Shabbat shalom and Chanukah Sameach! We hope you had a festival full of light this year! Did you know that in 2024/5785, Chanukah starts on Christmas Day night?? And we light the 8th candle the night of New Year’s Day 2025??
Our thoughts and prayers are once again with our brothers and sisters under attack in Israel, Ukraine, and the women of this country.
Stay warm, stay safe and stay healthy. Am Yisrael Chai!
Here are stories from the last week:
- Happy Chanukah Live from Jerusalem (12/14/2023) - I know that some of you have told me that you would like to support some good grassroots causes in Israel. Well, here is one that I really like and would love to help as I have seen the magic that they create. Continue Reading
- Column: Flouting The Law Should Not Free ‘Palestine’ Defenders of Consequences (12/14/2023) - Even harsh critics of U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik were stunned when she trumped “legal scholar” and University of Pennsylvania president Liz Magill over university policies that can translate into routine criminal laws. Continue Reading
- Tears of Sorrow and Joy at the Global Conference for Israel (12/11/2023) - Over 2,500 supporters of Israel attended the Jewish National Fund-USA’s Global Conference in Denver, addressing the aftermath of recent terrorist attacks and planning to rebuild Israel’s south. Continue Reading
- Letter: Gaza and the Vulnerable President (12/11/2023) - Toby Block criticizes President Biden's administration for apologising to Muslim leaders about inaccurate Hamas casualty counts, reversing sanctions on Iran, and inadequately addressing Islamist threats. He also criticizes UNRWA for supporting anti-Israel propaganda. Continue Reading
- Letter: The Perverse Conflation of Antisemitism and Islamophobia (12/11/2023) - Richard Sherman criticizes Associate Professor Harun Kucuk's belief that more speech is the solution to harmful speech, citing the rising antisemitic sentiments in American universities and equating it to the Nazi period. Continue Reading
- Chanukah’s Striving (12/14/2023) - A new Chanukah poem from Todd Greenberg. Continue Reading
- Fifth Night Proves Magic for Pearl St. Menorah Lighting (12/11/2023) - Boulder's public Chanukah celebration saw hundreds gather amid cold weather, enjoying traditional food, music, and messages of resilience and hope in challenging global times. Continue Reading
Arts and Culture
- Lifelong Learning Classes Set for Winter 2024 (12/11/2023) - The Boulder JCC hosted an Open House for Winter 2024 term with over 75 attendees. The term will offer diverse classes beginning January 2024, including studies on the Colorado River, short plays evolution, cosmology, and the Roosevelts' influence on American liberalism. Continue Reading