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The Queen’s Speech

Living in Boulder in these times, I have found two areas of interest besides covid, that stood out this November- One is the second year of Clean Speech Colorado, a program dedicated to teaching proper ways of talking. The second feature of this month is many of my friends’ fascination with the Netflix series, the Queen’s Gambit.

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Meditations of the Heart

For today’s sit, I offer my favorite teacher Sylvia Boorstein’s invitation, “May I meet this moment fully, may I meet it as a friend.” And as Rabbi Flam suggests, "With practice and over time, the part of the mind that’s all about me can go to sleep a little and the fundamental mind, the heart mind of awareness itself, wakes up and does the meditating."

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Hate Crime Reports Spike 74% In Colorado In 2019

Hate crimes directed at individuals based on their race, sexual orientation, religion, gender identity and disability increased in Colorado, according to the FBI’s 2019 hate crime report.

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Congregation Bonai Shalom Welcomes New Executive Director

Say hello to Stacey Aviva Flint, the new Executive Director at Congregation Bonai Shalom. Stacey is passionate about Jewish African American relationship building and writes nationally on Antisemitism and Jews of Color.

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Repair the World Initiative to Help Ensure Every Eligible Voter Can Safely Cast Their Ballot

Repair the World, a national nonprofit organization that mobilizes Jews and their communities to take action to pursue a just world, igniting a lifelong commitment to service, recently launched #RepairTheVote – a comprehensive effort so we can all take action and volunteer to ensure that every eligible American can safely cast their ballot by November 3, 2020.

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ADL’s 2020 Never Is Now Summit Goes Virtual & Free

ADL’s Never Is Now Summit, the world’s largest summit on antisemitism and hate, will be held from November 8 – 19, 2020. This year, it will be held virtually and is available to all at no cost.

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Jews of Color Career Development Program Launches on Indigenous People’s Day with Aim to Diversify Jewish Leadership

The Jews of Color (JOC) Career Development Program announced its first cohort members who will work in Jewish ventures and institutions across the country, developing their skills as entrepreneurial leaders working toward system-level change in the Jewish community.

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ADL Welcomes Hate Crime Plea in Plot To Blow Up Pueblo Synagogue

Mountain States ADL welcomed today’s announcement by the U.S. Department of Justice that Richard Holzer pleaded guilty to federal hate crime and explosive charges for plotting to blow up Temple Emanuel Synagogue in Pueblo.

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‘Voting is Loving Thy Neighbor’

Hillel International’s MitzVote initiative is designed to help students maneuver the complexities around voting by breaking the process down into simple steps, from registration to ballot submission, and giving students resources about civic action and education.

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A New Clock for a New Year

“Teach us to number our days; thus we become wise of heart.” (Psalms 90:12) The Climate Clock launched this week in Manhattan intends to do just that: teach us to number our days.

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A Tale Of Two Journeys (To Israel, From Colorado)

On August 10, twin sisters Pearl and Heidi “Tamar” Clayman from Colorado decided to take the plunge and turn Israel from a favorite vacation destination to home sweet home.

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How Donors Can Advance Racial Justice

In response to recent tragedies, many donors – whether in private or public foundations, donor-advised funds, or less structured philanthropy – have, internally and externally, offered important statements of support for the Black Lives Matter movement and racial justice and equity, with a commitment to anti-racism efforts. Now is the time to go beyond statements.

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