Shabbat shalom! Be sure to take note of the local Boulder Rally for Family Unity tomorrow (Saturday) morning at the UU Church on Pennsylvania at 10 am. Over 100 people attended Wednesday’s Moral Minyan rally at the ICE Detention Center in Aurora.
Stay cool and enjoy this week’s posts:
- White Supremacist Propaganda on College Campuses Rises 77% Over Past 9 Months: ADL Report (6/28/2018) - 15 Tamuz 5778 - White supremacist groups continued to escalate their propaganda campaign targeting U.S. college campuses last year, including campuses in Colorado, New Mexico and Wyoming.
- Out of Recent Ashes, Israel’s Border Communities Persevere Thanks to Jewish National Fund (6/28/2018) - 15 Tamuz 5778 - Since March, over 450 incendiary kites, balloons, and rockets have been launched from Gaza towards the communities of Eshkol and Sha’ar HaNegev, destroying over 6,500 acres of agricultural land and forests.
- Moral Minyan Draws 100 At Aurora ICE Detention Center (6/27/2018) - 14 Tamuz 5778 - About 100 people answered the call for a "Moral Minyan" on Wednesday afternoon outside the ICE Detention Center in Aurora. More actions are coming.
- Applications Open for $25,000 in Mini-Grants from Hazon (6/27/2018) - 14 Tamuz 5778 - Hazon in Colorado is awarding $25,000 in mini-grants for projects that will make the Colorado Jewish community healthier and more sustainable.
- Presbyterian Church Makes Inroads Towards Reconciliation But Serious Issues Remain (6/24/2018) - 11 Tamuz 5778 - The recent General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church made some inroads towards reconciliation and away from delegitimization, but still fostered a hostile environment for those seeking peace for both Israelis and Palestinians.
- The Path Of Destruction – Parshat Balak (6/28/2018) - 15 Tamuz 5778 - What’s so bad about Bilaam? Now Balak, the king of Moab - for whom our parsha is named - he’s a real villain...
- Martin Libertun Bar Mitzvah (6/24/2018) - 11 Tamuz 5778 - On Saturday, June 30th, 2018, Martin Libertun will be called to the Torah as a Bar Mitzvah at Congregation Bonai Shalom.
- Doolin O’Brien Bar Mitzvah (6/24/2018) - 11 Tamuz 5778 - On Sunday, July 1, 2018, Doolin O'Brien, son of Becky and Chris O'Brien, will become a bar mitzvah with Judaism Your Way.
- Boulder Mayor to Attend Saturday’s Boulder Rally for Family Unity/Moral Minyan (6/28/2018) - 15 Tamuz 5778 - "My main goal for this specific Boulder rally is to stress the importance of love. Behind the politics are real human lives. They are more than just a face on a screen."
Arts and Culture
- We Come to Appraise Leonard Bernstein As Well As to Praise Him (6/24/2018) - 11 Tamuz 5778 - Kathryn Bernheimer will give the Talk Under the Tent on the life and work of Leonard Bernstein at the opening night of the Colorado Music Festival on June 28.
- The Wedding (6/24/2018) - 11 Tamuz 5778 - He usually loved events, weddings with good food - especially the apps – and good music. Dancing all night. But that wasn’t to be this night.