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Guest Post: Never Been More Proud to Be Jewish

A few weeks ago, I traveled with 13 other Jewish teens from BBYO to Ukraine on Ambassadors to Ukraine. After returning home from this life-changing experience in Ukraine, I see the work I must do in my local community.

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Fundraiser ‘The Faces of JFS’ Raises Nearly $375,000

Jewish Family Service of Colorado (JFS) raised nearly $375,000 at its fundraiser, "The Faces of JFS 2017 Winter Soirée," on December 14.

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Boulder Muslims and Jews Serve on Christmas Day

The perennial question, what does one do on Christmas if one doesn’t celebrate the holiday? For over 100 members of Boulder’s Jewish and Muslim communities, you participate in a day of service.

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A Declaration of Interdependence: Hanukkah is a Feast of Solutions

The lesson of Hanukkah that I am suggesting we consider for 2017 and beyond is to stop pointing our fingers at Agribusiness, Big Pharma, the Fossil Fuel Industry. I suggest that we can refocus our language and our behavior on our own agency and how it impacts our global interdependency.

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Soliloquy of Yehudis

Given the present day focus on gender abuse, the story portrayed here about Judith and the Maccabees seems to have particular contemporary relevance.

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Next-Generation Donors Will Revolutionize Giving

We are currently engaged in the largest wealth transfer in history. Over 50 years, between 2007 and 2061, an estimated $59 trillion will pass from older to younger generations. What does that mean for philanthopy?

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This Chanukah, Adopt-A-Safta

There are still 136,000 Holocaust Survivors living in Israel that need your support.  Consider adopting a lonely Holocaust Survivor this year.

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JCRC and JEWISHcolorado Respond to White House Jerusalem Announcement

The Jewish Community Relations Council, a program of JEWISHcolorado, and JEWISHcolorado welcome President Trump’s decision to officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of the State of Israel and begin the process of relocating the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem.

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JScreen at Hillel Global Assembly to Educate About Testing for Jewish Genetic Diseases

JScreen was at the Hillel International Global Assembly in Denver, engaging with Hillel professionals in order to bring JScreen to their campuses for education and screening events. JScreen’s expanded screening panels now enable for testing of more than 200 diseases, a significant development from a generation ago.

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Congregation Har HaShem Completes 50 kW Solar PV Project

Congregation Har HaShem has completed installation of 50 kW of solar photovoltaic (PV) panels on its buildings. To mark the project’s completion, Har HaShem will hold a dedication event on Wednesday morning, December 13.

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Coco and Jewish Perspectives on Life and Beyond

Honor your parents, follow your destiny, remember your ancestors, cherish honesty…prime Jewish values? Indeed, these are some of the main themes in the upcoming Joseph story throughout the final Torah portions of the book of Genesis.

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JCC Denver Names Lara Knuettel New CEO

The Staenberg-Loup Jewish Community Center (JCC Denver) announced it has hired Lara Knuettel as the organizations's permanent CEO.

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CSU Hillel First in the Nation to Receive Certified Sustainability Rating

CSU Hillel, a campus of Hillel of Colorado, has embraced sustainability through a variety of efforts and is currently the only Hillel House in the country that is certified sustainable by Hazon, the county’s preeminent Jewish sustainability organization.

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Humanistic Rabbis and Jewish Leaders Ordained

The International Institute for Secular Humanistic Judaism (IISHJ) celebrated the graduation of three new Leaders and ordained two new rabbis this past Friday at The Birmingham Temple Congregation for Humanistic Judaism.

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