Boulder County Center for Judaism at the 2018 Festival

Pick Up Your ARK Sunday at the Boulder Jewish Festival

Boulder Center for Judaism has been a proud participant and active supporter of the Boulder Jewish Festival since its inception in the days of Susan Kramer and Cathy Adler of blessed memory and later during the many years that Cheryl Fellows and her power team led the amazing annual community festival.  Each year we try to look for something interesting to offer.

This year we are proud to mention that although we are offering a sticker craft for kids, we chose a craft that could appeal to older kids and adults, decorate your own lucite Mezuzah!  Stop by the tent to create your own magnificent piece of art that you can hang at your own home, you can even order a new mezuzah scroll to put in your case.  Email boulderjudaism@gmail.com to reserve your case or stop by at the Festival to create your masterpiece (while supplies last).

Additionally, due to the chaos going on in the world, we decided to distribute ARKs at the festival. Arks are giving boxes. ARK stands for Acts of Random Kindness. These boxes can be used to drop in some gelt every day, or at other frequencies. When full it is given to the charity of your choice and you start again! Every time one drops money in the box, they are consciously or subconsciously engaging in an act of kindness.

A small act again and again, turns us into routine givers. So being kind becomes part of who we are and how tick.

Keep it in your kitchen and your home becomes a place of giving. Keep it in your workplace, and your daily labor is elevated by kindness and compassion.

Keep it in your classroom and your education experience is shaped by being mindful and loving of others in need.

In Hebrew we call this the Mitzvah of Tzedaka. By engaging in the act of Tzedaka again and again, even in small amounts, we are kinder people, and creating a kinder, loving society.

Do you have a Tzedaka Box? Would you like an ARK giving box?

If yes, we’d love to share an ARK Tzedaka box for yourself or to share with someone else. Come by to our booth at the Boulder Jewish Festival!

We hope and pray for a time when our collective efforts will be realized in the creation of the ultimate peaceful world, the time of Moshiach, may it be very soon!

About Chany Scheiner

Co - Director of Boulder Center for Judaism. Any successful organization needs a heart and that is what Chany provides, along with organization, marketing, innovative programming, and countless Shabbat dinners. Some of her accomplishments are large and public like the annual menorah lighting on Pearl Street and the matzo and shofar factories, while others are quiet and private like the time she spends counseling individuals and sharing the wisdom that comes from study.

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