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Newish and Jewish – A Lovely Place to Meet New People

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Between bites of bagels, whitefish and quiche, 50 people who consider themselves “Newish and Jewish”, got to know each other a little better last Sunday. Jewish Family Service, Women of the J, and the 36 organizations that make up Jewish Together- Boulder hosted a lovely brunch geared toward older adults who are new to the Boulder area.

With custom-made “calling cards” created by a JFS volunteer, participants made plans for dinners, mahjong games and happy hours. Besides living in Boulder County and being Jewish, attendees found they had a lot in common. A majority of the attendees discovered they originally hailed from the Bronx or Chicago and landed in Boulder County for many of the same reasons among them being closer to children and grandchildren.

Attendees learned about ways to get more involved in the Jewish community from a number of people who talked about events and opportunities, and every guest left with a calendar of Jewish events happening in the upcoming months.

Newish and Jewish 044Thank you to volunteers from Women of the J who made delicious, gorgeous coffee cakes and were instrumental in helping set up and greet guests. Thank you to Rise and Shine Farm and Pastures of Plenty for the gorgeous flowers. A special thank you to the event committee who made this event possible. And finally, thank you to the Boulder JCC for the space and for ensuring everything was perfect for the event.

Stay tuned for more events. Over half of the people who filled out an evaluation want to see happy hours scheduled in the near future! If you want to be involved in organizing and planning future events contact Jodi Ansell at Boulder JFS jansell@jewishfamilyservice.org.

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