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Boulder JCC to Remain Closed Monday

BJCC Logo - Blue WebAfter careful consideration, the Boulder JCC has decided to remain closed on Monday, September 16th. While the building looks to be in good condition, we think it is best to have the property assessed. On Monday, Mark McGilvery of NECHAMA, and others will be on site and will let us know when we can re-open. We will be back in touch Monday through our email list and the Boulder Jewish News to let you know if the JCC will re-open on Tuesday.

Many families have been affected by this disaster and we want to emphasize that we are here together as a community to help each other. Here again is a list of resources for our community:

  • Our friends at Bonai Shalom have given us access to a matching system that matches people who can provide volunteer time, access to hot water and washing machines, and shelter to those who need those services. That system can be accessed here. The access code is bonai (all lower case.) YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE A MEMBER OF BONAI SHALOM TO ACCESS THIS RESOURCE. If you have questions about this website, please contact Wendy Aronson at 303-669-4917.
  • NECHAMA, a Jewish organization that will assist with the clean up efforts. Mark McGilvery is currently in Boulder, and is interested in learning about any efforts already underway and assessing households, synagogues, or other community spaces that are need of help with cleanup. If you would like NECHAMA assistance, please fill out this form. The requests will be forwarded to Mark and eventually to other team members for follow up. NECHAMA provides direct cleanup assistance free of charge such as interior and exterior storm debris removal following large-scale natural disasters. Their assistance is available to all and they prioritize assistance for low-income individuals and families, as well as those with medical needs, young children, and elderly residents. They will have a response trailer on the road from MN later today heading to Colorado to support the cleanup as needed.
  •  President Barack Obama has signed a disaster declaration and ordered federal aid for flood ravaged Colorado. If you would like assistance, please visit this website and fill out the appropriate forms.

Again, if you have specific questions about road conditions or other city buildings, please continue to check the Boulder Office of Emergency Management website.

A note from Jewish Family Service of Boulder:Boulder-JFS-Centered-CMYK

We are greatly saddened by the recent flood and the devastating effects of this force of nature. Please feel free to contact JFS for information and support:

Boulder JFS, 303.415.1025, csummer@jewishfamilyservice.org

JFS in Denver, 720.248.4601, cgrimm@jewishfamilyservice.org

JFS will be working with the Boulder JCC and other agencies in the Denver/Boulder area to provide information and support.”

About Jonathan Lev

Jonathan Lev, MPA, joined the Boulder JCC in 2010. He is a passionate educator and entrepreneur who combines his experience at Jewish summer camp and founding of Boulder based Renewable Choice Energy to influence his leadership as a Jewish professional. He was certified as high school teacher and Summa Cum Laude graduate from the University of Colorado in Boulder. For more than six years, Jonathan was a leader in the field of Jewish summer camp where he worked tirelessly to enhance the level of supervision and mentorship for both campers and staff through innovative summer and year-round trainings. In 2007, Jonathan continued his studies and was selected as a Taub Fellow at New York University in the dual-master’s degree program for a Master in Public Administration in Nonprofit Management (MPA) and Master in Hebrew and Judaic Studies (MA). He and his wife Lyndsay spend their free time hiking trails, skiing, listening to music, and planning their next great adventure. Follow him @jonathanlev on twitter.

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