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Weekly Edition: February 23rd, 2018

Shabbat shalom! Events to watch this weekend are the Boulder JCC’s annual Reflections Gala Saturday night, and the Chevra Kashisha’s annual meeting on Sunday February 25th.

Have a great weekend and enjoy this week’s posts:


Jewish Life

  • Purim Nugget: A Call for Unity ‍‍(2/22/2018) - 7 Adar II 5778 - This upcoming Thursday is the festive holiday of Purim, which we celebrate the miraculous survival of the Jewish people in the year 357 BCE after there was a decree by the Persian King Achashveirosh to kill all the Jews in his vast empire of 127 countries.
  • Rabbi Marc’s A Dash of Drash – Memory, Absence and Presence ‍‍(2/22/2018) - 7 Adar II 5778 - Memory, Absence and Presence is Episode 59 of A Dash of Drash. The Shabbat before Purim is called Shabbat Zachor, where we are reminded of the obligation to remember what our arch enemy, Amalek, did to us on our way out of Egypt.
  • Laws of the Heart – Parshat Tetzaveh ‍‍(2/22/2018) - 7 Adar II 5778 - For reasons unclear, many of the classic books of Jewish law take their titles from - of all things – the various pieces of the High Priest’s clothing.
  • Pining for Warmer Weather? Reserve Now for Purim in Mexico ‍‍(2/21/2018) - 6 Adar II 5778 - If the cold weather in Boulder is getting you down, the festival of Purim is coming around again and that means the Boulder County Center for Judaism is “traveling” once more.
  • Jerry Pinsker to Speak About ADL for First Friday at Bonai Shalom ‍‍(2/21/2018) - 6 Adar II 5778 - During the presentation on March 2nd, Jerry will examine the methods used by ADL, one of the largest civil rights organizations in this country, to fight for and protect civil rights.
  • A Eulogy for Beverly Goodman z”l ‍‍(2/21/2018) - 6 Adar II 5778 - Rabbi Soloway shares his eulogy for Bev Goodman z"l.
  • Baruch Dayan Ha’emet: Beverly Goodman, z”l ‍‍(2/19/2018) - 4 Adar II 5778 - Elaine Einhorn Sturtz, mother of Robert Sturtz, passed away on Shabbat morning, February 3, 2018 in Florida. 
  • Boulder Community Purim Carnival at the Boulder JCC ‍‍(2/18/2018) - 3 Adar II 5778 - Looking for some Purim family fun? Join us on Sunday, March 4th at the Boulder JCC for the annual Boulder Community Purim Carnival! This family-friendly celebration brings together the entire Boulder Jewish community. With carnival games, bouncy castles, falafel, hamantaschen, and loads of prizes, this is sure to be a joyous and entertaining day for all! Continue Reading
  • Eve Jacqueline Shoenfeld Bat Mitzvah ‍‍(2/18/2018) - 3 Adar II 5778 - On Saturday, February 24th, 2018, Eve Jacqueline Shoenfeld will be called to the Torah as a Bat Mitzvah at Congregation Har HaShem.


Arts & Culture

About Editor

I'm David Fellows, and I've 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 I've written and edited countless business documents and presentations in the ensuing twenty years. I was also a professional photographer from 1978 to 1988 (although you never really stop...). 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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