The Boulder Jewish Community Center’s annual Reflections event was quite a circus Saturday night… literally. Besides raising funds for BJCC Preschool scholarships and honoring Erik Bernstein and Matt and Julie Rich, the 300-plus attendees were treated to a circus performance by Bella Luna Cirque. With its unique theme, the event also broke with tradition by increasing the shmooze time and offering several buffet dinner stations rather than the usual sit-down service. By all accounts, both changes were big hits.
More news from the event will be coming this week. Meanwhile, here are our photo albums from the evening:
I've been writing things since grammar school, and 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 written and edited countless business documents and presentations in the ensuing twenty years.
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.
Marking the National Memorial Day for the Genocide of Lithuanian Jews, the Prime Minister of Lithuania, Ingrida Šimonytė along with other senior Lithuanian Government officials and the International Commission for the investigation of the Nazis crimes in Lithuania, today (Thursday, 21 September), joined members and leaders of the Lithuanian Jewish community, and Holocaust education and commemoration organization, the International March of the Living, in a symbolic march from the site of the Jewish Ghetto in Vilnius, to the mass grave on the Paneriai (formerly Ponary) suburb of the city.