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Hazon and Pearlstone Announce Merger; Jakir Manela Named As New CEO

Hazon, the largest faith-based environmental organization in the U.S., and Pearlstone, one of the largest Jewish retreat centers and Jewish outdoor education sites in North America, announced today that their boards of directors have unanimously approved a proposal to merge the two organizations, with Jakir Manela serving as the inaugural CEO.

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Letter: Palestinian Leadership Cynicism

The Palestine Return Coalition wants the right for Palestinians to live anywhere they want including within Israel, yet the Palestinian Authority has stated that Palestinian refugees will not be awarded citizenship in the state of Palestine nor will they be allowed to settle within the Palestinian governed areas.

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Letter: Teachers’ Unions: Exploited By Barghouti

The teachers' unions in San Francisco and Los Angeles that are supporting Omar Barghouti's antisemitic genocidal BDS movement ignore the reality of Barghouti's cause. ("War and Peace: The Shape of Teachers' Anti Israel Drive", Bruce Ticker, July 1, 2021).

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First-Ever Boulder Community Resource Fair for the Homeless a Success

On Wednesday, June 30th, Feet Forward, a Boulder-based nonprofit committed to homeless outreach hosted the first-ever Community Resource Fair for the Homeless in downtown Boulder. Twenty community providers attended to share information about programs and resources available to the homeless.

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Column: War And Pieces: The Shape of Teachers’ Anti-Israel Drive

Amani Barakat must be joking when she twice touts the “peaceful” tactics of an anti-Israel drive among West Coast teachers’ unions. Simultaneously, Barakat continues in a leading role in an organization that seeks the right of return for Palestinians to Israel, a mission that could readily lead to war.

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Column: Importing Arab Terrorism For A Philly Food Fight And Oakland’s Cruel Sea

Advocates for the Palestinians exerted their terrorism talents in or near two prominent American cities 3,000 miles apart in recent weeks.

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JFS Boulder Seeks New Director

Jewish Family Service of Colorado (JFS) seeks a director to lead the vision, direction, and strategy of the JFS Boulder office.

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Column: The Perils of Ilhan Omar: The Weird Way She Identifies With Jews

At long last, American Jews can bond with Democratic U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar, at least in one sense. She now understands how we feel when she mouths off about Israel’s supposed oppression of the Palestinians, which compounds our fear that her followers will harm us.

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Boulder JCC Enters Phase 3 of Reopening

We are now thrilled to share that throughout this month and into the summer, we will be entering and rolling out our Phase 3 reopening. Our ECC camp and Cherryvale Day Camp began this week and we are looking forward to welcoming back more community members to the JCC at our in-person programs and rentals.

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Column: Anti-Semitism Watch: A Hopeful Sign For Black Lives Matter

When a parent buries a child, little else matters. So how does the Black Lives Matter movement find the time and energy to brand Israel as an apartheid and genocidal state and equate its policies with police brutality?

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London Calling: Message for Community From Rabbi Marc

Every Friday morning, my mother gets her weekly copy of The Jewish Chronicle, delivered along with The Times and I have been reading it with considerable alarm. Almost every story is one that relates to the sharp and shocking increase in incidents of anti-Semitism since the awful escalation of violence in Israel and Gaza.

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