Shabbat shalom! We’re past Halloween, and it’s time — the first sighting of Chanukah items at Target! Quick, stock up on decorations and wrapping paper, etc.
Have a great weekend, and stay warm, stay safe, stay healthy!
- Charity “Grand Bargain” Strained by Religious Nonprofit Tax Exemption (11/4/2021) - Over a century ago, Mark Twain prophetically cautioned that “no church property is taxed and so the infidel and the atheist and the man without religion are taxed to make up the deficit in the public income.” Continue Reading
- Column: The Reckless Words of Trump and Cruz (11/4/2021) - Those “authoritarian school board Nazis.” “Israel literally owned Congress.” Reckless words. Wacky parents raging at school officials? Pro-Arab students whipping a crowd into a frenzy? Comparable words were uttered by them, yet such words were echoed in the past week by the unfiltered voices of Republicans Donald Trump and Ted Cruz. Continue Reading
- Kristallnacht 2021 – “Let There Be Light” (11/3/2021) - To mark this historical event and to stand in protest against the rise of antisemitic events and hate crimes, International March of the Living announces the continuation of its ‘Let There Be Light’ global initiative and invites individuals, institutions and houses of worship to leave the lights on during the night of November 9th, as… Continue Reading
- Eytan Cohen B’nai Mitzvah (11/4/2021) - On November 6th 2021, Eytan Cohen will be called to the Torah as B'nai Mitzvah at Congregation Har HaShem. Continue Reading
- Riley Cohen Bar Yisrael (11/4/2021) - On Saturday, November 6th, 2021, Riley Cohen will be called to the Torah as a Bar Yisrael with Adventure Judaism. Continue Reading
- Pieces Into Peace (11/3/2021) - We learn in Pirkei Avot, ‘Be like the students of Aaron: Love peace, and pursue peace’ There is so much good advice in this pithy saying. Continue Reading
- Nominate Local First Responders to Be Honored at Boulder Menorah Lighting (11/2/2021) - Do you know a firefighter, police officer, teacher, or EMT/Paramedic who has gone above and beyond the call of duty during Covid 19 to help their community? Here’s your chance to nominate them and applaud their heroic efforts! Continue Reading
- Reserve Now for Women’s Brunch and Learn, Nov. 7 (11/2/2021) - Chany Scheiner of the Boulder Center for Judaism is offering a new, intriguing Torah class for women. Delve into the timeless teachings from the weekly Torah portion, while exploring relevant lessons to use in your day-to-day life. Continue Reading
Arts and Culture
- Solo Show at Boulder Gallery Showcases Artist Julia Bright’s Immersive Still-Lifes, Seascapes and Landscapes (11/3/2021) - Boulder’s Mary Williams Fine Arts gallery devotes first post-pandemic solo show to recent paintings, including COVID-inspired work, by prolific local Jewish artist. Continue Reading
- Choosing Justice: Bringing Tikkun Olam Home to our Communities Program #3 (11/4/2021) - In this, the third program in the series, Ilana Kaufman will share findings from Beyond the Count, the latest research commissioned by the Jews of Color Initiative. Continue Reading
- Boulder JCC’s Nosh & Network Speed Networking Program Moves To Tuesdays (11/4/2021) - The Boulder JCC’s Nosh & Network group hosts monthly virtual Speed Networking events on the second Tuesday of every month at 4 pm. Continue Reading
- Celebrate a Humanistic Shabbat with Beth Ami Congregation (11/2/2021) - Relax with a glass of wine, light two candles, take a bite of challah (or carb substitute) and have a Humanistic Jewish schmooze with Beth Ami - Colorado Congregation for Humanistic Judaism. Continue Reading
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