Weekly Edition: January 22nd, 2021

Shabbat shalom and welcome to what finally feels like a “new year”. And of course, next Wednesday, we have an actual new year — Tu B’shevat, new year of trees.

Here are links to the latest information from the state of Colorado about Covid and about vaccines. Please be sure to follow all the recommendations/ requirements of Boulder County Public Health to combat COVID-19, including wearing masks in public and avoiding gatherings outside your family group.

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:

Stay safe, stay healthy, and stay warm.

News/Columns

  • Column: The Capitol Raid: Shattering a Jewish Refuge (1/21/2021) - When Rabbi Jordan Hersh’s grandfather, Joseph Goldstein, lived in Poland, thugs there picked Easter to beat up Jews. Our own fellow citizens chose the day for the presidential election certification to rampage our Capitol and beat up Capitol police and anyone else who got in their way. Continue Reading

Jewish Life

  • Tu B’shevat Seder: Wildfires, Reforestation, and the Climate Crisis (1/21/2021) - The focus of this year’s community Tu B’Shevat seder will be Wildfires, Reforestation, and the Climate Crisis. Join us for this virtual event Wednesday evening, January 27, 2021, where we will explore the intersection of Jewish thought, trees, and climate. Continue Reading
  • This Week at Nevei Kodesh January 22-29 (1/21/2021) - Nevei Kodesh, a warm and welcoming Jewish Renewal Community invites you to join us virtually for prayer, study and connection! Continue Reading
  • A Journey Into Tzedakah (1/18/2021) - Over the past months, as needs have grown and our ability to respond has been limited, you may have wondered about what you can do to help. Rabbi Jeff and Mindy Glickman from South Windsor, Connecticut are addressing this question in a unique way. They are reimagining what it means to give locally. Continue Reading

Arts and Culture

Events

  • 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
Click here to see online programs offered by our Jewish Community organizations.
Click here to see online programs offered by the Boulder Jewish Community Center.

About Editor

I'm David Fellows, and I've served as a writer, photographer and/or an editor on my junior high and high school newspapers; the Daily Trojan at USC (where I earned my journalism degree); the student newspaper at the Anderson School at UCLA (where I earned my MBA); and I've written and edited countless business documents and presentations in the ensuing twenty years. I was also a professional photographer from 1978 to 1988 (although you never really stop...). I've been involved Jewishly since my bris and in Boulder since 1995. I'm married to my Executive Director Cheryl, and we have two children, Lauren and Ethan.

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