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Join us for the ancient mitzvah of burying the sacred texts and papers that were damaged in the flood.

Burial of Sacred Flood-Damaged Texts Arranged

The Talmud asks us to preserve sacred texts and documents when they become damaged.

Join us for the ancient mitzvah of burying the sacred texts and papers that were damaged in the flood. More than just an act of respect, this mitzvah will give our community the chance to come together to heal; to check in on each other’s rebuilding process; and to continue our recovery.

We will be meeting on Sunday, November 24, 2013 at 2:30 pm in the Jewish section of the Mountain View Memorial Park on Kalmia just west of the Boulder JCC. All are welcome.

If you have sacred books or documents that were damaged in the flood, please bring them to one of three geniza sites – Har HaShem, Nevei Kodesh or Chabad at CU before November 21, or directly to the cemetery on the 24th. Please place anything you bring in a heavy duty plastic bag or sturdy box.

If you would like to volunteer to help load and unload boxes, please contact bouldergeniza@gmail.com. We will be loading materials around noon on the November 24 to transport to the cemetery.

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