Calls for unity at interfaith gathering following shooting at Pittsburgh synagogue

The impor­tance of unity — of car­ing for one another — was a mes­sage shared by an over­flow­ing crowd meant to show sol­i­dar­ity with those who were killed and the com­mu­nity that was affected by a deadly shoot­ing at a syn­a­gogue in Pitts­burgh. DENVER — A place in Den­ver typ­i­cally used for Jew­ish peo­ple to… [Read More]

Denver comes together in grief and solidarity after the mass shooting in a Pittsburgh synagogue

This Sun­day night at Tem­ple Emanuel was unusual. For one thing, there were around 2,500 peo­ple in the build­ing, which would be quite a lot for a Sat­ur­day, let alone a Sun­day. The enor­mous, beau­ti­ful assem­bly hall seats about 1,800. For another thing, Denver’s old­est syn­a­gogue was packed with Chris­tians, Mus­lims, Sikhs, athe­ists and oth­ers with… [Read More]

Boulder, Denver synagogues hold emotional vigils for Pittsburgh shooting victims

A man armed with an assault rif­fle and sev­eral hand­guns walked into the Tree of Life Syn­a­gogue in a Jew­ish neigh­bor­hood in Pitts­burgh, killing 11 and wound­ing six Sat­ur­day morn­ing. The sus­pect report­edly shouted anti-Semitic com­ments as he gunned down wor­shipers. Sunday’s Boul­der vigil was streamed live on Har Hashem’s Face­book page. Con­gre­ga­tion Har HaShem Rabbi… [Read More]

About 3,000 gather at Temple Emanuel to honor victims killed at Tree of Life Synagogue

DENVER — A diverse crowd of almost 3,000 peo­ple gath­ered at Tem­ple Emanuel Sun­day night to honor the 11 vic­tims killed in a mass shoot­ing at Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life Syn­a­gogue. Rabbi Jay Strear, the pres­i­dent and CEO of Jew­ish Col­orado, said the act of ter­ror in Penn­syl­va­nia was designed to “make us stay in… [Read More]

Thousands packed into Temple Emanuel in Denver for a vigil Sunday night that was attended by a who’s who of politicians and faith leaders

A basic trust in Amer­ica has been vio­lated”: Den­ver turns out in force to share in the pain of Pitts­burgh and the Jew­ish com­mu­nity Den­ver came out in force Sun­day night, join­ing cities across the nation in shar­ing in the pain and sad­ness of Pittsburgh’s Jew­ish com­mu­nity. Thou­sands of peo­ple packed into Tem­ple Emanuel for a tear­ful, unit­ing vigil. “This… [Read More]

Aurora middle school teacher Brian Vasquez gets 40 years to life in prison for sex assaults

AURORA | For­mer Prairie Mid­dle School teacher Brian Vasquez has been sen­tenced to 40 years to life in prison for hav­ing inap­pro­pri­ate sex­ual con­tact with five stu­dents. Vasquez, 35, pleaded guilty in July to three counts of sex­ual assault and one each of sex­ual exploita­tion and attempted sex­ual exploita­tion. He was sen­tenced Fri­day. Vasquez had… [Read More]

Former Cherry Creek Schools teacher Brian Vasquez sentenced to 40 years to life for sexual assault

DENVER — A for­mer teacher at Prairie Mid­dle School who pleaded guilty ear­lier this year to sex­u­ally assault­ing or “sex­ting” with the stu­dents was sen­tenced to 40 years to life on five counts, includ­ing sex­ual assault on chil­dren by a per­son in a posi­tion of trust, by a judge on Fri­day. Brian Vasquez, 35, was… [Read More]

Former Prairie Middle School teacher gets 40 years to life in prison for child sex assault

ARAPAHOE COUNTY, Colo. — For­mer Prairie Mid­dle School teacher Brian Vasquez was sen­tenced to 40 years to life in prison Fri­day for sex crimes he com­mit­ted that involved five stu­dents. Vasquez pleaded guilty to three sex­ual assaults on a child, crim­i­nal attempt to sex­u­ally exploit a minor and using the inter­net to sex­u­ally exploit a minor.… [Read More]

Brian Vasquez, Former Teacher Who Committed Sex Crimes Against Students, Sentenced 40 Years To Life

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (CBS4)– Brian Vasquez, a for­mer teacher at Prairie Mid­dle School who pleaded guilty sex­ual assault on a child, among other charges, was sen­tenced to 40 years to life in prison on Fri­day. Vasquez pleaded guilty in July to three counts of sex­ual assault on a child by a per­son in a posi­tion of trust,… [Read More]