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.
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- 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
- CU Boulder Program in Jewish Studies Offers Webinar Concert on Traditional Klezmer Music (10/25/2021) - Join Cookie Segelstein and Josh Horowitz, who will demonstrate and talk about the styles, historical curiosities and techniques of traditional klezmer music. Continue Reading
- Choosing Justice: Bringing Tikkun Olam Home to Our Communities (10/21/2021) - On Sunday, join Rabbi Dr. Tirzah Firestone in a virtual conversation with leaders at the forefront of racial justice, collective healing, and change-making in our communities. We will learn about opportunities for critical reflection on issues of race, religion, and identity. Continue Reading
- RSVP for Brunch and Learn This Sunday! (10/21/2021) - Chany Scheiner of Boulder Center for Judaism is offering a stimulating Torah class for women this Sunday, and November 7th. Continue Reading
- The Great Big Challah Bake is Back at the Boulder JCC! (10/18/2021) - If you are a weekly challah baker, or if you have never baked one before, you are welcome to participate in one of these amazing, powerful, and inspiring programs happening November 3 through November 14. Continue Reading
- Boulder Jewish Networking Group Open for Business (10/14/2021) - Nosh & Network has been meeting continuously throughout the pandemic with a free virtual Speed Networking session once a month. This 90-minute program meets on the second Tuesday of each month, from 4 - 5:30 pm, with the next gathering scheduled for November 9. Continue Reading
- New(ish) To Boulder – Get Connected to Your Community! (10/14/2021) - Whether you moved to Boulder a few weeks or a few years ago, join us for the next New(ish) to Boulder Zoom Calls on Friday, October 22 and Friday, November 5. Continue Reading
- Adventure Rabbi Teens To Visit Pumpkin Patch with Beth Lipschutz (10/11/2021) - Meet the Adventure Rabbi Teen Group on Sunday, October 17th at the 7th Generation Farm Pumpkin Patch in Louisville to enjoy a hay bale maze & mountain, pedal car races, petting farm animals, and pick your own pumpkin. RSVP by Thursday, October 14th. Continue Reading
- Join the Boulder JCC in Honoring Indigenous Peoples’ Day (10/7/2021) - The Boulder JCC is working with Right Relationship Boulder to present a virtual program on Wednesday, October 13 at 7 pm MT, on Fort Chambers, one of the staging grounds for the 1864 Sand Creek Massacre. Continue Reading
- Read Any Good Books Lately? It’s Time for Another Beth Ami Readers’ Circle! (10/7/2021) - What a wonderful way to spend a Sunday afternoon: discussing books with a Jewish or Humanistic theme. Continue Reading
- Sunday: Indigenous Wisdom for Healing Intergenerational Trauma (10/5/2021) - We will discuss the indigenous wisdom that has historically been used to heal intergenerational trauma, and why it is especially important at this time of upheaval and transformation with Dr. Anita Sanchez, Nahua (Aztec) and Mexican American. Continue Reading
- “What Works: Gun Violence Prevention in Communities” – Stand SAFE 2021, October 5 (10/4/2021) - . This year's event is titled "What Works: Gun Violence Prevention in Communities." Our discussion will focus on various gun violence prevention initiatives that have been implemented at the local and state levels. Continue Reading
- Final Month for Outdoor Yoga with Caron (10/4/2021) - Join experienced yoga instructor Caron Robinson for the final month of her grounding Pre-Shabbat outdoor yoga practice on Friday afternoons. Continue Reading
- Soup in the Sukkah, This Sunday Night! (9/23/2021) - Join Boulder Center for Judaism this Sunday, September 26, for our annual Women’s program, “Soup in the Sukkah.” Continue Reading
- Boulder JCC Hosts 9Health:365 Health Fair (9/23/2021) - On Sunday, October 3, from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm, the Boulder JCC will proudly host the 9Health:365 Fair (previously 9Health Fair). It will be a basic fair offering low-cost blood-work, RA (Rheumatoid Arthritis) screening, and blood pressure only. Continue Reading
- Virtual Suicide Prevention Forum and Training (9/20/2021) - The Boulder Chapter of Hadassah wants to spread the word about actions that all of us can take to help prevent suicide. Continue Reading
Adventure Judaism Weekly Virtual Events: