Shabbat shalom! Please take note that the Boulder – Ramat HaNegev Sister City application is coming up to the Boulder City Council in August, and the committee wants you to come to the meeting! Also, Bonai Shalom is having one of their monthly musical kabbalat shabbats tonight. And, our pop culture correspondent, Lauren Fellows, discusses Jewish characters in Japanese anime and video games — don’t miss it!
Stay cool and enjoy this week’s posts:
- Ramat HaNegev – Boulder’s Next Sister City? (7/26/2018) - 14 Av 5778 - The Boulder City Council will hear and possibly approve an application to create a sister city relationship between Boulder and Ramat HaNegev, Israel on August 23rd.
- ADL Commends Law Enforcement for Their Handling of Bias-Motivated Crime at Longmont Pool (7/23/2018) - 11 Av 5778 - The Anti-Defamation League commended law enforcement for investigating an alleged racist incident at an apartment complex swimming pool in Longmont as a potential bias-motivated crime.
- Rabbi Marc’s A Dash of Drash – Ayn Od – Nothing Else – Episode 74 (7/26/2018) - 14 Av 5778 - Ayn od milvado; there is nothing other than God. Does this mean that if we are really spiritual, we transcend all the grossness of our physical world?
- JNF-USA Inspires Jewish HS Students to ‘Be Inscribed’ For Generations to Come (7/25/2018) - 13 Av 5778 - In early July, students of the Alexander Muss High School in Israel, a Jewish and pluralistic educational institution in Israel, made an arduous but incredibly impactful trek up Mount Masada, bringing the message of Masada back to their campus.
- Baruch Dayan HaEmet: Tamar Michele Bradley, z”l (7/25/2018) - 13 Av 5778 - Tamar Michele Bradley, sister Josh Goldstein, passed away the morning of July 25, 2018 in New York.
- Ethan Wurman Bar Mitzvah (7/23/2018) - 11 Av 5778 - On Saturday, July 28th, 2018, Ethan Wurman will be called to the Torah as a Bar Mitzvah at Congregation Bonai Shalom.
- Sierra Matz Bat Mitzvah (7/22/2018) - 10 Av 5778 - On Saturday, July 21st 2018, Sierra Matz was called to the Torah as a Bat Mitzvah with Adventure Judaism.
- Aniela Meyer Bat Mitzvah (7/22/2018) - 10 Av 5778 - On Saturday, July 21st 2018, Aniela Meyer was called to the Torah as a Bat Mitzvah with Adventure Judaism.
- Evan Buchman Bar Mitzvah (7/22/2018) - 10 Av 5778 - On Saturday, July 14th, 2018, Evan Buchman was called to the Torah as a Bar Mitzvah at Congregation Bonai Shalom.
- Stephanie and Abby Segal B’not Mitzvah (7/22/2018) - 10 Av 5778 - On Saturday, July 14th, 2018, Stephanie and Abby Segal were called to the Torah as a Bat Mitzvah with the Adventure Rabbi.
- August and September Events at Denver JCC (7/26/2018) - 14 Av 5778 - Events include a dance party, a pool party and poolside playdates, the Shakespeare play “As You Like It” and a golf tournament.
Arts and Culture
- Jewish Anime Characters – The Goods, The Bads, The Questionables (7/23/2018) - 11 Av 5778 - BJN's Pop Culture correspondent, Lauren Fellows, reports on some surprisingly Jewish characters and themes in the world of Japanese anime.
- David Shneer to Speak at Bonai Shalom for August First Friday (7/22/2018) - 10 Av 5778 - On August 3 Professor Shneer will be speaking about the mixed media project: "Art is My Weapon: The Radical Musical Life of Lin Jaldati."