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
- Praying for Israel: A Rally for Peace Sunday (5/13/2021) - (DENVER) – The Colorado community is invited to stand in solidarity with the Denver Jewish Community at a prayer and rally for peace on Sunday, May 16 at 10:00 a.m. Hosted by JEWISHColorado and the Rocky Mountain Rabbis and Cantors, the community is invited to join in person outdoors at Temple Emanuel's Grape Street Lawn… Continue Reading
- JFS Boulder Announces New Lunchtime Series and Caregivers’ Group (5/4/2021) - JFS Boulder is excited to announce a new Caregivers' Support Group, and a series of lunch Zoom speakers. Continue Reading
- Celebrate Israel in Boulder (4/25/2021) - JEWISHcolorado is celebrating Israel in Boulder this week with two events: a drive-thru activity kit pick up at the Boulder JCC on Friday, April 30th, and a picnic in the park on Sunday, May 2. Continue Reading
- Women of the J Presents Exceptional Women Series with Abby Stein (4/22/2021) - Women of the J welcomes Abby Stein virtually as part of their Exceptional Women Speaker Series on May 4. Abby Stein is the author of "Becoming Eve: My Journey from Ultra-Orthodox Rabbi to Transgender Woman." Continue Reading
- Boulder JCC’s Nosh & Network Partners with the Denver Jewish Chamber of Commerce This Thursday (4/19/2021) - A combined networking event is coming up on Thursday, April 22 on Zoom, and monthly thereafter. Check out the article for more networking opportunities! Continue Reading
- Harmony@Home with Congregation Har HaShem (4/12/2021) - Did someone say music, trivia games, guessing games and more? Make sure to circle Sunday, May 2nd. Continue Reading
- Holocaust Remembrance Day – Dr. Fauci Being Honored, Miri Ben Ari Performs – Watch Live April 7 (4/5/2021) - On April 7th, the eve of Holocaust Remembrance Day in the Jewish calendar, International March of the Living, along with special partners, will hold a special symposium on “Medicine and Morality: Lessons from the Holocaust and COVID-19”. Continue Reading
- Surviving the Holocaust: One Boulder Woman’s Struggle for Life and Her Journey to Freedom (4/1/2021) - Maria Krenz will recount her story of survival this Wednesday, April 7th at 7:00 pm during Boulder’s Yom HaShoah program, presented by Haver, the Rabbinic Council of Boulder, and the Boulder JCC. Continue Reading
- 9 Reasons to Watch JFNA’s 2021 Israel Independence Day Virtual Event – April 15 (4/1/2021) - On Thursday, April 15 at 7:00 pm ET The Jewish Federations of North America and additional partners will host a one-hour virtual event to mark Israel’s 73rd Independence Day. Continue Reading
- Harry Rapaport’s Family: A Story of Holocaust Tragedies and Survival (3/30/2021) - Listen to the passion in which he takes us to that horrible time of the systematic annihilation of the Jewish people. Listen and relate his story to current times, when antisemitism runs rampant. Continue Reading
- Free Community Acupuncture Healing Circle at Nevei Kodesh (3/24/2021) - Nevei Kodesh will be hosting Acupuncturists Without Borders, who will be creating a mobile field clinic in our parking lot this Sunday and Monday. Continue Reading
- “Are We a Pluralistic Country?” – Beth Ami 2nd Shabbat Speaker (3/10/2021) - Please join us in welcoming Paul Golin, Executive Director of the Society for Humanistic Judaism, to our “2nd Friday Shabbat”, this Friday, March 12. Continue Reading
- Boulder JCC and JFS Boulder Partner on Two End-of-Life Programs (3/8/2021) - Boulder JCC and JFS Boulder present two virtual lunch and learns on end-of-life issues, one in March and one in April. Continue Reading
- A YEAR OF COVID-19: Blessings and Loss (3/2/2021) - In response to seeing so many people suffer on so many levels, the rabbis of Haver have decided to mark the one-year anniversary of Covid-19 in Boulder with a special program on Sunday March 14th that acknowledges those losses but also offers hope and a path toward healing. Continue Reading
- Colorado Hebrew Chorale and Kol Nashim Announce Schedule for March (3/2/2021) - Colorado Hebrew Chorale is announcing three events during March, all available virtually. Continue Reading
Adventure Judaism Weekly Virtual Events: