Shabbat shalom! I don’t know about you, but my fall always starts on September first. Regardless of the geophysical calendar, September feels like fall — and it always presages the High Holidays, too. Maybe because they were both timed around the harvest, the beginning of the school year and the beginning of the Jewish year makes September feel different, even though it’s been decades since I was in school. There’s a sense of renewal, something new starting, a feeling of possibilities. And who knew that we’d be praying for 5780 to wrap up as quickly as possible when it started last September?
As worrisome as things are these days, try to take some time out over the next few weeks to take a late afternoon walk. The air will feel crisper, the days are getting shorter, you can enjoy the leaves beginning to turn and the sunset. Focus on these things, and not the scary things that are going on in the world or your life. You’ll be amazed how much calmer you feel when you get home.
Please be sure to follow all the recommendations/requirements of Boulder County Public Health, including wearing masks in public. Governor Polis has now issued an order requiring masks in all public indoor spaces. 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.
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.
- OneTable Introduces “Here For,” High Holidays DIY Site (9/3/2020) - Powered by OneTable, Here For is a platform to highlight the resources that currently exist while using technology to enhance and evolve the High Holiday season. Continue Reading
- 5781 Calendars Are In! (9/3/2020) - Boulder Center for Judaism is excited to announce that the 5781 Calendars are in and they are nicer than ever… Continue Reading
- Communities and Nonprofits Need Corporate Giving Now More Than Ever (9/1/2020) - Research shows that 78% of U.S. consumers want companies to address important social justice issues. Continue Reading
- Unpacking Unorthodox: In Case You Missed It Live (9/2/2020) - Watch the YouTube recording of this very interesting talk by a Chabad rebbitzen about the realities behind "Unorthodox". Continue Reading
- Becoming A Soulful Parent: A Class for Parents of Teens (8/30/2020) - The Boulder JCC is excited to start a new session of Becoming A Soulful Parent for parents of teens between the ages of 13-18. Continue Reading
- Delilah Berry Bat Mitzvah (8/30/2020) - On Saturday, August 29th, 2020, Delilah Berry was called to the Torah as a Bat Mitzvah with Adventure Judaism. Continue Reading
- Piper Lewis Bat Yisrael (8/30/2020) - On Saturday, August 29th, 2020, Piper Lewis became a Bat Yisrael with Adventure Judaism. Continue Reading
Arts and Culture
- Author Talk About the Life and Influence of Elie Wiesel (9/2/2020) - Ariel Burger, author of "Witness: Lessons from Elie Wiesel's Classroom," will speak on Sunday, September 13 via Zoom. Continue Reading
- Hidden Sparks Photography: Images of Ordinary Life in an Extraordinary Land (9/1/2020) - Join local, internationally-known photographer Bruce Shaffer as he guides us through images that are quirky and complex, comforting and disturbing, stark, and beautiful. They reflect his wanderings and work, far off the tourist trail. Continue Reading
- Surviving Auschwitz, Mauthausen, and Ebensee: A Holocaust Survivor Gives Testimony (9/27/2022) - CU Boulder's Program in Jewish Studies and the Louis P. Singer Endowed Chair in Jewish History invite the public to a presentation by Zev Harel on October 6, who will give testimony about his struggles for survival at Auschwitz, Mauthausen, and Ebensee. Continue Reading
- Boulder JCC High Holiday Food Drive (9/22/2022) - Join us in support of the High Holidays Food Drive, benefitting Community Food Share’s ongoing fight against hunger in Boulder and Broomfield Counties. Continue Reading
- Mindful Returning this Holiday Season (9/22/2022) - The Boulder JCC has begun offering in-person meditation on Thursday mornings from 9 to 9:30 a.m. In these 30 minute sessions there is a short Jewish mindfulness teaching, 18 minutes of silence, several minutes for voluntary sharing, and the reciting of a healing prayer, and Kaddish. Continue Reading
- Find Community, Connection, and Joy at the Boulder JCC This Season – And All Year ‘Round (9/20/2022) - Community, connection, and joy are core to what we do at the JCC. By creating unique and meaningful opportunities to gather, celebrate, and engage, we are a community hub for everyone in Boulder County. Continue Reading
- Local First Responders Honored on Anniversary of 9/11 (9/15/2022) - In recognition of the 21st anniversary of 9/11, Jewish National Fund-USA partnered with Temple Sinai to honor local first responders during the synagogue’s Friday evening services on September 9, 2022. Continue Reading
- September is National Preparedness Month; Boulder OEM and Boulder JCC Offer Training (9/12/2022) - The Boulder JCC is partnering with the Boulder Office of Emergency Management to offer training for leaders in the community so that they can train others on how to prepare and plan for the next disaster. Continue Reading
- Join Beth Ami Congregation for a Social Shabbat & BYO Picnic at Waneka Lake (9/1/2022) - Find us under the cottonwood trees for an east county gathering of Humanistic Shabbat blessings, songs and sharing, followed by a bring your own picnic dinner. Continue Reading
- Join Nevei Kodesh This Friday for a Musical Shabbat (8/30/2022) - THIS FRIDAY: Musical Shabbat led by Ba’alat Tefilah Michelle Wolf & Friends (with pre-service Oneg!) Also, read about our High Holiday offerings. Continue Reading
- Ancient Wisdom on Modern Questions: Upcoming Classes (8/28/2022) - Today’s social and political divisiveness is virtually unprecedented. However, we have resources in Jewish tradition that address any of these issues, and the larger questions of how we get along and divide as a society. Continue Reading
- Tickets on Sale for Experience JFS Boulder (8/24/2022) - JFS is hosting its annual fundraiser, Experience JFS Boulder, Sunday, September 11 -- get your tickets now! Continue Reading
- CU Boulder Screening of UPHEAVAL to Mark Camp David Treaty Anniversary (8/24/2022) - A captivating documentary about the life of Israel's Former Prime Minister Menachem Begin, is set for a community screening on September 14. Continue Reading
- Mark Your Calendars for the Boulder JCC’s Fall Festival Coming in September (8/21/2022) - On Thursday, September 22, join us for a fun, family-friendly celebration with live music, entertainment, and activity stations for all ages. Enjoy a Milk and Honey Farm tour and meet our goats, chickens, and koi fish. Continue Reading
- Learn to Bake Jewish Treats with JCC Denver Baking Classes This Fall (8/18/2022) - JCC Denver is hosting a series of baking classes for attendees to learn how to make Jewish foods including challah bread, Rosh Hashanah cakes for the Jewish New Year, Barbari and pita breads, and the sweet pastry called babka. Classses will be held in September, October and November. Continue Reading
- Moments of Mindfulness at the Boulder JCC (8/17/2022) - Have you noticed that everyone is talking about mindfulness? So, what is mindfulness? Continue Reading
- Older Boulder Love (8/11/2022) - Some people like to talk about mountains they've climbed, or countries they have visited, or books they have read. I like to talk about how people fall in love. Continue Reading
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