Lori Dube

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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Mensches Worth Mentioning: Elisa Greenberg

The first time Elisa Greenberg volunteered to pick up inmates from the ICE detention center in Aurora, she knew it was an important thing to do. She didn’t realize how personally meaningful is was going to be as well. 

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Mensches Worth Mentioning: Caroline Saliman

Imagine what’s in the minds of little children who are being told they need to stay at home from school, can't see their friends, can’t hug their grandparents, and that they have to wear masks, like all the adults around them, when they are outside around others.

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Smile… Nobody’s Watching

I have been struck by the fact that each time I pass someone on the street, my face covered in a mask, their face covered too, I say hello and smile. Because the masks can muffle sound, often times people don’t hear me say hello, and my smile is hidden, of course, behind the fabric of the mask. As a result, often these days people don’t acknowledge me as we pass each other— at least six feet apart — on the street.

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ZOOM Meditation: An Unexpected Blessing from the Pandemic

When my husband Monte and I started to facilitate a weekly Jewish meditation sit at the Boulder JCC in the Fall, we knew from experience that there is power in meditating in a group setting. We had previously lived in New York City, and trained as Jewish Mindfulness Meditation Teacher …

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Wisdom From the Water

The notion that changing gears after a mistake could be a positive, even beautiful thing seemed like a revelation to me.

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Our Pesky Thoughts

In this week’s Torah portion, Vaera, G-d instructs Moshe and Aharon to confront Pharoah and demand he allow the Israelites to go off and pray. It soon became a high-stakes challenge between G-d's power and Pharaoh's wise men and sorcerers.

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