Shabbat Shalom! Have a great weekend, stay cool, and enjoy this week’s stories in the BJN:
- Boulder Teen Wins $36,000 for Speaking Out Against Gun Violence (8/9/2017) - 17 Av 5777 - For her groundbreaking work against gun violence, Taylor Gleeson was just announced as a recipient of the 2017 Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awards, a $36,000 award that recognizes teens for their commitment to social good and volunteer service.
- Early Morning Kitchen Fire Destroys Lodge, Forces Evacuation of Ramah in the Rockies (8/7/2017) - 15 Av 5777 - A fire broke out in the kitchen at Ramah in the Rockies summer camp at 2:00 am on Monday morning, August 7, forcing the evacuation of 130 campers and the camp's staff to Denver.
- 2,000 NCSY Campers Gather to Demonstrate Commitment to Jewish Identity and Israel (8/7/2017) - 15 Av 5777 - NCSY, historically known as one of American Jewry’s renowned educational and social programs uniting both observant and non-observant youth, has been increasingly involved in promoting programming in Israel and instilling a love for the Jewish State.
- Rep. Polis to Hold Town Hall at Har HaShem (8/6/2017) - 14 Av 5777 - Rep. Jared Polis will hold a town hall at Har HaShem on August 17.
- ADL Condemns Vandalism at Colorado Springs Temple (8/6/2017) - 14 Av 5777 - The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) condemns the hateful graffiti found at Temple Beit Torah in Colorado Springs.
- There Was A Crooked Man… Parshat Eikev (8/10/2017) - 18 Av 5777 - We begin with a word. The word is the title of our parsha: Eikev.
- Har HaShem to Host Prospective Member Shabbats (8/9/2017) - 17 Av 5777 - Join Har HaShem for Shabbat services on August 11th (outdoors; led by our band) or Friday, August 18th (in our sanctuary) to learn about our community.
- Musical Kabbalat Shabbat and Potluck Dinner at Bonai Shalom (8/9/2017) - 17 Av 5777 - Do you like music? Do you like Shabbat? Join us on August 18th.
- Perseverance and the Determination to Serve (8/6/2017) - 14 Av 5777 - Special in Uniform (SIU), a signature program of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), was launched 20 years ago by a small group of senior officers, to integrate Israeli youth with disabilities—mental and physical—into the IDF to serve alongside their fellow countrymen and women.
- Rebecca Flax Bat Mitzvah (8/6/2017) - 14 Av 5777 - On Saturday, August 12th, 2017, Rebecca Flax will be called to the Torah as a Bat Mitzvah with the Adventure Rabbi.
- Katie Rona Bat Mitzvah (8/6/2017) - 14 Av 5777 - On Saturday, August 12th, 2017, Katie Rona will be called to the Torah as a Bat Mitzvah with the Adventure Rabbi.
- Sophia Madeline Steven Bat Mitzvah (8/6/2017) - 14 Av 5777 - On Saturday, August 12th, 2017, Sophia Madeline Steven will be called to the Torah as a Bat Mitzvah at Congregation Har HaShem.
- The Current Threat: Understanding Extremism in America Today (8/7/2017) - 15 Av 5777 - ADL will be hosting Jessica Reaves, ADL's Senior Writer and Communications Specialist for the Center on Extremism, on August 23rd.
Arts and Culture
- “More Than a Concert” Concept Expanded Into music@theJ (8/10/2017) - 18 Av 5777 - ACE launches music@theJ, featuring monthly concerts that treat music as living history linked to cultural identity.