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Boulder JCC’s Jonathan Lev Appointed to JPro Board of Directors

Boulder JCC Executive Director Jonathan Lev has been named one of five new members of the JPro Board of Directors. JPro is a national membership network serving thousands of professionals working in the Jewish community sector.

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Column: When An Antisemitic Offender or Their Protector Plays Hardball…

With apologies to Kal Mann and David Appell, late co-writers of the popular 1961 “Bristol Stomp” song….

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Valley Beit Midrash Officially Launches New Denver Hub

Valley Beit Midrash, a global center for learning and action, announced Thursday the official launch of VBM Denver.  This branch of the international nonprofit organization rooted in Jewish values will focus on being a collaborative force for good in Denver through the pillars of education, social justice work, and leadership development. 

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OLLI Boulder Fall 2022 Registration Open Now; Classes Begin September 12

We are offering a mix of in-person classes at the Mountain View United Methodist Church, using their classroom facilities, as well as online classes available across the Denver metro area. 

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Column: When Andrea Mitchell Reports: Holding Israel ‘Accountable,’ But Not Slain Journalist’s Niece

As Andrea Mitchell interviewed her on MSNBC, Lina Abu Akleh took advantage of her forum to accuse Israeli higher-ups of ordering a soldier to kill her aunt, journalist Shireen Abu Akleh. Mitchell asked Lina Abu Akleh during Andrea Mitchell Reports if the shooting was “intentional,” and the niece responded, “It …

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Column: Samuel A. Alito Jr. Tells “We the People”: “No Support in American Law For A Constitutional Right To Obtain An Abortion.”

United States Supreme Court Building. Original image from Carol M. Highsmith’s America, Library of Congress collection. Digitally enhanced by rawpixel.

Alito must have been absent the day his law professor reviewed the Preamble, which the dictionary defines as “the introductory part of a constitution or statute that usually states the reasons for and intent of the law.”

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Letters: The Eichmann Tapes and The Long Overdue Death of the “Banality of Evil”

Recently released audio tapes which have Adolf Eichmann talking candidly in 1957 with acquaintances in Argentina demolish "the banality of evil" into smithereens and with it Arendt's purported perception and intellect.

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Leading Edge Includes Denver Exec in First Cohort of Leading Jewish Organization Executives

20 leaders of Jewish nonprofits, including Jeremy Anderson of Judaism Your Way, will learn and connect to face the challenges of 2023 and beyond

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Column: Invoking Racism: J Street’s Race To The Bottom

Jeremy Ben-Ami might best be advised to check Principle #4 of J Street’s mission before he opens his big mouth in the future. Principle #4 of the Israel-centric organization advocates “vibrant but respectful debate about Israel.” Is “respectful” how J Street’s longtime president would characterize his statement in Saturday’s New York Times?

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SparkIL Launches First Peer-to-Peer Lending Platform for Supporting Israeli Small Businesses

Lenders begin the process by exploring various business opportunities that empower them to make an impact on Israeli society which speaks to their aspirations, passions, and values. The platform’s funding opportunities are categorized by People, Place, and Purpose.

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Living Kidney Donor Sought for Jewish Boulderite 

Jeff Blumenfeld from Boulder has been committed to helping others for most of his life. Now he needs our help. After a 13-year battle, he learned recently that he’s going to need a kidney transplant from a living donor.

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Column: Israel, Presumed Guilty

Israel is presumed guilty even after it proves itself innocent. It is fair to conclude that the Palestinians sent this very message when the American government announced that a Palestinian-American journalist was probably shot to death unintentionally by a bullet fired from Israeli military lines. Washington also stated that the …

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JEWISHcolorado Launches Real Estate and Construction Network With Philanthropy at Its Core

The Real Estate and Construction Network was born of the idea that industry can drive philanthropy, that leaders in the field of real estate, brought together for networking, education, and exchange of industry practices, can also have a positive impact on their community. 

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Major Victory Against BDS, Ben & Jerry’s Will Continue to be Sold in Israel

Washington, D.C., June 29: Avi Zinger, Ben & Jerry’s Israeli licensee, has settled the federal lawsuit filed on his behalf by the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law and co-counsel, following Ben & Jerry’s refusal to renew Zinger’s 34-year-old license to manufacture and sell Ben & Jerry’s ice cream. The …

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Abraham Accord Country Faculty Coming to Brandeis University for Israel Studies Fellowship Program

For the first time since its inception in 2004, the Summer Institute for Israel Studies (SIIS), a faculty fellowship program that gives professors from around the world the foundation to teach about Israel, will host five participants from institutions in the Abraham Accord countries of Bahrain, Morocco, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

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Column: With Bibi’s Bungling, Who Needs Antisemites?

As Jerry Seinfeld would put it, “And you want be prime minister again.” While Seinfeld once caught George Costanza sprawled on the floor in his underwear after stumbling in Seinfeld’s living room, last week Benjamin Netanyahu stumbled – a generous description – by comparing accusations against his family to a “blood libel.”

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Antisemitism and Social Media

In the newly published book "Antisemitism on Social Media," a group of scholars examines how Twitter, Facebook, TikTok and other platforms may be fueling this rise in the United States and globally.

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Column: ‘Belligerent Occupation,’ Belligerent Report from U.N.

If only Israel would end its “belligerent occupation.” Most of us know better, but don’t tell that to the United Nations Human Rights Council. Its Commission of Inquiry last week released the first of what they hope will be decades of annual reports on Israel’s oppression of the poor Palestinians.

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