CU's Second Annual Goldberger Week of Jewish Culture starts February 18 with a facilitated discussion featuring local Jewish thinkers.

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Second Annual Goldberger Week of Jewish Culture starts February 18

Mark your calendars for an exceptional series of events presented by the Program in Jewish Studies at the University of Colorado at Boulder for the Second Annual Goldberger Week of Jewish Culture beginning Thursday, February 18. This year’s series is presented in conjunction with MoVeRs: Jewish Mavericks, Visionaries & Rebels.

Generously supported by the Goldberger Fund for Jewish Culture, this week honors and pays tribute to Rabbi Daniel (of blessed memory) and Ida Goldberger. “Rabbi Goldberger’s career was about the multifaceted expression of Jewish life as a religion, society, and culture,” says David Shneer, director of the Program in Jewish Studies and associate professor of History at CU. “What a better way to honor his legacy and Ida’s continuing service to Jewish learning than by having Colorado’s flagship university host a week dedicated to the exploration of 3500 years of Jewish culture, including its current, most cutting-edge manifestations.”

RSVP at Spaces are limited! The week kicks off with What Would Spinoza Have Said? Today’s MoVeRs Speak Out on Thursday, February 18 at 7 PM, at University of Colorado at Boulder/University Memorial Center, Room 235. This program is free and open to the public

In the 1660s, Baruch Benito Benedict Spinoza was excommunicated from his Jewish community for his radical philosophical ideas that would end up changing the world of thought. In this launch of the Goldberger Week of Jewish Culture, MoVeRs brings together some Jewish thinkers in our own community who pushed their communities out of their comfort zones. Join us for an engaged evening of facilitated discussion as Reb Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, (author, teacher, rabbi and founder of Jewish Renewal movement), Pamela Eisenbaum (associate professor of Biblical Studies & Christian Origins at Iliff School of Theology), and Ira Chernus (professor of Religious Studies at CU-Boulder) share their personal stories.

Events, which include the first Hip Hop Sulha west of Chicago and a performance of From Tel Aviv to Ramallah: A Hip Hop Travelogue of Peace with world renowned beatbox artist Yuri Lane, continue through February 24. Information, tickets and RSVP’s for the entire week of events can be made at

About Jamie Polliard

Assistant Director of the Program in Jewish Studies at the University of Colorado at Boulder

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