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Celebrating Susan Rona: A Shining Star at the Boulder Chamber’s “Women Who Light The Community” Event

Last Wednesday night's Boulder Chamber "Women Who Light The Community" event was a celebration of women who have dedicated their time, passion, and energy to make Boulder a better place. Among the remarkable honorees, one name stood out – Susan Rona. Introduced by her daughter Katie Rona, Susan was honored for her tireless volunteer work for Boulder nonprofits, with a special focus on her invaluable contributions to the Boulder JCC. 

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Letter: More on Rep. Summer Lee

It seems Summer Lee is enthralled by the “woke” dictum that Israel and Israelis are irredeemably evil and to be ostracized by all “good” people. Thus, she refused to attend the talk given by Israel’s President Herzog.

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New Boulder Group Addresses Needs of Silver Singles

Meeting people of any age is challenging. Since the isolation from the COVID lockdown, the circumstances made it even more difficult for folks who live alone. From that, the Chai Life Group was created. The Chai Life Group is a collaboration of the Boulder JCC, Boulder JFS, Congregation Har HaShem, Congregation Bonai Shalom, and Congregation Nevei Kodesh. This group supports and provides outlets for single, older adults to come together for community. 

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Column: The Potential Fall of Rep. Summer Lee, the Squad Member from Pittsburgh

After seven months on the job, U.S. Rep. Summer Lee set herself up for the winter of Summer, to borrow from “The summer of George” title of a Seinfeld segment. Earlier this month, she traded barbs with the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, which criticized her decision to boycott Israeli President Isaac Herzog’s address before Congress.

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Letter: The Antisemitic “Academic Freedom” at Princeton

Recently Princeton Assistant Professor Satyel Larson's included as required reading Jasbir Puar's book "The Right to Maim: Debility, Capacity, Disability." MAIM is the operative word. Puar's premise is that every shot fired by every IDF soldier since May 1948 is solely aimed to maim Arabs and Palestinians notwithstanding that 28,400 Jews have have been murdered by the Arabs -- murdered being the terminology of Arab leader the Grand Mufti Amin al Husseini -- since May 1948.

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JFS Announces New Jewish Grief Support Group

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JFS is happy to announce Danielle Rifkin, LPC, ATR as our new facilitator. The Jewish Grief Group is for anyone that identifies with a Jewish identity and is grieving.

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Boulder JCC Staff Spotlight from the Milk and Honey Farm

We caught up with Farmer Becca, Farm and Sustainability Director, to ask a couple of questions about the farm and herself. If you are interested in touring the farm, attend the Farm Tour on Thursday, August 31!

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Colorado Jewish Climate Action Launching New Programs in Fall 2023

Colorado Jewish Climate Action is launching a series of new programs this fall to engage the Jewish community in bold climate action. The three new programs are the Colorado Jewish Climate Corps, Greening Jewish Institutions, and Climate Mitzvah Projects.

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Column: Jews in (Rudy Giuliani’s) Space

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“This is an affront to American democracy and does permanent, irrevocable harm to our justice system,” says America’s Mayor. Rudy Giuliani was not referring to charges that he conspired to overturn Georgia’s 2020 presidential election results.

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Israeli and Arab Scientists Work Together to Solve Regional Water Challenges

16 streams in Israel are shared between Israel and the Palestinian Authority; roughly two-thirds of the streams originate in the West Bank, crossing Israel and emptying into the Mediterranean Sea. However, due to various factors, the waterways continue to suffer from excessive pollution and contamination.

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Get to Know Boulder JCC Instructors

With amazing instructors and classes spanning sports, dance, art, farm, and STEM, the Boulder JCC is committed to fostering inclusivity and learning for individuals of all backgrounds, faiths, and families. Welcome to a series introducing them to the community.

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Pickleball Pro Helps You Get in the Game

Pickleball launched at the Boulder JCC with three indoor courts last July, since then over 600 people have learned to play, improved their skills, and enjoyed some friendly competition in the Boulder area.  Last fall the Boulder JCC introduced lessons and clinics with a Pickleball Professional, Kathy Mihelic. 

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Column: Rabbi Black: “It Lessens Our Own Humanity When We Take the Life of Another Person”

When the perpetrator of this act of racist and antisemitic violence was found guilty on all counts this past June, I felt a palpable sense of relief. Justice had been done and this evil human would be punished for his horrific crime. Upon hearing the news that he would be given the death penalty, however, I felt a sense of unease and trauma – similar to what I felt when I learned about his murderous act in the first place.

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Czech Torah Arrives at Bonai!

Congregation Bonai Shalom is thrilled to announce that we have received a Torah from the Pinchas Synagogue in Prague, Czech Republic!

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