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They call me "NewsHound IV," because I'm a clever Finnegan, sniffing out stories all over the Boulder area. I love Jewish holidays because the food is GREAT, especially the brisket. Well all the food. I was a rescue pup and glad to be on the scent!

Legacy: The Yellow Violin

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“Sam, you asked me a question I never thought about before. What if my grandfather was able to bring the violin to Israel? Would this music have this new life, this revival of spirit? Perhaps what seemed like such an injustice back then was a part of the master plan. Maybe the time wasn’t right. This violin, this music was, like Moses I suppose, never intended to enter the land of Israel.”

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Big Bold Jewish Climate Fest Returns

The Big Bold Jewish Climate Fest aims to give new meaning to the holiday as an annual week of learning and action centered on the most existential environmental issue of our day: the climate crisis. This year’s festival takes place January 10-14, 2022,

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JFS Offering Funds, Counseling for Those Affected by Marshall Fire; Har HaShem Sponsoring Insurance Seminars

The Boulder JCC is listening to the needs of our community and the desire to help. We are working with our community partners to identify the support we can provide. We have prepared and are continuously updating a list of resources for those impacted and for those who want to help.

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Hurricane-Force Winds Drive Fire Storm Through Superior and Louisville; Hundreds of Homes Destroyed

At least 580 homes have been destroyed in Superior and Louisville as of late Thursday afternoon, but no exact accounting can be made until Friday at the earliest. Tens of thousands of residents of Superior, Louisville and Broomfield had to be evacuated with little notice.

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JEWISHcolorado, Community Foundation Boulder County Open Fire Relief Funds; Boulder JCC Opens Doors Friday for Victims, Volunteers

JEWISHcolorado has opened a Colorado donation mailbox to ensure that contributions flow to those most impacted from the devastating Marshall Fire in Boulder and Jefferson counties. 100% of contributions go to relief efforts, including those beyond the Jewish community. “We are working to support our community in need, and we …

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A Troubling 80th Anniversary: When FDR Appeased Vichy

Eighty years ago this month, two tiny French islands near Nova Scotia and Maine briefly became the center of international controversy when De Gaulle’s Free French liberated them—and President Franklin D. Roosevelt demanded that they be given back to the pro-Nazi Vichy French.

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International Student Team Wins First Place at Jerusalem College of Technology Men’s Hackathon

A team of three Jerusalem College of Technology (JCT) students, two of which are from France and Brazil, took home first place last week at the 6th annual Jerusalem College of Technology (JCT) Great Minds Hackathon when they developed an advanced software to better locate equipment.  

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Chanukah: I Have a Dream!

For eight nights, starting with the twenty-fifth of the month of Kislev, Jews celebrate the 165 BCE victory of the Maccabees, a brave troop of priest-warriors that vanquished the mighty Syrian-Greeks.

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Make This Year’s Hanukkah The Best Ever With PJ Library!

This year, Hanukkah, the holiday of lights, runs from November 28 through December 6. PJ Library, long a leader in providing engaging ways for families to connect with Jewish life, offers a wealth of free resources including kid-friendly Hanukkah stories, printable recipes and activity ideas, book lists, as well as two new story-based podcasts that help kids learn more about the traditions behind the festival of lights.

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