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JEWISHcolorado Reconfirms 2021 Joyce Zeff Israel Study Tour

JEWISHcolorado has announced that its previously cancelled Joyce Zeff Israel Study Tour is back on for this summer with not just one but two trips for Colorado students.

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Column: Human Rights Watch Report Spews Up The Usual Omissions And Distortions

Palestinian society paints itself into a corner for more than seven decades, and then their friends liken Israel to an apartheid state.

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Upcoming Community Service Events: Baby Items and Blood Drives

The Boulder JCC is proud to partner with local community organizations in hosting community service events. All events will be held at the Boulder JCC. 

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A New Reason to Visit New Orleans: Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience to Open May 27

Officials with the Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience (MSJE) announced today that the new attraction will open to the public on Thursday, May 27. Exhibits will explore the many ways Jews in the American South influenced and were influenced by the distinct cultural heritage of their communities.

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U.S. Antisemitic Incidents Remained At Historic High in 2020

Antisemitic incidents remained at a historically high level across the United States in 2020, with a total of 2,024 incidents of assault, harassment and vandalism reported to ADL (the Anti-Defamation League).

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Simon Wiesenthal Center Highlights Story of Native American Soldiers in Honor of 76th Anniversary of Liberation of Dachau Concentration Camp

In commemoration of the 76th anniversary of the liberation of the Dachau Concentration Camp by American soldiers today, the Simon Wiesenthal Center Archives is highlighting the amazing story of two Native American soldiers - twin brothers - and how one brother helped liberate hundreds of prisoners.

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Israel Council-General Will Brief Community Tuesday Morning

JEWISHcolorado invites you to join a briefing by Dr. Hillel Newman, Consul General of Israel in Los Angeles, on Tuesday, April 27, at 8:30 am MT. Open to register.

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Column: Insane Ruling On Jewish Woman’s Murder: Maybe The French Court Is On Drugs

To paraphrase our insanity defense standard, a suspect who cannot distinguish between right and wrong in killing his Jewish neighbor is not guilty of committing a crime. France’s version of our Supreme Court moved close to such a conclusion when it ruled that Kobili Traore cannot stand trial for killing a Jewish woman since his state of mind was influenced by consumption of cannabis.

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Father Patrick Desbois to Head the Academic Council of the Babyn Yar Holocaust Memorial Center

Father Patrick Desbois, who visited Boulder in 2018 with his Holocaust by Bullets exhibit, was named Chair of the Academic Council at the Babyn Yar Holocaust Memorial Center.

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Put Your Values Into Action: Applications Now Open for “Serve the Moment” Summer Service Corps

Part-time, paid Corps Members serve virtually or in person with local nonprofit partners in Denver, Boulder, and Fort Collins. The fellowship runs from June 21 - July 30, 2021.

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JEWISHcolorado Honored with FBI Community Leadership Award

JEWISHcolorado is being honored with the prestigious 2020 Federal Bureau of Investigation Director’s Community Leadership Award. This award recognizes institutions that have demonstrated outstanding contributions to their local communities by assisting the FBI in combatting crime, terrorism, drugs, and violence in America.

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Registration Is Open for Tuv Ha’Aretz, Boulder’s Jewish CSA

The 12th season of Tuv Ha’Aretz (“good for the earth” and “good from the earth” in Hebrew) will begin May 18th. Our local partner Red Wagon Farm will provide 23 weeks of delicious, wholesome veggies through October 21st.

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Is Suicide a Jewish Problem?

Ten years ago, I lost my 16-year-old son Jesse, to suicide and I wrote an article for the Boulder Jewish News, about the loss, the community response, and some things people could do to support suicide prevention efforts. At the time, I didn’t really care whether suicide was a “Jewish …

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Haver Calls For Action In Support Of Uyghurs In China

Once again, we find ourselves called to action to speak out against genocide, religious persecution, and human rights offenses. The plight of the Uyghur Muslims in China is one of the most abominable crises affecting our world today.

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Pandemic Puts Nonprofits in Peril: What Donors Can Do

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a crushing impact on the nonprofit sector that employs about 14% of the U.S. workforce, nearly half of which works for nonprofit hospitals and universities. The remaining half, working mostly for smaller and under- or un-endowed entities, has been severely impacted.

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Column: Mississippi Senator Is False Witness To Sabbath Sojourn For Voters

Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, a Mississippi Republican, scores zero for two so far on the facts. She falsely claims that Sunday is the Sabbath besides Saturday and, far more importantly, that our civil rights revolve around religious beliefs.

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