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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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Dayenu to Pain

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We are all shaken and devastated by the tragic and senseless murder spree which took place in our hometown. May G-d grant comfort and healing to the families of the slain, and to the entire Boulder community.

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Our Hearts Are Broken – Come Together as a Community

We grieve together, and we will come together. Tuesday evening, March 23, at 7:00 pm, we are co-hosting Coming Together as a Community: A gathering of Synagogues, Haver: Boulder's Rabbinic Council, and the Boulder JCC. Register here.

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Colorado Jewish Community Stands in Solidarity with Our Asian Neighbors

JEWISHcolorado and the Colorado Jewish Community Relations Council stand in solidarity with the Asian community during this trying period and stand ready to support them following the mass shooting in Atlanta that left eight people dead, including six Asian women.

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Column: After Pittsburgh and Atlanta, Senate Rules Still Threaten Gun-Control Bills

It is a relief to learn that the nearly 10 million Americans who live in Arizona, Montana and West Virginia feel safe from gun violence. Three Democratic senators from these states will not take all necessary steps to pass two gun-control bills that the House of Representatives approved last Thursday.

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Shalva Band Goes Public with “Bridge Over Troubled Water” in Hebrew, Arabic and English

The Shalva Band, accompanied by the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, performed a unique virtual ‘duet’ of Simon and Garfunkel’s ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’ with notable musicians from the United Arab Emirates in honor of Shalva’s 31st anniversary celebration aptly themed "Building Bridges to the Future”.

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Become a Cherryvale Day Camp Counselor at the Boulder JCC!

Each summer, thousands of young adults decide to work at summer camps like Cherryvale Day Camp at the Boulder JCC. Working as a camp counselor, you develop many practical skills that will set you on a course for a meaningful career in the future. Apply today!

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Column: With New COVID Critique, How Would Palestinian Leaders Govern Their Own State?

The Palestinian Authority, which administers limited public services in Israel’s territories, is now accused by its own people of distributing Covid-19 vaccines to the privileged at the expense of needy Palestinians. Such an allegation should make one wonder how the Palestinians will govern their own independent state.

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JScreen Launches National Cancer Genetic Screening Program

JScreen today announced a new program that will offer at-home testing for more than 60 cancer susceptibility genes associated with hereditary risks for breast, ovarian, prostate, colorectal, skin and many other cancers.

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