Skip To Content
We’ve Taken Down the Forward Paywall: An Open Letter to Our ReadersRead Now
Rabbis 2014

Rabbi David Segal

David and his wife, Cantor Rollin Simmons, came to Aspen just three years ago and have transformed a struggling and largely dormant small congregation into a major force promoting Jewish life and involvement in the Roaring Fork Valley. He has proven an inspiration to young families in the region, as well as to the older Jews who live or spend part of the year in Aspen — not an easy task. David has organized hikes, bike rides and mountain top services at Maroon Bells, which drew close to 200 worshippers on the second day of Rosh Hashanah, to attract Jews in the area. He has turned Shabbat services into a standing room only weekly event.

— Larry Gellman


Republish This Story

Please read before republishing

We’re happy to make this story available to republish for free, unless it originated with JTA, Haaretz or another publication (as indicated on the article) and as long as you follow our guidelines. You must credit the Forward, retain our pixel and preserve our canonical link in Google search.  See our full guidelines for more information, and this guide for detail about canonical URLs.

To republish, copy the HTML by clicking on the yellow button to the right; it includes our tracking pixel, all paragraph styles and hyperlinks, the author byline and credit to the Forward. It does not include images; to avoid copyright violations, you must add them manually, following our guidelines. Please email us at [email protected], subject line “republish,” with any questions or to let us know what stories you’re picking up.

We don't support Internet Explorer

Please use Chrome, Safari, Firefox, or Edge to view this site.