The 7th running of Ignite Chanukah proved much more than a lucky success on Tuesday night, as a close-to-capacity crowd gathered at Rembrandt Yard in Downtown Boulder to enjoy drinks, hand-made latkes, falafel and fill-’em-yourself sufganyot as well as 12 five-minute talks by passionate speakers on a variety of subjects. Several themes emerged among the talks this year: Boulder/white privilege and how to navigate in the new environment we find ourselves in, including being strangers in our own land; Jewish passion around food, plants, animals, yoga and the environment; and passion for just being and doing Jewish in whatever way seems best to each of us. Goats, chickens and dogs. And the links between Judaism and BDSM. Yes, really. (We’ll add a link to the videos of the talks when they’ve been posted.)
The party adjourned to Hapa on Pearl Street for the after party, again very well attended and open bar very much appreciated by the attendees. Special thanks to the sponsors: Boulder JCC, Boulder Jewish News, YAD Colorado, Mazel Together, Moishe House, Congregation Beth Ami, Hazon, and ModernTribe.com.
Don’t miss Ignite Chanukah 8/2017/5778 next December, and all the other Flatirons Tribe events between now and then!
Flatirons Tribe, the Young Professionals program of the Boulder JCC, brings together Boulder Jews and their friends, ages 21 to 45. We offer a wide range of programs including social events, learning groups, yoga sessions, sporting events, Shabbat pot luck dinners, and much more. If you are in this demographic and are looking to connect with a fun group of like-minded young Jewish adults, Flatiron Tribe is the right group for you! To get involved, email David Levine, firstname.lastname@example.org.