ALSO JEWISH COMMUNITY FOUNDATION; JEWISH COMMUNITY RELATIONS COUNCIL; YAD ALPHA EPSILON PI CU Boulder fraternity; Maxwell Gulliver, president — 1150 10th St., Boulder, CO 80302; www.cuaepi.org

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and the free world; Dr. Neil Dobro, chair — PO Box 461282, Glendale, CO 80246; 303-722-8864; 303-437-3144; americansagainstterrorism@juno.com APPLES AND HONEY Violin-cello duo; classical to popular; Rabbi Birdie Becker; 303-773-0418 ARCTIC PACIFIC FISHERIES Kosher smoked fish, certified by Scroll K — 3910 W. Colfax Ave. Denver, CO 80204; 303-534-4772; www.arcpac.net

AMC CANCER RESEARCH CENTER Alice Norton, executive director and CFO — 3401 Quebec St., Suite 3200, Denver, CO 80207; 303-239-3334; FAX 303239-3400; www.amc.org

ASPEN JEWISH CONGREGATION Reform congregation; Rabbi David Segal; Cantor Rollin Simmons; Marian Lansburgh, president — 0077 Meadowood Dr., Aspen, CO 81611; 970-925-8245; www.jewishaspen.com JUDAIC STUDIES — Jessica Slosberg, director of education

AMERICAN FRIENDS OF HEBREW UNIVERSITY Supporting The Hebrew University of Jerusalem; Western Region: Matthew Ross, executive director — 11500 West Olympic Blvd., Suite 512, Los Angeles, CA 90064; 310-8433100 or (800) 916-9998; FAX (310) 843-3109

ASSAF HAROFEH MEDICAL CENTER American Friends of Assaf Harofeh Medical Center in Israel; Gerald Lukton, treasurer — 2696 S. Colorado Blvd., Suite 450, Denver, CO 80222; 303-691-9244; FAX 303-6919249; jerrylukton@assafharofeh.org; www.assafh.org

AMERICAN FRIENDS OF MAGEN DAVID ADOM US support for Magen David Adom (Israel’s emergency first responders); Yossi Mentz, Western Region Director — 5535 Balboa Blvd., Suite 114, Encino, CA 91316; 800-323-2371; ymentz@afmda. org; www.afmda.org DENVER FRIENDS — George Blau, chair, 303-571-4388, gblau@aol.com

ASSOCIATION OF JEWISH LIBRARIES Colorado chapter — Temple Emanuel Brenner Library, Katherine Steinberg, 303-388-4013 ext. 346

AMERICAN JEWISH COMMITTEE Advocacy and human rights organization; diverse faith and ethnic partners to support Israel and immigration reform; David Seserman, president; Don Schlesinger, regional director; Kendra Shore, associate regional director; Heather Dawkins, administrator — 950 S. Cherry St., #418, Denver, CO 80246; 303-3201742; colorado@ajc.org; www.ajc.org/colorado AMERICANS AGAINST TERRORISM Mobilizing visible support against terrorism in Israel, the US

BABI YAR PARK Memorial to Jews, Gypsies, Ukrainians murdered 19411943 at the Babi Yar Ravine; S. Havana and Yale, Denver, CO; tours, 303-549-5015; www.mizelmuseum.org; BAIS MENACHEM Orthodox congregation; Rabbi Yisroel Engel — 400 S. Holly St., Denver, CO 80246; 303-522-0141; FAX 303-329-0212; info@baismenachemdenver.com; www.baismenachemdenver.com BEIT TIKVA (SANTA FE) Reform congregation; founding rabbi, Leonard A. Helman; Rabbi Martin W. Levy; Cantor Michael Linder; Kate Shane, September 23, 2011 ~ INTERMOUNTAIN JEWISH NEWS ~ L’Chaim-To Life • 51


L‘Chaim to The Friends of Assaf Harofeh Medical Center Assaf Harofeh is one of the designated hospitals in Israel prepared to care for victims of suicide/homicide bombers. It is also one of the five designated hospitals in Israel to care for victims of chemical or biological warfare. AHMC has the largest Nursing School in Israel, a School of Physiotherapy, an X-ray Technology Program, and an In-Vitro Fertilization program, a Hyperbaric Chamber, and a Breast Cancer Center. AHMC is a pioneer in integrating humor as one of the treatments for patients hospitalized and treated at the hospital. A clown is part of the regular staff in the Pediatric Ward. He entertains children and helps relieve their pain. AHMC receives only part of its funds from the Israeli government, and crucially needs the continued support of our friends in the US and around the world.

American Friends Of Assaf Harofeh Medical Center Jerry Lukton, Treasurer 2696 S. Colorado Blvd. • Suite 450 Denver Colorado 80222

Phone: 303-691-9244 Fax: 303-691-9249

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BET — B’NAI president; Gail Rapoport, executive director; Barbara Cohen, school director GIFT SHOP — 303-951-8238 PO Box 24094, Santa Fe, NM 87502; phone, FAX 505-820-2991; RAP1818@aol.com; www.beittikva.info BET HARIM, FLATHEAD VALLEY JEWISH COMMUNITY Northwest Montana; affiliated with URJ and MAJCO — 475 8th Ave. EN, Kalispell, MT 59903; 406-756-5159; bet_harim@ yahoo.com; www.betharim.com BETH AARON (BILLINGS) Reform congregation; Rabbi Barbara Block; Jeff Simkovic, president — PO Box 187, Billings, MT 59103; 406-248-6412; http://MT004.urj.net BETH AMI Humanistic congregation; Jon Budoff, president; 720-4660101; info@bethami.com; www.bethami.com BETH EVERGREEN Reconstructionist congregation; Rabbi Benjamin “Jamie” Arnold; Alan Rubin, president; Neshama Mousseau, executive director; Jill Wildenberg, director of education — PO Box 415, 2981 Bergen Peak Dr., Evergreen, CO 80439; 303-670-4294; shalom@bethevergreen.org; www.bethevergreen.org BETH ISRAEL (GREELEY) Unaffiliated congregation; Rabbi Sarah Gilbert; Robert Kahn, Rebecca Weeder, co-presidents; Glen Dinner, Julie Givan-Wittow, treasurers — PO Box 867, Greeley, CO 80632-0867; 970-3530869 or 970-353-5449; www.bethisraelcolorado.org BETH JACOB HIGH SCHOOL OF DENVER Orthodox girls high school; Alan Grossman, president; Rabbi Myer J. Schwab, dean; Bruria Schwab, religious studies principal; Esther Melamed, general studies principal — 5100 W. 14th Ave., Denver, CO 80204; 303-893-1333; FAX 303573-4932; BethJacob@bjhs.org LADIES OF BETH JACOB — Jody Crane, president SEE ALSO CAMP BAIS YAAKOV OF THE ROCKIES BETH SHALOM (BOZEMAN, MT) Reform; Rabbi Ed Stafman; Alan Rassaby, president; Amy Keefer, religious school — 2010 West Koch, Bozeman, MT 59718; 406-556-0528; www.bethshalombozeman.org

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BICKUR CHOLIM OF DENVER Society to visit and support the sick; Leah Mehler, 303-3331017 or Agi Fried, 303-321-0413 BIRTHRIGHT ISRAEL NEXT Programming and opportunities for Birthright Israel alumni and other young Jewish adults; hotline: 1-800-466-0552; www.colorado.birthrightisrael.com; www.next.birthrightisrael.com; colorado@birthrightisraelnext.org BMH-BJ CONGREGATION Modern Orthodox; Rabbi Selwyn Franklin; Cantor Joel Lichterman; Michael Engleberg, president; Mark Boscoe, chairman; Loretta Cawelti, executive director; Rabbi Dr. Stanley M. Wagner, emeritus; Zachary Kutner, cantor emeritus — 560 S. Monaco Pkwy., Denver, CO 80224-1227; 303-3884203; FAX 303-388-4210; www.bmh-bj.org GIFT SHOP — 303-951-8238 PRESCHOOL — Mindy Hecht; 303-388-7543, ext. 5814 BNEI AKIVA Zionist, modern Orthodox youth group, affiliated with DAT and EDOS; Dr. Steve Feldman, director — 198 S. Holly St., Denver, CO 80246; 720-394-3020; bneiakivadenver@gmail.com; www. bneiakiva.org B’NAI B’RITH LODGE 171 William J. Berger, president; Susan Sanderson, administrator — 350 S. Dahlia St., Denver, CO 80246; 303-393-7358; bnaibrith5280@gmail.com; www.bnaibrithdenver. org B’NAI B’RITH YOUTH ORGANIZATION (BBYO) Rachel Heilbronner, Rocky Mountain Region program director; Riki Gross, BBG regional president; Ben Sanders, AZA regional president — 300 S. Dahlia St., Suite 203, Denver, CO

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B’NAI — BOULDER 80246; 303-316-6385; FAX 303-355-4900; rheilbronner@ bbyo.org; www.bbyo.org; www.b-linked.org ALBUQUERQUE — Eric Maxon; 505-264-8592, plumber @stewardsplumbing.com BOULDER — regional office, 303-316-6385 COLORADO SPRINGS — regional office, 303-316-6385 SALT LAKE — Mountain Region BBYO; Naomi Schuster, Phoenix proram associate; nschuster@bbyo.org B’NAI BUTTE East River Valley Jewish Community; Cantor Robbi Sherwin; Bruce Alpern, 970-349-7742, and Tammi Gitin, 970-349-7353, co-presidents — PO Box 2537, Crested Butte, CO 81224; bnaibutte@crestedbutte.net; www.bnaibutte.com B’NAI CHAIM Rabbi Severine Haziza-Sokol; Sophie Gross, president — 4716 S. Coors Ln., Morrison, CO 80465; 303-697-2668; www. bnaichaim.org B’NAI HAVURAH Member of the Jewish Reconstructionist Federation; Rabbi Evette Lutman; Marla Cohen, executive director; P. B. Schechter, chair, Reconstructionist Federation Council; Carol Morris, principal; Hannah Weil, administrator — 6445 E. Ohio Ave., Denver, CO 80224-1459; 303-388-4441; FAX 303-388-0750; office@bnaihavurah.org; www. bnaihavurah.org B’NAI ISRAEL (ALBUQUERQUE, NM) Conservative congregation; Arthur Flicker, rabbi; Harvey Buchalter, president; Bernadette Nevarez, pre-school director; Anne Thom, administrator — 4401 Indian School Rd. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110; 505-266-0155; FAX 505-268-6136; rabbi@bnaiisrael-nm.org; www.bnaiisrael-nm.org B’NAI ISRAEL BURIAL ASSN. (ALBUQUERQUE, NM) Conservative; Martin Sherman, president; 4000 General Sommervell NE, Albuquerque, NM 87111; 505-292-3297 B’NAI ISRAEL (BUTTE, MT) Reform congregation; Services monthly, Aug.-May; Janet Cornish — 327 W. Galena St., Butte, MT; mailing address, 954 W. Caledonia, Butte, MT 59701; 406-723-7993; janallyce @aol.com B’NAI ISRAEL OF ROSWELL (NM) Unaffiliated congregation; Richard Sidd, president; Alan Boyar, vice president; Rosalyn Robinson, secretary; Sharon Cosby, treasurer — 712 N. Washington Ave., Roswell, NM 88201; mailing address: PO Box 1153, Roswell, NM, 882021153; 575-622-5814 or 575-622-7295 B’NAI NOACH TORAH INSTITUTE Courses for Noachides; Akiva Gamliel, director — 2727 Arrowhead Dr., Jefferson, CO 80456; mailing address: 638 Cumberland Dr. F-5, Jefferson, CO 80456; 719-836-3290; admin@bnti.us; www.bnti.us

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JEWISH LINKS — www.jewishlink.net; cyberspace learning, www.jewishpath.org; www.7commands.com B’NAI SHALOM HAVURAH (TAOS, NM) Occasional Shabbat dinners; Beth Goldman — PO Box 161, Taos, NM 87571; 575-758-8615; bgoldman56@hotmail.com B’NAI TORAH Reform congregation; Rabbi Anat Moskowitz; Mark Harvey, president; Stacey Jessen, religious school director — 3990 W. 74th Ave., Westminster, CO 80030; 303-692-5234; bnaitorah@mindspring.com; www.bnai-torah-colorado.org B’NAI TZEDEK YOUTH PHILANTHROPY Jewish teen philanthropy program; 300 S. Dahlia St. Ste. 101, Denver, CO 80246; 303-321-3191 or 303-460-7268; B’NAI VAIL CONGREGATION Independent congregation; Rabbi Debra Rappaport; Karen Numerof, president — 19 Vail Road, Vail, CO 81657; 970477-2992; admin@bnaivail.org; www.bnaivail.org BONAI SHALOM (BOULDER) Conservative egalitarian congregation; Rabbi Marc Soloway; Larry Cohn, president; Cynthia Weinger, executive director; Froma Fallik, Hebrew school director — 1527 Cherryvale Rd., Boulder, CO 80303; 303-442-6605; FAX 303-442-7545; office@bonaishalom.org; www.bonaishalom. org BONNIE BRAE ICE CREAM Certified by Scroll K — 799 S. University Blvd., Denver, CO 80209; 303-777-0808; www.bonniebraeicecream.com BORSCHT BROTHERS Jewish and klezmer music; DJ Nightwolf; Jay Halpern, 303985-9080; Bruce Geller, 303-237-2947; www.theborschtbrothers.com BOULDER JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER Educational, cultural, social programs: Shalom Baby, Shalom September 23, 2011 ~ INTERMOUNTAIN JEWISH NEWS ~ L’Chaim-To Life • 55


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BOULDER — CHABAD Family, J-Teen, library, wellness center — 3800 Kalmia Ave., Boulder, CO 80301; 303-998-1900; FAX 303-998-1965; connect@boulderjcc.org; www.boulderjcc.org PRESCHOOL — Susie Valdez, director; 303-448-9939; susie@boulderjcc.org MENORAH—Films, concerts, art shows, author talks, classes, lectures, older adult and Israel programs; Kathryn Bernheimer, director; kathryn@ boulderjcc.org; www.boulderjcc.org BOULDER JEWISH COMMUNITY FOUNDATION Sponsor of Boulder Jewish Festival, Boulder JCC and local Jewish organizations; Bruce Wildman, president; Allen Hittelman, executive director — PO Box 20338, Boulder, CO 80308; 303-998-1900; boulderjewish@gmail.com; www.bjcf. org BOULDER JEWISH FAMILY SERVICE Human service agency serving Boulder Jewish community; JFS of Colorado affiliate; Ingrid Swords, MSW, volunteer coordinator; Cathy Summer, MSW, care manager — 3800 Kalmia Ave., Boulder, CO 80301; 303-415-1025; FAX 303-998-1965; iswords@jewishfamilyservice.org; csummer@jewishfamilyservice.org, www.jewishfamilyservice.org BOUTIQUE JUDAICA Judaica, books, gifts; Carolyn Auerbach, Roslyn Weiss — 5052 E. Hampden Ave, Denver, CO 80222; 303-757-1317; FAX 303-757-1326 BRITH SHOLEM (OGDEN) Reform congregation served by URJ student rabbis; Judi Amsel, president — 2750 Grant Ave., Ogden, UT 84401; 801392-7688; http://ut004.urj.net BYAHADTREX — Boulder*Israel*TRavel*EXchange Learning about Israel in Israel; Bruce Shaffer, director; 720524-6484; byahadtrex@boulderjcc.org; www.byahadtrex.org CAJE — SEE COLORADO AGENCY FOR JEWISH EDUCATION CAMP BAIS YAAKOV OF THE ROCKIES Girls’ camp, 10th-12th grade; Rabbi Shlomo and Michal Abraham, directors — 5100 W. 14th Ave., Denver, CO 80204; 720-490-7231; SAbraham@ybhillel.org

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CAMP CHAYOS HAKODESH Boys’ camp, 1st-7th grade; Rabbi Chaim Sher, director — 1560 Winona Ct., Denver, CO 80204; 303-573-4894 CAMP GAN ISRAEL Summer day camp by Lubavitch of Colorado; boys ages 48, girls 4-13; Rabbi Yisroel Engel, director — 400 S. Holly St., Denver, CO 80246; 303-648-5367; FAX 303-329-0212; chabadcolorado@msn.com; www.chabadcolorado.com SEE ALSO BAIS MENACHEM CAMP MAAYAN Summer camp; co-ed, grades K-7; Rabbi Michael Sunshine, director — 6825 E. Alameda Ave., Denver, CO 80224; 720859-6806; FAX 720-859-6847; campmaayan@gmail.com CAMP SHAI SPECIALTY CAMPS Summer day camp ages 4-14; Josh Lake, director — 2450 S. Wabash St., Denver, CO 80231; 720-449-9558; jlake@denverjds.org.org; www.denverjds.org CENTER FOR JUDAIC STUDIES Academic courses, public programs, educational resources; Dr. Sarah Pessin, director and Emil and Eva Hecht Chair in Judaic Studies — University of Denver, Sturm Hall, 2000 E. Asbury Ave., Suite 157, Denver, CO 80208-0911; 303-8713020; FAX 303-871-3037; www.du.edu/cjs/ HOLOCAUST AWARENESS INSTITUTE — hai@du.edu; 303-871-3013 SEE ALSO IRA M. BECK MEMORIAL ARCHIVES and ROCKY MOUNTAIN JEWISH HISTORICAL SOCIETY CHABAD — SEE ALSO Bais Menachem (Denver), Jewish Community Center Chabad (Aspen), Judaism in the Foothills (Golden), Lubavitch of Boulder

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CHABAD — CHABAD CHABAD JEWISH CENTER OF IDAHO Chabad center; Rabbi Mendel Lifshitz — 3813 W. State St., Boise, ID 83703; 208-853-9200; FAX 208-853-9201; chabad@jewishidaho.com; www.jewishidaho.com CHABAD JEWISH CENTER OF LONGMONT Traditional congregation; Rabbi Yaakov Borenstein, director —195 S. Main St., Ste. 4, Longmont, CO 80501; 303-6787595; rabbi@jewishlongmont.com; www.jewishlongmont. com CAMP –– www.jewishkidscamp.com CHABAD JEWISH CENTER OF SANTA FE (NM) Traditional congregation; Rabbi Berel Levertov, director — 242 West S. Mateo, Santa Fe, NM 87505; 505-983-2000; info@chabadsantafe.com; www.chabadsantafe.com; www. jewishwomenscircle.com CHABAD JEWISH CENTER OF SOUTH METRO DENVER Jewish outreach and educational center; Rabbi Avraham Mintz — 9950 Lone Tree Parkway, Lone Tree, CO 80124; 303792-7222; info@denverjewishcenter.com; www.denverjewishcenter.com GARDEN PRESCHOOL—Hindy Mintz, preschool director; hindy@gardenpreschool.com; www.gardenpreschool.com CHABAD HEBREW SCHOOL CHABAD OF AURARIA CAMPUS Shabbat, holiday meals and programs for MSCD, UCD and CCD students and faculty; Rabbi Yisrael Moshe Ort — 450 S. Krameria St., Denver, CO 80224; 303-399-7622; rabbi@ chabadofaurariacampus.org; aura@chabadofauraria.org; www.jewishauraria.org CHABAD OF NEW MEXICO Traditional congregation; Rabbi Chaim Schmukler — 4000 San Pedro NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110; 505-880-1181; FAX 505-880-9722; www.chabadnm.org HEBREW SCHOOL and PRESCHOOL — Rabbi Bentzi Futerfas, Devorah Schmukler, co-directors CHABAD, NORTHERN COLORADO & CSU (FT. COLLINS) Traditional congregation; Rabbi Yerachmiel Gorelik — 1103 W. Elizabeth St., Ft. Collins, CO 80521; 970-407-1613; www. jewishnco.com

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St., Denver, CO 80210; 303-744-9699; rabbi@du.edu; www.chabadsouthdenver.com CHABAD OF UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO Shabbat and holiday events; kosher food; Rabbi Yisroel Wilhelm — 775 17th St., Boulder, CO 80302; 303-444-2775; www.jewishcu.com CHABAD OF VAIL Traditional congregation; Rabbi Dovid Mintz — 1000 Lionsridge Loop, Suite 3B, Vail, CO 81657; 970-476-7887; www.jewishvail.com; info@jewishvail.com CHABAD-LUBAVITCH OF BOULDER COUNTY Orthodox congregation; Rabbi Pesach Scheiner — 4900 Sioux dr. Boulder, CO 80305; 303-494-1638; lbkosher@ gmail.com; www.chabadofboulder.com CHABAD JEWISH ENRICHMENT CENTER — 4740 Table Mesa Dr., Boulder, CO 80305 CHABAD-LUBAVITCH OF COLORADO Regional headquarters, chasidic outreach organization; Rabbi Yisroel M. Popack and Rabbi Yisroel Engel — 400 S. Holly St., Denver, CO 80246; 303-329-0213; FAX 303-6485367; chabadcolorado@msn.com; www.chabadcolorado. com CHABAD-LUBAVITCH OF SOUTHERN COLORADO Rabbi Moshe Liberow — 410 Allegheny Dr., Colorado Springs, CO 80919; 719-634-2345; rabbiliberow@gmail.com; www.thejewishflame.com

CHABAD OF NORTHWEST METRO DENVER Rabbi Benjy and Leah Brackman — 4505 W. 112th Ave., Westminster, CO 80031; 303-429-5177; www.thechabadhouse.com; www.jewishkidscamp.com, www.hebrewschoolisfun.com JEWISH BUISNESS GROUP — 303-429-5177

CHABAD-LUBAVITCH OF UTAH Incorporates Bais Menachem shul; Rabbi Benny Zippel — 1760 S. 1100 East, Salt Lake City, UT 84105; 801-467-7777; FAX 801-486-7526; rabbi@jewishutah.com; www.jewishutah.com

CHABAD OF SOUTH DENVER Chabad at University of Denver; Shabbat, holiday events, rabbinic mentoring, Jewish learning, lifecycle events, community celebrations; Rabbi Yossi Serebryanski — 2205 S. High

CHABAD-LUBAVITCH OF WYOMING Rabbi Zalman and Raizy Mendelsohn, co-directors — PO Box 9818, Jackson, WY 83002; 307-462-0847; www.jewishwyoming.com September 23, 2011 ~ INTERMOUNTAIN JEWISH NEWS ~ L’Chaim-To Life • 59


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CHAI — CONGREGATION CHAI-LANDS RANCH — SOUTH DENVER METRO JEWISH COMMUNITY Jewish connections, resource & events center; Beth Edelman Horwitz, neighborhood ambassador & connector — 303-5491889; bethhorowitz@comcast.net CHAVURAH B’YACHAD (SALT LAKE CITY) Reconstructionist congregation; Joanne Slotnick— PO Box 9115; Salt Lake City, UT 84109; info@cbyachad.org; www.cbyachad.org CHEVRA KADISHA — BURIAL SOCIETIES DENVER — Rabbi Hillel Erlanger, 303-893-2372 or 303903-2913; Eddie Shapiro — 316 S. Locust St., Denver, CO 80224; 720-308-8636; denverchevra@hotmail.com UTAH — 801-484-1501; Nomi Loeb for women, 801-2789067 BOULDER — Rabbi Tirzah Firestone, 303-271-3540 CHEVRA SHAS Fellowship for Torah study and taharah, kaddish and end-oflife issues in Jewish law; Rabbi Hillel Erlanger, president — 1560 Winona Ct., Denver, CO 80204; 303-893-2372 CHILDREN’S PLAYLAND Infants and pre-school learning center; 1519 S. Havana St., Unit Q, Aurora, CO 80012; 303-337-1112;info@childrensplayland.org; www.childrensplayland.org COLORADO AGENCY FOR JEWISH EDUCATION (CAJE) Jewish programming, offering Jews of all observance levels and backgrounds opportunties to connect with their Jewish roots; Faye Weitzman, chair — 300 S. Dahlia St., Suite 101, Denver, CO 80246; 303-321-3191; FAX 303-321-5436; caje@caje-co.org; www.caje-co.org EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION — Judy Morosohk, ECE Specialist; jmorosohk@caje-co.org 303-951-8498 ADULT PROGRAMS — Sue Parker Gerson, 303-951-0275 SEE ALSO ISRAEL STUDY TOUR, HEBREW HIGH, FLORENCE MELTON ADULT MINI-SCHOOL, COLORADO EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION COLORADO COALITION FOR GENOCIDE AWARENESS AND ACTION Roz Duman, founder and director — PO Box 6714, Denver, CO 80206; 303-856-7334; www.ccgaa.org

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COLORADO COLLEGE CHAVERIM Kobi Chumash, faculty advisor — 14 E. Cache La Poudre St., Colorado Springs, CO 80903; 719-330-7477; jacob.chumash@coloradocollege.edu; www.coloradocollege.edu/students/chaverim COLORADO HEBREW CHORALE Jewish music; Carol Kozak Ward, music director — 495 S. Jersey St., Denver, CO 80224; 303-355-0232; coloradohebrewchorale@yahoo.com; www.coloradohebrewchorale.org COLORADO JEWISH HOLOCAUST SURVIVORS AND DECENDANTS Rosalyn Kirkel, president, 303-322-8396, rkirkel@gmail. com; Eileen Schechter, treasurer, 303-237-2621 COLORADO JEWS FOR JEWISH IDENTITY Counter-missionary and counter-cult program; Dr. Neil Dobro, chair — 365 S. Krameria St., Denver, CO 80224; 303722-8864; drneild@comcast.net CONGREGATION ALBERT (ALBUQUERQUE, NM) Reform congregation; Rabbi Harry Rosenfeld; Cantor Barbara R. Finn; Betty Rosenberg, president — 3800 Louisiana Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110; 505-883-1818; FAX 505883-1414; admin@congregationalbert.org; www.congregationalbert.org SISTERHOOD — Marcia Rosenstein BROTHERHOOD — Charlie Brown CONGREGATION BETH SHALOM Conservative congregation, Centennial; Rabbi Jeffrey Kaye; Tom Kayen, president — 6116 S. Pennsylvania St., Centennial, CO 80121; 303-794-6643; shalom@cbsdenver.org; www.cbsdenver.org

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CONGREGATION -— DENVER CONGREGATION NEVEI KODESH Jewish renewal; Rabbi Tirzah Firestone, spiritual director, Dena Gitterman, executive director; 303-443-4567 — 3269 28th St., Boulder, CO 80301; FAX 303-313-1428; info@neveikodesh.org; www.neveikodesh.org CONGREGATION TEHILAT HASHEM Orthodox congregation; Rabbi Aharon Sirota; Boris Zeyger, president — 295 S. Locust, Denver, CO 80224; 303-399-8917 (phone and fax). CONSULATE GENERAL OF ISRAEL (LOS ANGELES) David Siegel, Consul General — 6380 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1700, Los Angeles, CA 90048; (323) 852-5500; FAX (323) 852-5555; info@losangeles.mfa.gov.il; www.israeliconsulate LA.org COUNCIL OF AMERICAN JEWISH MUSEUMS Joanne Marks Kauvar — 2000 E. Asbury Ave., Suite 157, Denver, CO 80208-0911; 303-871-3015; FAX 303-871-3037; jkauvar@ cajm.net; www.cajm.net CREATOR MUNDI Judaic items, books; Sheila Norris — 2910 E. Third Ave., Denver, CO 80206; 303-322-1901; www.creatormundi.com CRIST MORTUARY AND MOUNTAIN VIEW MEMORIAL PARK Michael Slater, Alejandro Ruiz — 3395 Penrose Pl., Boulder, CO 80301; 303-442-4411; FAX 303-442-4552; www.cristmortuary.com CRYSTAL’S KOSHER CUTS Kosher meat, groceries; Rabbi Laibel Crystal — 4810 Newport St., Commerce City, CO 80022; 720-335-1223; crystalskoshercuts@gmail.com DARRELL HOWE MORTUARY Chad Lunceford — 1701 West South Boulder Rd., Lafayette, CO 80026; 303-665-5518; FAX 303-666-5406

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Elementary-Middle School Pre-K-8th Grade; Glassman Education Campus; 6825 E. Alameda Ave., Denver, CO 80224; 720-859-6806; FAX 720859-6847; www.datcampus.org High School — Yeshivat Shaarei DAT Dr. Juli Kramer, principal; Naomi Lev, assistant principal — 173 S. Poplar St., Denver, CO 80230;720-941-6433; highschool@datcampus.org SEE ALSO DAT MINYAN AND CAMP MAAYAN DENVER COMMUNITY JEWISH SOFTBALL LEAGUE Men’s weekly summer league; Seth Davis, commissioner, Scott Richardson, vice commissioner; www.denverjewishsoftball.org DENVER COMMUNITY KOLLEL Institute for advanced Torah studies; educational programs; Rabbis Aron Yehuda Schwab, Shachne Sommers, deans; Rabbi Zev Beren, president; Rabbis Yechiel Erlanger, Yehuda Amsel, outreach directors — 1516 Xavier St., Suite 301, Denver, CO 80204; 303-820-2855; FAX 303-8202806; info@denverkollel.org; www.denverkollel.org DENVER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT INTERFAITH CHAPEL Jeppesen Terminal, Level 6; Rabbi Steven Kaye, president — 303-342-2036, chapel; 303-757-1372

DAVID SPECTER SHALOM HOUSE (ALBUQUERQUE) HUD-subsidized, low-income housing for the elderly — 5500 Wyoming Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109; 505-8231433; FAX 505-823-9671

DENVER JEWISH DAY SCHOOL Co-ed Jewish day school, grades K-12; Avi Halzel, Head of School and CEO; David Foster, board chair; Shayna Friedman, director of admissions — 303-369-0663; FAX 303-369-0664; 2450 S. Wabash St., Denver, CO 80231; info@denverjds.org Lower School Susan Resnick, Division Head Upper School Bryan Hay, Division Head

DENVER ACADEMY OF TORAH (DAT) Modern Orthodox day school (pre-k-10); Rabbi Daniel Alter, head of school; Peggy Kasloff, principal of elementary and middle school; Dr. Rachel Rabinovitch, president

DENVER SISTER CITIES INTERNATIONAL Karmiel, Israel; Flora DuPree, president — 2480 W. 26th Ave., Suite. 20B, Denver, CO 80211; 303-832-1336; info@denversistercities.org; www.denversistercities.org

DAT MINYAN Orthodox — Scott Friedman, president; Rabbi Asher Klein — 6825 E. Alameda Ave., Denver, CO 80224; 303-281-8999; info@datminyan.org; www.datminyan.org

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DIVORCE — GOLDA DIVORCE (GET) Rabbi Yisroel Rosskamm, 303-949-0673 or 303-534-2947. E-3 Cultural and social events for young Jewish adults; Ean Seeb, Eric Elkins, Ezra Shanken — info@e-3events.com; www.e-3events.com EAST DENVER ORTHODOX SYNAGOGUE (EDOS) Rabbi Marc Gitler; Rabbi Yaakov Calm, president — 198 S. Holly St., Denver, CO 80246; 303-322-7943; FAX 303-3939955; www.EDOSdenver.org EAST SIDE KOSHER DELI Kosher deli, grocery, meats, restaurant, bakery, caterer, banquet rooms; Michael and Marcy Schreiber — 499 S. Elm, Denver, CO 80246; 303-322-9862; FAX 303-321-3290; www.eastsidekosherdeli.com EKAR FARM Ilan Salzberg, director — 6825 E. Alameda Ave., Denver, CO, 80224; grow@ekarfarm.org EMANUEL CEMETERY AT FAIRMOUNT Janet Bronitsky — 430 S. Quebec St., Denver, CO 80231; 303-388-4013; FAX 303-388-6328 ENSTROM CANDIES All Enstrom Candies-made products are kosher — 201 University Blvd., Suite 118, Denver, CO 80206; 303-322-1005 ERICKSON MONUMENTS Monuments for Jewish graves since 1925 — 1245 Quivas St., Denver, CO 80204; 303-571-5151; FAX 303-571-5155; info@ ericksonmonuments.com; www.ericksonmonuments.com ERUV Hotline number for Shabbos boundary information EAST SIDE of Denver, 303-836-3788 Andy Kark, president; Yaakov Watkins, executive director — 303-669-4506; 33 Southmor Dr., Denver, CO 80220; www.denvereruv.org WEST SIDE of Denver, 303-767-3788 Feivel Gallard — 303-825-7517 SOUTHEAST SIDE of Denver, Rabbi Zev Pomeranz; 303220-7200, ext. 6

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EVANS AND EARLY (SALT LAKE CITY) Mortuary; Ron Temu, Al Heitman — 574 East 100 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84102; 801-355-5323; FAX 801-355-6177 FELDMAN MORTUARY Denver’s only exclusively Jewish mortuary; Jim Cohen and Stephen J. Cohen — 1673 York St. and 3501 S. Tamarac St. and 5105 S. Shalom Park Cir., Aurora, CO, 80015 322-7764; FAX 303-377-3319; www.feldmanmortuary.com FOOD PANTRY Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Food Pantry; kosher food available; Shelly Hines, director — 3201 S. Tamarac Dr. #100, Denver, CO 80231; 303-597-5000;shines@jewishfamilyservice.org; www.jewishfamilyservice.org FREE LOAN — SEE JEWISH INTEREST-FREE LOAN OF COLORADO FRIENDS OF THE KOBY MANDELL FOUNDATION Supports Camp Koby, heals victims of terror in Israel — Rhoda Reiss-Pitler, Mallory Cohen; 9200 E. Grand Ave., Greenwood Village, CO 80111; 303-331-0929; FAX 303-399-3701; Reiss_ Pitler@yahoo.com; www.kobymandel-foundation.org GAON BOOKS Based in Santa Fe, publishes books with Jewish themes and/or authors; Ron Duncan Hart, owner — PO Box 23924, Santa Fe, NM 87502; 505-920-7771; www.gaonbooks.com; gaonbooks@gmail.com GOLDA MEIR CENTER Denver home of Golda Meir; museum, conference center — Dept. of Political Science, Metropolitan State College of Denver, Campus Box 43 or PO Box 173362, Denver, CO

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GOLDEN — HEBREW 80217-3361; 303-556-3220; www.goldameircenter.org GOLDEN HILL CEMETERY Neal Price, 303-836-2312 — 12000 W. Colfax, Lakewood, CO 80215; caretakers, 303-237-0573 GREEN GABLES COUNTRY CLUB Country club; Richard Fleischman, president; Peter Eckel, clubhouse manager; Laura Cisco, marketing — 6800 W. Jewell Ave., Denver, CO 80232; 303-985-4433; FAX 303-9854437; www.greengablescc.org GREEN MOUNTAIN CEMETERY Kim Bridges, owner — 290 20th St., Boulder, CO 80302; 303-444-5695 HADASSAH Zionist Women’s Organization of America; www. hadassah.org GREATER ALBUQUERQUE CHAPTER — Laura Grossman, Jan Secunda, co presidents —505-342-1886; 505-299-4660; albuquerque@hadassah.org; www.albuquerque.hadassah.org BOULDER CHAPTER — Sandy Friedman, co president; 303494-2220; Sfriedman4@gmail.com; Shari Kark, co president; 303-444-0630; COLORADO SPRINGS CHAPTER — Sheila Ervin, president; 10634 Rhinestone Dr., Colorado Springs, CO 80908; 719-5998875; cshadassah@hotmail.org; www.coloradosprings.hadassah.org DENVER CHAPTER — Ann Martin, Anita Wenner, co-presidents; 6445 E. Ohio, Suite 200, Denver, CO 80224, 303-3217430; FAX 303-321-3095; denverchapter@hadassah.org; www. denver.hadassah.org GREATER SALT LAKE CHAPTER — Gwen Campbell, president; 2425 E. Heritage Way, Salt Lake City, UT 84109; 801-6475495; www.saltlake.hadassah.org LEA (Littleton-Englewood-Aurora) CHAPTER — Della Levy, Sherri Weinstein, co-presidents — 303-751-0255; levydella2@ gmail.com MONTANA CHAPTER — Kay Gersh, contact — PO Box 487, Whitefish, MT 59937; 406-250-2604 NORTHERN COLORADO CHAPTER — Orly Penny, coordinator — 4401 San Remo Circle, Fort Collins, CO 80525; 970-223-3646; ospenny@comcast.net SANTA FE CHAPTER — Reggie Klein — 2619 Via Berrenda, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505; 505-438-8150; arkay28@gmail. com DESERT MOUNTAIN REGION — Fredi Brown, president; 9646 E. Voltaire Dr., Scottsdale, AZ 85260; www.desertmountain.hadassah.org HAL AQUA Jewish world beat party band; fusion of klezmer, Sephardic and Middle Eastern music; Hal Aqua, 303-744-0263; www. halaqua.com HAR HASHEM (BOULDER) Reform congregation; Rabbis Deborah Bronstein, Joshua

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Rose; Holli Berman, cantorial soloist; Andrew Halpern, president; Gary Fifer, executive director; Katherine Schwartz, director of long life learning; Simi Adler, youth advisor; Suzanne Sobczak, family school director — 3950 Baseline Rd., Boulder, CO 80303; 303-499-7077; FAX 303-499-7303; g.fifer@harhashem.org; www.harhashem.org HAR MISHPACHA (STEAMBOAT SPRINGS) Reform congregation; Rabbi Stephan Booth-Nadav — PO Box 776108, Steamboat Springs, CO 80477; 970-457-4270; info@harmishpacha.org; www.harmishpacha.org HAR SHALOM (DURANGO) Center for Judaism in the Four-Corners area; Craig Larson, president — 2537 County Rd. 203; mailing address: PO Box 9199, Durango, CO 81302; (970)-375-0613; www.harshalomdurango.org HAR SHALOM (FT. COLLINS) A center for Jewish living, congregational synagogue, preschool and kindergarden; Rabbis Shoshanna Leis and Ben Newman; Smadar Lapiot, president — 725 W. Drake Rd., Fort Collins, CO 80526; 970-223-5191; www.congregationharshalom.org HAR SHALOM (MISSOULA, MT) Affiliated with the URJ; Laurie Franklin, religious leader; Bert Chessin, president — mailing address: PO Box 3715, Missoula, MT 59806; 3035 S. Russell St., Missoula, MT 59801; 406-5499595; info@har-shalom.org; www.har-shalom.org HEBREW EDUCATIONAL ALLIANCE (HEA) Conservative congregation; Rabbi Bruce Dollin, senior rabbi; Rabbi Salomon Gruenwald, assistant rabbi; Cantor Martin Goldstein; Rick Rubin, president; Neal S. Price, executive director; directors: Stacey Wasserman, education; Naomi Kirshner, programs; Kolby Morris, youth director — 3600 S. Ivanhoe St., Denver, CO 80237; 303-758-9400; FAX 303-7589500; info@HEAdenver.org; www.HEAdenver.org PRESCHOOL — Karen Kirk, director; 303-758-1462 RABBI DANIEL & IDA GOLDBERGER YOUTH CENTER SEE ALSO USY September 23, 2011 ~ INTERMOUNTAIN JEWISH NEWS ~ L’Chaim-To Life • 67


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HEBREW — INTERMOUNTAIN HEBREW HIGH (CAJE) Dynamic and meaningful teen educational experiences, leadership opportunities, Israel study; Denver and Boulder for 8th-12th graders DENVER — Stacey Delcau, director — 300 S. Dahlia St., Suite 101, Denver, CO 80246; sdelcau@cajeco.org; BOULDER — 303-321-3191; info@caje-co.org; www.cajeco.org HILLEL ACADEMY All Jewish children, regardless of affiliation (preschool-8); Rabbi Yitzchok Goldstein, principal; Mordechai Hoffman, executive director; Lazer Muller, president — 450 S. Hudson St., Denver, CO 80246; 303-333-1511; FAX 303-333-0296; info@haod.org; www.haod.org ALUMNI ASSN. — Ruthie Krausz, president HILLEL FOUNDATION Support, social organization for Jewish college students NEW MEXICO STATE UNIVERSITY (Las Cruces) — Elissa Wolfe Poel, advisor; PO Box 1029, Los Cruces, NM 880041029; 575-646-5971; epoel@nmsu.edu UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO (Albuquerque) — Sara Koplik, director; Aaron David Bram Hillel House, 1701 Sigma Chi NE, Albuquerque, NM 87106; 505-242-1127; sarakoplik@unmhillel.org; www.unmhillel.org HILLEL OF COLORADO Enriching the lives of Jewish students on Colorado campuses; Mark Idelberg, president; Kelli Theis, executive director — Merage & Allon Hillel Center, 2390 S. Race St., Denver, CO 80210; 303-777-2773, FAX 303-777-2586; kelli@hillelcolorado.org; www.hillelcolorado.org COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY (Ft. Collins) — Rabbi Allison Peiser, director — David and Laura Merage Hillel Center, 720 W. Laurel St., Ft. Collins, CO 80521; 970-2244246; allison@hillelcolorado.org; www.csu.hillelcolorado. org UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO (Boulder) — Hanan Nayberg, director — 2795 Colorado Ave., Boulder, CO 80302; 303-442-6571; FAX 303-442-6941; hanan@hillelcolorado. org; www.cu.hillelcolorado.org UNIVERSITY OF DENVER — Josh Samet, director — Merage and Allon Hillel Center, 2390 S. Race St., Denver, CO 80210; 303-777-2773; FAX 303-777-2586, ext. 223; josh@hillelcolorado.org; www.du.hillelcolorado.org

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HISPANO-CRYPTO JEWISH RESOURCE CENTER Research center for people of Hispanic and Jewish roots; Dr. Seth Ward, president — 495 S. Jersey St., Denver, CO 80224; 303-355-0232; sward@uwyo.edu HOLOCAUST AWARENESS INSTITUTE SEE CENTER FOR JUDAIC STUDIES HOLOCAUST EDUCATOR AND STORYTELLER Holocaust educator, storyteller and Yiddish teacher; Rosalyn Kirkel — (303) 322-8396; rkirkel@gmail.com I. J. AND JEANNÉ WAGNER JCC (SALT LAKE CITY) Jewish Community Center; Ron Essig, president; Andrea Alcabes, executive director — 2 N. Medical Dr., Salt Lake City, UT 84113; 801-581-0098; FAX 801-581-0718; www.slcjcc.org INSTITUTE FOR THE STUDY OF ISRAEL IN THE MIDDLE EAST (ISIME) Academic, research and public policy center; Deborah Schlueter, interim director; Robyn Loup, chair — Graduate School of International Studies, DU, 2201 S. Gaylord St., Denver, CO 80208; 303-871-3094; FAX 303-871-2456 INTERMOUNTAIN JEWISH NEWS® Weekly American Jewish newspaper of the Rocky Mountain states; local, regional, national, international news; features, columns, sports, legal notices; founded 1913 — Miriam Harris Goldberg, editor and publisher; Rabbi Hillel Goldberg, PhD, executive editor (HILLEL@IJN.COM); Larry Hankin, associate editor (LARRY@IJN.COM); Chris Leppek, assistant editor (IJNEWS@AOL.COM); Andrea Jacobs, senior writer (ANDREA@IJN.COM); advertising executives: Larry Hankin, Bernie Papper (BERNIE@IJN.COM), Lori Aron (LORI@IJN.COM); production: Seiji Nagata (SEIJI@IJN.COM), Mike Anuszewski (MIKE@IJN.COM);

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INTRODUCTION — JEWISH Shana R. Goldberg, web editor (SHANA@IJN.COM); Carol Coen, circulation (CAROL@IJN.COM); Tehilla R. Goldberg, columnist; Gerald Mellman, sports editor; business staff: Dave Fetscher, Jeff Cannon — 1177 Grant St., Denver, CO 80203-2206; 303861-2234; FAX 303-832-6942; www.ijn.com “INTERMOUNTAIN JEWISH NEWS”® and “L’CHAIM”® — registered in the US Patent and Trademark Office SPECIAL SECTIONS — Dollars & Sense, Spring L’CHAIM®, Kosher Living, Passover, Israel Independence Day, Homeowners Issue, Shavuos-Youth, Generations, Education & Culture, Rosh Hashanah, Fall L’CHAIM®, VIP, Ski Colorado, Gift Guide, Chanukah, Literary Supplements. FOOD SECTIONS: Passover, Rosh Hashanah, Chanukah ijn NewspaperPlusTM : www.ijn.com www.facebook.com/IntermountainJewishNews BOOK PROGRAM FOR JEWISH LIBRARIES COMMUNITY DIRECTORY — in Fall L’CHAIM® DENVER MAYORAL ELECTION FORUM DORIS SKY CHANUKAH COLORING CONTEST LISTS: AMERICAN JEWISH VETERANS, MEMORIAL DAY. HOLOCAUST SURVIVORS AND ESCAPEES. STUDENT INTERN PROGRAM INTRODUCTION TO JUDAISM (ITJ) Class for potential converts or those who want to learn about Judaism, sponsored by RMRC; Betsy Epel, coordinator — 450 S. Kearney St., Denver, CO 80224; 720-941-2655; itjrmrc@aol.com IRA M. BECK MEMORIAL ARCHIVES Repository of regional Jewish culture and history; part of Rocky Mountain Jewish Historical Society; Dr. Jeanne Abrams, director — at Penrose Library, DU; Sturm Hall #157, 2000 E. Asbury, Denver, CO, 80208; 303-871-3016 ISRAEL BONDS Leor Ziv, executive director — 1950 Sawtelle Blvd., Suite 295 North, Los Angeles, CA 90025; (800) 922-6637; FAX 310996-3006; losangeles@israelbonds.com; www.israelbonds.com ISRAEL MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS feedback@mfa.gov.il; www.mfa.gov.il ISRAEL MINISTRY OF TOURISM Western region: 6380 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 1700, Los Angeles, CA 90048; (888) 77-ISRAEL or (323) 658-7463; FAX (323) 658-6543; www.goisrael.com

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Al Zuckerman, president; Mary Grossman, executive director — PO Box 10667, Jackson, WY 83002; (307) 734-1999; info@jhjewishcommunity.org; www.jhjewishcommunity.org; “Jackson Hole Jews” on Facebook JCC — SEE Boulder JCC; I. J. and Jenne Wagner JCC (Salt Lake); Laramie JCC; Robert E. Loup JCC (Denver); Ronald Gardenswartz JCC (ALBUQUERQUE) JCC CAMP SHAI Summer day camp, grades K-12; Amy Jacobs, director — 350 S. Dahlia St., Denver, CO 80246; 303-316-6383; amyjacobs@jccdenver.org; www.jccdenver.org JCC PRESCHOOLS DENVER, early childhood center: 12 weeks-5 years; part and fulltime care, Camp Shalom summer camp — 350 S. Dahlia St., Denver, CO 80246; 303-316-6377; FAX 303-316-6331 BOULDER, Susie Valdez, director — 3800 Kalmia Ave., Boulder, CO 80301; 303-448-9939; FAX 303-448-9938; susie@boulderjcc.org SALT LAKE CITY, early childhood center; Annie Frazier, director — 2 N. Medical Dr., Salt Lake City, UT 84113; 801581-0097; afrazier@slcjcc.org JCC RANCH CAMP Denver JCC, kosher, over-night summer camp in Elbert County’s Black Forest; grades 2-11; Miriam and Gilad Shwartz, directors — 303-316-6384; FAX 303-320-0042; 350 S. Dahlia St., Denver, CO 80246; www.ranchcamp.org JCRS HISTORIC SYNAGOGUE & STORY CENTER Alby Segall — 1050 Cherokee Street #403, Denver, CO 80204; alby@asegall.com; www.IsaacSolomonSynagogue.org

ISRAEL STUDY TOUR (IST) Summer study trip to Israel, Poland for teens after junior year; Robin Hanssen, director — 300 S. Dahlia St., Suite 101, Denver, CO 80246; 303-321-3191; caje@caje-co.org; www.caje-co.org

JEWISH BUISNESS GROUP Jewish businessgroup through Chabad NW in Metro Denver; 303-429-5177

JACKSON HOLE JEWISH COMMUNITY Synagogue, religious school, summer camp, cultural events;

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JEWISH — JEWISH Ehrnstein, president — PO Box 371516, Denver, CO 80237; 303-836-1522; www.jbacolorado.org JEWISH CHILDREN’S ADOPTION NETWORK (JCAN) National resource; Steve and Vicki Krausz — PO Box 147016, Denver, CO 80214-7016; 303-573-8113; FAX 303893-1447; jcan@qwestoffice.net; www.jcan.us JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER — SEE JCC JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER CHABAD (ASPEN) Chabad Jewish community center, traditional congregation; Rabbi Mendel Mintz, director — 435 W. Main St., Aspen, CO 81611; 970-544-3770; FAX 970-925-4164; info@jccaspen. com; www.jccaspen.com JEWISH COMMUNITY CHAPLAINCY Hospitals, nursing homes, hospices, correctional and mental health facilities — Rabbi Eliot J. Baskin, Jewish community chaplain; 303-597-5000 ext. 351 or 303-918-1558; FAX 303-597-7700; 3201 S. Tamarac Dr., Denver CO 80231-4394; rabbi@jewishfamilyservice.org; www.jewishfamilyservice.org JEWISH COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF COLORADO Long-term philanthropy, endowment, planned giving; partnership with AJF; Doug Seserman, president and CEO; Dirk Bird, executive director; Ruth Malman, chair — 300 S. Dahlia St., Suite 300, Denver, CO 80246-8118; 303-316-6469; FAX 720-763-9605; info@jcfcolorado.org; www.jcfcolorado.org JEWISH COMMUNITY RELATIONS COUNCIL (JCRC) Consensus on domestic and international policies affecting the Colorado Jewish community; organizes Jewish community in times of crisis; program of AJF; Janet Sherman, director; Rick Kornfeld, chair — 300 S. Dahlia St., Ste. 300, Denver, Colorado 80246; (303) 316-6490; FAX (303) 316-6493; www.jewishcolorado.org JEWISH DISABILITIES NETWORK Case management, information and referral, recreational activities and community resources for Jews with disabilities and their families; Inna Ermakov, coordinator — c/o SHALOM Denver, 2498 W. 2nd Ave., Denver, CO 80223; 303-6230251; iermakov@jewishfamilyservice.org; www.jewishfamilyservice.org

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JEWISH FAMILY SERVICE OF COLORADO Human service agency for Colorado Jewry and the general community; Alan Mayer, board chair; Yana Vishnitsky, president and CEO; Lindsey Gutterman, marketing and public relations — 3201 S. Tamarac Dr., Denver, CO 80231; 303-5975000; FAX 303-597-7700; www.jewishfamilyservice.org JFS COUNSELING CENTER — mental health services; Stacey Weisberg; 303-597-7777; sweisberg@jewishfamilyservice.org DEVELOPMENT — Dawn Richard; 303-597-5000; drichard@jewishfamilyservice.org EMPLOYMENT RESOURCE ALLIANCE — job search and counseling program for Denver residents who meet certain income guidelines; Julie Rubsam; 303-597-5000; jrubsam@jewishfamilyservice.org FAMILY SAFETY NET — emergency financial assistance, food, homelessness prevention; Shelly Hines; 303-597-5000; shines@jewishfamilyservice.org JFS AT HOME — non-medical, private pay, in-home care for seniors and people with chronic illnesses; Cathy Grimm; 303-750-4000; cgrimm@jewishfamilyservice,org SENIOR SOLUTIONS — in-home services and care management for seniors and adults with chronic illnesses; Cathy Grimm; 303-597-5000; cgrimm@jewishfamilyservice.org VOLUNTEERS — Nancy Benyamin; 303-597-5000; nbenyamin@jewishfamilyservice.org SEE ALSO BOULDER JFS, FOOD PANTRY, JEWISH COMMUNITY CHAPLAINCY, JEWISH DISABILITIES NETWORK, JFS GROUP HOME, AND SHALOM DENVER JEWISH FAMILY SERVICE OF NEW MEXICO Social service agency; Janet Gaines, president — 5520 Wyoming Blvd. NE, Suite 200, Albuquerque, NM 87109; 505291-1818; FAX 505-291-0332; info@jfsnm.org; www.jfsnm.org JEWISH FAMILY SERVICE OF UTAH Human service agency; free loan fund for Utah residents;

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counseling; elder services; care managemen; caregiver support & respite; Karen Lindau, president; Ellen Silver, executive director — 1111 E. Brickyard Rd., Ste. 109, Salt Lake City, UT 84106; 801-746-4334; ellen@jfsutah.org; www.jfsutah.org JEWISH FEDERATION OF NEW MEXICO Central fundraising and planning organization; Hank Crane, president; Sam Sokolove, executive director — 5520 Wyoming Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109; 505-821-3214; FAX 505-821-3351; info@jewishnewmexico.org; www.jewishnewmexico.org JEWISH GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY OF COLORADO Ellen Kowitt, president — 720-221-6858; info@jgsco.org; www.jgsco.org JFS GROUP HOME Family setting for adults with developmental disabilities — Michael Lobato, manager; 2310 S. Holly St., Denver, CO 80222; 303-758-1229; mlobato@jewishfamilyservice.org; www.jewishfamilyservice.org JEWISH INTEREST-FREE LOAN OF COLORADO Interest-free loans to Jews in Colorado; 303-759-0841 JEWISH NATIONAL FUND (JNF) Caretaker of the land of Israel; Stanley Kamlet, regional director; Roberta Witkow, campaign executive — 950 17th St., suite 2400, Denver, CO 80202; 303-573-7095; FAX, 303825-1185; 1-800-542-8733; skamlet@jnf.org; www.jnf.org JEWISH REPUBLICANS OF COLORADO Monthly speakers; meetings at East Side Kosher Deli; Karen Kataline, president; Evan Holz, treasurer — 303-757-3777; moreinfo@j-gop.org; www.J-GOP.org JEWISH STUDENTS UNION Establishes Jewish clubs in public high schools; Rabbi Michael Sunshine; 303-818-9512; rabbisunshine@jsu.org JEWISH VOICES FOR JUSTICE (COLORADO SPRINGS) Jewish activist group; Howard Drossman, president; Sharon Friedman, vice president — PO Box 38206; Colorado Springs, CO 80937; 719-685-9717; sharonsfriedman@aol.com JEWISH WAR VETERANS OF THE U.S. (JWV) DENVER — Captain Ellis David Greene Post #344; Dr. Roger Druckman, commander — 353 S. Niagra St., Denver, CO 80224; 303-324-0173 COLORADO SPRINGS — BG Sidney Gritz Post #343; Abe Braverman, commander — 5925 N. Union Blvd., Colorado Springs, CO 80918; 719-590-1679; abe_braverman@msn.com JEWISH WOMEN INTERNATIONAL OF METRO DENVER Strengthens women, children and families; Adrean Pepper — 3722 S. Rosemary Way, Denver, CO 80237; 303-779-

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1027; FAX 303-298-0904; www.jewishwomen.org JUDAISM IN THE FOOTHILLS Jewish center; Jewish Entrepreneurs Club; Rabbi Levi Brackman — 3959 Ponderosa Lane, Evergreen, CO 80439; 303-679-0613; info@jitf.org; www.jitf.org JUDAISM YOUR WAY Outreach for unaffiliated Jews; Rabbi Brian Field, Lolly Gold, executive director — 3030 E. 2nd Ave, unit 107, Denver, CO 80206; 303-320-6185; askus@judaismyourway. org; www. judaismyourway.org KABBALAH EXPERIENCE Spiritual growth through Kabbalah study, meditative practices; Dr. David Sanders, director — The Goldberger Center, 3599 S. Ivanhoe St., Denver, CO, 80237; 303-758-8996 KEHILLAS BAIS YISROEL Orthodox shul; Rabbi Aver Jacobs; Elly Zussman, president — 295 S Locust St., Denver, CO; 303-720-0818 KEHILLATH AISH KODESH Open Orthodox, Breslov, Carlebach shul; Rabbi Gavriel Goldfeder; Dan Kinderlerer, president — 1805 Balsam Ave., Boulder, CO 80304; 303-443-2497; rabbi@boulderaishkodesh. org; www.boulderaishkodesh.org KESHET OF THE ROCKIES Day school program for students with learning differences; Vicki Trachten-Schwartz, president; Dr. Stuart Gottesfeld, executive director — PO Box 200726, Denver, CO 80220; 720-941-7288; FAX 720-941-4740; Sagottesfeld@aol.com KING SOOPERS’ KOSHER BAKERY 1650 30th St., Boulder, CO 80301, 303-443-9962; 890 S. Monaco Pkwy., Denver, CO 80224, 303-333-1535 KLEZ DISPENSERS Klezmer music; Ben Cohen, 303-741-6686; 720-2616919; blscohen@gmail.com; www.myspace.com/klezdispensers September 23, 2011 ~ INTERMOUNTAIN JEWISH NEWS ~ L’Chaim-To Life • 75


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KLEZMER — MIKVEH KLEZMER V’OD Klezmer, chasidic, Carlebach, jazz, classical — Ted Brandt, 303-393-0840; tbrandt@cntgroup.com; www.klezmervod. com KOHELET Unaffiliated, post-denominational congregation; Adam Hirsch, president — 428 S. Forest, Denver, CO 80246; 303321-PRAY (7729); www.kohelet.org

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KOL AMI (SALT LAKE CITY) Reform-Conservative congregation; Rabbi Ilana Schwartzman; Rabbi Frederick L. Wenger, rabbi emeritus; Cantor Laurence D. Loeb; Danny Burman, president; Orit Sommer, Rafi Schwartz, religious school; Tamar Meir, synagogue director — 2425 E. Heritage Way, Salt Lake City, UT 84109; 801484-1501; FAX 801-484-1162; www.conkolami.org KOL AMI CEMETERY ASSN. — incorporating B’nai Israel Cemetery (Reform), Montefiore Cemetery (Conservative) and Sha’are Tzedek Cemetery (Orthodox); Carol Hochstadt, chair, 801-484-1501, ext. 25

LONGMONT SHABBAT GROUP Chavurah, Hebrew school; Susan Scruggs, chair — 303-6516822; shablong@comcast.net; www.longmontshabbatgroup.com

KOL BERAMAH TORAH LEARNING CENTER Torah study, prayer, kosher meat; Rabbi Mordechai Scher — 551 W. Cordova Rd., Suite F, Santa Fe, NM 87505; 505216-6136; email@kolberamah.org; www.kolberamah.org

LOS ALAMOS JEWISH CENTER Unaffiliated congregation; Rabbi Jack Shlachter; Martin Cooper, president; Zoe Van Raan, religious school — 2400 Canyon Rd., Los Alamos, NM 87544; 505-662-2140; www.lajc.org

KOSHER MOUNTAIN RETREATS Vail, Colorado; Boruch and Shimon Werner — 403 Crown St., Brooklyn, NY 11225; (718) 778-4241; KMRtours@aol.com; www.kmrtours.com

MALKA’S KOSHER DELI (ALBUQUERQUE) Kosher groceries, meat, poultry; Chabad of New Mexico — 4000 San Pedro NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110; 505-880-1181

KVOD CATERERS Serves free food to the homeless; Susie Sigman — 51 Grape St., Denver, CO 80220; 303-388-4013 ext. 325

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McGILLIS SCHOOL (SALT LAKE) Secular liberal arts K-8 school; Matt Culberson, head of school — 668 South 1300 East, Salt Lake City, UT 84102; 801583-0094; www.mcgillisschool.org

LARAMIE JCC Reform congregation, serves all branches of observance; Laurie Dirks, president; Rabbi Harley Karz-Wagman, rabbi — PO Box 202, Laramie, WY 82073-0202; 307-760-9275; ljcc@laramiejewishcommunitycenter.org; www.laramiejewishcommunitycenter.org

MELTON ADULT MINI-SCHOOL Two-year adult course in Jewish studies, adjunct course of The Hebrew University of Jerusalem; Sue Parker Gerson, director — CAJE, 300 S. Dahlia St., Ste. 101, Denver, CO 80246; 303-321-3191 ext. 232; spgerson@caje-co.org

LIMMUD COLORADO Pluralistic Jewish learning and culture; annual conference; Beth Steinhorn, executive director — PO BOX 22204, Denver, CO 80222; 303-908-2785; info@limmudcolorado.org; www.

MERKAZ TORAH V’CHESED Torah study; Rabbi Chaim Sher, program director, csher@ytc.edu; Rabbi Aver Jacobs, rabbinical director — 295 S. Locust St., Denver, CO 80224; mailing address: 1555 Stuart, Denver, CO 80224; 720-881-2768

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MINYAN — NATIONAL ALBUQUERQUE, MIKVAH SHOSHANA — Devorah Schmukler, 4000 San Pedro N.E., Albuquerque, NM 87110; 505-880-1181 BOULDER — 4800 Baseline Rd., E104-297, Boulder, CO 80303; 303-313-9055 MAYIM CHAIM OF BOULDER — Rochel Rosencrantz CHEYENNE — MAYIM CHAIM, Dorothy Feldman, (307) 6324253 or Mount Sinai Congregation, (307) 634-3052 COLORADO SPRINGS — TEMPLE SHALOM, 719-634-5311 MIKVEH MEI MENACHEM — CHABAD OF SOUTHERN COLORADO, 410 Allegheny Dr., Colorado Springs, CO 80919; 719-3399576; DENVER — 1404 Quitman St., Denver, CO 80204; for appointment, Mrs. Rachel Mishory, 303-931-1542 DENVER MIKVEH COUNCIL — Robert Wershaw, president — 1566 Winona Ct., Denver, CO 80204; 303-820-2300 JEWISH WOMEN’S LEAGUE — Aviva Polter, 303-534-0094; Cindy Gallard, treasurer, 303-825-5811 MIKVEH OF EAST DENVER (MOED) — Laura AbramsonPritchard, president, 303-320-6633; 290 S. Leyden St., Denver, CO 80224; mailing: 820 S. Monaco Pkwy., Denver, CO 80224; MOED@MikvahOfEastDenver.com. SALT LAKE — 1760 S. 1100 E., Salt Lake City, UT 84105; Rebbetzin Sharonne Zippel, 801-582-0220. MINYAN NA’ALEH Independent minyan first Shabbat of the month; other programming; Myles Steiner, president — naaleh@gmail.com; www.minyannaaleh.org MISHMERET SHEMIRAT HALASHON Jewish women dedicating gossip-free time to others in need; Rivka Gross — 303-364-9619; rivkagross@hotmail.com MIZEL ARTS AND CULTURE CENTER (MACC) Literary and film festivals, exhibitions, theatrical performances, concerts; Wolf Theatre Academy, art classes; Steve Wilson, executive artistic director — 350 S. Dahlia St., Denver, CO 80246; 303-316-6360; FAX 303-316-6323; www.maccjcc.org EDUCATION — Roberta Bloom THEATRE — Steve Wilson, 303-316-6363 VISUAL ART — Simon Zalkind BOX OFFICE — Juliana Guillen, 303-316-6360 MARKETING — Lisa Korsen, 303-316-6373 MIZEL MUSEUM Jewish life, culture and values, immigration, art, Lessons of the Holocaust, Bridges of Understanding, exhibitions and workshops; Ellen Premack, executive director; Georgina Kolber, curator; Deanne Kapnik, special events; Susan Stoveall, marketing — 400 S. Kearney St., Denver, CO 80224; 303-394-9993; FAX 303-394-1119; www.mizelmuseum.org EDUCATION — Jan C. Nadav, LCSW SEE ALSO BABI YAR PARK, THE CELL MOHEL Ritual circumcizers; Dr. Sheldon Ciner, 303-377-9773

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or 303-722-3900; Rabbi Aver Jacobs, 303-720-0818; Dr. Kenneth E. Katz, MD, 303-779-3013 MOISHE HOUSE Programs providing Jewish experiences for young adults in their twenties; Aviva Rahel Nan-Tabachnik,western regional director; www.moishehouse.org; aviva@moishehouse.org DENVER — moishehousedenver@gmail.com MONTANA ASSN. OF JEWISH COMMUNITIES (MAJCO) Referral and resource for Montana Jewish communities; Aaron Weissman — 1015 First Ave. North, Ste. 304, Great Falls, MT 59401; 406-322-2705; FAX 406-761-3601 MOSAIC OUTDOOR MOUNTAIN CLUB Outdoor activities for Jewish adults; Joel Judd; 303-477-1176 MOUNT NEBO MEMORIAL PARK Steve Miller, 303-388-4203 — office: 560 S. Monaco Pkwy., Denver, CO 80224; cemetery: 11701 E. 13th Ave., Aurora, CO 80010; 303-366-8264 MOUNTAIN AREA TEMPLE AND SYNAGOGUE ADMINISTRATORS (MATSA) Janet Bronitsky, 303-388-4013. MOUNT SINAI (CHEYENNE) Unaffiliated congregation; Rabbi Harley Karz-Wagman; Marv Wolf, president — 2610 Pioneer Ave., Cheyenne, WY 82001; (307) 634-3052; info@mtsinaicheyenne.org; www. mtsinaicheyenne.org NAHALAT SHALOM (ALBUQUERQUE, NM) Renewal congregation; Rabbi Deborah J. Brin, DD — 3606 Rio Grande Blvd. NW, Albuquerque, NM 87107; 505-343-8227; office@nahalatshalom.org; www.nahalatshalom.org NATIONAL COUNCIL OF JEWISH WOMEN (NCJW) COLORADO SECTION — Cindi Coleman, president; 6144 S. Krameria St., Englewood, CO 80111; 303-771-0016; www.ncjwcolorado.org September 23, 2011 ~ INTERMOUNTAIN JEWISH NEWS ~ L’Chaim-To Life • 79


NATIONAL — ROBERT UTAH SECTION — Eileen Hallet Stone, president — 2142 S. 1900 E., Salt Lake City, UT 84106; 801-487-6970; ehswriter@aol.com; www.ncjwutah.org NATIONAL FEDERATION OF TEMPLE YOUTH (NFTY) Reform youth organization; cultural, social, religious and social action programming; CONGREGATION EMANUEL — Heather Feinberg, 303-3884013; FAX 303-388-6328; Feinberg@congregationemanuel.org TEMPLE SINAI (TSYG) — Josh Gold, 303-759-1827; FAX 303-759-2519; josh@sinaidenver.org; www.tsyg.org NATIONAL JEWISH HEALTH Thomas Gart, chairman; Michael Salem, MD, presidentCEO — 1400 Jackson St., Denver, CO 80206; 303-388-4461; www.njhealth.org

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www.pardeslevavot.org; info@pardeslevavot.org

NEW MEXICO JEWISH HISTORICAL SOCIETY Dorothy Corner Amsden, president; president@nmjhs.org — 5520 Wyoming Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109; 505348-4471; admin@nmjhs.org; www.nmjhs.org

PETE’S PIZZA Kosher pizza — 5600 E. Cedar Ave., Denver, CO 80224; 303-355-5777; FAX 303-331-1289

NORMAN’S MEMORIALS, INC. Monuments and markers for Jewish graves; Joe Wolf, memorial consultant — 7805 W. 44th Ave., Wheat Ridge, CO 80033; 303-422-3425; 303-321-2525; FAX 303-422-7263;

PROGRAM IN JEWISH STUDIES AT CU BOULDER Academic courses, public programs and educational resources; Dr. David Shneer, director, david.shneer@colorado.edu; Jamie Polliard, assistant director, jamie.polliard@ colorado.edu — 122 UCB, Boulder, CO 80309; 303-4927143; FAX 303-492-6466; www.colorado. edu/jewishstudies

OHR AVNER Orthodox congregation; Rabbi Yaakov Abayov — 11100 E. Mississippi Ave., Aurora, CO 80012; 720-435-5906; rabbia@nana.co.il OHR SHALOM (GRAND JUNCTION) Reform Congregation; Claudia Famming, president — 441 Kennedy Ave., Grand Junction, CO 81501 or PO Box 1311, Grand Junction, CO 81502; 970-243-2491; info@ohrshalomgj.org; www.ohrshalomgj.org ORT AMERICA Educational resources and technical training CENTENNIAL CHAPTER — Jo Ann Kay, 303-694-3159 DENVER CHAPTER — Flo Dubowitz, 9291 E. Oxford Dr., Denver, CO 80237; 303-694-1166 PARDES LEVAVOT Renewal congregation; Rabbis Victor and Nadya Gross — 7077 Harvest Rd., Boulder, CO 80301; 303-563-2110;

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RAMAH IN THE ROCKIES Tamra Dollin, project director — 5600 S. Quebec St., Greenwood Village, CO 80111; 303-261-8214; info@ ramahrockies.org; www.ramahoutdoors.org REB ZALMAN LEGACY PROJECT Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, spiritual director; Barbara Zelkind, president; Rabbi Tirzah Firestone, director, The Center for Engaged Jewish Studies (EJS) — PO Box 48, Boulder, CO 80306; 303-448-4919; contact@yesodfoundation.org; www.yesodfoundation.org; www.rzlp.org RIO RANCHO JEWISH CENTER (NM) Conservative congregation — 2009 Grande Blvd. SE, Rio Rancho, NM 87124; 505-892-8511; www.riorjc.org ROBERT E. LOUP JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER Recreational, educational and cultural facility; integrated programming for special needs; Gary Yourtz, president; Stuart Raynor, director — 350 S. Dahlia St., Denver, CO 80246; 303399-2660; FAX 303-320-0042; www.jccdenver.org SENIOR SERVICES — Suzi Malman, 303-316-6358

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ROCKY — ROSE SPORTS & FITNESS CENTER AND JCC TENNIS CENTER — Jason McKendrick, 303-316-6300. CHILD CARE AND YOUTH PROGRAMMING — Lisa Castro, 303-316-6315. FAMILY PROGRAMS — Shalom Baby, Shalom Family; Melanie Guenwald, 303-316-6317 TENNIS CENTER — Sam Hitman, 303-316-6380 SEE ALSO BOULDER JCC, CAMP JCC AT DENVER CAMPUS, JCC CAMP SHAI, JCC EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER, J–CC RANCH CAMP, MIZEL CENTER FOR ARTS AND CULTURE ROCKY MOUNTAIN CANTORS ASSOCIATION Promotes awareness of Jewish music in Colorado; Cantor Birdie Becker, president — 6188 S. Locust Ct., Centennial, CO 80111; 303-773-0418; cantorbirdie@gmail.com ROCKY MOUNTAIN JEWGRASS High octane Jewish bluegrass music; Saul Rosenthal, Gail DeVore, Ben Cohen, Eric Roberts — 303-748-4815; www.rockymountainjewgrass.com; info@rockymountainjewgrass.com ROCKY MOUNTAIN JEWISH HISTORICAL SOCIETY Educational organization; Dr. Jeanne Abrams, director; Arnold Hayutin, president — Center for Judaic Studies, DU, 2000 E. Asbury, Ste. 157, Denver, CO 80208; 303-871-3016 SEE ALSO IRA M. BECK ARCHIVES ROCKY MOUNTAIN RABBINICAL COUNCIL (RMRC) Community wide rabbinic membership organization; Rabbi Richard Rheins, president; Betsy Epel, administrator — 450 S. Kearney St., Denver, CO 80224; 720-941-2655; itjrmrc@aol.com; www.itjrmrc.com RODEF SHALOM Conservative congregation; Rabbi Bernard R. Gerson; Dr. Saul Rosenthal, cantor; Ron Rubin, president; Sandy Greene, executive director — 450 S. Kearney St., Denver, CO 80224; 303-399-0035; FAX 303-399-7623; mainoffice@rodefshalom.org; www.rodef-shalom.org GIFT SHOP — Barbara Robbins, Barbara Raizen, 303-3990035. PRESCHOOL — Anita Hill, director; 303-256-1061, preschool@rodef-shalom. org ROHR JEWISH LEARNING INSTITUTE Programming for Colorado Chabad centers — Rabbi Efraim Mintz, executive director; 718-221-6900; www.myjli.com RONALD GARDENSWARTZ JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER OF GREATER ALBUQUERQUE Recreational, educational and cultural facility ; Jay Jacobs, CEO; Phyllis O. Wolf, program director — 5520 Wyoming Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109; 505-332-0565; FAX 505275-1307; www.jccabq.org HEALTH & FITNESS AND FAMILY ENRICHMENT CENTER — Cathy Driscoll, 505-348-4485

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ROOTS & BRANCHES FOUNDATION Grantmaking by Jewish young adults, ages 25-40; Sarah Indyk — 600 S. Cherry St., Ste. 1200, Denver, CO 80246; 303-398-7416; FAX 303-398-7430; sindyk@rcfdenver.org; www.rcfdenver.org/initiatives_roots.htm ROSE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION Philanthropic foundation for greater Denver; Stephanie Foote, chair; Sheila Bugdanowitz, president and CEO; Anne Garcia, CFO and COO; Marjorie Gart, director of philanthropic services — 600 S. Cherry St., Suite 1200, Denver, CO 80246; 303-398-7400; FAX 303-398-7430; www.rcfdenver.org AGING — Therese Ellery, 303-398-7413 CHILD AND FAMILY DEVELOPMENT — Elsa Holguin, 303-398-7414 EDUCATION — Phil Gonring, 303-398-7415 HEALTH — Whitney Connor, 303-398-7410 JEWISH LIFE — Lisa Farber Miller, 303-398-7420 SEE ALSO ROSE WOMEN’S ORGANIZATION, ROSE YOUTH FOUNDATION, ROOTS & BRANCHES FOUNDATION ROSE HILL CEMETERY Heshi Monaghan, executive director; Steve Hutt, president — 6841 E. 62nd Ave., Commerce City, CO 80022; 303-2881414; FAX, 303-286-1158 ROSE MEDICAL CENTER Hospital and HealthONE network; Kenneth H. Feiler, president and CEO — 4567 E. 9th Ave., Denver, CO 80220-3941; 303-320-2121;www.Rosemed.com ROSE WOMEN’S ORGANIZATION Grantmaking in health, education and welfare of women, children and families; Beverly Buck, president — 600 S. Cherry St., Ste. 1200, Denver, CO 80246; 303-398-7459; FAX 303-398-7430; rwo@rcfdenver.org;www.rcfdenver. org/rwo ROSE YOUTH FOUNDATION Grantmaking by Jewish teens, grades 9-12; Sarah Indyk — 600 S. Cherry St., Ste. 1200, Denver, CO 80246; 303-398September 23, 2011 ~ INTERMOUNTAIN JEWISH NEWS ~ L’Chaim-To Life • 83


Vaad Hakashrus of Denver/Scroll K

Vaad Hakashrus of Denver — “SCROLL K” — is a communal kashrus organization recognized on a national level. Vaad Hakashrus of Denver — “SCROLL K” — koshers your kitchen, gives product information, answers questions, certifies food establishments, and works with hotels and caterers.

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ROSH — SINAI 7416; FAX 303-398-7430; sindyk@rcfdenver.org; rcfdenver. org/RYF ROSH HODESH: IT’S A GIRL THING! Jewish women’s new month celebrations; for girls grades 612; Joan Wallis; 303-526-1887; jwallis@movingtraditions.org SCROLL K — VAAD HAKASHRUS OF DENVER Regional and national kashrus supervisory agency; Rabbi Moshe Heisler, kashrus administrator; Rabbis Hillel Erlanger and Michael Fleischmann, kashrus coordinators; Rabbi Yisroel Rosskamm, rabbinical administrator — 1350 Vrain St., Denver, CO 80204; 303-595-9349; FAX 303-629-5159; mheisler@ scrollk.org; www.scrollk.org

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SEEKING COMMON GROUND Breaking barriers of racism, discrimination, prejudice; Erin Breeze, executive director — PO Box 101958, Denver, CO 80250; 303-691-2393; FAX 303-691-2394; info@s-c-g.org; www.s-c-g.org DENVER INTERNATIONAL PEACE — Israeli, Palestinian and American women, 16-19, in Colorado mountains BUILDING BRIDGES FOR PEACE — For Denver teens 1619; affiliated with DPS

SHALOM DENVER Employment, on-the-job training, vocational skills, job placement, access for people with special needs; mailing services, package and assembly; Arnie Kover, director — 2498 W. 2nd Ave., Denver, CO 80223; 303-623-0251; FAX 303-6209584; akover@jewishfamilyservice.org; www.jewishfamilyservice.org; www.shalomdenver.com

SHALOM AL YISRAEL Chasidic teaching, Carlebach davening; Rabbi Howard Hoffman — 694 S. Flamingo Ct.; mailing, PO Box 461216, Denver, CO 80246; 303-506-7119; www. rabbihenochdov.com

SHALOM FUNERAL SERVICE Gary Tessler, vice president; Debra Rupp, pre-need counselor — 1091 S. Colorado Blvd., Denver, CO 80246; 303-5046266; FAX 303-759-1065; www.shalomfuneral.com

SHALOM CARES Community wide services for seniors; Marshall Abrahams, chairman; Dan Stenersen, president and CEO; Lori Carter, executive director; Marilyn Bogan, director, donor services; Rabbi Steven J. Rubenstein, chaplain — 14800 E. Belleview Dr., Aurora, CO 80015; 303-627-7733; FAX 303-699-4300; www.ShalomCares.org SHALOM PARK — Nursing home, patio homes, apartment homes and retreat; Karen Gates, director and admissions; 303680-5000 SHALOM HOSPICE AND PALLIATIVE CARE — Comfort and care for physical, emotional and spiritual needs — Jolain Graf, assistant executive director and chaplain; Elizabeth Hogue, admissions and volunteer services; 303-766-7600 SHALOM HOME HEALTH AND THERAPIES — in home medical assistance, rehabilitation, physical, occupational and speech therapy; Marsha Scolaro, admissions coordinator;

SHERMAN JUDAICA DESIGN Torah covers, chuppahs, metal work, ritual objects; Ira and Nancy Sherman — 303-722-2001; FAX 303-722-8365; nsedar@ gmail.com; www.shermansculpture.com/liturgical

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SHIR AMI: SONGS OF OUR PEOPLE Singers and instrumentalists perform Jewish folk, traditional broadway favorites and contemporary music, Liana Lansing, music director — 9155 E. Center Ave., Apt. #4D, Denver, CO 80247; 720-272-7044; LianaLansingStudios@comcast.net SHWAYDER CAMP Sleep-away summer camp at the base of Mt. Evans owned by Temple Emanuel, ages 8-15 — Zim Zimmerman, director; 303-388-4013, summer; 303-567-2722, winter; info@shwayder. com; www.shwayder.com SINAI CEMETERY AT MOUNT NEBO Ted Ruskin; 303-246-8221 or 303-798-6566

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SISTERHOOD — TEMPLE SISTERHOOD OF TEMPLE EMANUEL JUDAICA SHOP Hedda Hoffer — 51 Grape St., Denver, CO 80220; 303388-4013, ext. 340 SOLOMON SCHECHTER DAY SCHOOL (ALBUQUERQUE) Conservative day school (grades K-5); Kathryn Weil, head of school; Margie Pintzow, chair — 5520 A Wyoming Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109; 505-232-2325; FAX 505-2323422; kweil@ ssdsabq.org; www. ssdsabq.org SONS OF ISRAEL AT EVERGREEN CEMETERY Temple Shalom, 719-634-5311 SEE ALSO TEMPLE SHALOM STAND BY ISRAEL Boulder-based Israel educational group; Michael Wolin, president — 303-772-8897; mail@standbyisrael.com; www. standbyisrael.com STAND WITH US Israel advocacy, Colorado chapter; Yona Eshkenazi — 303885-8767; yona@standwithus.com STEPPING STONES Embracing interfaith families; Phyllis Adler, director — 300 S. Dahlia St., Suite 101A, Denver, CO 80246; 303-388-1198; www.steppingstonesfamily.com STEPPING STONES SCHOOL PEBBLES — for interfaith families with children under four BOULDER — Phyllis Adler; 303-388-1198; adler@stepping stonesfamily.com STERLING MONUMENT COMPANY Grant Hogarth — 18851 S. Highway 6, Sterling, CO 80751; 970-522-0537; FAX 970-522-0536; www.sterlingmonument.com STORYTELLER Storyteller, educator, engaging storytelling performences, keynotes, presentatitons; Cherie Karo Schwartz — 996 S. Florence St., Denver, CO 80247-1952; 303-367-8099; schwartstory@earthlink.net STORAHTELLING Storytelling, preformences and theater. Caryn Aviv — 303726-6223;www.storahtelling.org; caryn@storahtelling.org SYNAGOGUE COUNCIL OF GREATER DENVER Community information and relations; Beth Travis, president; Shoshana Prezant Kregarman, executive director — PO Box 102732, Denver, CO 80250-2732; 303-759-8485; 303264-7527 SYNAGOGUE OF THE HILLS (RAPID CITY, ND) Reform congregation; Barb Ames, administrator — 417 N.

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40th Street, Rapid City, SD 57702; (605) 348-0805; bhshul1@ gmail.com; www.synagogueofthehills.org SYNAGOGUE OF THE SUMMIT (FRISCO) Unaffiliated congregation; Hebrew and children’s Sunday school programs; Sandy Ladin, Jerry Perlstein, co presidents — PO Box 4625, Frisco, CO 80443; 970-668-0670; www.synagogueofthesummit.org; president@synagogueofthesummit.org TAOS JEWISH CENTER (NM) Jay Levine, president; Beth Goldman, executive director — 1335 Gusdorf Rd. Suite R, Taos, NM 87571; 575-758-8615; tjc@newmex.com; www.taosjewishcenter.org TASTE OF KLEZMER Klezmer, Jewish, Israeli, Russian music; Ely Karasik — 1220 Glencoe St., Denver, CO 80220; (303)-321-0092 TEMPLE AARON (TRINIDAD) Reform congregation; Kathryn Rubin — 407 S. Maple St., Trinidad, CO 81082; 575-445-9026 TEMPLE BEIT TORAH (COLORADO SPRINGS) Reform congregation; Nancy Thaler, administrator — 522 E. Madison St., Colorado Springs, CO 80907; 719-573-0841; templebt@yahoo.com; www.beit-torah.org TEMPLE BETH EL (CARLSBAD, NM) Unaffiliated congregation — Howard Katz, president; Irene Roberts, secretary and treasurer — 1002 N. Pate Street, Carlsbad, NM 88220; 575-885-3699; 575-887-1229 TEMPLE BETH-EL (CASPER, WYOMING) Classic Reform; Sam Wiseman, general secretary — 4105 S. Poplar; mailing address, PO Box 50933, Casper, WY 82605-0933; (307) 237-2330; www.jewishcasper.org TEMPLE BETH-EL (LAS CRUCES, NM) Reform congregation; Rabbi Lawrence Karol; Mark Steinborn, president — 3980 Sonoma Springs Ave., Las Cruces, NM 88011; 575-524-3380; FAX 575-521-8111; admin@ September 23, 2011 ~ INTERMOUNTAIN JEWISH NEWS ~ L’Chaim-To Life • 87


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TEMPLE — THE tbelc.org; www.tbelc. org TEMPLE BETH SHALOM (SANTA FE, NM) Reform congregation; Rabbi Marvin Schwab; Rabbi Ben Morrow, emeritus; Cindy Lyon, president — 205 E. Barcelona Rd., Santa Fe, NM 87505; 505-983-7746; FAX 505-521-8111; info@sftbs.org; www.sftbs.org TEMPLE EMANUEL (DENVER) Reform congregation; Rabbi Joseph R. Black, senior rabbi; Rabbi Mitchell R. Delcau, associate rabbi; Rabbi Steven E. Foster, emeritus; Cantor Regina Y. Heit; Connell Saltzman, president; Ron Leff, religious education; Janet Bronitsky, executive director; Zim Zimmerman, camp director; Susie Sigman, program director — 51 Grape St., Denver, CO 80220; 303388-4013; FAX 303-388-6328; www.emanueldenver.org NETWORK — Adult programming; Jodi Glater, ext. 307 LIBRARY — Kathy Steinberg, librarian; ext. 346 SEE ALSO EMANUEL CEMETERY, KVOD CATERERS, SHWAYDER CAMP, SISTERHOOD OF TEMPLE EMANUEL JUDAICA SHOP, TEMPLE EMANUEL EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER TEMPLE EMANUEL (PUEBLO) Reform congregation; Michael Atlas-Acuna, president; Rabbi Birdie Becker — 1325 N. Grand Ave., Pueblo, CO 81003; 719-544-6448; mikeaa@coloradobluesky.org TEMPLE EMANUELEARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER Cindy Wolfe, director — 51 Grape St., Denver, CO 80220; 303-321-7258;FAX303-388-6328; wolfe@emanueldenver.org TEMPLE HAR SHALOM (PARK CITY, UTAH) Reform congregation; Rabbi Joshua M. Aronson; Dr. Douglas Goldschmidt, president; Tom Barman, Director of Operations — 3700 N. Brookside Court, Park City, UT 84060; mailing address: PO Box 681236, Park City, UT 84068; (435) 649-2276; FAX (435) 649-1519; www.templeharshalom.com TEMPLE ISRAEL FOUNDATION (LEADVILLE) Restored 1884 synagogue/museum and frontier cemetery; William Korn — 208 W. 8th St., Leadville, CO 80461; 719486-3625; www.jewishleadville.org TEMPLE MICAH Reform congregation; Rabbi Adam Morris; Judith Cassel-

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Mamet, president; Kelli Theis, religious school; Elaine Lee, membership and communications — 2600 Leyden St., Denver, CO 80207; 303-388-4239; FAX 303-377-4816; elaine.lee@micahdenver.org; www.micahdenver. org TEMPLE OR HADASH (FT. COLLINS) Affiliated with URJ; Simone Dickstein, Peter Springberg, co presidents — PO Box 272953, Ft. Collins, CO 80527; 970407-7896; services at Ft. Collins Senior Center, 1200 E. Raintree Dr., Ft. Collins; INFO@ templeorhadash.org; www. templeorhadash.org TEMPLE SHALOM (COLORADO SPRINGS) Conservative-Reform congregation; pre-school, religious school, gift shop, Sisterhood, Men’s Club, chevra kadisha, mikveh; Rabbi Mel Glazer; Dan Mirer, president; Michele Campbell, executive director; Elayna Rathmann, education and programs — 1523 E. Monument St., Colorado Springs, CO 80909; 719-634-5311; admin@templeshalom.com; www. templeshalom.com SEE ALSO SONS OF ISRAEL AT EVERGREEN CEMETERY TEMPLE SINAI Reform congregation, southeast Denver; Rabbi Richard S. Rheins, senior rabbi; Rabbi Jay TelRav, assistant rabbi; Rabbi Raymond A. Zwerin, emeritus; Brian Zive, cantorial soloist, music director; Neil Culbertson, president; Ruth W. Cohen, executive director; Josh Gold, youth director — 3509 S. Glencoe, Denver, CO 80237; 303-759-1827; FAX 303-759-2519; ruth@sinaidenver.org; www.sinaidenver.org PRESCHOOL — 303-759-0755. THE BAGEL STORE Kosher bakery; breads, bagels and pastries; John Hill, Beth Ginsberg — 942 S. Monaco Pkwy, Denver, CO 80224; 303-

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THE — UNITED 388-2648; bagelstore@comcast.net THE CELL COUNTERTERRORISM EDUCATION LEARNING LAB Understanding the threat of terrorism; Melanie Pearlman, executive director — 99 W. 12th Ave., Denver, CO 80204; 303-844-4000 ext. 2; FAX 303-844-4001; www.thecell.org THE JEWISH EXPERIENCE Social and educational programs, lunch-and-learns, home study groups, retreats, holiday events, regardless of affiliation; Rabbi Ahron Y. Wasserman, director; Rabbi Raphael Leban, outreach director — 350 S. Dahlia St., Denver, CO 80246; 303-316-6412; FAX 303-316-6413; info@theje.com; www. thejewishexperience.com THE SUNDAY EXPERIENCE — alternative Sunday school, ages 5 and up; Esther Feldheim, director; efeldheim@theje.com; 303-319-5851 THE KOSHER EXPRESS Kosher food online; no antibiotics, no artificial ingredients, no preservatives; Robert Bernton, president — 1-877-220-5550; info@thekosherexpress.com; www.thekosherexpress.com THE YIZKOR PROJECT Tami R. Ellison, executive director — 198 S. Holly St., Denver, CO 80246; 720-560-0271; www.theYIZKOR project.org TOMCHEI SHABBAT OF DENVER Kosher food for Shabbos and Jewish holidays for needy Jewish families; Elana Shapiro, 303-355-7173; 139 S. Elm St., Denver, CO 80246 TORAH COMMUNITY PROJECT Outreach organization; Max Goldberg Writing Prize, mikveh team, Torah scroll; Rabbi Hillel Goldberg — 1177 Grant St., Suite 200, Denver, CO 80203, 303-861-2234; FAX 303-8326942 TRI COMMUNITY KASHRUS PROGRAM Kosher certification; Rabbi Mordecai Twerski, rav hamachshir; Dovey Heller, kashrus administrator — 220 S. Kearney, Denver, CO 80224; 303-377-1192; FAX 303-377-1192 UNITED HEBREW CENTER (PUEBLO) Conservative congregation; Gerald Rosenblatt, president, grosenphd@aol.com — 106 W. 15th St., Pueblo, CO 81003; 719-544-9897 UNITED JEWISH APPEAL ASPEN VALLEY Rob Leavitt, president — PO Box 8590, Aspen, CO 81612; 970-923-3530; www.aspenvalleyuja.org UNITED JEWISH FEDERATION OF UTAH Fundraising and planning for Utah; Alex Shapiro, executive 90 • L’Chaim-To Life ~ INTERMOUNTAIN JEWISH NEWS ~ September 23, 2011


UNITED — ZETA director; Martin Gelman, president; Ben Nitka — 2 N. Medical Drive, Salt Lake City, UT 84113; 801-581-0102; FAX 801-5811334; ashapiro@shalomutah.org; www.shalomutah.org UNITED SYNAGOGUE YOUTH (USY) National Conservative movement youth group; Atid grades 4-5, Kadima grades 6-8, USY grades 9-12; HEA chapter, Mile High USY — Kolby Morris, youth director; 303-758-9400 ext. 206; kmorris@HEAdenver.org UTAH JEWISH GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY (UJGS) Banai Feldstein, president — 5173 Pieper Blvd., Salt Lake City, UT 84118; 801-432-0436; president@ugs.org; www. ujgs.org WESTERN CENTER FOR RUSSIAN JEWRY Educational, cultural, social and outreach to Russian Jewish immigrants; Congregation Tehilat Hashem; Rabbi Aharon Sirota, director; Barry Karp, president — 295 S. Locust, Denver, CO 80224; 303-437-4728; FAX 303-399-8917; asirota@netzero.com WISDOM HOUSE DENVER Center for multifaith dialogue and spiritual Inquiry; Rabbi Stephen Booth-Nadav; 303-881-2800; boothnadav@gmail. com

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FAX 480-998-1870; kgoodman@ youngjudaea.org CAMP YOUNG JUDAEA SEE ALSO HADASSAH ZERA ABRAHAM Orthodox congregation, west Denver; Chaim Abrams, president — 1560 Winona Ct., Denver, CO 80204; 303-825-7517 ZETA BETA TAU Fraternity at CU; Nicholas Zager, president — 911 17th St., Boulder, CO, 80302; www.cuzbt.org; nicholas.zager@colorado.edu

WOOD RIVER JEWISH COMMUNITY (KETCHUM, ID) Claudie Coldstein, executive director — PO Box 837, Ketchum, ID 83340; 208-726-1183; FAX 208-727-9646 YAD Connects young Jewish adults; networking, leadership development, volunteerism, philanthropy, travel; program of AJF; Ezra Shanken, director; Jessica Pivar, YAD Council Chair — 300 S. Dahlia, Denver, CO 80246; 303-321-3399 YAFFA’S SAVORY Israeli, Mediterranean food; Yafa Hanouna, chef — 720971-4088; yaffasavory@yahoo.com; www.yaffassavory.com YESHIVA TORAS CHAIM Accredited high school and college-seminary (beis medrash); book and gift center; Rabbis Isaac Wasserman and Israel Kagan, deans; Rabbi Michael Feldheim, principal; Dr. Daniel Peckman, English studies principal; Shlomo Yaacov Fisherowitz, director of development — 1555 Stuart St., Denver, CO 80204; PO Box 40067; 303-629-8200; FAX 303623-5949; ytcinfo@ytc.edu LADIES AUXILIARY — Adina Beren, Miriam Fortune, Jeanne Kravitz, presidium SEE ALSO THE JEWISH EXPERIENCE YOUNG JUDAEA Hadassah’s youth organization, grades 3-12 DESERT-MOUNTAIN REGION — Karen Goodman; 8370 E. Via de Ventura Ste. k-150, Scottsdale, AZ, 85258; 480-607-9411;

At this time of year when we remember our loved ones, we ask that you keep the Yeshiva in mind. As our present relies on the generosity of those who came before, our future depends on you! Create a lasting tribute. Please contact Rabbi Isaac Wasserman or Shlomo Fisherowitz at 303-893-6858.

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Greenwood Village, Colorado Leah Meyer, January 8, 2011 Rabbi Yaakov & Chaya Meyer Leia Rockhold, January 22, 2011 Beth English & Kevin Rockhold Ashley Licht, June 25, 2011 Brad & Dana Licht Alex Tsalyuk, July 9, 2011 Igor & Margarita Tsalyuk Brooke Sidon, September 3, 2011 Michael & Traci Sidon Ira Weiss, September 3, 2011 Audrey Weiss & Bob & Allison Weiss Julia Greenwald, October 29, 2011 Jay & Wendy Greenwald Devorah Goldberg, November 26, 2011 Ari & Rivky Goldberg

ASPEN JEWISH CONGREGATION Aspen, Colorado

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children reach this milestone, kvelling for them. As your child has grown, you have started watching more carefully. Now it will soon be your turn to enter the life cycle event, perhaps the first major step on your child’s Jewish journey since birth: the Bar or Bat Mitzvah! You start watching at every celebration you attend: What do the invitations look like? Where is the party held? Who is the caterer? What is the entertainment? But aren’t there some more meaningful things to consider, like: • How is your child feeling about growing up and accepting this new

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Kameron Warnecke, January 28, 2012 Kathy & Keith Warnecke Jenna Grossman, March 10 2012 Robert & Beth Grossman India Chudnow, April 21, 2012 Alan & Edie Chudnow Daria Davidoff, May 5, 2012 Donald & Yvonne Davidoff Ian Tennant, May 19, 2012 Scott & Danielle Tennant Nathan Weiss, June 9, 2012 David & Jennifer Weiss Samantha Kornreich, July 7, 2012 Maria Kornreich Alyssa Lufman, July 14, 2012 Ty & Jennifer Lufman Jett Moore, August 4, 2012 Sandra Epstein Moore Alexa Parker, August 11, 2012 Stuart & Mary Parker Emily Herrmann, August 18, 2012 Amy Hermann Ginessa Haspel, September 1, 2012 Howard Haspel & Liz Seelenfreund

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Albuquerque, New Mexico Savannah Sears, February 21, 2011 Jennifer & Robert Sears Celia Flicker, July 9, 2011 Dawn & Stuart Flicker

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Aaron Zazulia, July 16, 2011 Glenn & Corina Zazulia Grace Lampert, August 20, 2011 Kevin & Jacqueline Lampert Kyra Fischer, August 27, 2011 Aryeh & Dorit Fischer Yaakov Fogel, September 10, 2011 Tony & Lisa Fogel Carmielle Bean, September 10, 2011 Graeme & Irit Bean

Avi Nataf, September 17, 2011 Andre Nataf Benjamin Bowden, November 5, 2011 Debbie & Michael Bowden Allison Moon, November 5, 2011 Naomi & David Moon Jade Groobman, December 10, 2011 David Groobman Natalie Wilson, December 10, 2011 Colin & Deborah Wilson

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BONAI SHALOM Boulder, Colorado

Samuel Woodward, January 1, 2011 Cairole Bernstein Woodward & Ron Woodward Max Schneeweiss-Cole, April 16, 2011 Alison Cole & Francis Schneeweiss Jacob Sadow, June 4, 2011 Shauna & Phil Sadow Daniel Goldstein, June 18, 2011 Bonnie Katzive & Rick Goldstein Jonah Rubin, June 25, 2011 Jenine & Ken Rubin Adam Bloom, August 27, 2011 Ilyse & Andy Bloom* Simon Goldstein, September 10, 2011 Arti & Josh Goldstein

CHABAD OF SOUTH METRO-DENVER Lone Tree, Colorado

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DAT MINYAN Denver, Colorado

Amanda Kasztl, January 8, 2011 Benjy & Chava Kasztl Benjamin Detwiler, May 7, 2011 Shimon & Mandy Detwiler Tova Narrowe, June 4, 2011 Rabbi Joshua & Adrienne Narrowe Yosef Chaim Gross, June 25, 2011 Rivka Gross & Yehuda Gross

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Jessica Dessau, January 29, 2011 Dan & Kathy Dessau Hannah Goldstein, January 29, 2011 Mike & Lori Goldstein Hannah Rose Sesser, February 12, 2011 Andrew Sesser & Cheryl Dial Simone Nadel, February 26, 2011 Wendi Temkin Will Kaufman, April 9, 2011 Robert & Peggy Kaufman Zachary Krause, April 9, 2011 Rick & Kristy Krause Calli Hilvitz, May 14, 2011 Todd & Vicki Hilvitz Jake Newbury, May 21, 2011 Nathan & Amy Newbury Zachary Feigelson, June 11, 2011 Bruce & Heather Feigelson Cameron Pazol, June 11, 2011 Cathy & Cary Pazol Elias Marsh, June 18, 2011 Natalie Portman-Marsh & Lawrence Marsh Noah Warshaw, June 18, 2011 Jonathan & Natalie Warshaw Zoe Grolnick, June 25, 2011 Andy & Amy Grolnick Sean Guderian, August 4, 2011 Bennett & Andrea Guderian Hannah Dorris, August 6, 2011 Diana Roth & Gary Dorris Mia Dorris, August 6, 2011 Diana Roth & Gary Dorris Evan Flint, August 11, 2011 Chris Flint & Naomi Flint-Winicki Jacob Pulitzer, August 13, 2011 Joy & Gary Pulitzer Max Pulitzer, August 13, 2011 Joy & Gary Pulitzer Maya Frost-Belansky, August 20, 2011 Elaine Belansky & Greg Frost Lucy Kodish, August 20, 2011 Susan & Jeff Kodish Sasha Gordon, September 17, 2011 Jon & Vicki Gordon

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HAR SHALOM Missoula, Montana

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HEA

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Tessa Landy, December 10, 2011 David & Debbie Landy Rachel Lehrman, June 4, 2011 Ira & Ellen Lehrman Jessica Loob, June 25, 2011 Steve Loob & Julie Pfankuch Alexandra Markowitz, October 22, 2011 Scott & Elizabeth Markowitz Abigail Mendel, March 26, 2011 Nathan & Teresa Mendel Samuel Moses, July 23, 2011 Lisa Moses Alexander Pepper, March 12, 2011 Mike & Kathy Pepper Katherine Podolak, February 12, 2011 Michael & Stephanie Podolak Maxwell Post, August 20, 2011 Gordan & Bonnie Post Joshua Pusar, August 13, 2011 Aaron & Vanessa Pusar Ava Reinhard, August 27, 2011 Debra Reinhard Adam Resnick, January 15, 2011 Jonathan & Susie Resnick Jacob Roblyer, November 19, 2011 Kyle & Jill Roblyer Aliza Saper, September 24, 2011 Buddy Saper & Beth Palent-Saper

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2011 BAR & BAT MITZVAHS STORIES from Page 93 role? • Who is the tutor who can best guide your child? • What is the mitzvah project to show connection to helping with tikkun olam? • What about a meaningful d’var Torah, an inspiring Friday night dinner, a relevant post-ceremony celebration, all with the goal of helping your child to revel in the possibilities and celebrate the first times as a young adult? • What about helping all who share in this simcha to be more involved, more aware of the import and meaning of this centerpoint of your child’s and the family’s and community’s new life? The key may be in learning to “story” the journey. Sharing our precious legacy of personal, Jewish and life stories will add immeasurably to the Bar or Bat Mitzvah experience. Here are some tips on how to use stories and storytelling throughout the Bar-Bat Mitzvah journey to help elevate the experience for all involved. BEFORE THE BAR/BAT MITZVAH: PLANNING AHEAD • Gather your family’s stories. Start by having your child interview elders. This can lead to the creation of a booklet of family stories, annotated photo album or the sharing of family treasures. I once had students each bring in an object of great personal connection, find out about it from family, make the Jewish connection, and tell its story in first person, as though they were the object. One student “became” the kiddush cup that had been in his family for four generations, and which was presented to the first Bar or Bat Mitzvah in each generation. He would be receiving it. One student “became” the handmade chanukiyah that their family had made together when she was little. She spoke of its light, and how she would see the light of Torah in her owner’s eyes. • Encourage journaling. The Bar or Bat Mitzvah can write an autobiography, add photos and comments from family and friends. Your child could also collect a notebook of wisdom, quotes, advice from family and friends. • Create a family tree or extended family and friends tree. If already created, interview family members about interconnections. If not yet available, use ancestry.com and other internet links with family clues to assemble. • Create a metaphorical tree of connection. Who are your roots? Who makes your trunk strong? How have you branched out? What are leaves? FOR THE WEEKEND OF THE BAR/BAT MITZVAH • Friday night: Light extra candles for those no longer here, and share their stories. Share a midrash based upon either a d’var Torah or a personal connection. Create a midrashic story with whole group for the celebrant.

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2011 BAR & BAT MITZVAHS STORIES from Page 101 Prepare foods with a story. For a California Bat Mitzvah ceremony I was brought in to help create, I presented the set-up of a midrashic turning of the Bat Mitzvah girl’s parsha, Noach. I talked about how the young woman had been on safe seas with family and friends in her life. And now, she was setting sail into unknown waters of young adulthood. Who would be there for her? What support could they lend? I invited the assembled family and friends to say which animal they were, and what quality they could impart to help her on her journey on the seas of life. Her father said, “Monkey! She is so serious about school and life; I am here to remind her the some silly fun is an important activity for levity.” A grandmother said, “Giraffe. I am here to let her know it is important sometimes to stretch you neck out to offer help, to see from above what needs to be done, and to be there to offer help.” Another chimed in, “Cat. Sometimes the best thing to do is hiss, but at other times, just curl up or stretch out and purr.” AT THE BAR-BAT MITZVAH CEREMONY The celebrant, a Jewish storyteller, or parents can tell stories with commentary, which reflect themes of the parsha or the celebrant’s journey. Have a Jewish storyteller share a story or two that brings the life of the celebrant or themes of parsha to life. Parents or friends can share a story of the celebrant’s life, experience, journey, and the Bar or Bat Mitzvah can tell the story of the parsha in English, as a story rather than objective synopsis. AT THE POST BAR-BAT MITZVAH CELEBRATION Have family, friends or a storyteller share stories of the celebrant. I have had an interwoven havdalah story service, in which, after the blessings welcoming in the new week, I have three rolls of wide ribbon or cloth. I present them as three aspects of the celebrant, and tied them together to show a beginning of bringing together aspects of the celebrant’s life. I make the first braid, just like the braided havdalah candle, weaving Past, Present, and Future. Then I invite people to come forward one at a time, say three things that the celebrant is bringing together, and then make another loop of the braid of cloth. Cherie Karo Schwartz has been a professional storyteller for nearly 40 years. She is co-founder of the Jewish Storytelling Network. She has conducted many workshops and seminars with teachers on Bar-Bat Mitzvah, taught B’nai Mitzvah classes and tutored students for their speeches. She has been hired to guide families as they use stories as means of enhancing the Bar-Bat Mitzvah experience. 102 • L’Chaim-To Life ~ INTERMOUNTAIN JEWISH NEWS ~ September 23, 2011


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Jump the broom By ANDREA JACOBS On Sunday, Aug. 7, Temple Sinai’s parking lot filled to erev Rosh Hashanah capacitiy for the wedding of Sam Howard and Dorothy Fogle. Hundreds of congregants started arriving a half hour before the festivities in order to find a good seat in the sanctuary. Everyone wanted to taste this joyful moment.

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Rabbi Richard Rheins congratulates bride Dorothy Fogle and groom Sam Howard at their August wedding.

Howard, who was hired as Temple Sinai’s security guard after 9/11 and later converted to Judaism, met his future wife last year. Now regular members of Sinai’s Saturday morning minyan, they have won the love and admiration of the congregation. That Sunday, Rabbi Richard Rheins and cantorial soloist Bryan Zive officiated before a literal sea of smiles. Dressed in white and surrounded by family, they stood under the chupah and broke the glass. Jewish tradition was observed from beginning to end — until the Howards introduced their own tradition. “Jumping the broom” is an African-American custom that originated during the bitter decades of slavery in America. Because slaves were denied the legal or religious rite of marriage, jumping the broom (in this case, a beautifully crafted ornament) recognized the couple’s commitment. Now it signifies leaving single life and transitioning into a new partnership with another person. Once the Howards took a delicate hop over the broom, the ceremony was really complete. Mazel tov, Mr. and Mrs. Howard!


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Uriah Levy was a very colorful and controversial character. Not only an ardent Jefferson admirer, he was also the first broad interests and probably unlimited resources. Jewish American to make a career as a US naval officer. Larger Alas, even presidential resources can run out. Unlike than life, he was a hero in the war of 1812, defended Jewish today’s politicians, the first men who helmed our fledgling rights, campaigned against flogging in the Navy, killed a man nation often left office penniless and in debt. Jefferson was no in a duel, was court martialed six times and, at age 61, took exception. By the time he expired, he was in the hole some a teenage wife who proudly nailed a mezuzzah on the door$100,000 (two-million of today’s dollars), and it took decades post of his captain’s quarters. for his heirs to eliminate the debt. Levy was also the descendent of a crypto-Jewish doctor in During his lifetime, Jefferson entertained lavishly, often hostPortugal who was saved by the Grand Inquisitor because the ing dozens of guests for weeks at a time (Monticello includes latter needed him to treat a bladder infection. 12 guestrooms, one of which is called “The Madison Room” When Uriah Levy’s parents got married, it was probably the because President James and First Lady Dolly Madison stayed first Jewish wedding in America and it’s believed that no less a there), spent freely, and there was no presidential pension at personage than George Washington attended. the time. Today, in the His heirs could waiting room of not afford to keep Monticello, Monticello and, to which once held the shock and sad28 chairs to Stop at the Monticello gift shop and buy ness of everyone accommodate Saving Monticello: The Levy Family’s Epic Quest to who adored and the president’s Rescue the House that Jefferson Built. admired the book visitors, tour room (which held guides point out It’s a fast-paced but detailed and fascinating read. more than 6,000 an ingenious http://www.Monticello.org volumes), the bedseven-day clock, room (where his which Jefferson bed was surrounddesigned. It still Monticello is now a stop on the new ed by the latest functions today ‘The Journey Through Hallowed Ground’ — gadgets and techand is driven by a 180-mile trail through American history, national nological inventwo large, cantions), the dining non ball-like parks, wineries, museums, battlefields and nine room (with its weights, which presidential homes. http://www.HallowedGround.org dumbwaiters, hidhang on both den in the fireplace, sides of the front that brought wine door. The clock up from the cellar), governed the the guestrooms, art collection and dome room, the plantation time schedule in the house and plantation; it was attached to had to be sold. a Chinese gong which could be heard by slaves more than Historical treasure or not, no one wanted it. In 1827, three miles away. Jefferson’s daughter and grandson auctioned off his slaves and It is thanks to Uriah Levy that the clock and other possesother possessions — right down to stored grain and farm sions and designs of Thomas Jefferson are available to tourists equipment. The empty house decayed from lack of upkeep. today. Finally, the estate was purchased by James Taylor Barclay for If Levy hadn’t spent a huge amount of money on the restora$7,000, but he only held onto it for three years. And this is tion and upkeep of Monticello, it would have sunk into sad where our story begins. dilapidation. Levy’s personal relationship with the plantation was not hint about the estate’s next owner is still at without its difficulties. It took years of wrangling to finalize the Monticello, on Mulberry Row, next to slave terms of ownership. Once he took possession, the house and and work cabins, prodigious vegetable gardens grounds were beset by hoards of unknown visitors who tramand mulberry trees. There, a rather nondescript pled the gardens and even chipped off pieces of Jefferson’s tomb is the final resting place of Rachel Levy, burial monument. mother of Monticello’s third owner, Uriah P. Levy. Anti-Semitism also entered the fray when Levy was accused The plantation remained in the Levy (pronounced “levee”) of buying the presidential home for personal gain and derided family for 89 years. In fact, it is postulated that Uriah Levy was for being an alien — an outsider in America. a founder of America’s historic preservation movement When Levy died, childless, his odd and obscure will was because, at that time and well into the 20th century, there was contested by his family heirs for l7 years, as the house no great interest in maintaining historical homes and sites. decayed. Finally, in 1879, his nephew Jefferson Monroe Levy

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The grave of Rachel Phillips Levy is on the grounds of Monticello, the third owner of which was her son Uriah Phillips Levy. Uriah Levy purchased Monticello in 1836, and his mother died in 1839. (the name certainly suggests family patriotism), gained title. He was a handsome and fabulously wealthy New York lawyer, real estate mogul, stock speculator and three-term US congressman. Jefferson Monroe Levy never married, and indicated on several occasions that he dedicated his life and fortune to the upkeep, restoration and refurbishing (in true Jeffersonian style) of Monticello.

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ut his uncle’s difficulties with Monticello unfortunately presaged some of his own. J. M. Levy opened Monticello to vast numbers of tourists, claimed to live by Jeffersonian principles, lavishly entertained luminaries like Theodore Roosevelt, foreign ambassadors and US congressmen, but was still attacked for being a latter-day Shylock and exploiting Thomas Jefferson’s memory. There was a movement to wrest ownership away from him and hand it to the government. Levy defended his right to keep the estate and insisted it would never be turned over to anyone else . . . including the government. By the year 1911, the opposition to Jefferson Levy’s private ownership of Monticello had reached fever pitch. His main opponent was Maud Littleton, a New York socialite. Her attacks on Levy were relentless, hostile and anti-Semitic. The invective came during a time when there was a huge influx of

Jews into America and anti-immigrant sentiment was strong. Even though the Levy family had been in America for five generations, they were still considered to be interlopers, outsiders and certainly not American enough to own the house that President Jefferson built. Jefferson Levy, who had lived the high life for so long, was beset by financial difficulties. After holding out as long as he could, he finally agreed to sell Monticello for $500,000 to the government. Although many considered the asking price to be exorbitant, Levy insisted it was half of what he had spent on the estate. For years, the proposal for the government to purchase Monticello was tossed around from committee to committee. Finally, the asking price was met by a private group — the Thomas Jefferson Foundation. Reportedly, Levy burst out crying when he signed over the deed to his beloved estate. He died insolvent before his 72nd birthday. Tour guides at Monticello today mention the Levy family only in passing because they have insufficient time to relate the dramatic events that took place during almost nine decades of Levy ownership. When you go, pause for a moment at Rachel Levy’s tomb. If you have the inclination, thank Uriah and Jefferson Levy for preserving what is now one of the most beloved tourist destinations in America. Judith Fein is a travel writer, based in Santa Fe, NM. September 23, 2011 ~ INTERMOUNTAIN JEWISH NEWS ~ L’Chaim-To Life • 111


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By ABIGAIL KLEIN LEICHMAN • Photos: Nous Design

he developers of a new luxury hotel in the Galilee, to be the largest all-suite hotel in Israel, put the interior design of the project into the hands of Nir Gilad in London. The choice makes sense. Gilad, one of the world’s hottest go-to guys for high-end leisure centers, is Israeli. Please see GILAD on Page 115

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“It’s going to be fantastic,” he says. “We are creating a true sense of travel to a remote destination. “You’ll get the feeling of being on a faraway holiday in a place that is connected to the beautiful lake settings but still gives a feeling of being detached from time.” Some of the world’s poshest hotels and spas are appointed by Gilad, who founded London-based Nous Design two years ago after 15 years in the industry. One of his splashiest jobs was the $1.4 billion Mardan Palace in Antalya — Turkey’s first five-star destination resort, opened in May, 2009. With 700 rooms and 70 luxury villas, words like “opulent” and “palatial” don’t begin to describe the property. “It was the most money ever spent on a hotel in Turkey and gave us the opportunity to create extraordinary spaces which the guests love, such as an underwater restaurant, luxury suites, a tower of eight restaurants and large ballrooms,” Gilad says.

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“The opening ceremonies featured a million euros’ worth of fireworks and a celebrity lineup including Seal, Sharon Stone and Richard Gere. “We have to understand the high-end market and potential guests’ expectations at this level,” he says. “What is true luxury? For some people it is as simple as sitting on a sofa facing the ocean; for others it is gilded interiors and ever-flowing champagne. We need to cater for all and anticipate their needs before they do.” He is ever mindful of surroundings. “We always attempt to link the concept of the development back to the original roots of the land, to understand and celebrate the history of the location. “We take a few symbols or key features that belong to the place and find a subtle way to incorporate them inside. People appreciate and remember that, and locals feel they are part of the process.” A prime example is the refurbishment of the Marriott Cairo Hotel and Casino, where the Nous Design staff was chalPlease see GILAD on Page 116

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lenged to enhance the reception experience for travelers arriving in a hot, humid climate in a multi-cultural environment. “What do they need? Do they have somebody to speak to? We custom-make that environment in many cases. A lot of the time it’s a matter of very simple things to make guests feel secure and confident they are getting value for their money,” he says.

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orn in 1970, Gilad was raised in Kiryat Bialik near Haifa, one son among four daughters of an interior designer and an engineer. “I grew up looking at drawing boards and got familiar with carpentry, woodwork and stone because I lived around it all my childhood,” he says. After his military service, Gilad traveled around and lived in Australia for awhile before returning to study architecture and product design in Holon. He began designing restaurant interiors and leisure centers in Israel in 1994. “By 2000, I decided I needed more international experience in the leisure industries, including country clubs, conference centers and hotels. London was gaining a reputation as a worldwide design center. I never thought I’d end up staying, but the projects became more and

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more interesting, and I thought that I can develop myself here.” Nous Design works with some of the biggest hoteliers in the world. Gilad accepts plenty of commissions in Israel, such as the refurbishment of Isrotel’s Royal Beach Resort in Eilat and the Orchid Park Plaza in Tel Aviv. Whether it’s the Sheraton Heathrow Airport, projects in Moscow, Rome, or private development in the Maldives, the common thread is an organic interior in which the sights, sounds and even smells are part of a balanced whole. “We don’t just do space planning,” Gilad stresses. “Everything is linked, from the function and use of each space, to the materials, colors and textures, to how sound and light resonate. It all comes down to the small details. A chair does not stand on its own but in the context of a space in a building in a city. We’re very much asking the question, ‘Why this chair?’ That’s very important.” His North London home, shared with his Canadian-born wife and their two-year-old daughter, displays an eclectic mix of items representing various periods of his life. “I like raw materials and use them as much as possible,” says Gilad. That affinity finds expression in his love of diving and “exploring countries that are not on tourist maps, including Madagascar — places where I can get inspired. The best part of traveling is the conversations you have with people, small moments that have the potential to change your life.”

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L’Chaim® — Directory of Advertisers 1st Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 •A Abrahamic Initiative . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .108 AFMDA, American Friends of Magen David Adom . . . . . .50 AIPAC, America Israel Public Affairs Committee . . . . . . . . .48 All Event Images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100 Allied Jewish Apartments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48 Allied Jewish Federation of Colorado . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40 American Jewish Committee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48 Aramark at Red Rocks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .99 Asarch Center — Dematology, Laser & Skin Rejuvenation . .8 Assaf Harofeh Medical Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52 Avant Garde Advisors, LLC — Lane Weintraub . . . . . . . . .88 •B Bais Menachem . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52 Bayada Nurses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58 BBYO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54 Beth Evergreen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54 BMH-BJ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52 Bonfils Blood Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58 Brookdale Senior Living . . . . . . .INSIDE DIRECTORY COVER •C Camp Beber, Mukwonago, Wisconsin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .97 Center for Judaic Studies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56 Cherie Karo Schwartz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .88 Colorado Agency for Jewish Education, CAJE . . . . . . . . . . .60 Comcast, Mountain West Sports Network HD . BACK COVER Continuum Travel Agency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .109 Cottages at Dayton Place . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27 Courtyard by Marriott . . . . . . . . . . . .INSIDE FRONT COVER CU, Program in Jewish Studies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .82 •D Dardano’s — Footwear, Repair, Foot Comfort . . . . . . . . . . .13 Darrell Howe Mortuary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66 Dayton Place . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27 Denver Academy of Torah . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60 Denver Jewish Day School, DAT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58 Dr. David Drucker/My Optics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 •E Egg and I, The . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25 Elcar Fence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72 Enstrom Candies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56 Erickson Monuments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .64 Europtics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54 •F Feldman Mortuary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .64 First National Bank of Santa Fe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33 •G Garden Plaza of Aurora . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21 Genzyme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .76 Grand Hyatt Denver/Pinnacle Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .104 Greater Glendale Chamber of Commerce/Infinity Park . . .102 •H Hadassah, Denver and LEA Chapters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66 Hebrew Educational Alliance, HEA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66 Hillel of Colorado . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 •I Imhoff, Walt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16 Integrity Print Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 INTERMOUNTAIN JEWISH NEWS® 10, 14, 18-19, 64, 95, 115, 119

•J JCC, Robert E. Loup Jewish Community Center . . . . . . . . .72 Jewish Family Service of Colorado . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56 JFS at Home . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72 •K Kosher Express . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72 Kuni Lexus of Littleton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .84 •M Manor Care Health Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .86 Marathon Investment Management, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 Mellman, Gerald & Family . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25 Metropolitan State College of Denver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .68 Mile High Auto Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 Millenium Harvest House . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100 Miller, Louann and Micky . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 Mizel Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .78 Moe’s Broadway Bagels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 Morning Fresh Farms/Egglands Best . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28 Mount Nebo Memorial Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17 •N National Jewish Health . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .80 Norman’s Memorials, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .82 •O Oak Tree Foundation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .78 •P Phoenix Multisport . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .90 Piccolo’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28 Preferred Travel Helpers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17 •R Ramah in the Rockies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .82 Rocky Mountain Rabbinical Council . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .82 Rose Medical Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .74 Ryley Carloc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31 •S Safe Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16 Sam’s No. 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .108 Scroll K — Vaad Hakashrus of Denver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .84 Shalom Cares . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Shalom Funeral Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .84 Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .103 Stadium Auto Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 Staybridge Suites . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .98 Sunburst Shabbat Experience . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .78 Synagogue Council of Greater Denver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .88 •T Temple Sinai . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .88 The Children’s Hospital of Colorado . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62 The Denver Hospice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70 The Fresh Fish Company . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66 The Great Frame Up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 The Inn at Cherry Creek . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .97 The Inverness Hotel and Conference Center . . . . . . . . . . .101 The Island . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .98 The Jewish Experience, TJE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .90 •U University of Denver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 •W Wild Eggs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33 Willis — David Goldman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60 •Y Yeshiva Toras Chaim . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .91

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