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Clean Speech Colorado Announces 2nd Annual Campaign: “Civility Needed Now More Than Ever”

In the only statewide effort of its kind, Clean Speech Colorado announced its second annual effort to bring an entire community together to rectify hurtful, insulting speech.

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Repair the World Initiative to Help Ensure Every Eligible Voter Can Safely Cast Their Ballot

Repair the World, a national nonprofit organization that mobilizes Jews and their communities to take action to pursue a just world, igniting a lifelong commitment to service, recently launched #RepairTheVote – a comprehensive effort so we can all take action and volunteer to ensure that every eligible American can safely cast their ballot by November 3, 2020.

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ADL’s 2020 Never Is Now Summit Goes Virtual & Free

ADL’s Never Is Now Summit, the world’s largest summit on antisemitism and hate, will be held from November 8 – 19, 2020. This year, it will be held virtually and is available to all at no cost.

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Endowment Established to Rename JFS’s Jewish Community Chaplaincy program

Rabbi Eliot Baskin and Dr. Hilary Nieberg Baskin recently established an endowment to rename the Jewish Community Chaplaincy program at Jewish Family Service of Colorado (JFS) to the Baskin Jewish Community Chaplaincy program.

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March of the Living Launches Global Interfaith Initiative to Commemorate Kristallnacht

On November 9, 2020, March of the Living will mark Kristallnacht with a message of unity and hope, through a unique international campaign titled “Let There Be Light".

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Jews of Color Career Development Program Launches on Indigenous People’s Day with Aim to Diversify Jewish Leadership

The Jews of Color (JOC) Career Development Program announced its first cohort members who will work in Jewish ventures and institutions across the country, developing their skills as entrepreneurial leaders working toward system-level change in the Jewish community.

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IST is Turning 50! IST@50 Kick-Off-Town Hall-Launch Party-Birthday Celebration*

*an event so exciting it has four names! Join us for the first (of many) opportunities to reconnect with friends and fellow ISTers on Wednesday, October 21.

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ADL Welcomes Hate Crime Plea in Plot To Blow Up Pueblo Synagogue

Mountain States ADL welcomed today’s announcement by the U.S. Department of Justice that Richard Holzer pleaded guilty to federal hate crime and explosive charges for plotting to blow up Temple Emanuel Synagogue in Pueblo.

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‘Voting is Loving Thy Neighbor’

Hillel International’s MitzVote initiative is designed to help students maneuver the complexities around voting by breaking the process down into simple steps, from registration to ballot submission, and giving students resources about civic action and education.

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A New Clock for a New Year

“Teach us to number our days; thus we become wise of heart.” (Psalms 90:12) The Climate Clock launched this week in Manhattan intends to do just that: teach us to number our days.

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A Tale Of Two Journeys (To Israel, From Colorado)

On August 10, twin sisters Pearl and Heidi “Tamar” Clayman from Colorado decided to take the plunge and turn Israel from a favorite vacation destination to home sweet home.

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How Donors Can Advance Racial Justice

In response to recent tragedies, many donors – whether in private or public foundations, donor-advised funds, or less structured philanthropy – have, internally and externally, offered important statements of support for the Black Lives Matter movement and racial justice and equity, with a commitment to anti-racism efforts. Now is the time to go beyond statements.

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Lemon Tree Group March for Unity UPDATE

The Lemon Tree Group Planning Committee has decided to transform our 7th annual March for Unity this fall into another form of community empowerment. Please read on...

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Life Goes On, But It Will Never Be the Same: Reflections from Two Israeli Mothers Who Lost Children on 9/11

September 11, 2001 was a global turning point, a day in which hundreds of thousands of people can ascribe a discernible change; or to put it more simply, after those terrorist atrocities, the world has never been the same. That is especially true for two Israeli mothers, whose children were killed in those heinous attacks.

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5781 Calendars Are In!

Boulder Center for Judaism is excited to announce that the 5781 Calendars are in and they are nicer than ever…

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Shabbat Brings Joy to Rocky Mountain Young Adults with OneTable

Whether celebrating alone, dining digitally with a virtual gathering, or at strategically planned socially-distanced dinner, OneTable hosts in Colorado have inhaled Shabbat’s message and are using Friday nights to exhale after weeks filled with waves of uncertainty, virtual meetings that bleed into one another, and an often overwhelming sense of …

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Boulder JCC Offering In-Person After-School Kids’ Programs This Fall

Our after-school programs give kids ages 6-13 an opportunity to connect with their peers. From sports to STEAM, there is something for everyone at the JCC this fall. All in-person programs follow the Boulder JCC’s Health and Safety Protocols.

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Help JFS Make the High Holy Days Sweet for Boulder Residents

Boulder JFS High Holy Day Donation Drive

Boulder JFS will not be able to host traditional High Holy Day celebrations in older adult communities like we have in the past. However, you can help us bring the holidays to underserved and isolated community members!

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The JTree Mitzvah

Climate change was such a concern for one local Boulderite that she felt it needed to be included in her D'var Torah.

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