Women of the J (WOTJ) creates programming to enrich the quality of Jewish life in Boulder County. Its programming is focused on building community through social and educational opportunities, tzedakah (charitable giving), and tikkun olam (repairing the world). Women of the J connects women, transgender, and gender-expansive people of all ages and their friends of all backgrounds.
The first program scheduled for the new year at the Boulder JCC is “Mitzvah Night”. The literal meaning of the Hebrew word mitzvah is commandment, but the generally accepted sense is that of a good deed. Women of the J Mitzvah Night is an intergenerational program where we come together to work on different projects that will support the program participants in the Women’s Bean Project.
The Women’s Bean Project is a social enterprise based in Denver that hires women experiencing chronic unemployment. Participants of the program receive full-time pay as they develop job readiness skills, discover their talents, and break the cycle of poverty. Through their work at the Bean Project, the women learn to stand tall, find their purpose and break the cycle of poverty. Because when you change a woman’s life, you change her family’s life.
Mitzvah Night participants will be able to work on a number of projects, like creating personal care bags, and making fleece blankets. Participants will also enjoy socializing and snacks on Tuesday, January 24 from 6:30- 8 pm. Advance registration is always recommended for programs at the Boulder JCC. Click here for more information.