Chanukah

Celebrating Hannukah at Boulder as an Israeli!

I have been a Shinshinit with JEWISHColorado for almost four months now, and I can tell you that when I ask the people I engage with what their favorite holiday is, most of the time, the answer is, “Hanukkah,” which is why I was very excited to celebrate my first Hanukkah here.

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Louisville Celebrates Chanukah on Ice

On Tuesday night, November 30, 2021, the Jewish community gathered at Winterskate in Louisville to celebrate the third night of Chanukah, in person, for the first time since 2019. A local business owner with deep ties to the Boulder Jewish Community, Joey Gindi, served as Lamplighter, and Rabbi Pesach Scheiner …

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My Hanukkah Present

I bought myself a Hanukkah present from Boulder Book Store (I do love to support our wonderful locally owned businesses!) of the magnificent two volume set recently published by Paul McCartney called The Lyrics: 1956 - Present... 

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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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Celebrate Chanukah with the Boulder JCC!

The Boulder JCC is excited to celebrate Chanukah with you and your family. Please join us for one of our upcoming in-person and virtual holiday programs. You’ll find something for every age and all are welcome to join.

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Light Up The Night, Honoring Boulder’s Finest

Do you know a firefighter, police officer, teacher, or EMT/Paramedic who has gone above and beyond the call of duty during Covid 19 to help their community? Here’s your chance to nominate them and applaud their heroic efforts! 

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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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Nominate Local First Responders to Be Honored at Boulder Menorah Lighting

Do you know a firefighter, police officer, teacher, or EMT/Paramedic who has gone above and beyond the call of duty during Covid 19 to help their community? Here’s your chance to nominate them and applaud their heroic efforts! 

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The Enduring Value of Our Chanukah Lights

During Chanukah, we often talk about the value of spreading light, both literally, with our chanukiyot, and metaphorically, with our actions. Yet we rarely explore the actual economics of that value.

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A Declaration of Interdependence: Chanukah is Unity in Diversity

2020 is coming to a close—a year of staggering political debacles further catalyzing human and ecological catastrophes. Convenience-culture has kick-started a new geologic age. Transnational corporations and consumer-driven societies have launched this Anthropocene Era. Our kakistocracy (a system of government which is run by the worst, least qualified, or most …

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JFS Boulder Distributes Chanukah Bags to Older Adult Communities

Due to social distancing and other safety practices, JFS Boulder was not able to host traditional Chanukah celebrations in older adult communities this year like we have in the past. However, we have found creative solutions to bring the holidays to the community!

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Time to Light Up Boulder!

Boulder Center for Judaism is excited that this year there are more large Menorahs displayed in Boulder County to help create a holiday spirit.

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