The Boulder Jewish community is helping to send much needed medical supplies to Sudan, and Har HaShem's Sudan Genocide Response Team is screening the world acclaimed film, "War Child," today - Sunday. Click headline for more details about both.
Sudan Medical Supplies Drive and Film Screening
The Boulder Jewish community is helping to send much needed medical supplies to Sudan. Lino ‘Mario’ Lokidicho, will be leaving the day before Thanksgiving to help run a conference in Southern Sudan to assess the needs of the people in this rugged area of the country. He and seven other young Sudanese now living in the US & Canada were selected by their peers for this journey. These young people are risking their very lives to bring hope to their people; the community has been asked to help fill three suitcases with much needed medical supplies.
Three quarters of people in South Sudan have no access to medical care. Click here for more information
on this situation. Please bring all items to Congregation Bonai Shalom, 1527 Cherryvale Road, before November 22.
- Neosporin/Antibiotic Ointment
- Imodium (Anti diarrhea)
- Gauze/Sterile Bandages
- Medical Tape
- Water Purification Tablets (Iodine or Potable Aqua tablets)
- Ziploc bags of all sizes
Film Screening at Congregation Har HaShem
Please join The Sudan Genocide Response Team TODAY, Sunday, November 15, 2009, at 6:30 pm for a showing of the world acclaimed film, “War Child.” The award-winning documentary directed by C. Karim Chrobog, chronicles the tumultuous, shocking, inspiring, and ultimately hopeful odyssey of Emmanuel Jal. A former child soldier of Sudan’s brutal civil war, he is now an emerging international hip hop star sharing a message of peace for his war-torn land and beloved Africa. The film is rated PG-13, for graphic violence.
Colorado’s own Sudanese war child, Mario Lokidicho, will address the audience about his trip to South Sudan to take medical supplies and essentials to his Didinga people. All proceeds from this screening will go to this relief effort. Admission is $5 and the screening is in the South Building at Congregation Har HaShem, 3950 Baseline Rd., Boulder; Phone 303-499-7077.
For more information about local activities and groups related to Darfur, check the Boulder For Darfur website.
Hillel of Colorado is hosting High Holiday services for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur at the University of Colorado at Boulder for students and community members.
This Shabbat is the birthday of the Baal Shem Tov and also the Birthday of the first Chabad Rebbe called the Alter Rebbe.