Shabbat shalom and Happy (secular) New Year! As if 2021 wasn’t tough enough, in the last two days of the year, southeast Boulder County has to endure a wild fire storm that destroyed more than 580 homes and caused the evacuation of 35,000 people — 30 hours BEFORE the arrival of the first good snowstorm of the season. We are thinking of all community members who are in limbo today, or actually know they lost their homes. You can find information on how to help – or get help – here.
Make sure that if you go out, you follow masking guidelines — Omicron is here! Meanwhile, from our family to yours, may you have a safe, healthy, prosperous and as much as possible, normal, 2022. Here are stories from and for the last day of the year:
- Hurricane-Force Winds Drive Fire Storm Through Superior and Louisville; Hundreds of Homes Destroyed (12/30/2021) - At least 580 homes have been destroyed in Superior and Louisville as of late Thursday afternoon, but no exact accounting can be made until Friday at the earliest. Tens of thousands of residents of Superior, Louisville and Broomfield had to be evacuated with little notice. Continue Reading
- JEWISHcolorado, Community Foundation Boulder County Open Fire Relief Funds; Boulder JCC Opens Doors Friday for Victims, Volunteers (12/30/2021) - JEWISHcolorado has opened a Colorado donation mailbox to ensure that contributions flow to those most impacted from the devastating Marshall Fire in Boulder and Jefferson counties. 100% of contributions go to relief efforts, including those beyond the Jewish community. “We are working to support our community in need, and we know that the scope of… Continue Reading
- Column: Hamas To Be, or Not To Be (12/30/2021) - A few Hamas leaders fully expect Israel’s downfall, yet Israel may not want to dislodge Hamas from its perch in Gaza. That is due to the equally firm expectation Hamas will be replaced by something worse. Continue Reading
- Boulder JCC to Sponsor Timely 4-Part Series: What Happened to You? Conversations on Trauma, Resilience, and Healing (12/30/2021) - You are invited to join a series of discussions about the book, “What Happened To You? Conversations on Trauma, Resilience, and Healing”, by Dr. Bruce Perry and Oprah Winfrey, led by Cathy Cohn, Ph.D., and Ellen Taxman, MA. The book offers a framework for looking at trauma through the lens of resiliency. rather than the… Continue Reading
Here are sources that will have the most up-to-date information about COVID-19 in Boulder and Colorado: