Shabbat shalom and Gmar Chatimah Tovah! Happy 5283! Check out our High Holidays page for a roundup of posts and links to help you navigate the holidays.
Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with brothers and sisters under attack in Israel, Ukraine, as well as the women of this country.
Stay warm, stay safe and stay healthy!
Here are stories from the last week:
- Jewish National Fund-USA Announces New Mountain States Regional President (9/29/2022) - Longtime Jewish National Fund-USA ambassador and partner (donor) Sam Goldberg has been appointed incoming president of the organization’s Mountain States region. Continue Reading
- Column: Anti-Zionism, Antisemitism (9/29/2022) - A Detroit congresswoman, an Australian student editor and a sex-abuse survivor from Vermont escape from a sanatorium and regale us with stories cementing their standing as antisemites. Continue Reading
- Experience Yom Kippur with Boulder Center for Judaism (9/29/2022) - Services are not only about prayers and rituals but about celebrating Judaism as a dynamic and enriching community experience harmoniously shared by Jews of any and all backgrounds. Continue Reading
- Correct Sin-Tax (9/29/2022) - Teshuva is the Jewish way to pay our ‘sin taxes.’ Aveira is one of the Hebrew words for transgression. In my mind, it resonates with the English word, ‘over.’ Continue Reading
- Kapparot: The Yom Kippur Tradition of Chicken Twirling (9/29/2022) - For some 1,000 years, many Ashkenazi Jews have observed the same ritual every Yom Kippur Eve — waving a chicken over their head. From the start, the practice was controversial among rabbinical scholars, and even today, it continues to ruffle feathers. (Sorry, couldn't resist). Continue Reading
- What Do Jews Mean by Repentance (Teshuvah)? (9/27/2022) - The sound of the shofar at Rosh Hashanah, the great 12th-century Jewish thinker Moses Maimonides wrote, is a wake-up call for the soul. Its message: "Arise from your slumber! Search your ways and return in teshuvah and remember your Creator!" Continue Reading
Arts and Culture
- Kol Nashim Presents First Sundays: Text and Context (9/29/2022) - Kol Nashim, the treble choir of the Colorado Hebrew Chorale announces a new series, “First Sundays” beginning Sunday, October 2, 2022. Continue Reading
- Surviving Auschwitz, Mauthausen, and Ebensee: A Holocaust Survivor Gives Testimony (9/27/2022) - CU Boulder's Program in Jewish Studies and the Louis P. Singer Endowed Chair in Jewish History invite the public to a presentation by Zev Harel on October 6, who will give testimony about his struggles for survival at Auschwitz, Mauthausen, and Ebensee. Continue Reading