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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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
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- Join A Racial Justice Conversation on Sunday, January 31 (1/21/2021) - Nevei Kodesh's Tikkun Olam Sparks group is presenting a Racial Justice Conversation Sunday, January 31, 4:00 - 5:30 pm. In this conversation, we’ll discuss a 20-minute video of Rabbi Buchdahl's Yom Kippur Sermon. Rabbi Buchdahl is the rabbi of Central Synagogue. Her bio is here. Please watch the 20-minute video below before coming. https://youtu.be/FNhG8aW6gbI Some… Continue Reading
- WISDOM OF THE HEART: From Age-ing to Sage-ing® (1/18/2021) - At the heart of the Sage-ing® work is this deep immersion into all that Reb Zalman gifted us. This class offers contemplative tools for gathering, empowering, and giving expression to the wisdom of our own ripening lives. Rabbi Ori Har Rosemary Lohndorf Six Tuesdays, at 2:00 – 4:00 pm, Mountain Time beginning January 26 and… Continue Reading
- The Iran Nuclear Deal in a Rapidly-Changing Middle East (1/14/2021) - I want to invite you to an excellent discussion on the JCPOA (the Iran Nuclear Deal) that Trump has tried to destroy and likely will be President-Elect Biden’s first major foreign policy initiative. Continue Reading
- Classes This Week at Nevei Kodesh – January 14-20 (1/14/2021) - Nevei Kodesh, a warm and welcoming Jewish Renewal Community invites you to join us virtually for prayer, study and connection! Continue Reading
- Brushing Away Terror One Mural at a Time (1/13/2021) - It’s not uncommon to see children and families posing for photos in front of the bright, colorful murals in Wynwood, Miami...but how about in the Gaza Envelope? Continue Reading
- What We Are Looking Forward To In 2021 (1/12/2021) - New opportunities and programs developed over the last nine months attested to the power of the virtual stage. There is a lot to look forward to in the coming months but here is a small sample of what we are the most excited about. Continue Reading
- Boulder JCC’s “Israel Update” Program To Be Offered Twice a Month (1/12/2021) - The Boulder JCC is excited to announce that the Israel Updates series featuring JEWISHcolorado’s Shaliach (Israeli emissary) Itai Divinsky will now have two separate streams, each of which will be presented monthly. Continue Reading
- Discuss Science and Judaism Online with Dr. Noah Finkelstein (1/7/2021) - How is it that we understand the natural world and our place in it? Both science and religion seek to provide answers --- And notably, they are often placed in conflict/ opposition. Continue Reading
- This Week at Nevei Kodesh – Jan 8-13 (1/7/2021) - Nevei Kodesh, a warm and welcoming Jewish Renewal Community invites you to join us virtually for prayer, study and connection! Continue Reading
- Shabbat on Snow This Saturday at Copper with Rabbi Jamie Korngold (1/6/2021) - Adventure Rabbi’s classic event, Shabbat on Snow, is back at Copper Mountain. Continue Reading
- Terrific Tastings Series From Boulder JCC and Osher Marin JCC (1/6/2021) - Are you looking to try something new or bring a little sweetness into your life? This series offers you the opportunity to sample exciting delicacies from the comfort of your own home! Continue Reading
- Tips for a Healthy New Year (12/30/2020) - Meet professor Penny Friedberg and take a holistic approach to nutrition using a variety of food recommendations to help start the new year with increased energy, stamina, and wellness. Continue Reading
- Special Shabbat This Week at Nevei Kodesh (12/17/2020) - Nevei Kodesh, a warm and welcoming Jewish Renewal Community invites you to join us virtually for prayer, study and connection! Continue Reading
- Judaism Your Way Hosts Virtual Jewish Comfort Food Cooking Classes (12/17/2020) - Judaism Your Way opens registration for its holiday comfort food cooking classes. Offering a modern and socially distanced method for family-friendly fun, the classes will run weekly from December 22nd to January 12th. Continue Reading
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