Weekly Edition: December 18th, 2020

Shabbat shalom and happy Chanukah! (Yes, as of this writing, there is still almost 24 hours of the holiday left). If you haven’t yet, there’s one more gift opportunity to consider: Family Chanukah Gift: Would you/ your children come together and plant 18 trees in honor of grandparents for Chanukah this year? An $18.00 donation to JTree would provide 18 tree saplings. Many 18s will create a forest. In your donation message please mention “Boulder loves our grandparents…. (add names).” Thank you for considering an end-of-year donation to Boulder JTree and our collective climate change efforts.

Boulder County (along with all Metro Denver counties) moved to Level Red on Friday November 20th; this is the most restrictive level before we get to a full blown Stay at Home order. Please be sure to follow all the recommendations/ requirements of Boulder County Public Health to combat COVID-19, including wearing masks in public and avoiding gatherings outside your family group.

You can find all of our local community virtual services at the “Jewish Community Virtual Offerings” link below under “Events”. There is also a link to the list of online programs being offered by the Boulder JCC.

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

Stay safe, stay healthy, and stay warm.


Jewish Life

  • Gavriela Schultheiss Bat Mitzvah (12/17/2020) - On Saturday, December 12th, 2020, Gavriela Schultheiss was called to the Torah as a Bat Mitzvah at Congregation Har HaShem. Continue Reading
  • The Enduring Value of Our Chanukah Lights (12/15/2020) - During Chanukah, we often talk about the value of spreading light, both literally, with our chanukiyot, and metaphorically, with our actions. Yet we rarely explore the actual economics of that value. Continue Reading
  • A Declaration of Interdependence: Chanukah is Unity in Diversity (12/14/2020) - 2020 is coming to a close—a year of staggering political debacles further catalyzing human and ecological catastrophes. Convenience-culture has kick-started a new geologic age. Transnational corporations and consumer-driven societies have launched this Anthropocene Era. Our kakistocracy (a system of government which is run by the worst, least qualified, or most unscrupulous citizens) is the script… Continue Reading
Enjoy BJN’s Chanukah video collection


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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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