Shabbat shalom! Please note that Monday brings the Monthly Israel update from JEWISHcolorado Shlicha Nelly Ben Tal, and the Standing Against Hate Town Hall. Tuesday the Program for Jewish Studies at CU presents a speaker on Modern German History, Wednesday is the Men of the J Breakfast, and Thursday is a meeting with the head of the Arava Institute in Israel on the environment and co-existence.
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:
- Column: American Mayors Insist on A Cease-Fire, 6,000 Miles Away (2/8/2024) - Three Midwestern mayors recently addressed Israel-Gaza tensions, with some contributing to political animosity in the U.S. by engaging in debates on cease-fires and making controversial statements about Israeli policies. Continue Reading
- Cherryvale Day Camp Accepted for Prestigious Training Fellowship (2/5/2024) - Cherryvale Day Camp, part of Boulder JCC, joins the Cornerstone Fellowship to enhance Jewish culture and professional development for returning counselors, welcoming children 4-13 of all backgrounds. Continue Reading
- Letter: Bruce Ticker’s Column (From Sderot to Somerton) (2/5/2024) - President Biden reversed Trump’s Middle East policies, restoring funds to UNRWA and seeking a new Iran deal, while supporting Israel against Hamas, amidst divided domestic opinion. Continue Reading
- Beth Ami Readers’ Circle (the No Pressure Book Club) (2/8/2024) - Join us for our always fascinating Readers Circle book discussion. You only need to go to your computer to participate via ZOOM. Continue Reading
- Missed Attribution (2/8/2024) - As the saying goes, ‘after the ecstasy, the laundry.’ This observation is clearly illustrated in the two latest sequential Torah portions of Yitro and Mishpatim. Continue Reading
- Elin Gordon Bet Mitzvah (2/5/2024) - On Saturday, February 10th, 2024 Elin Gordon will be called to the Torah as Bet Mitzvah at Congregation Har HaShem. Continue Reading
Arts and Culture
- Ladino Music Concert in March at the Boulder JCC (2/8/2024) - Ladino, a Romance language of Sephardic Jews, is celebrated by artist Nani Vazana at Boulder JCC, highlighting the language's cultural legacy through music and new compositions. Continue Reading
- “Standing Against Hate” Town Hall on Monday (2/8/2024) - Boulder County District Attorney Michael Dougherty will make a presentation about the current climate in Boulder County, followed by a panel discussion about hate speech, how to respond to it, and the impact of hate speech/crimes on our community at the Boulder JCC on Monday, February 12. Continue Reading
- Women of the J and Hadassah Present Maj & Mingle at the Boulder JCC (2/8/2024) - Join Hadassah and Women of the J, a program of the Boulder JCC, for a fun night of Mah Jongg at the Maj & Mingle program on Thursday, February 22, 2024. Continue Reading
- Degrees of Order, Measures of Freedom: Modern German History and the Challenge of Postmodern Historiography (2/5/2024) - Tuesday, February 13, 2024 5:00pm In-Person at Eaton Humanities Building, Room 1BN50 and streaming on Zoom. Please join us for this joint event, hosted by the Program in Jewish Studies, the Louis P. Singer Endowed Chair in Jewish History, and the Pacific Office of the German Historical Institute Washington in cooperation with the Gerda Henkel Foundation.… Continue Reading
- Cultivating Coexistence and Hope: Arava Institute Visits Boulder (2/5/2024) - The Arava Institute for Environmental Studies may be familiar to many folks in Boulder County because of the Israel Ride, an annual 5-day bike ride from Jerusalem to Eilat. Rabbi Marc Soloway, of Congregation Bonai Shalom, has participated in the Israel Ride three times. “Each time I participated in the Ride, the highlight was meeting… Continue Reading