The Boulder JCC is here to support you through this incredibly difficult time. We are working to create programming that meets the needs of our community, as well as amplifying programs of our national partners that may be of interest. See below for upcoming programs and visit this page for the most up-to-date opportunities to support, learn, and helpful resources.
Addressing Antisemitism: Strategy and Resources
Monday, December 4
6:30 – 7:30 pm | FREE
The Israel-Hamas war has led to a rampant rise in antisemitism in the United States. From college campuses to communal spaces, antisemitic incidents are up nearly 400% since the war began. Why does this historically happen during times of Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and what concrete steps can we take to address it? The Boulder JCC is collaborating with Project Shema to bring you this special program, led by their Executive Director, Oren Jacobson. Project Shema trains and supports the Jewish community and allies to understand and address contemporary antisemitism, with an emphasis on how anti-Jewish ideas can emerge in discourse around Israel and Palestine. To be very clear, the conversation will not focus on Israeli policy and actions, but rather how it is impacting Jews in the diaspora. THIS IS A VIRTUAL PROGRAM.
Coffee and Community
Wednesday, December 6
9 – 11 am | FREE
Join Jonathan Lev, Marcia Segall, and other community leaders as we process our concerns, questions, and emotions around the war in Israel and the growing anti-semitism around the world. This will be a no-judgment space for connection, building community, and sharing resources.
From the Inside – Understanding Jewish Peoplehood,
Israel and Our Future
Wednesday, December 6
7 – 8:30 pm | FREE
Molly Livingstone, is a mom of 4, a professional speaker, tech worker, and an American who moved to Israel and made it her home. She will share her journey to Israel and share her experience with the “new normal” in Israel since the massacres of October 7th. This is an authentic conversation to shed light in darkness, the resilience of the startup nation’s innovations, community strength, and Jewish Peoplehood around the world.
Volunteer Shabbat/Chanukah at CU Hillel
Friday, December 8
Multiple Options: 10 am -1 pm, 1 pm-4 pm, 5 pm-8 pm
“Moms Against Antisemitism” are working across the US to support Jewish students on campus during these challenging times. The Boulder JCC is partnering with this group of moms and CU Hillel to help prepare and serve a Shabbat-Chanukah dinner. Please choose one volunteer time slot. What to bring and location information will be emailed out to all registered participants.
Monthly Israel Briefing and Conversation
with Nelly Ben Tal
Begins Monday, December 11
10:30 – 11:30 am | FREE
Join our new community JEWISHcolorado Shlicha Nelly Ben Tal on the second Monday of each month for recent updates from Israel and the Ramat HaNegev region. This virtual discussion will run between 30 minutes to one hour, with plenty of time for Q & A. THIS IS A VIRTUAL PROGRAM.