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Week in Review: November 16th, 2012

The Denver metro area compared with the area around Gaza under threat.

Shabbat shalom!  As we are preparing for a peaceful Shabbat here in Colorado, our thoughts and prayers are with the Jews in southern Israel who are under the worst spate of rocket attacks from Gaza in years.  Hundreds of rockets have fallen on southern Israel in the last few days, and one million Israelis who are in range are hunkered in bomb shelters waiting for more.

Colorado’s Federation Partnership Region in Israel, Ramat Hanegev, is just out of rocket range, but they are opening their homes and facilities to house hundreds of families who are trying to escape the bombardment, even if for just a few days.

Allied Jewish Federation (AJF) / the Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA), as well as the Jewish National Fund (JNF) are taking donations to help Israelis cope with the latest attacks.  If you’d like to help out, here are the relevant links:

AJF/JFNA’s Israel Crisis Fund

Jewish National Fund’s Respond Fund

Here is BJN’s wrap up of this week’s stories:

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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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