Lucky To Live in Boulder

If you participated in the Shavout evening of prayer and contemplation with our Boulder Rabbis, you have a sense of how lucky we are. If you don’t know what this is, make sure to look for it next year! If you are planning to attend the Boulder Jewish Festival, you have an idea of what our community has to offer. If neither of these are on your list, you are missing out!

In a recent article Rabbi Aaron Bisno, from Pittsburgh, stated that “Across the country and across denominations, there is a vital and transformative conversation underway …. The most forward-thinking and creative Jewish leaders are actively participating in what professors at the Harvard Business School called a courageous conversation.” (Source: The Jewish Chronicle)

Our Rabbis and Jewish leaders in Boulder are committed to examining old paradigms, overcoming institutional egos and searching for ways to improve our community as a whole. On a monthly basis, representatives from Boulder’s synagogues and the Boulder JCC have been exploring ways to work together, both in terms of community outreach and exploring how these institutions can be more relevant to our needs.

At the Boulder Jewish Festival, this Sunday, you have a chance to share your dreams for Jewish Boulder. Seven organizations are offering you a chance to tell them what you want! Look for the sign, visit their booths, fill out the entry form, share your thoughts and maybe you can win something! Each organization is offering winnings from their drawings – it may be a year’s membership, tickets to High Holiday services, free admission to programs.

Our Rabbis and Jewish leaders are at the forefront of these courageous conversations, but they can’t really happen without your input! Come join the conversation and see what it’s all about!

The Boulder Jewish Festival is Sunday, June 12, from 11 am to 5 pm on Pearl Street  Mall and the Boulder Courthouse Lawn.

About Shari Edelstein

Shari is a foundation and nonprofit consultant based in Boulder.

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