Hundreds Turn Out to Celebrate Israel’s 69th Birthday

The Boulder JCC hosted a community Yom Haatzmaut celebration Monday night drawing hundreds of men, women and children, including dozens of Israelis. The festivities, presented by partners JEWISHcolorado and ACE at the J, included activites for all ages: Israeli music and dancing, a gaga pit, face painting and bounce house, lectures and panels about Israel, and a screening of “Mekonen,” a film about an Ethopian Jew’s odyssey of acceptance in the IDF. Along with the activities, there was mediterranean food from Falafel King for sale.

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About David Fellows

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.

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