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Potbellied Pig Rescue and Hate Groups: Charities Aiding the “Public Good?”

The charity “deal” in the U.S. goes something like this: Nonprofit organizations are established and approved because they perform a service that is thought to be good for society, often relieving government from performing those same functions.

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Column: Murder at Capitol Hill?

Four decades ago, when she was president of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, Dianne Feinstein stumbled onto a crime scene down the hall from her City Hall office. Could a similar event happen today in Washington, DC?

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Reflecting on the Boulder JCC’s Reflections and JFest

Susan Rona explains why the Boulder Jewish Community Center is so important to her, her family, and the Boulder community. Please join her on February 24 for the JCC’s fundraising drive. All donations will be matched up to $100,000.

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Israeli Air Force Pilots Share Thrill of Flying, Lessons Learned At New Online Flight Simulator Center of Excellence

The Squadron, the only air force simulator program with Israeli fighter pilots as instructors, announced the launch of their live, online center of excellence.

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OLLI Online – Spring 2021 Registration Opens Feb 22

OLLI Online is now preparing for the Spring 2021 registration period, which will open on Monday, February 22, 2021. Spring term classes will start the week of March 29, 2021.

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JFest: The Boulder JCC’s February Fundraiser Kicks Off

The Boulder JCC has redesigned their annual gala fundraiser, Reflections, to celebrate the power of community in a time when we can’t gather in person.

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Column: Arab Villages Not “Burning Down” As House Dems May Be Burning Bridges

Didn’t you know? “They can’t be burning down Palestinian villages.” Rep. Ro Khanna did not know it either, but he uttered those words anyway in an interview last Friday with MSNBC.

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Predictions on Charity and Giving for 2021

We’re living (and dying) in a “quadfecta” of 1) A raging, unprecedented pandemic, 2) Economic inequality and hardship at the highest levels in memory, 3) Racial injustice permeating almost every aspect of American life and 4) Climate change eating away at our planet, and the lives it sustains.

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Column: Anti-Semitism Watch: A Pox on Both Parties

U.S. Representatives Marjorie Taylor Greene and Rashida Tlaib – each crazy in their own ways – deserve each other. None of us deserve this pair turning Capitol Hill into a psych ward. Nor do we deserve the thoughtless and senseless response of both Democrats and Republicans.

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ADL Disturbed by Holocaust, Nazi Analogies Leveled in Boulder City Council Conversation Over Prairie Dog Control

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) Mountain States Region is concerned about postcards sent to members of the Boulder City Council comparing them to Nazis and the “gassing” of prairie dogs to the extermination of Jews during the Holocaust, as well as a conversation reportedly among council members where one council member allegedly supported the analogies.

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Jewish Disabilities Advocates Synagogues Shine a Spotlight on Mental Illness Awareness

Recognizing a pressing need to reduce stigma regarding mental illness, the four synagogues that are part of Jewish Family Service’s Jewish Disabilities Advocates, will focus on mental illness awareness during Jewish Disabilities Awareness, Acceptance, & Inclusion Month in February.

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JFS Boulder and Local Partners Launch Wildfire Mental Health Program

In response to the October 2020 Cal-Wood and Lefthand Canyon wildfires, Boulder County Community Services, Community Foundation Boulder County, and Jewish Family Service are launching the Wildfire Mental Health Program (WMHP) to assist fire-impacted individuals and families seeking crisis support.

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Column: The Capitol Raid: Shattering a Jewish Refuge

When Rabbi Jordan Hersh’s grandfather, Joseph Goldstein, lived in Poland, thugs there picked Easter to beat up Jews. Our own fellow citizens chose the day for the presidential election certification to rampage our Capitol and beat up Capitol police and anyone else who got in their way.

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Jews of Color Initiative Aims to Have 1,000 Jews of Color Complete Survey for Unprecedented Research

The Jews of Color Initiative aims to have 1,000 Jews of Color (JoC) complete a survey at JoCsurvey.org, part of the first-ever study to understand the lived experiences and perspectives of Jews of Color in the United States.

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Colorado JCRC Condemns Seditious Violence at the U.S. Capitol and Prays for the Safety of Our Elected Officials

Like many Americans, the members of the Colorado Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) watched in horror and disgust as extremists violently attempted to take control of the U.S. Capitol at the time that the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives were to certify the Electoral College vote count from the November election.

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