Israeli Diaspora Minister Nachman Shai Attends Jerusalem Pride Parade

"Today, we take to the streets to celebrate inclusivity, tolerance, and diversity. Today we celebrate that every gay man and every gay woman has a place here in Israel."

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Ten Talks, 10 Bright Ideas on the 10 Commandments..

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Shavuot begins this Saturday night, June 4.  There is a Kabbalah-based custom to remain awake the first night of Shavuot, studying Torah.  Get ready to pull an all-nighter. 

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The Boulder Jewish Film Festival Gears Up for Its 10th Year with “Audience Favorites”

Join Boulder Jewish Film Festival Founding Director Kathryn Bernheimer this summer for a series of crowd-pleasing audience favorites from past festivals.

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Letter: Purely a Self-Inflicted “Nakba”

Bruce Ticker accurately describes the fallacious ahistorical jew hatred integral to the " Recognizing the Nakba" , Resolution 1123, introduced by Rashida Tlaib, Omar, Betty McCollum, Marie Newman, Cori Bush, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Jamal Bowman. ("Column: American Nakba")

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New Field-Building Initiative Launches for Jewish Retreating

Pearlstone, an agency of The Associated Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore, and one of the largest Jewish retreat centers in North America, announced today that it is leading a groundbreaking national initiative elevating the field of Jewish retreating, aptly named Retreat Jewish. Operators of Jewish retreat centers and retreat organizers …

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Bonai Shalom’s Working Groups Statement on Recent Events

We are not powerless against this crisis, and we are obligated to take action to honor those who have lost their lives in this senseless, and in so many cases, preventable bloodshed. There are a number of actions that members of our community can take. 

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A Shavuot Revelation

Shavuot is a mysterious holiday. This commemoration of receiving the Torah at Mount Sinai isn’t given a specific date for its celebration; instead we are told in the Book of Exodus to schedule it seven weeks from the second night of Passover.

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Shoes Can Be a Method Of Escape, And a Tool For Taking Action

I recently gave a lecture to students at Colorado University about my childhood experiences as a refugee survivor from the days of the Holocaust. Aside from relating my story, I had a message to deliver: “Vote. Talk to your friends, parents, neighbors and anyone who will listen. Your country is at stake!”

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Join Beth Ami Congregation for Refugee Havdalah

Every spring, in the weeks leading up to Passover, Jewish communities around the world set aside time to focus on the plight of refugees. In keeping with this new tradition, we will follow our brief Havdalah ceremony with a discussion of refugee circumstances around the world and just how we might be able to help.

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Chariots of Fire

Many of you know that the allusion of the title, Chariots of Fire, relate to Eliyahu HaNavi, Elijah the prophet, ascending to heaven in a chariot of fire, as he was leaving this world. So why the connection to this film?

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Eulogy for Henry Rasof

Henry was an active seeker whose Jewish identity was important to him. In fact, my husband, Rabbi Scheiner remembers Henry telling him that he got much more involved in his Jewish roots when he moved to Boulder.

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