Shabbat shalom! November has finally brought the first good snow of the 2022-23 winter season, so be careful out there! Last night was the opening film of the Boulder Jewish Film Festival, which continues through Sunday, November 13th.
Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with our brothers and sisters under attack in Israel, Ukraine, and the women of this country.
Stay warm, stay safe and stay healthy!
Here are stories from the last week:
- Hallelujah! The Boulder Jewish Film Festival Is Back In Person! (11/3/2022) - Thursday night, driving snow couldn't keep a sold-out theater's worth of community members from showing up at The Dairy Center for the Arts for the opening film of the 10th Boulder Jewish Film Festival. Continue Reading
- Column: Republicans ‘Christian’ Down Jews in Election Campaigns (11/3/2022) - This week, Bruce Ticker recaps some of the Republican antisemitic incidents taking place around the country as we approach the 2022 midterm elections. Continue Reading
- Boulder Landmarks to Light the World in Teal for Alzheimer’s Awareness on November 3rd (11/2/2022) - The Boulder County Courthouse, Boulder Public Library, and Sunrise of Boulder, together with more than 800 other buildings and landmarks around the world, will be lighting up teal on November 3rd to raise Alzheimer’s awareness as part of the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America’s (AFA) Light the World in Teal program. Continue Reading
- Jewish Youth Delegation Headed to Israel, Egypt to Represent at COP27 (11/1/2022) - Bella Weksler, Boulder local, and Jewish Youth Climate Movement (JYCM) College Fellow is one of 10 Jewish college students going to COP27, the United Nations Climate Change Conference taking place in Egypt November 6-18. Continue Reading
- Letter: The Shame & Antisemitic Ignorance of The Wellesley News Editorial Board (10/31/2022) - Recently the Editorial Board of the Wellesley News of Wellesley College in an editorial very publicly declared their total support for Omar Barghouti's antisemitic genocidal BDS movement and the Boston Mapping Project which it unequivocally declared to be a "vital service" to the community. Continue Reading
- New Monthly Program in Honor of the Year of Hakhel (11/3/2022) - In the Torah there was a special Mitzvah in the year following the Sabbatical year of all men, women and children and even babies to gather in the temple and to hear the King read from the Torah to them. This is that year. Continue Reading
- Chaplains: The Unsung Heroes of American Judaism (11/1/2022) - As part of her job at Boston Children's Hospital, Susan Harris consoles grieving parents who've just lost a child, supports families with end-of-life care, and comforts children with terminal illnesses. But on Fridays, in anticipation of the Sabbath, she also gives out challah. Continue Reading
- Arlo Arenson-Pie Bar Mitzvah (11/1/2022) - On Saturday, November 5th, 2022, Arlo Arenson-Pie will be called to the Torah as Bar Mitzvah at Congregation Har HaShem. Continue Reading
Arts and Culture
- Boulder Jewish Film Festival Offers Multiple Perspectives on the Holocaust (11/2/2022) - Tickets are still available for these provocative films touching on the defining event of the modern Jewish experience. Continue Reading
- How A Teen, And Her New Book, Are Educating Her Peers About the Holocaust (11/2/2022) - Like many grandchildren of survivors, Suzette Sheft, 16, grew up hearing the horrific stories of her grandmother’s life during the Holocaust—the Nazis kicking down her door, the anguished separation from her mother in Vienna, the years of fear and dislocation, staying one step ahead of capture and deportation to a concentration camp. Continue Reading
- David Ilan to Present Mummies and Treasure: Portrayal of Archaeology in Film (10/31/2022) - Why is archaeology portrayed as a rip-roaring adventure or as a source of supernatural phenomena? Continue Reading
- Looking for a Personal Recommendation for the Boulder Jewish Film Festival? (10/31/2022) - "Neighbours" is one film not to be missed. Continue Reading
- Symposium on Spirituality and the Environment (11/3/2022) - The Symposium on Spirituality and the Environment will be in-person and streaming this year from Congregation Har HaShem. Continue Reading
- Boulder JCC Hosts Blood Drive on December 7 (11/3/2022) - Do a mitzvah and donate at the Boulder JCC/Vitalant blood drive on Wednesday, December 7. The drive will be held indoors at the Boulder JCC. Continue Reading
- Come Explore Humanistic Judaism Over a Cup of Coffee (11/1/2022) - Are you curious about Humanistic Judaism? Would you like to know more about this intriguing cultural, non-theistic movement? Let's meet up for coffee at Brewing Market in Lafayette! Continue Reading
- Join us at the Boulder JCC for the New (and Ancient) Practice of Sacred Chanting (11/1/2022) - Eyal Rivlin will lead us as we, as a community, dive into the wellspring of sacred chanting. Backed by some of Boulder’s top musicians, and using ancient Hebrew melodies and mantras, we will build a sonic temple using our voices. Continue Reading
- Boulder JCC Hosts Shalom Boulder, a New(ish) to Boulder Welcoming Event (10/31/2022) - Meet your neighbors and learn more about the thriving local Jewish community at this free in-person gathering at the Boulder JCC on Wednesday, November 9. Continue Reading