Weekly Edition: April 3rd, 2020

Shabbat shalom! And, Happy Pesach/Passover, starting Wednesday evening April 8th. We hope that you will be able to share the day with family, even if by electronic means. If you can help, Boulder JFS and Boulder JCC have partnered to collect Passover supplies for those in need this year. Here is how you can help.

Also, for those in need of a little more help in getting your very local seder together, A Spice of Life is offering a complete Seder for 4 (to 6) that you can order until April 6th.

As a people and as a community, we are showing our resilience and ingenuity. You can find many online shabbat and Passover resources, both local and far afield, for streaming services or guides to davening alone.

From Rabbi Marc Soloway:

Hopefully most of us will be fine, even if our lives may never quite return to what we thought of as normal.  For many in our wider community and beyond, this is going to be devastating and catastrophic.

There are all kinds of ways that we can help.  I just signed up to rejoin the CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program with our wonderful Red Wagon Farm, who have lovingly partnered in growing food for us in the Boulder Jewish community for many years. They, like so many, are struggling and you can help by becoming a partner in the growing season and supporting an important local food source.You can sign up to join or support the farm here.

We can also donate to food pantries, help those in need, support local restaurants and businesses that remain open. I will hopefully be making a drop off run to Community Food Share before Pesach, for distribution to families and other agencies.

Our Boulder JCC has provided many helpful resources for us to give and to receive help during this time:

Ways to give and help in the community
list of local restaurants and businesses still open 
Resources

If you have something to entertain or engage people that you’d like to get out there, let us know!

Meanwhile, here are sources that will have the most up-to-date information about COVID-19 in Boulder and Colorado:

Stay safe, stay warm, and have a great weekend.

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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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