Renee Rockford

Organizations Applaud Signing of Nonprofit Security Legislation

JEWISHcolorado, its Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC), and more than 100 coalition partners applaud the signing today of HB22-1077 by Colorado Governor Jared Polis, creating a state nonprofit security grant program for qualified nonprofit organizations at high risk of a terrorist attack.

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JEWISHcolorado, JCRC, ADL Condemn Horrific Attack

JEWISHcolorado, the ADL Mountain States Region, and the Jewish Community Relations Council stand with the community of Buffalo, New York where ten people have been murdered and three others injured at a grocery store in what authorities are calling an act of "racially motivated violent extremism."

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How Your Federated $$ Are Working in Ukraine

We thank the many Coloradans who have generously supported this effort through JEWISHcolorado, and we want to provide the following details of how dollars have been put to work immediately to help those in need.

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Local Leaders Tackle Social Issues in Israel

This week, Denver’s Hirsch Neustein, Marisa Porter, and Whitney Wolz are representing JEWISHcolorado alongside 100 Jewish leaders and philanthropists for the first major North American young leadership mission to Israel since the pandemic, dubbed “New Mission for a New Generation.” 

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JEWISHcolorado Launches Emergency Campaign for Ukraine

In response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, JEWISHcolorado has joined the Jewish Federations of North America’s (JFNA) $16 million emergency campaign to provide humanitarian assistance to vulnerable Jewish populations living in Ukraine.

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Oppenheimer to Speak at JEWISHcolorado Date with the State

The Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC), a program of JEWISHcolorado, is pleased to announce the 2022 Date with the State will take place on Wednesday, January 19, at the Consistory at the State Capitol in Denver.

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Volunteers Are Helping Workers Spend Christmas at Home

More than 500 volunteers are registered for the 26th annual JEWISHcolorado Christmas Mitzvah Project, designed to support community organizations and agencies, enabling staff and regular volunteers to spend time with their family and friends for the Christmas holiday.

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JEWISHcolorado & Federation Honor Jackie Sprinces Wong with Kipnis Award

“This is my bling.” Jackie Sprinces Wong is referring to all of the nametags and trip credentials she’s saved from 13 Federation missions to Israel, numerous trips to Jewish communities around the world, and 19 of the past 20 annual Jewish Federation of North America (JFNA) Lion of Judah conferences.

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“Grand” Opportunity for Inter-Generational Experience; G2 Program Connects Grandparents and Grandchildren Around Jewish Experiences

JEWISHcolorado, in partnership with the Jewish Agency for Israel, is launching an innovative year-long Jewish experience specifically for grandparents and their grandchildren, aged 10-11. It is called G2, and it is designed to explore meaningful connections, family narratives, and legacies around Jewish experiences.

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JEWISHcolorado Condemns Denver School Hate Crime

- JEWISHcolorado strongly condemns the vandalism and hate speech targeting a Denver Public High School, and the organization is working through its Regional Security Initiative and its Jewish Student Connection to support the school and its students.

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Summer ’22 Israel Study Tour Filling Up

Registration is already half full for the Summer 2022 Joyce Zeff Israel Study Tour (IST).  IST is a program of JEWISHcolorado and, has been taking Colorado teens to Israel since 1971.

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Four Israeli Students Set to Land in Colorado

JEWISHcolorado is set to welcome four young Israelis on August 13 -- recent high school graduates who have an opportunity to delay mandatory service in the Israel Defense Forces and serve Diaspora communities around the world.

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From Boulder to the Springs: Jewish Organizations Awarded “Anything Grants”

For the fourth consecutive year, JEWISHcolorado is awarding $50,000 in Staenberg Family Foundation “Anything Grants,” to Jewish organizations statewide for numerous projects and programs, ranging from micro grants for Jewish teen programming to perennial gardens for seniors, and from capital projects to diversity, equity, and inclusion programs.

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