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Boulder JCC Will Reopen Tuesday

Jonathan Lev and Harris Faberman give the thumbs-up outside of the JCC Monday.

A team of disaster relief, water mitigation and mold specialists toured the Boulder JCC with Executive Director Jonathan Lev, Facilities Manager Jerry Pinsker, and Boulder JCC Board Member Harris Faberman. The team confirmed that the JCC sustained very minor damage from the rain consisting of minor roof leaks. Based on this assessment, it is our plan to open the building Tuesday morning, September 17th, at 9:00 am.

In an effort to help our community during this difficult time, we are offering the following free programming:

Open Tumble

We understand that Boulder Valley School District and St. Vrain Schools remain closed. We want to invite families who have children ages 5 and under to come use the Tumbling Room from 2:30-4:00 pm free of charge. Click here for information on our Tumbling Room.

Sukkot Program

For those individuals and families who would like to gather as a community to celebrate the holiday of Sukkot which begins on Wednesday night, the JCC will offer a free program in our gym Tuesday from 4:00- 6:00 pm. This program replaces the program originally scheduled to take place at Red Wagon Farm in Longmont. We invite families with children of all ages to join us for art projects, music, and fun! For anyone who is interested, you may bring a picnic dinner (vegetarian and nut-free, please) and join others in our community for reflecting on the past week, bringing some joy into one another’s lives, and getting out of your houses!   If you are planning to attend this Sukkot program, you should email Shari Blake Schnee at shari@boulderjcc.org with the number of children and adults who are planning to come.

School Day Out

We are partnering with Chabad at CU Boulder in offering a School Day Out Program on Wednesday from 9:15 am to 1:15 pm at the JCC.  We will have some fun activities for the kids (ages Kindergarten – 5th grade) and we will serve Kosher pizza for lunch (thanks to a donor from Chabad at CU).   Please register here to secure a spot for your child.

PLEASE NOTE: We are unable to take drop-ins for this program.

Additional Resources

We know there are many in our community who are still suffering. Again, we encourage you to utilize the resources that are posted on our website.

New Support Available – Dehumidifiers, Fans, Pumps, Etc.

The Allied Jewish Federation of Colorado has graciously donated pumps, fans, dehumidifiers, or any other equipment to families that need them for their flooded homes. Please email flood@jewishcu.com if you need to borrow any of the above items.

Again, thanks so much for your support. We are grateful that we can resume serving the community tomorrow and hope that this can help bring about a little bit of normalcy to you and your families.

Shana tova (Happy New Year and here’s hoping to see sunny skies tomorrow!)

About Jonathan Lev

Jonathan Lev, MPA, joined the Boulder JCC as Executive Director in 2010. He is a passionate educator and entrepreneur who combines his experience at Jewish summer camp and involvement with the startup of Boulder based Renewable Choice Energy to influence his leadership as a nonprofit executive and 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 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 and Master in Hebrew and Judaic Studies. Since starting his role in 2010 at the Boulder JCC, Jonathan has led the community's $30M capital campaign to build a new JCC campus, which opened in summer 2016. He speaks regularly about making philanthropy fun and the role that inter-generational giving has on creating a legacy. Outside of work, he and his wife, Lyndsay, and their daughters, Mira and Susanna, can be found hiking, skiing, practicing yoga, listening to music, and planning their next great adventure. Follow him @jonathanlev on twitter.

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