The Boulder JCC recently received a grant from Roots and Branches, an initiative of Rose Community Foundation. The purpose of this grant is to create a lighthearted, innovative, friendly network of young Jews in Boulder who are interested in, and excited about, programming for the young, Jewish Boulder crowd. How are we going to do this, you might ask?
The way we plan on accomplishing this is for me to personally have conversations with 100 different people in this demographic. The goal of these conversations is to gather information about what people are truly looking for with regards to young adult programming within Boulder County. After speaking with outreach specialists, what I’ve learned is the best way to dive into such a broad topic is to have 1-on-1 conversations, to get to the core of what drives and inspires you. At the end of this project, I will develop a network map of Jewish Boulder, and with that knowledge, create a leadership team to plan a year’s worth of events that people are interested in and excited about.
I began working at the Boulder JCC this summer, and immediately fell in love with Boulder, and the vibrant Jewish community here. Having lived all over the country and holding jobs in numerous industries, I already feel like Boulder is home. On top of Boulder’s vivacious culture and all of the outdoor activities here, Jewish life is energetic, adaptive, and welcoming to all .
So now that you know a little bit about this project and me, here’s where you come in: if you are a Boulder Jew between the ages of 25-35, give me a shout. I would love to take you out for coffee and talk about where you came from, where you are headed, and what you are looking for in terms of programming for young, Jewish Boulder. If you know someone that fits this age group, feel free to send them my information or shoot me a line with theirs.
I look forward to better getting to know those of you whom I already know, meeting more amazing young Jews here, and ensuring that young adult programming in Boulder is relevant, stimulating, and well attended for years to come! Follow along with this project as I’ll be blogging weekly about these conversations, right here on the Boulder Jewish News.