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  • Rabbi Marc Soloway

    Marc is a native of London, England where he was an actor and practitioner of complimentary medicine before training as a rabbi in London, Jerusalem and Los Angeles. He was ordained at the Ziegler School of Rabbinical Studies at the American Jewish University in 2004 and has been the the spiritual leader at Bonai Shalom in Boulder ever since. Marc was a close student of Rabbi Zalman Schechter Shalomi and received an additional smicha (rabbinic ordination) from him in 2014, just two months before he died. He has been the host and narrator of two documentary films shown on PBS; A Fire in the Forest: In Search of the Baal Shem Tov and Treasure under the Bridge: Pilgrimage to the Hasidic Masters of Ukraine. Marc is a graduate of the Institute of Jewish Spirituality, a fellow of Rabbis Without Borders, has traveled to Ghana in a rabbinic delegation with American Jewish World Service and co-chair of the Rabbinical Council and national board member of Hazon, which strives to create more sustainable Jewish communities. In 2015, Marc was among a group of 12 faith leaders honored at The White House as “Champions of Change” for work on the climate. Marc is a proud member of Beit Izim, Boulder’s Jewish goat milking co-op.
  • Jewish Family Service

    JFS Boulder helps individuals maintain a high quality of life through programs and services that keep them supported, connected, and engaged. Services include care management, counseling, companionship, emergency assistance, and holiday celebrations. JFS serves everyone regardless of race, faith, gender, national origin, disability, or sexual orientation.
  • Shaul Amir

    Shaul Amir has served two terms as Shaliach to the Denver area from Israel, the most recent combined with directing Allied Jewish Federation's Israel Center from 2002 to 2007. He and his wife Kika now live outside Tel Aviv and enjoy welcoming visitors from Colorado to Israel.
  • Ariel Vered

    Ariel Vered is the Communications Manager for the Jewish National Fund, in New York.
  • Ayla Lieberman

    I am a freshman at the University of Colorado. I'm studying dance and psychology. I like spending time outdoors, hanging out with friends, and exploring the arts.
  • Barbara Zimmerman

    I sing with the Colorado Hebrew Chorale and its affiliated women's choir, Kol Nashim. We draw on participates from throughout the Denver metro area including from Boulder. I am a member of the Board of Directors of the chorale and write publicity article for special events. Professionally, I am a biomedical research scientists and medical writer and communicator.
  • Bruce DeBoskey

    Bruce DeBoskey, J.D., is a Colorado-based philanthropic strategist working across the U.S. with The DeBoskey Group to help families, businesses and foundations design and implement thoughtful philanthropic strategies and actionable plans. He is a frequent keynote speaker at conferences and workshops on philanthropy. More information at or @BDeBo.
  • Becky O'Brien

    Hazon is America's largest Jewish environmental organization. We create healthier and more sustainable communities in the Jewish world and beyond. Hazon in Colorado is led by Becky O'Brien, Boulder Director and Sarah Kornhauser, Denver Director.
  • Lenore Kingston

    I am the Jewish Cultural School Director at Beth Ami CCHJ. Beth Ami is a welcoming community where we connect to Jewish past, celebrate Jewish present, and link to Jewish future through a humanistic philosophy.
  • Beth Parish

    Dr. Beth Parish is the Executive Director of the Boulder Chorale, Boulder’s oldest and largest choral organization.
  • Maya Osterman

    The Boulder Jewish Teen Initiative (BJTI) was created through generous funding from the Jim Joseph Foundation and the Rose Community Foundation to cater to Boulder’s unique Jewish community. We hope to attract and engage teens from both affiliated and non-affiliated backgrounds through robust offerings that span topics, frequency and levels of engagement that take into account teens' schedules, learning styles and have specific skills and relationships as tangible outcomes
  • Boaz Meir

    Colorado is my home since 2010. My family and I got here after serving in the Israeli army during the First Lebanon War, graduating from Hebrew University in Jerusalem and working as the West Coast Regional Director of the Jewish Agency for Israel. I am honored and privileged to be the JNF Mountain States Regional Director.
  • Barry Meriash

    Wedding /Portrait Photographer: Exhibits: "I've Never Seen So Many Flying Tzitzis, Joy in the Chassidic World" Books: "Journeys of Ancestral Discovery, Connecting the Heart and Soul of the Jewish People." "Found Flowers" and "Found Flowers 2"
  • Brad Weismann

    This writer and editor returned to the place where he grew up after years as a wandering comedian. It's beautiful here. In addition to serving as administrative manager at Congregation Bonai Shalom, he has served in a variety of capacities for Boulder International Film Festival since its inception. His extensive writing portfolio includes stories written on topics ranging from grand opera to midget wrestling, for magazines, newpapers and Web sites including Film International, Boulder Magazine, Movie Habit, Backstage, Muso, 5280, EnCompass, Senses of Cinema, Boulder Jewish News and, even, somehow, Philly Sports Faithful. Check out his work at, and
  • Bruce Shaffer

    From Jerusalem and Boulder, photographer/contributing writer Bruce Shaffer muses on regional issues. Bruce photographs for several NGOs in Israel and the West Bank, and his work has been included in Ha’aretz, The Times of Israel, The Jewish Daily Forward and other publications, documentaries and organization websites. He leads combined Israeli and Palestinian Youth Photography Workshops in Israel and the West Bank, and freelances for feature writers, organizations, guides and tour operators in the region.
  • Bruce Ticker

    Bruce S. Ticker, who writes from Philadelphia, also blogs for The San Diego Jewish World and Smirking Chimp and previously for the suspended Philadelphia Jewish Voice. He was previously a reporter and copy editor for daily newspapers in eastern Pennsylvania.
  • Charlie Erdrich

    Charles Erdrich is a member of the Age Well Advisory Committee for the City of Boulder and the Aging Advisory Council of Boulder County. For more info on the program, contact Barbara Darling, OLLI-Boulder Site Manager, at, or Charlie at
  • Rabbi Pesach Scheiner

    Rabbi Pesach Scheiner is the Rabbi of Boulder County Center for Judaism. In addition, he teaches extensively throughout Boulder County and is the author of "Finding the Joy in Everyday Living," a book of short chapters explaining the ways to access happiness through appreciation, gratitude, and a sense of purpose.
  • Cheryl Fellows

    I am living happily ever after in Boulder with David, proud mom of Lauren and Ethan, guardian of Cookie and Finnegan, blessed with family and friends and a great community.
  • Kathryn Bernheimer

    Kathryn has spent her professional life writing about, teaching, and presenting the arts. Founding Director of the Boulder Jewish Film Festival, Kathryn was Director of Menorah and ACE at the Boulder JCC from 2003 through August, 2019. The former film and theater critic for the Boulder Daily Camera, Kathryn is the author of "The Fifty Greatest Jewish Movies" and "The Fifty Funniest Films of All Time."
  • Cara Alhadeff

    Cara Judea Alhadeff, Ph.D., Executive Director of Jews Of The Earth (JOTE); author of Viscous Expectations: Justice, Vulnerability, The Ob-scene (Pennsylvania State University Press, 2014) and Zazu Dreams: Between the Scarab and the Dung Beetle, A Cautionary Fable for the Anthropocene Era (Eifrig Publishing, 2017).;
  • Cynthia Weinger

    Marketing and Communications Director at the Boulder JCC.
  • Dan Baer

    Dan comes to the Camp Inc. team as the Camp Operations Officer after 5 years as the Associate Director of Camp Interlaken JCC in Milwaukee, WI. Dan was a participant in the Foundation for Jewish Camp’s Yitro Leadership Program and a member of the JCC Association’s Merrin Teen Professional Fellows. Dan grew up in Akron, OH where he got his start in camping as a lifeguard, Pool Director, and Assistant Director at Hiram House Camp. Dan graduated from Cornell University with a degree in Applied Economics and Management and a concentration in Marketing. He has always had a passion for both working with children and summer camping as well as Jewish life. He is currently a BBYO advisor and was extremely active in Hillel in college. Dan enjoys working out, playing soccer, skiing and traveling. - See more at:
  • Daniel Rosenberg

    Daniel Rosenberg is a 2nd generation financial advisor who graduated from the University of Georgia in 1986, and earned his MBA from the University of Miami in 1991, while working at his family's financial planning firm from 1986 through 1999. What differentiates Mr. Rosenberg from any other advisor you will have the opportunity to work with is his diverse background in the retail, wholesale, and institutional divisions of the financial services industry. In addition to providing traditional retail financial planning to thousands of individuals as well as the businesses they own (including law firms, hospitals, banks, chambers of commerce, and corporations of all sizes), he has acted as a consultant to and/or worked with over 5,000 financial advisors, brokers, planners, trust officers, and insurance agents throughout the country. He was very fortunate to have traveled with and learned from many of the Senior Portfolio Managers and their team of analysts, from some of the largest investment firms and insurance companies in the world. As a true "Industry Insider", Mr. Rosenberg has been involved with the entire "Life Cycle" (i.e., product creation, syndication, marketing, and finally the distribution of these products to financial advisors who would then sell them to their clients) of mutual funds, insurance products, private money management, REIT's, and Hedge Funds. This unique and broad experience in retail financial planning, wholesale territory development, and institutional investment management has provided Mr. Rosenberg with an unequaled depth and understanding of Investment Management and the "Life Planning" processes. Advisor Solutions is aptly named because Mr.Rosenberg has taken the"Best Practices" from the most successfull advisors in the country, as well as the "Institutional" investment management strategies (i.e., Ivy League Endowment Model) practiced by large corporations and endowments. He brings this wealth of wisdom to a private client practice in Colorado and Florida.
  • Deb Dusansky

    Deb has been a Jewish educator for over 20 years directing and teaching children, adults, and families. She is currently the director for Boulder Stepping Stones, an independent family education opportunity for interfaith and Jewish unaffiliated. Deb has been in private practice for over 14 years counseling individuals, couples, and families. She specializes in spiritually centered counseling.
  • Dean Rotbart

    Dean Rotbart, a Pulitzer Prize nominated former columnist and editor at The Wall Street Journal, is co-host of Radio Chavura, a weekly program focused on Colorado's vibrant Jewish community. The show is co-hosted by Dean's son, Maxwell, a recent graduate of Metropolitan State University of Denver. Radio Chavura can be streamed from or downloaded from the iTunes store.
  • Debbie Garelick

    Debbie is a local Realtor, business woman, mom of two teens and wife of Robert (almost 25 years). She is a strong advocate for local environmental issues in the Jewish community. Also, she is an advocate for juvenile diabetes. Debbie has lived in Boulder since 1974 except for 6 years when she lived in Israel residing on Kibbutz Maagan Michael.
  • Devorah

    Devorah. is a student of Samuel Ben-Or Avital at Le Centre Du Silence. Samuel was born in Morocco to a family which traces its lineage to 15th Century Spain and before, passing in an unbroken line in the Sephardic tradition, the ancient beautiful and practical wisdom of the Hebrew knowledge of the Kabbalah. In 1958 he traveled to Paris to study with the Masters of Mime, Etienne Decroux and Marcel Marceau. In 1971 he founded Le Centre du Silence Mime School in Boulder, Colorado, where he currently resides.
  • Dr. Jenni Skyler

    Jenni Skyler, PhD, MSEd is a sex therapist and board certified sexologist. She is the Director of The Intimacy Institute for sex and relationship therapy in Boulder, Colorado. She holds a doctorate in Clinical Sexology and a Master of Education in Counseling Psychology - Marriage and Family Therapy track. She has worked in the field of sexual health as a therapist, educator, and public health consultant since 2005. In addition, Jenni is a PAIRS® certified instructor and hosts workshops and retreats to help couples emotionally enrich their relationships.
  • Elaine Barenblat

    Elaine hails from San Antonio Texas, but has been fortunate enough to live all over the United States. While she has a degree in Early Childhood and Special Education, her work with the Adventure Rabbi Congregation in Boulder, CO focuses around Jewish Education for students in grades 1-6, B'nai Mitzvah training, teen programming, and hosting events for 20s and 30s. She's found her forever home nestled in the Foothills, and she hopes to meet you around town soon!
  • Ellen Kowitt

    Marketing and Communications Professional. Genealogist. Jewelry Artist. Kehillah Builder.
  • Edmond Shapiro

    Edmond Shapiro is Vice President, Project Delivery Americas for NDS Group Ltd, where he is responsible for the technical sales, integration and delivery of the company’s digital pay-TV technologies.
  • Esty Scheiner

    Esty Scheiner recently moved back to Boulder after spending two years in Brooklyn. She is a Hassidic Jew and a coder. She also loves to draw, write, and learn talmud in her free time.
  • Joseph Dubroff

    Joseph Dubroff is the Director for External Affairs for JEWISHcolorado. JEWISHcolorado provides a pathway for Coloradans to connect with their Jewish identity and values. We offer diverse, creative and inviting opportunities to embrace all Jews at every age and stage in life. Since 1946, JEWISHcolorado has offered programs and services to unite with the people of Israel and ensure a thriving and lasting Jewish community in Colorado. For more information, visit
  • Gayle Adler

    Gayle Adler, an artist and community educator and has taught at both the Boulder and Denver Jewish Day Schools as well as for Melton, the Mizel Museum and JCC MACC Summer Arts Academy. Gayle is the founder and director of Judaicuts, an Educational Consulting company specializing in arts integration. Gayle received her MA in Jewish Education from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and her BA in Anthropology from the George Washington University. Gayle teaches workshops in Glass Painting and Jewish Papercutting to children and adults and hopes to be moving to Israel in the Fall.
  • Shirley Gang

    Longtime Boulder resident and active participant in Boulder Hadassah. Our chapter strives to bring our members and associates programming to create community, advocate for women's rights, promote health and well-being around the world, support Hadassah hospitals in Israel, and provide information on issues of concern.
  • Rabbi Moshe Heyman

    Rabbi Moshe Heyman has a Masters of Talmudic Law. As a Kollel scholar, he teaches Torah classes to Jews of all backgrounds through out the Denver-Boulder metro area.
  • Ingrid Swords

    I am the Volunteer Coordinator at Jewish Family Service (Boulder)
  • Jack Gindi

    Jack lives in Boulder with his wife Meredith since moving from New York in 1994. They have four children, Shaun, Ryan, Blake and Joey. If you see any of us on the street, please say hello and spread "shalom".
  • Jamie Polliard

    Assistant Director of the Program in Jewish Studies at the University of Colorado at Boulder
  • Jani Fellows

    Jani Fellows is a master knitter and knit designer. Her work has appeared in Sunset Magazine and in "Knit a Day" Calendar. She teaches and leads knit workshops at several knit shops in the greater Denver area, and is available for finishing and expert repair to knitted garments. From 1965 to 1979, Jani ran a very successful knit shop in San Francisco called "The Knit Wit", published her own fashion patterns and manufactured a line of "Texas Coin Purse"-style knitting bags.
  • Jaclyn Best

    Jaclyn Best grew up in Boulder and Congregation Nevei Kodesh since its inception. She is proud to now be the Synagogue Administrator at Nevei Kodesh. She has a master's degree in Water Conflict Management and Governance and her favorite time of year is when the Aspens turn golden.
  • Jeff Levy

    Jeff Levy is a real estate professional with over 16 years of commercial real estate finance and project management experience. He holds masters degrees in City Planning and Real Estate Development from MIT. Jeff is the founder of the Boulder Jewish Commons Housing Initiative (BJCHI), which is working to build an intentional housing community on the Boulder Jewish Commons. The BJCHI is a part of the first cohort of Hazon’s Hakhel - Jewish Intentional Communities Incubator. Jeff is also a member of the development committee for the Boulder Jewish Community Farm, a member of Hazon’s Boulder Advisory Board, and, a member of the board of the Jewish Studio Project. He lives in Boulder with his wife, Becca, and their dog, Frisco.
  • John Eisenhauer

    I’m currently looking for work. My strengths include persuasive writing, management and more. Check me out at:
  • Jessica Hersh

    Jessica Hersh lives and cooks in Boulder. She works at Bonai Shalom and in other kitchens around town.
  • Jeff Finkelstein

    Jeff Finkelstein is the founder of Boulder-based, Customer Paradigm, an interactive marketing firm that has helped clients including Xcel Energy, 3M, Level 3, BP achieve top rankings through search engine optimization and web marketing. Finkelstein is an adjunct professor for Colorado State University, and has lead workshops around the country teaching companies how to better optimize their websites and get found. Finkelstein has written syndicated columns on web marketing, and reaches tens of thousands of people each week through Customer Paradigm's eLearning Series newsletter. Finkelstein also helps his wife, Rabbi Jamie Korngold, run the Adventure Rabbi program. Through search engine optimization, reporters from Good Morning America, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, CBS News and Ski Magazine found out about the organization and ran articles and TV segments. This intense media interest sparked a book offer from Doubleday Religion, who published Rabbi Korngold's best-selling book, God in the Wilderness, in April 2008. Finkelstein has been featured in The New York Times as a Web Guru, and his company has received numerous awards, including the prestigious 2008 Rocky Mountain Direct Marketing Association Supplier of the Year Award.
  • Julia-Rose Kibben

    Julia-Rose Kibben is currently a freshman at the University of Colorado — Boulder, double-majoring in journalism and gender studies. Previously, she’s worked as a web content contributor for the Bay Area startup Epic Sky and published columns for Jewish summer camp Camp Tawonga’s website. Additionally, as the managing editor for her high school newspaper The Broadview, she competed within the National Scholastic Press Association, placing for review-writing and winning multiple California Press Women awards for various articles. She’s discovered the best chai latte in Boulder, and is currently in search of the best lox and bagels.
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  • Jodi Fried

    Hi! I'm the Program Administrator for Limmud Colorado.
  • Jonathan Lev

    Jonathan Lev, MPA, joined the Boulder JCC as Executive Director in 2010. He is a passionate educator and entrepreneur who combines his experience at Jewish summer camp and involvement with the startup of Boulder based Renewable Choice Energy to influence his leadership as a nonprofit executive and Jewish professional. He was certified as high school teacher and Summa Cum Laude graduate from the University of Colorado in Boulder. For more than six years, Jonathan was a leader in the field of Jewish summer camp where he worked to enhance the level of supervision and mentorship for both campers and staff through innovative summer and year-round trainings. In 2007, Jonathan continued his studies and was selected as a Taub Fellow at New York University in the dual-master’s degree program for a Master in Public Administration in Nonprofit Management and Master in Hebrew and Judaic Studies. Since starting his role in 2010 at the Boulder JCC, Jonathan has led the community's $30M capital campaign to build a new JCC campus, which opened in summer 2016. He speaks regularly about making philanthropy fun and the role that inter-generational giving has on creating a legacy. Outside of work, he and his wife, Lyndsay, and their daughters, Mira and Susanna, can be found hiking, skiing, practicing yoga, listening to music, and planning their next great adventure. Follow him @jonathanlev on twitter.
  • Josh Pierce

    Camp Inc. is directed by Josh Pierce, a successful entrepreneur, camp professional, husband, and father of two girls. Josh spent years as a camper and staff member at Camp Chi, the Chicago Jewish Community Center’s overnight camp. He studied music and business at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and has built and sold a number of companies. After a decade of working with Jewish teens, Josh’s passion for youth entrepreneurship and overnight camp led him to the Boulder JCC, where he was awarded a prestigious position in the Foundation for Jewish Camp’s Incubator II and full funding for Camp Inc. through the Jim Joseph Foundation and Avi Chai Foundation.
  • Jack Sigman

    Jack Frank Sigman is a Ph.D. candidate in the Holocaust and Genocide program at Gratz College in Melrose Park, Pennsylvania.
  • Zhenya Gallon

    J Street: We're your neighbors across Boulder and the Front Range, we're pro-Israel and pro-peace. We're on Facebook and our website is
  • Julia Szabo

    Julia Szabo is The Pet Reporter and the "best known pet journalist in the country." She is the author of 6 pet lifestyle books.Follow her on Twitter @PetReporter1 and Instagram @getdressedchangetheworld.
  • Joanna Zeiger

    Dr. Joanna Zeiger is a professional triathlete as well as a Research Associate at CU's Institute for Behavioral Genetics. Joanna represented the US in swimming at the International Maccabiah Games in Israel in 1989 as well as in the triathlon at the 2000 Sydney Olympics, where she finished 4th. More recently, she won the 2008 Ironman 70.3 World Championship in Clearwater, Florida.
  • Talia Haykin

    Talia Haykin is the Marketing Senior Manager for Allied Jewish Federation of Colorado. Additionally, she blogs at and See her ROI profile at
  • Dan Halpern

    Dan Halpern works in the Human Services and is also the Administrative Director for The Kedumah Center, a Boulder-based organisation teaching a contemporary spiritual path grounded in the ancient Hebrew wisdom tradition. Rabbi Zvi Ish-Shalom is the founder and current vehicle of the Kedumah teachings. For more information, visit
  • Dan Kinderlehrer

    President, Kehilot Aish Kodesh.
  • Kit Colorado

    I am the Office Administrator at Congregation Bonai Shalom.
  • Kristin Palyo

    Kristin is a Colorado native attending CU Boulder and studying Psychology and Sociology. She plans to pursue journalism and seeks to feed her passion for writing by reporting facts and sharing stories.
  • Karen Silverman

    Karen Silverman is the Executive Director of jHub, a non-profit organization dedicated to connecting Colorado's Jewish teens.
  • kohelet

    Back from Tzfat, Israel..looking to reunite family of Israel to Jewish Community in Boulder County. Open to networking and learning with all Jewish community to strengthen and build our unity in Boulder County. Arts and Music interests. Always open to learning more and sharing.
  • Lee Hurwit

    Lee believes that in a former life he was a rabbi. His current interests are helping himself and others live empowered, fulfilled lives and to practice the principle of not making things harder than they need to be.
  • Lev Ettelson

    Reb Lev Ettelson serves the Jewish community of Boulder as a teacher and Ba'al Tefillah (prayer leader).
  • Lawrence Goodman

    Editor, The Jewish Experience Brandeis University Subscribe to The Jewish Experience newsletter !
  • Lisa Bates

    I am the current site coordinator for the Boulder Tuv Ha'Aretz program.
  • Chany Scheiner

    Co - Director of Boulder Center for Judaism. Any successful organization needs a heart and that is what Chany provides, along with organization, marketing, innovative programming, and countless Shabbat dinners. Some of her accomplishments are large and public like the annual menorah lighting on Pearl Street and the matzo and shofar factories, while others are quiet and private like the time she spends counseling individuals and sharing the wisdom that comes from study.
  • Luke Light

    Raised In Boulder, CO. -- ragged veteran of the BVSD school system, current student at CU in the Leeds School of business, & a poor golfer.
  • Lauren Fellows

    BJN Staff Final Fantasy XIV addict. Anime enthusiast, compulsive doodler, dedicated storyteller. Check out my art at
  • Malky Allouch

    Malky is an aspiring Occupational Therapist. Co-founder of a non-profit teen mentorship initiative called Linkks, Malky has been passionately involved in Special Education as well as advocating for mental health awareness. As the second daughter of Rabbi Pesach and Chany Scheiner, she has been pivotal in helping spread the light and joy of the Boulder County Center for Judaism for the past 23 years. Malky resides with her newly married husband in Denver, CO.
  • Margot Sands

    I am the Lead Educator at Ekar Farm, Denver's urban, organic, Jewish farm. "Foodaism" has become my passion and life's work through meaningful experiences integrating agriculture, sustainability, and Jewish tradition. In my spare time I bake bread, bike around Denver, and pet as many animals as possible.
  • Marti Hirsch

    Marti is a teacher at the Beth Ami Jewish Cultural School. Beth Ami is affiliated with the Society for Humanistic Judaism an international organization established by Rabbi Sherwin T. Wine in 1963.
  • Michael Rosenzweig

    Michael Rosenzweig is the former Marketing Director at the Boulder JCC.
  • Michele Weingarden

    Michele Weingarden lives in Superior and is a Colorado Advisory Board member for Hazon. She looks forward to sharing modern social justice symbols to her Seder tonight.
  • Matthew Leebove

    Calling Colorado home since 2004, I am honored to work for the Jewish National Fund as the Senior Campaign Executive for the Mountain States Region. I work with the Mountain State communities, connecting with individuals, organizations, and community leaders who share Jewish National Fund’s passion and goals.
  • Mark Megibow

    Mark is the J-Teen Director at the Boulder JCC, and has been working with Jewish youth in Boulder County for the past 12 years. Along with his wife and son, he's currently "living abroad" (Denver, CO) but the family still calls Boulder home. You can frequently catch Mark on stage as the "drummer" for the all-vocal rock band, Face.
  • Michael Mittleman

    Michael Mittleman moved to Boulder in November 2018 for his next adventure. He is happy to share more, (917) 952-3361 or
  • Morah Yehudis Fishman

    I have been teaching Torah and Chassidic writings for over forty years to students of all ages and backgrounds, both on the East Coast and the Midwest. I have been a director of several Jewish organizations in Santa Fe and Colorado. My articles and poetry on a wide variety of Jewish topics have been printed in many publications, and also are available online.
  • Amitai Gross

    Amitai Gross is the founder and Director of Music in the Key of Peace, an organization focused on documenting and supporting organizations in Israel that use music as a tool to build peaceful dialog between Jews and Arabs in Israel and Palestine. In June, he will be graduating from Bennington College with a degree in Music and Conflict Resolution.
  • Chaplain Nalini Indorf Kaplan

    Chaplain Nalini Indorf Kaplan is cofounder of EcoGlatt Inc. Nalini lives in Boulder, CO, is studying to be a rabbi and shochet and serves as a chaplain at the University of Colorado Hospital in Aurora. She is also a member of Hazon and Farm Forward.
  • Osnat Fox

    Osnat Fox is JEWISHcolorado’s Israel Emissary (“Shlichah”), a non-governmental position of the Jewish Agency for Israel funded by JEWISHcolorado. For her four year term, Osnat works to bring Israel to Colorado and Colorado to Israel in diverse and complex ways. She works in Denver and Boulder to Educate, connect and advocate for Israel through talks and programing, being a resource to the community and working with the JEWISHcolorado’s partnership region of Ramat Ha’Negev in Israel. Osnat has a bachelor degree in Psychology and a master’s degree in Education policy and management and extensive experience in very diverse communities in community engagement and education. Osnat’s big passion is education and she welcomes honest and complex discussions as the best way towards understanding and connecting with people. She is proud to be an Israeli and loves her work in Colorado where she can combine her professional and personal passions.
  • Ori Har DiGennaro

    Rabbi Ori Har received ordination as Mashpi'ah Ruchanit, Sage-ing Mentor and Rabbi from ALEPH - Alliance for Jewish Renewal. She co-founded and directs the Center for Spiritual Friendship in Boulder - an interfaith center for Hashpa'ah in many forms. She serves as a spiritual director for individuals, and groups, as well as leading Sage-ing workshops. Reb Ori is also a practitioner of Embodied Torah and devotional dance, and is on faculty in The Embodying Spirit Training Program. Ori has been an adult educator of Biblical Hebrew, Torah and meditation for over twenty years, and is the author of "God Speaks Here and Now: A Guide for Living." A native of Israel now living in Boulder, CO, Reb Ori is married, has two children, two step-children and is a Savta of two grandchildren. Visit our website
  • Sandra Alexander

    Development Director, Ramah Outdoors. Favorite Camp Activity: Rock Climbing, Favorite Camp Meal: Lentils and sweet potatoes, Favorite Camp Place: Rock Garden Sandra Alexander brings to Ramah in the Rockies over 20 years of combined development experience in both the for-profit and non-profit sectors. Over the past decade, Sandra has focused her work on organizations that share her own passion for providing life changing, transformational experiences for our youth and their families. Sandra has resided in Colorado off and on over many years and has always been drawn to its beauty and relaxed lifestyle.
  • Lisa Tremback

    I started writing in Elementary school and was published in school and local newspapers. I graduated from Kishwaukee College with an A.A. in English and a certificate in Computer Operations. I later studied under the poet, Bill Knox, at Columbia College in Chicago. I have been published at Colorado State University's underground newspaper. I enjoy writing almost every day and love to write about my relationship with G-d.
  • Patrice Spitz

    Patrice Spitz is a Rabbinic Pastor student in the Aleph seminary and mother of two. She loves to share a Judaism that is accessible, joyful, and nurturing for adults and kids of all ages.
  • Peter Ornstein

    Peter Ornstein is an environmental attorney and mediator living in Boulder, Colorado. Peter founded Sustainable Israeli-Palestinian Projects (, a nonprofit organization that engages Israeli and Palestinian communities to work to further common environmental and other interests, and to build meaningful connections between people in the United States and Israeli and Palestinian communities involved in these efforts. Peter is also on the board of the Boulder-Ramat HaNegev Sister City Initiative.
  • Phil Rubinstein

    Phil Rubinstein has been the J-Teen Director at the Boulder JCC since January of 2011. Working in the Boulder Jewish community since 2006, Phil is also a teacher at Congregation Har HaShem, Boulder Hebrew High, and is the owner of FreelanceJudaism LLC, a private Jewish tutoring company founded in November, 2010
  • Steven Pisani

    Steven J Pisani is one of the best experience marijuana lawyer in Denver. He has extensive expertise in defending medical marijuana clients in criminal cases.
  • Rabbi Benjy Brackman

    Benjy Brackman is the Rabbi/Executive Director of Chabad of NW Metro Denver in Westminster, Colorado.
  • Rabbi Joshua Rose

    I'm a rabbi at Congregation Har HaShem in Boulder
  • Rabbi Zecharyah Goldman

    Rabbi Zecharyah Tzvi Goldman is the founder and rabbinic administrator of the EarthKosher Kosher Certification Agency. He is also the founder and director of the Institute for Halakhic Conversion. He is the author of a broad range of books, essays and articles covering a diverse arena of Torah including: Halakha, Kabbalah, Chassidut and Aggada. A Lifelong student of Humanistic and Transpersonal Psychology he currently studies Torah and Chinese Internal Martial Arts and lives with his wife Ora and 3 children in Boulder, Colorado.
  • Raj

    Raj works with many local and national Jewish organizations including Hebrew High, Bonai Shalom, Aish Kodesh, Nevei Kodesh, Tuv HaAretz, Limmud Colorado, Teva, and Hazon. He is also teaches individual and partner yoga.
  • Adva Lloyd

    Adva Lloyd is the Spokesperson for the Ramat Negev Regional Council in Israel.
  • Riley Bartlett

    Communications Coordinator at Nevei Kodesh
  • Becky Cohen

    Becky Cohen is a junior at the University of Oregon where she is studying french and journalism. She is an active participant in Oregon Hillel, where she attends workshops, participates in community service events, and helps make challah for Shabbat. She is a sister and public relations chair of the only local Jewish sorority at her university, Sigma Mu Omega, where she helps the organization participate in greater Fraternity and Sorority Life events. Becky is excited to be working with Hazon in Colorado where she can combine her loves of food, Judaism, and the outdoors.
  • Rhonda Wildman

    Glad to join you to ski, tri-athlon, bike, swim, run, or hike. Also glad to help you connect in the community.
  • Roberta Reinfeld

    I have been writing since I was 18 for myself and my family, and have honed my writing skills for more than a quarter of a century in the weekly newspaper field in NY managing classified advertising departments, as well as in other venues. Have been in several writing groups, and just love to put words to paper.
  • Rebecca Wald

    Rebecca Wald is the publisher of Beyond the Bris, a news and opinion website about the Jewish movement to question infant circumcision. She is currently Kickstarting her forthcoming book, “Celebrating Brit Shalom,” a guidebook with songs and ceremonies for Jewish families opting not to circumcise. The book is being co-authored by Berkeley California novelist Lisa Braver Moss. Rebecca’s activism has been written about in outlets worldwide, including The New York Times, The Huffington Post, Village Voice, Tikkun, The Jewish Daily Forward, Haaretz, and The Times of Israel, among others. Rebecca is a graduate of The George Washington University and of Brooklyn Law School.
  • Sara Fruman

    Sara Juliet Fruman is the first Boulder Jewish News intern and is also social media outreach editor for She's originally from the suburbs of New York City, and she's a Yankee fan. She's a social media and new media enthusiast. Sara is a proud Zionist and Jew. She's obsessed with music, especially the Beatles. She's also interested in pop culture and comedy. In her free time, she likes to ski, read, write and relax with friends. Follow her on Twitter: @CUJewishBuffs, @cuindependent and @sarajuliet.
  • Sarah Kornhauser

    Hazon brings resources and expertise directly to the Denver and Boulder areas to strengthen and support existing Jewish institutions and start-ups. We work with local leaders and organizations to respond to their expressed needs and desires to build and strengthen Jewish food, outdoor, and environmental programs. Hazon catalyzes energy and passion that already exist, gives people a sense of Jewish possibility, seeds programs and ideas, and supports nascent leaders, so that a growing range of programs and experiences transform people’s lives and materially strengthen the Jewish community overall. Sarah Kornhauser and Becky O'Brien are the directors of Hazon in Colorado
  • Sarah Cohen

    Sarah Cohen is a writer and stay-at-home mother of three children. She loves blogging, crafting, and spending time with her family. She also enjoys strolling the streets of her quaint neighborhood in West Hartford, Connecticut and finding the trendiest hotspots for fashion, food, and live music. 
  • Sarah Indyk

    Sarah Indyk is the Jewish Life Initiatives Manager at Rose Community Foundation in Denver, Colorado where she oversees three initiatives to help connect the next generations of Jewish people to Jewish life: Rose Youth Foundation, Roots & Branches Foundation and MazelTot.
  • Sandra Bornstein

    Sandy Bornstein lived as an expat in India. Her award-winning memoir, May This Be the Best Year of Your Life, highlights what she learned as the only American teacher at an international Bangalore school. After living abroad, Sandy continues to explore the world and write about her travels. You can follow Sandy's adventures at
  • Sharon Badian

    Sharon started her professional life as an engineer but eventually followed her heart to culinary school. She worked at a number of Boulder restaurants, grew and sold organic produce to many of these same restaurants, and baked biscotti at a local biscotti producer. She is now working on classes on how to cook fun, healthy food.
  • Steve Ellis

    Steve Ellis is the founder and president of Colorado Capital Management, and an active volunteer in the Jewish community.
  • Shari Edelstein

    Shari is a foundation and nonprofit consultant based in Boulder.
  • Shari Schnee

    Shari Blake Schnee is the Shalom Family and Camp Director at the Boulder Jewish Community Center (BJCC).
  • sharoni

    I am a performer/director/teacher and dancer. I am also an advanced certified yoga instructor, and a Hebrew Teacher!
  • Shinshinim

    Hey everyone! My name is Noa Kurlender and I am one of the four new Shinshinim in Colorado. A Shinshin is the Hebrew shortcut for "Shnat Shierot"- A year of service, a program that allows us to postpone our mandatory IDF service by a year and volunteer. There are many different kinds of Shinshinim in Israel, but I really wanted to experience the difference between Israel and the U.S, and bring the Jewish community in Colorado closer to Israel, and hopefully the bring Colorado back to Israel with me. The Shinshinim work at Jewish clubs at public high schools, at Denver Jewish Day School, at CU boulder, CSU and DU Hillel, at the Boulder JCC, and many different synagogues in Denver and Boulder. Being a Shinshin definitely means learning something you every day- about ourselves, about America and about our homeland. I am so thankful for the right I've been given to spend my Shinshin here in Colorado, and especially to share my journey with you. Until we leave after summer camps and go back to Israel to serve in IDF, I will document some of the amazing things we get to do here and share them with you. A little bit about myself- I am the oldest of 3. My family lives in Atlit, a town 10 minutes away from Haifa, just by the beach. I graduated high school a few months ago. I majored in Computer Science and Physics, and hope that my army service will have something to do with these subjects. I love reading books and going on hikes, and enjoy Colorado views so much!
  • Shoshi Bilavsky

    I was born in Israel. I have a great Family. I have been working in Jewish education since 1993. I love being a Jewish educator. I love my community.
  • Sid Fox

    Sid Fox renewed his interest and study from his Hebrew School days (where he was inspired by Deborah Pessin's insightful series 'The Story of the Jewish People') when he read James Michener's "The Source". Sid eventually taught a two semester Sunday class for adults at their home when their children were at Sunday School. It was based on 15 years study of the Bible, the three hundred years of modern research and Biblical Archaeology areas he continued to pursue as he branched out to Shakespeare, the Classics and other interests.
  • Simmy Haber

    I am a writer and art quilter in Boulder, and enjoy making custom chuppahs.
  • Simi Adler

    Simi Adler is the current Youth Advisor for Congregation Har HaShem and a long time Boulder resident. Simi is no stranger to the Boulder Jewish Community having grown up here and attended the University of Colorado. During his middle school and high school years, Simi was very active in local Jewish Youth Groups (BBYO) and Summer Camps (Shwayder Camp). He is very excited to serve the community as the Youth Advisor for Har HaShem's Junior Youth Group (6th-8th grade) and Boulder Temple Youth (9th-12th grade)!
  • Sheila Malcolm

    Sheila is the professional leader of Beth Ami - CO Congregation for Humanistic Judaism.
  • Sarah Prostak

    Sarah Prostak is the Assistant Executive Director for the Rocky Mountain Region at Development Corporation for Israel/Israel Bonds.
  • Seth Reder

    Seth Reder is the Executive Director of CU Boulder Hillel.
  • Shauna Sadow

    Shauna has been a part of the Boulder Jewish Community for the past thirteen years with a brief hiatus where she was the Educational Administrator for the ATID Academy of Torah in Dallas, Texas, a supplementary Hebrew high school program for the greater Dallas area. She has worked as School Director for Congregation Bonai Shalom (CBS). Prior to serving as School Director she taught at CBS, the Boulder JCC and Stepping Stones: Embracing Interfaith Families.
  • Staff

    They call me "NewsHound IV," because I'm a clever Finnegan, sniffing out stories all over the Boulder area. I love Jewish holidays because the food is GREAT, especially the brisket. Well all the food. I was a rescue pup and glad to be on the scent!
  • Stan Kreis

    Stan Kreis has degrees in sociology, economics and accounting. Therefore he is wise, literate, financially sound and married to Kathryn Bernheimer (she would never marry anyone without such credentials). Grave marker: "the world was his oyster, unfortunately, he ate it and got stomach cramps."
  • Stephanie Schneider

    Bonai Shalom member Stephanie Schneider graduated with Honors from Colorado State University in May, 2011 and is a social justice volunteer for a nine-month program in India and Israel. The program is called Leadership and International Fellowship Experience (LIFE) and is run by B’Tzedek.
  • Sue Salinger

    I'm a social justice media-maker, communications strategist, and educator. Am completing a phd in media philosophy that, among other things, examines personal and communal responsibility in the context of the information age.
  • Tzvi

    I am a member of the staff of Chabad @ CU, The Jewish Student Center at CU Boulder. Currently I'm also living and working in Israel, though I call Boulder home. I was born and raised in Steamboat, CO and attended CU for my BA degree in Jewish Studies.
  • Todd Greenberg

    A Jew by birth, a seeker for 60 years. Having realized that all my previous studies and searching brought me back to Judaism as the foundation for my Spiritual practice and my connection to Hashem. Life's love and all that has been challenged in me has been inspirational over the last year to write poetry. Thank you for the opportunity to share what is in my heart and mind.
  • UpStart

    UpStart partners with the Jewish community’s boldest leaders to expand the picture of how Jews find meaning and how we come together. Whether someone is starting a new Jewish venture or reimagining what an existing one has to offer, UpStart gives them the entrepreneurial tools and network they need to build the Jewish community of the future.
  • Vanessa Frye

    Vanessa is the Communication & Outreach Administrator with the Program in Jewish Studies at CU Boulder.
  • Yadidya Greenberg

    Yadidya Greenberg was born in Israel and moved to Boulder, CO at eight years old. He has spent three years learning in Yeshiva and is pursuing a degree in animal science. He is a certified Shochet and is acting co-director of the local Jewish community egg co-op and is starting a Kosher meat co-op as well.
  • Yael Cohen

    Yael Cohen is the #1 bestselling author of "Secrets of a Special Education Advocate" and host of Get IEP Help Live! She is also a member of Beit Izim, the Jewish Goat Co-op. Some of our goats are featured in "The Udderly Fantastic Goat Journal."
  • Yaël Goldfeder (Greenberg)

    Yael Goldfeder is a Jewish human who cares about the environment. She lives in Lafayette with her husband Bryan. (No, these Goldfeders are not related to the other Goldfeders.)
  • Ziva Moyal

    Israeli, married, recently moved here from Taos, NM. A retired group and individual therapist specialized in Psychodrama. Currently my main occupation is studying and teaching Kabbalah, and leading chanting circles.
  • Editor

    I'm David Fellows, and I've served as a writer, photographer and/or an editor on my junior high and high school newspapers; the Daily Trojan at USC (where I earned my journalism degree); the student newspaper at the Anderson School at UCLA (where I earned my MBA); and I've written and edited countless business documents and presentations in the ensuing twenty years. I was also a professional photographer from 1978 to 1988 (although you never really stop...). I've been involved Jewishly since my bris and in Boulder since 1995. I'm married to my Executive Director Cheryl, and we have two children, Lauren and Ethan.