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
- Kol Nashim Presents Woman to Woman 2022 Benefit Concert (5/17/2022) - Kol Nashim, the women’s choir of the Colorado Hebrew Chorale presents “Woman to Woman 2022” its first in-person concert since the beginning of the pandemic in 2020. This annual concert, which benefits the Jerusalem Shelter for Battered Women, will be held to Tuesday, May 24, 2022. Continue Reading
- Mindful Morning at the Boulder JCC (5/17/2022) - The Boulder JCC will be hosting a Mindful Morning on Friday, June 3rd. This in-person event will offer opportunities for silent sitting meditation, walking meditation, learning, and connecting with community in an inviting outdoor setting. Continue Reading
- Music at the 2022 Boulder Jewish Festival Will Keep You Dancing All Day Long (5/12/2022) - The Boulder Jewish Festival will be held in front of the Courthouse on the Pearl Street Mall on Sunday, June 12. The music lineup is always a big draw for this event that highlights Jewish culture through art, food, music, and our dedicated community organizations. This year the festival is working with Boulder musician and… Continue Reading
- Boulder JCC Hosts Blood Drive on June 1 (5/10/2022) - Do a mitzvah and donate at the Boulder JCC/Vitalant blood drive on Wednesday, June 1 from 11 am - 3 pm. The drive will be held in Levin Hall. Continue Reading
- Volunteer at the 2022 Boulder Jewish Festival (5/5/2022) - After a two-year hiatus, the Boulder Jewish Festival is back on Sunday, June 12! Volunteers are needed to help make this day a success and volunteer registration is open now until June 1. Continue Reading
- Two Opportunities to Nosh & Network with the Boulder JCC (5/5/2022) - Join us on Zoom for Nosh & Network’s next Speed Networking program on Tuesday, May 10 starting at 4 pm. These recurring virtual events are scheduled on the second Tuesday of each month. Continue Reading
- Second End-of-Life Planning Session is Tuesday (5/1/2022) - Many people don’t encounter the roadmap of decisions that need to be made about end-of-life until they are in the moment. This Tuesday evening Zoom workshop will introduce how and what to plan for, long before there’s a need. Continue Reading
- JNF-USA and Boulder JCC to Showcase Israeli Advances in Water Technology (5/1/2022) - On Thursday, May 12, 2022, Naty Barak of Netafim will be the keynote speaker at Jewish National Fund-USA’s and Boulder Jewish Community Center’s joint community event, From Israel to the World: Israeli Innovations in Using Water to Produce Food. Continue Reading
- Colorado’s Shinshinim Invite You to Celebrate Israel With Them (4/28/2022) - Even though we fell in love with Colorado—the amazing views, the people and even the snow—this is our favorite time of the year because it’s the week of Yom Ha’atzmaut, Israel’s Independence Day. Continue Reading
- Beth Ami Announces the Good Movie Club’s Second Selection (4/28/2022) - Our second “Great Movie Club” selection is "Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution." We will discuss the film after a brief Shabbat service. Continue Reading
- COVID (comedy) RELIEF at Beth Evergreen: Laughter for the Entire Community (4/28/2022) - The entire community is invited to the COVID (comedy) RELIEF fundraiser with New York’s Jessica Kirson on Sunday, May 15. Continue Reading
- Noa Tishby, Andy Statman Trio Headline JEWISHcolorado Event (4/27/2022) - JEWISHcolorado announces its signature event is back! COME TOGETHER, with Noa Tishby and a performance by guest musical act, the Andy Statman Trio, will take place Wednesday, June 15. Continue Reading
- Deadline to Sign Up for First End-of-Life Planning Session is This Weekend (4/20/2022) - Learn more. Continue Reading
- Boulder JCC Presents “Investing in Women and Girls for a Better Future” (4/20/2022) - Women of the J, a program of the Boulder JCC, is proud to present as part of their Exceptional Women Series, "Investing in Women and Girls for a Better Future." Continue Reading
- Boulder JCC Hosts an All Ages Yom Ha’atzmaut Celebration of Israeli Music (4/13/2022) - On May 5, join us at the Boulder JCC for a community celebration of Yom Ha'atzmaut, Israel Independence Day. Continue Reading
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