Week in Review: October 7th, 2011

Shabbat Shalom!

The first week of 5772 flew by, with lovely autumn weather, beautiful changing leaves and opportunities for communities to share. May it bode well for a good year for all of us.

Congratulations to Amy Stein, Community Director of ADL’s Boulder office, who was honored Thursday night with a 2011 Multicultural Award from Boulder County’s Community Action Program. We are so fortunate to have you in Boulder!

In international news, you have likely seen the announcement of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry, awarded to Israeli scientist Dan Shechtman for his discovery of quasicrystals. He is the 10th Israeli Nobel winner. We are certain this calls for an update to the top-visited article in Boulder Jewish News history: Kathryn Bernheimer’s An Informal List of Jewish Inventions, Innovations and Radical Ideas.

We couldn’t mention inventions, innovations or radical ideas without noting also the passing of Steve Jobs. May his memory be a blessing.

Next week (after Yom Kippur) the holidays continue with the holiday of Sukkot (first night: Wednesday).  We hear there will be more sukkah-building this year than ever before in the Boulder area.  How many lulav-and-etrog sets will be imported to Boulder this year? Leave your guess as a comment on this article (click through to the BoulderJewishNews.org website). And we hope you will share photos of your sukkah (or sukkah-hops!) on the Boulder Jewish News Facebook page.

May you be sealed for a good year, and have an easy fast.

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About Editor

I'm David Fellows, and I've 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 I've written and edited countless business documents and presentations in the ensuing twenty years. I was also a professional photographer from 1978 to 1988 (although you never really stop...). 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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