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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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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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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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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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Prince Philip and My Dad

It is hard to believe that we are approaching the fifth anniversary of my father Alan’s death, and I believe that in some way his soul is still sailing.

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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: Tragedy Could Have Been Prevented – With Slight Change In Federal Law

Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa lost control. That happened In November 2017 during his senior year at Arvada West High School. On March 22, he would once again lose control, this time in a Boulder supermarket. As Sunday’s New York Times recounts the first incident, “Several (friends) said he had a …

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Attend J Street’s First-Ever Virtual National Conference April 18-19

Don’t miss out on your chance to join this landmark event and send a clear message to the Biden Administration about the principles and policies that American leaders must embrace to revitalize the pursuit of peace, justice and democracy in the Middle East.

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