Jewish Life

The Two Sides of Tisha B’av

Tisha B'Av

Tisha B'av is the darkest day on the Jewish calendar observed this year on Saturday night, August 6, and Sunday, August 7. Join us this Saturday night for the recital of Lamentations at Boulder Center for Judaism, Saturday evening Aug. 6.

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Have We Been Teaching Kids About Israel All Wrong?

Child wrapped in Israeli flag

"Love, first, details later" — that's how social scientist Sivan Zakai describes the traditional approach taken to teaching young children about Israel. And in her provocative new book, "My Second-Favorite Country: How American Jewish Children Think About Israel," she argues it risks doing more harm than good.

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The Road of Second Chances

As we close the book of Numbers, which is really a book of counting or travels with forty-two stops for forty years, the very last portion is called Ma’asei which means journeys.

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Join Beth Ami Congregation for a Flatirons Vista Shabbat Hike

We are fortunate to live in a community with access to amazing views and hikes for all levels of ability. This relaxed hike on Open Space has a stunning view of the Flatirons and is rated “easy”.  We will enjoy Shabbat with a walk and talk, together with other Beth Ami members and friends.  

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Letting Korach Moments In

I’ve been fighting with my best friend. Over our two decades of friendship it has happened a handful of times — conflict, hurt feelings, angry words, the silent treatment, and ultimately wondering if the friendship is forever broken, or not worth the pain it causes in these times of disconnect. …

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A Eulogy for Miriam Fields z”l

Miriam Fields built her world with love, kindness, selflessness and care.  In fact for years, along with her friend Beverly Goodman, Miriam co-chaired Bonai Shalom’s Hesed committee, lovingly keeping in touch and caring for our congregational family when in need.  

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Join Beth Ami Congregation for Our Social Shabbat and BYO Picnic

Enjoy a Summer Social Shabbat and BYO Picnic at a Harlow Platts Picnic Shelter, overlooking lovely Veile Lake. Easy parking -- bring a chair, a blanket, or relax at a picnic table. Beth Ami will provide challah, grape juice and a Shabbat liturgy handout.

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