Lori Dube

Movies & Torah: Who Knew!!!

Before Yehudis gives a talk at the Boulder JCC on Monday, March 11 at 7 p.m. on her new book "Garden of Time," we had the chance to tap into some of her Hollywood wisdom before the March 10th Oscar ceremony.

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Mindful Moment: Believing Your Thoughts is a “Choice”

Here is a beautiful mindfulness teaching presented by facilitator Suzanne Weiss recently to the Morning Meditation group that meets daily on zoom, and in person on Tuesdays at Nevei Kodesh and Thursdays at the Boulder JCC from 9 to 9:30 a.m. All are free to join, no meditation experience necessary, only curiosity!

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When Offering Advice Yield to Restraint

I once said to my therapist that my love language is making helpful suggestions. But here's the thing. It's not true, because at its core, making helpful suggestions is a form of trying to control a situation or my own anxiety when people speak to me about their troubles or their pain. Or, I’m trying to feel helpful or powerful if I have the answers for people.

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Join Jewish Meditation: Toe in the Water or Diving Deep

Every weekday morning from 9 to 9:30 a.m. there is a mindfulness community that gathers, on zoom daily, and in person on Tuesdays (at Nevei Kodesh) and Thursdays (at the BJCC) to meditate, share, and offer healing prayers and say Kaddish. All are welcome to join!

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Colorado Jewish Climate Summit Comes to Denver

We had a chance to catch up with Moshe Kornfeld, the Founder and Director of Colorado Jewish Climate Action, who is excited to talk about the upcoming Colorado Jewish Climate Summit on February 5, 2023.

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Mindful Returning this Holiday Season

The Boulder JCC has begun offering in-person meditation on Thursday mornings from 9 to 9:30 a.m. In these 30 minute sessions there is a short Jewish mindfulness teaching, 18 minutes of silence, several minutes for voluntary sharing, and the reciting of a healing prayer, and Kaddish.

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Older Boulder Love

Some people like to talk about mountains they've climbed, or countries they have visited, or books they have read. I like to talk about how people fall in love.

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Letting Korach Moments In

I’ve been fighting with my best friend. Over our two decades of friendship it has happened a handful of times — conflict, hurt feelings, angry words, the silent treatment, and ultimately wondering if the friendship is forever broken, or not worth the pain it causes in these times of disconnect. …

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Mindful Morning at the Boulder JCC

The Boulder JCC will be hosting a Mindful Morning on Friday, June 3rd. This in-person event will offer opportunities for silent sitting meditation, walking meditation, learning, and connecting with community in an inviting outdoor setting.

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Saba Says: Let’s Stay Connected

For those of you who are lucky enough to be grandparents, whether you're called Bubbie or Zeyde, or Grandma or Grandpa, or Safta or Saba, you have at least one thing in common. During Covid, Grandkids everywhere have been missing out on the love, playtime, cuddling, cooking and wisdom that grandparents routinely provide. 

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Torah, Fathers, Daughters and Me

Early in Parsha Pinchas, after a plague that kills off all the idolatrous Israelites,  G-d instructs Moses to take count of the surviving Israelite sons age 20 and older for the purpose of distributing land as an inheritance after their fathers' death.

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More Meditations of the Heart…Just Rest

Here’s a suggestion. At least for right now, for a few minutes. Take this opportunity to stop wrestling with any of the things that are weighing heavy on your heart at the moment. Just take a Rest.

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Meditations of the Heart

For today’s sit, I offer my favorite teacher Sylvia Boorstein’s invitation, “May I meet this moment fully, may I meet it as a friend.” And as Rabbi Flam suggests, "With practice and over time, the part of the mind that’s all about me can go to sleep a little and the fundamental mind, the heart mind of awareness itself, wakes up and does the meditating."

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Congregation Bonai Shalom Welcomes New Executive Director

Say hello to Stacey Aviva Flint, the new Executive Director at Congregation Bonai Shalom. Stacey is passionate about Jewish African American relationship building and writes nationally on Antisemitism and Jews of Color.

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Elul Comes Into Focus

For most of my life, I didn’t give much thought to the Jewish New Year until I was rushing to get to shul on Erev Rosh Hashanah.

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Boulder JCC Offers Free Virtual Daily Meditation

It doesn’t matter what experience you have or don’t have when it comes to meditation. All are welcome at the daily morning meditation sit being offered virtually by the Boulder JCC.

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Justice, Justice, Shall You Pursue

Rachel Amaru and Delia LaJeunesse are teaming up to launch the Children’s Book Initiative, an effort to get racially-conscious books in the hands of the children who need them most.

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