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Time Capsule: Words of Memory, Words of Hope

Next month there will be a dedication of the new Holocaust Memorial Social Action Site at the University of Denver.  Please contribute to this project as a way of adding your voices to what will become a new Denver-Boulder space for Tikkun Olam activities.

Dr. Sarah Pessin, Director of the Center for Judaic Studies, writes,

This new space gets its strength not from the stone of which it is made, but from the people who will gather there and from the projects they will embark upon to transform the world.”

Dr. Pessin has asked the Boulder Jewish community to contribute “Words of Memory” and send them to CJS where they will be put into a time capsule in preparation for the event on October 10.  No one at CJS will be reading these, and there is no plan to ‘unearth’ the time capsule at any specified future time.  It is, rather, a way of putting community voices at the core of the new project.

If you would like to participate, please write (on a half sheet of paper or smaller) some words of memory and / or hope. This can include (but is not limited to): words of healing for the world, the name of a loved one persecuted or lost to hatred, words for transforming memory into action, a message for Tikkun Olam, and/or visions for peace and justice. These can be signed or anonymous.

Please send to r.amaru@comcast.net with “DU Project” in the subject line, and I will just print it out and put it an envelope or send your anonymous reflections by mail to:   DU Project c/o Rachel Amaru  898 Racquet Lane, Boulder, CO  80303.  Please send all contributions by Sunday, October 3, 2010.

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