4 Questions for Shari Edelstein, Lamplighter

Shari Edelstein, Boulder County Lamplighter
Shari Edelstein, Boulder County Lamplighter

Chabad of Boulder County, Boulder JCC and JEWISHcolorado are happy to honor Shari Edelstein, a Boulder County Lamplighter, with lighting the community Menorah  in Louisville.  Please join the lighting and Chanukah on Ice at Winterskate in Downtown Louisville on December 3 from 4:00 to 6:00 pm.  The Menorah lighting is at 5:30 pm.  Visit chabadofboulder.com for more information about this and other Chanukah Programs.  Thank you Oreg Foundation, Boulder Jewish News and Ed and Julie Shaffer for their sponsorship.

1- How many years have you lived in Boulder County?
Just over 7 years.”

2- What brought you to Boulder County?

We wanted to live in a progressive community with easy access to outdoor activities.  We met and married in Israel and our oldest son was born in Israel.  We came to the states for my  husband’s studies and spent two years in Baltimore before coming to Boulder. Sometimes I joke that the transition from Israel to Baltimore was easier —  Jewishly — than the transition from Baltimore to Boulder.  But we have been thrilled to become a part Boulder’s small but vibrant Jewish community.”

3- What is your favorite Chanukah Memory?

Watching the kids from the Boulder Jewish Day School sing Hebrew songs at the Chanukah lighting ceremonies on Pearl Street.”

4-Give us an idea of what it was like working for the 18 Pomegranates foundation?

It was an honor to work for the 18 Pomegranates Foundation and support the growth and transformation of the Jewish community in Boulder.  We are blessed with very committed Jewish professionals working to foster a rich and vibrant community, where we can join together to connect, learn, pray and work towards bettering our world.”

About Chany Scheiner

Co - Director of Boulder Center for Judaism. Any successful organization needs a heart and that is what Chany provides, along with organization, marketing, innovative programming, and countless Shabbat dinners. Some of her accomplishments are large and public like the annual menorah lighting on Pearl Street and the matzo and shofar factories, while others are quiet and private like the time she spends counseling individuals and sharing the wisdom that comes from study.

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  1. Such a well deserved honor for Shari. Mazel tov!

  2. We are delighted to honor Shari Edelstein who has really served the community through her work for the 18 Pomegranate Foundation. This honor is well deserved. Thank you Shari for all your efforts and may you have a lot of success and Mazal in the next stage of your life!

  3. Wonderful! Congrats, Shari! It's a good way for us to get an update on a busy friend! Stay well. Come to visit…your room awaits you!

  4. Mazal tov, Shari, on this honor. Thinking of you and the family. Chag Sameach!

  5. Shari, you have been a fabulous colleague and supporter of Hazon's work and so much else that makes Boulder a wonderful Jewish community. Thank you for all you've done for our community through 18 Pomegranates, and for all that you'll continue to do in other capacities. You deserve this honor and much more!