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Week in Review: December 10th, 2010

Shabbat Shalom! Chanukah is great fun for all ages, and our community certainly showed up for Chanukah this year.

December 8 was Colorado Gives Day – interesting that it fell during Chanukah. In case you haven’t heard the wrap-up, over $8 million was raised online for Colorado nonprofits – in one 24-hour period.  Thank you to all who participated and donated, whether online or at various locations around town.

In Israel, the Carmel Fire was contained, though the Carmel Forest is now off-limits. Many organizations are also raising money for relief efforts there (we had heard about a text-to-give code, like during the Haiti earthquake, but have been unable to verify it as legit – if you know, please leave a comment below).  Given recent local events, many here in Boulder feel a special connection to those affected by this Israeli wildfire disaster.

Next week is finals week at CU and in schools around town. Good luck to students on their exams and to teachers winding up the semester. Enjoy the weekend!

Click on the titles below to see each full article. Visit the BoulderJewishNews home page anytime – to see about a week’s worth of articles at a time. Scroll to the bottom of the webpage for feeds from other sources, including JTA, organization sites and Rabbi blogs. And don’t forget the Community Calendar, which displays the calendars of over 20 local organizations.

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About Editor

I'm David Fellows, and I've served as a writer, photographer and/or an editor on my junior high and high school newspapers; the Daily Trojan at USC (where I earned my journalism degree); the student newspaper at the Anderson School at UCLA (where I earned my MBA); and I've written and edited countless business documents and presentations in the ensuing twenty years. I was also a professional photographer from 1978 to 1988 (although you never really stop...). I've been involved Jewishly since my bris and in Boulder since 1995. I'm married to my Executive Director Cheryl, and we have two children, Lauren and Ethan.

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