In these fraught times wherein issues of social and racial justice are front and center (even drowning out issues of public health), my 99-year-old father made an interesting observation the other day.
We were discussing all the Jews from “his time” who changed their names and became very successful, like Edward G. Robinson was born Emanuel Goldenberg and Kirk Douglas was born Issur Danielovitch. My father then said, sadly:
“You know, a Jew can change his name and be anything he likes! A Black can change his name, and he’s still Black…”
As Boulder begins to tentatively open up, please be sure to follow all the recommendations/requirements of Boulder County Public Health. The City of Boulder has seen a spike in cases recently; please be vigilant in protecting your families and yourself.
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.
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:
- Boulder JCC for the Jewish community
- Congregation Har HaShem for the Jewish community
- City of Boulder
- Boulder County
- Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment
- Centers for Disease Control
Stay safe, stay healthy, and have a great weekend.
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