Shabbat shalom and Rosh Chodesh Adar II! Our thoughts and prayers, once again, are with brothers and sisters under attack — this time in Ukraine, home to roughly 300,000 Jews. We have updates from Chabad in Ukraine as well as the Jewish Agency for Israel.
Mazel tov to the Longmont Shabbat Group on their 30th Anniversary last month!
Stay warm, stay safe and stay healthy!
Here are stories from the last week:
- Ukraine: Video Report from the Front Lines (3/3/2022) - Wow! We were blown away by the talk from Rabbi Levitansky of Sumy, Ukraine, he radiated calm in the midst of the chaos of street to street combat and war battles around him. Continue Reading
- The Jewish Agency for Israel Ukraine Update — March 3, 2022 (3/3/2022) - Updates from The Jewish Agency for Israel as of March 3, 2022 regarding its emergency operations along the Ukrainian border. Continue Reading
- Longmont Shabbat Group Celebrates 30th Anniversary (3/3/2022) - On February 18, 2022, the Longmont Shabbat Group celebrated its 30th anniversary at its monthly Shabbat service. Continue Reading
- Column: Bullying The Victim Over a Nazi-Like Salute. Alabama-style? (3/3/2022) - Kevin Kline’s character Otto from “A Fish Called Wanda” was outdone by Alabama high school officials who demanded that a Jewish student apologize for something he did not do and disregarded any thought of apologizing for his teacher’s action – leading his class in a Nazi-like salute. Continue Reading
- Letter: Are We Witnessing “Jewish Karma:” Middah K’Neged Middah (Measure For Measure) in Ukraine? (3/3/2022) - Who is to say that right now Hashem is not acting measure for measure against the Ukrainian people for their massive collaboration with the Nazis in which they enthusiastically assisted in the murder of hundreds of thousands of Ukrainian Jews? Continue Reading
- Far From Home-Less (2/28/2022) - As we complete the book of Exodus with the construction of the Holy Sanctuary, I can’t help thinking of the following quote from 2021’s Academy Award’s winning film, "Nomadland." “I may be houseless, but not homeless” was one of the opening phrases by the laconic but sensitive, Fern. Continue Reading
- Micha & Dalia Shapiro B’nai Mitzvah (3/3/2022) - On Saturday, March 5th, 2022, Micha & Dalia Shapiro will be called to the Torah as B'nai Mitzvah at Congregation Bonai Shalom. Continue Reading
- Bonai Shalom B’nai Mitzvah Student Raises Money for Fire Victims (2/28/2022) - Noa Pollachek is a B'nai Mitzvah student at Congregation Bonai Shalom, and recently completed her Mitzvah Project. Continue Reading
- Holton Wesler B’nai Mitzvah (2/28/2022) - On Saturday, March 5, 2022, Holton Wesler will be called to the Torah as B'nai Mitzvah at Congregation Har HaShem. Continue Reading
Arts and Culture
- There’s No Shortage of Films To Watch Until The Next Boulder Jewish Film Festival (3/3/2022) - The Boulder Jewish Film Festival takes places November 3-13, 2022, but director Kathryn Bernheimer has plenty of films to recommend until then. Continue Reading
- March Activities for the Colorado Hebrew Chorale and Kol Nashim (3/3/2022) - The Colorado Hebrew Chorale and Kol Nashim have resumed live rehearsals! There are also programs on March 6 and March 20. Continue Reading
Here are sources that will have the most up-to-date information about COVID-19 in Boulder and Colorado: