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Kesher: The West Side Jewish Connection Screening

Tuesday, August 20, 2024 16 Av 5784

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

 Kesher: The West Side Jewish Connection recounts how some 150 years ago, Jews from Germany and then Russia built a community in Denver’s West Colfax neighborhood that has been compared to Brooklyn in the way that merchants, educators, and neighbors came together, with a grocery store on every corner and businesses that not only provided, for example, kosher foods but also kept their ovens warm for Sabbath dinners. A former resident who grew up on “the street of little porches” called it a Brigadoon of miraculous blessings. But times change, beliefs and circumstances evolve, and people move on. With its chain restaurants, high-rises, and high prices, as well as a whole new population of people unaware of the neighborhood’s history, gentrification is the latest threat. The Office of Storytelling’s documentary team of three journalists spent about a month embedded in what remains a predominantly Orthodox community, visiting homes, schools, and synagogues and working to gain the trust of a historian, rabbis, leaders, and residents past and present, gathering their personal stories and historical accounts on camera. The resulting documentary celebrates a small group with a significant legacy.

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Dessert Reception is sponsored by Eileen Naiman in honor of her family and their ever-loving memories of the West Side 

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