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LETTER: DREAMers Deserve a Future

DACA was implemented in 2012 to protect DREAMers, undocumented young people who arrived in the U.S. before the age of sixteen, from deportation. It's now under attack and in danger of being ended.

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Enchanting and Accessible Forests

In coordination with partner LOTEM-Making Nature Accessible, JNF is able to make Israel's forests and parks accessible to the country’s special needs and disabled community.

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Collaborative Divorce: A Better Way

Most divorces are resolved through litigation, and some are resolved through mediation. However, there is a third way, which although it has been around for quite a while, it is still a well-kept secret.

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Light Rules

On Tuesday, January 31st 2017, several JCC’s around the country received bomb threats. The Boulder JCC was one of them.

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Religious Behaviorism or Spiritual Materialism?

"In a world where we all yearn for lives of meaning and connection, it is easy to mistake our embrace of a feel-good spirituality and rejection of tradition for enlightenment."

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Opinion: Worse than Kapos?

Rabbi Marc Soloway considers what it means today to be called "worse than kapos" for holding -- and expressing -- fairly mainstream opinions in the public market of ideas.

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Philanthropy Supports Democracy, Democracy Supports Us All

As this year comes to a close, I want to remind readers — of every political point of view — about the critical role that philanthropy can play in advocating for the fundamental principles that have enabled the success of our unique democracy for nearly 230 years.

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Cataracts, Shopkins, and Dr. Strange – Electing to See Beyond

The third Hebrew month of Kislev is soon upon us, and with that - no matter how you spell it, - Hanukah, the festival of lights is coming.

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Elul, Amalek and Doctor Who

Who has not seen or at least heard of the long-running TV series, Dr. Who? Why do I bring it up at this time of the year? Primarily because of this week’s Torah portion, Ki Teitzei.

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In Disheartening and Divisive Times, Philanthropy Can Spark Hope

Philanthropy is inherently optimistic, reflecting the deeply held belief that we can have a positive impact on the lives of others as well as on stubborn societal issues. Through philanthropy, individuals can make a difference, promote change, and improve their communities.

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IRS Gets Behind PRIs With New Regulations

With a PRI, a foundation lends to or invests its endowment assets in a nonprofit or for-profit entity in a way that furthers its mission. At the same time, the investment has the potential of providing a positive financial return to the foundation.

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