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Predictions on Charity and Giving for 2021

We’re living (and dying) in a “quadfecta” of 1) A raging, unprecedented pandemic, 2) Economic inequality and hardship at the highest levels in memory, 3) Racial injustice permeating almost every aspect of American life and 4) Climate change eating away at our planet, and the lives it sustains.

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Boulder JCC Hosts Blood Drive on March 3

Donate at the Boulder JCC/Vitalant blood drive on Wednesday, March 3. Blood donation is a critical and necessary health care activity. It is vital we keep our blood supply strong.

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Column: Anti-Semitism Watch: A Pox on Both Parties

U.S. Representatives Marjorie Taylor Greene and Rashida Tlaib – each crazy in their own ways – deserve each other. None of us deserve this pair turning Capitol Hill into a psych ward. Nor do we deserve the thoughtless and senseless response of both Democrats and Republicans.

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ADL Disturbed by Holocaust, Nazi Analogies Leveled in Boulder City Council Conversation Over Prairie Dog Control

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) Mountain States Region is concerned about postcards sent to members of the Boulder City Council comparing them to Nazis and the “gassing” of prairie dogs to the extermination of Jews during the Holocaust, as well as a conversation reportedly among council members where one council member allegedly supported the analogies.

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Jewish Disabilities Advocates Synagogues Shine a Spotlight on Mental Illness Awareness

Recognizing a pressing need to reduce stigma regarding mental illness, the four synagogues that are part of Jewish Family Service’s Jewish Disabilities Advocates, will focus on mental illness awareness during Jewish Disabilities Awareness, Acceptance, & Inclusion Month in February.

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JFS Boulder and Local Partners Launch Wildfire Mental Health Program

In response to the October 2020 Cal-Wood and Lefthand Canyon wildfires, Boulder County Community Services, Community Foundation Boulder County, and Jewish Family Service are launching the Wildfire Mental Health Program (WMHP) to assist fire-impacted individuals and families seeking crisis support.

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Column: The Capitol Raid: Shattering a Jewish Refuge

When Rabbi Jordan Hersh’s grandfather, Joseph Goldstein, lived in Poland, thugs there picked Easter to beat up Jews. Our own fellow citizens chose the day for the presidential election certification to rampage our Capitol and beat up Capitol police and anyone else who got in their way.

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Jews of Color Initiative Aims to Have 1,000 Jews of Color Complete Survey for Unprecedented Research

The Jews of Color Initiative aims to have 1,000 Jews of Color (JoC) complete a survey at JoCsurvey.org, part of the first-ever study to understand the lived experiences and perspectives of Jews of Color in the United States.

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Colorado JCRC Condemns Seditious Violence at the U.S. Capitol and Prays for the Safety of Our Elected Officials

Like many Americans, the members of the Colorado Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) watched in horror and disgust as extremists violently attempted to take control of the U.S. Capitol at the time that the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives were to certify the Electoral College vote count from the November election.

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God’s Gift to the Bronx?

As he experiences his first week in Congress, Jamaal Bowman will start on a path to do everything he suggests that Rep. Eliot L. Engel failed to do and perhaps even obstructed.

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When Senator Toomey Strikes, We Could Strike Out

Toomey’s stature exemplifies much of what is wrong with the U.S. Senate, a legislative body that is often exploited to undermine vital programs that the majority of Americans need. The minority of Americans very frequently control the Senate, even when a majority of senators combine to represent the majority of citizens.

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Don’t Stand by This Holiday Season

We’re living (and dying) in a “quadfecta” of 1) A raging, unprecedented pandemic, 2) Economic inequality and hardship at the highest levels in memory, 3) Racial injustice permeating almost every aspect of American life and 4) Climate change eating away at our planet, and the lives it sustains.

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Looming: The GOP’s Anti-Squad

A Republican “Squad” has much potential to counter Democratic representatives who have been operating a four-woman faction known as the Squad for the last two years, but the Republicans’ comments already suggest that they will overreach, threatening to transform extremists among Democrats into political martyrs.

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JFest: The Boulder JCC Reimagines Reflections

This year, in order to ensure the health and safety of the community, and in response to current state and county restrictions, the Boulder JCC has redesigned their annual gala fundraiser, Reflections, to celebrate the power of the community in a time when we can’t gather in person.

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