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Facebook Walls at the Boulder JCC

Think of it as Facebook in Real Life – or Facebook on the walls of the JCC. You know all those great pictures of yourself you have been uploading? The cute baby pictures? The hilarious prom picture? You and your first baby? You know, your favorite pictures of yourself. The ones that capture your essence, record a special moment in time, or just plain makes you look so much better than you think you actually look.

Everyone has at least one favorite picture. Mine is me with my horse around age 26. When you come to the Boulder JCC on May 2, you’ll see it. It will be there alongside pictures of other community members with pets or human loved ones, alongside playful pictures, sweet pictures, portraits that the camera painted with uncommon affection.

This photo exhibit is titled “Me, Myself and Eye.” In past years, we’ve asked community members to submit photos they’ve taken for our annual photography show. People have shared pictures from trips to Israel, pictures of simchas, pictures that relate to their Jewish life. We loved gathering folks together to share these pictures.

This year we decided to do something different. We decided an exhibit of pictures of ourselves would be a great way to get to know each other, and would be fun to see. Is that REALLY Linda and Mark Loewenstein’s wedding picture or is that Talia Loewenstein marrying a young guy who looks just like her father?

We invite you to take this trip down memory lane together. Bring a framed print of your favorite picture to the JCC. Bring three. Bring five. Any size. Bring them before April 26. If you need help, send me an email, kathryn@boulderjcc.org. Then come to the Boulder JCC on Sunday, May 2 at 6 pm to experience the real live Facebook Wall and enjoy the free wine and cheese reception.

If you can stand any more fun after that, stay for the 7 pm film, “Schmelvis: Searching for the King’s Jewish Roots.” This comical documentary follows an Orthodox Jewish Elvis impersonator – and a really bad one at that – and an eccentric rabbi on their quest to find out why Elvis wore a Chai, put a Jewish star on his mother’s grave and donated to Jewish causes. The answers may surprise you, if you can stop laughing long enough to be surprised.

About Kathryn Bernheimer

Kathryn Bernheimer
Director of Menorah: Arts, Culture and Education at the Boulder JCC. The former film and theater critic for the Boulder Daily Camera, Kathryn is the author of "The Fifty Greatest Jewish Movies" and "The Fifty Funniest Films of All Time."

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