Two Ten-Second Mitzvahs – Help Needed


Just a favor!  Our friend, Jessica Adams is designing a special Menorah of Crocs for us.  Many of you know Jessica Adams, a member of the Boulder Jewish Community.  Jessica  is the talented owner of Living Design Studios and has designed beautiful iron works for Shules, Courtyards and Courthouses.

Her company, is vying for a large grant.  Can you vote for her company?

All it takes is ten seconds and voters are helping support a Jewish woman owned business, a team of artists and adding beauty to our world through amazing metalwork.  Where else can they do all that in a short period of time?

Here’s the link:

Also, recently I received a crowd funding request from Lisa Dicksteen, the woman sitting to my right at my end of the table at our wonderful women’s Shabbat dinner. If you are not familiar, crowd funding is a new way to raise money, initially created for starting new companies and funding artists projects, after Hurricane Sandy, non-profit sites popped up to use it to fund other things, such as repairing the damage not covered by FEMA or insurance.

As an organization, Chabad has donated some of the money we have received for the purpose of helping people affected by the recent flooding here in Boulder, and I wanted to share her site with you with the idea that you might be able to make a small donation and share the link with your own contacts. In this way, the small donations made by individuals add up, and people are able to make the necessary repairs.

Here is her link, please read it and make your own decision:


Chany Scheiner

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. Thanks everyone! We need 42 more votes before Nov 15th just to qualify. It's a huge opportunity for us and our community. So please take just 10 seconds to support your local metalsmithing studio…

  2. And, for all of you who know Jonathan Falk, he's an owner in Living Design Studios as well. Remember when he helped build that amazing Sukkah for Bonai? The steel center hub that allowed it to be so big was made in our very own shop, with scraps from other projects. Voting for this grant is a great way to thank him and allow us to continue to be a part of these kinds of fun and important community projects…

  3. Thanks Chany! I appreciate you sharing this!!

  4. How nice of you to share on behalf of the Dicksteen family! They’re such kind people, and it’s truly amazing how thoughtfully the community has supported them since their house suffered expensive rain and flooding damage.