Join Chairs Arlene Abady, representing National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW), and Jacki Cooper Melmed, representing Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC), who will host the Allied Jewish Federation’s (Federation) 2010 Candidates Forum on Monday, September 20, 2010 at Hebrew Educational Alliance, 3600 S. Ivanhoe Street in Denver, and will be simulcast via live feed to an audience at Congregation Har Hashem, 3950 Baseline Road in Boulder. Held every election year, the Forum provides an opportunity for state and federal candidates to present their platforms to hundreds of members of the Jewish community. The event is hosted by the National Council of Jewish Women, Colorado Section (NCJW) and the Jewish Community Relations Council* (JCRC).
All viable candidates for U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives, and Governor have been invited to participate. There will be two parts to the evening. From 6:15 to 7:00 p.m., attendees from Denver and Boulder will have the opportunity to meet the candidates for state and federal offices and ballot initiative proponents and opponents will have the opportunity to meet Jewish constituents. At 7:00 p.m., moderator Adam Schrager, Channel 9 News, will lead discussions between candidates for U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives and Colorado Governor and attendees.
The Candidates Forum is co-sponsored by a number of area organizations: AJC Colorado; Allied Jewish Apartments; Anti-Defamation League-Mountain States Office; BBYO; BMH-BJ Congregation; B’nai B’rith Denver; B’nai Havurah; Boulder Chapter of Hadassah; Boulder JCC; Boulder Jewish Day School; CAJE; Congregation B’nai Chaim; Congregation Bonai Shalom; Congregation Har Hashem; Congregation Rodef Shalom; Denver Chapter of Hadassah; Denver Jewish Day School; Hebrew Educational Alliance; Jewish Community Foundation; Jewish Family Service of Colorado; Jewish Republicans of Colorado; Jewish War Veterans: Post #344; Keshet; Keshet of the Rockies; L.E.A. (Littleton Englewood -Aurora) Chapter of Hadassah; Menorah: Arts, Culture & Education; The Mizel Museum, the Counterterroism Education Learning Lab, and Babi Yar Park; ORT America Denver Chapter; The Rocky Mountain Rabbinical Council; Shalom Park Caring Continuum; Synagogue Council of Greater Denver; Temple Emanuel; Temple Micah; Temple Sinai. Co-sponsoring organizations are non-partisan and do not support or oppose candidates for office.
The JCRC is the representative voice of the organized Colorado Jewish community, coordinating advocacy on those consensus issues of concern to the community, and organizing in times of crisis. It consists of representatives from more than 30 Jewish agencies, organizations and synagogues, as well as at-large members that represent the political, youth and business components of the approximately 84,000 members of the greater Denver/Boulder Jewish community.
The NCJW is a volunteer organization inspired by Jewish values that works through a program of research, education, advocacy and community service to improve the quality of life for women, children and families. The NCJW strives to ensure individual rights and freedom for all.
For more information about the Candidates Forum, contact Allied Jewish Federation at 303.316.6479 or NCJW at 303.695.8022. Information can also be found online at www.jewishcolorado.org/jcrc.