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Ignite Chanukah 6 a Sparkly Success

The Ignite 6 Speakers
The Ignite 6 Speakers

From the Jews of Antartica to a plea for Millennials to be less flaky, Ignite Chanukah 6 was a sparkly celebration of being your truest self and sharing your passion with a group of strangers and friends.  As the Ignite motto goes, “Enlighten us – but do it quickly” and the ten speakers did so with panache.

The event, organized by the Boulder JCC’s Flatiron Tribe for the 21-45 Young Adult segment, attracted a good sized crowd from both Boulder and Denver. It featured a pre-event schmooze at Rembrandt Yards, complete with a falafel and salad spread from Falafel King and gluten-free latkes from the kosher kitchen at Congregation Bonai Shalom and an open bar.

Two rounds of speakers, each speaking for five minutes, separated by an intermission and a raffle, included “sparks” about the above topics plus:

  • What it’s like converting to Judaism – twice (luckily, only one circumcision);
  • What it’s like to grow up Jewish, and then being asked to convert because your mom wasn’t actually Jewish;
  • Tattoos and Jews — taboos?;
  • A beatbox rap about adventure conservation and spreading the Jewish love to places it’s never been before;
  • Relationships and education;
  • Eight fashion tips for Boulder Jewish men; and
  • dancing like it’s your bat mitzvah

At the end, the group moved on to the after party at Hapa Sushi.  A very successful evening!  Don’t miss next year’s Ignite Chanukah 7 — the Shmita Year.  Please enjoy our BJN slide show of pictures:

About David Fellows

I've been writing things since grammar school, and 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 written and edited countless business documents and presentations in the ensuing twenty years. 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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