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JCRC and NCJW to Host 2018 Candidates Forum

The November 2018 elections are quickly approaching, ballots will be mailed out in the next two weeks, and the Jewish community wants to help you get ready to cast an informed vote on everything from Colorado Governor to Amendment Z.

Join the Colorado Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) and National Council of Jewish Women, Colorado Section (NCJW) for the 2018 Candidates Forum.  Held every election year, the Forum provides an opportunity for state-wide and federal candidates to present their platforms to hundreds of members of the Jewish community. This year’s Forum will take place on Tuesday, October 16 at Temple Emanuel, 51 Grape Street in Denver.

There will be two parts to the evening’s program. First, a Meet and Greet, 6-7 pm, when attendees will have the opportunity to meet candidates for state and federal offices and learn about state ballot initiatives. The second half of the evening, the Candidates Forum, 7-9 pm, will let the community hear remarks from candidates for Colorado Governor, U.S. House of Representatives, as well as Colorado Attorney General, Secretary of State, and Treasurer. This portion of the evening will be moderated by Mark Koebrich, long time KUSA-Channel 9 reporter and anchor.

The Candidate Forum is being conducted solely for educational purposes. The event does not represent an endorsement or opposition to any political candidates.

The event is free and open to the public, however, pre-registration is encouraged. To register please visit As part of the online registration process, community members are welcome to submit questions for consideration to be directed at candidates for Governor and U.S. House of Representatives. For more information about the 2018 Candidates Forum, contact Events at or 303.316.6484.

The Candidates Forum is co-chaired by Alice Forshner, Jewish Community Relations Council, and Cate Esstman, National Council of Jewish Women, Colorado Section. The event is supported by members of the Jewish Community Relations Council, including: Anti-Defamation League, Mountain States Region, Aspen Jewish Congregation, BMH-BJ, B’nai B’rith Denver, B’nai Havurah, Boulder JCC, Congregation B’nai Chaim, Congregation B’nai Torah, Congregation Bonai Shalom, Congregation Har HaShem, Congregation Rodef Shalom, Denver Academy of Torah (DAT), DAT Minyan, Denver Jewish Chamber of Commerce, Denver Jewish Day School, Hadassah, Boulder Chapter, Hadassah, Denver Chapter, Hadassah, L.E.A. (Littleton-Englewood-Aurora) Chapter, Hebrew Educational Alliance, Hillel Academy, Hillel of Colorado, J Street Education Fund, Colorado Chapter, JEWISHcolorado, Jewish Family Service of Colorado, Jewish National Fund, Jewish War Veterans: Post #344, Judaism Your Way, Kavod Senior Life, Keshet of the Rockies, The Mizel Museum and the Counterterrorism Education Learning Lab, National Council of Jewish Women, Colorado Section, ORT America, Denver Chapter, Rocky Mountain Rabbinical Council, Shalom Park, Staenberg-Loup Jewish Community Center, Temple Emanuel, and Temple Sinai.

About Michele Weingarden

Michele Weingarden lives in Superior and is a Colorado Advisory Board member for Hazon. She looks forward to sharing modern social justice symbols to her Seder tonight.

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