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‘Just call me morah — teacher’

‘Just call me morah — teacher’

YEHUDIS Fishman, teacher and scholar, is one of those rare individuals who has two birthdays.

Her physical birthday — she marked her 70th this year — fell most recently on Sukkot, which happened to coincide with a gathering planned by her own Boulder Jewish community, which had just emerged, damaged but undaunted, from the late summer floods that devastated the foothills city.

The broadly diverse Boulder Jewish community, ranging from Orthodox and chasidic to Renewal, with a generous portion of Conservative and Reform in between, opted to combine their flood observance with Fishman’s birthday.

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After the Rains: Boulder Jewish families rebuild

After the Rains: Boulder Jewish families rebuildSURVIVORS of the catastrophic floods that ravaged Boulder and surrounding areas this past September have not misplaced a single fact or sound. Months after the waters receded, they are haunted by lucid memories immune to time and retelling. Rainfall was staggering. By Sept. 18, 17.17 inches had descended. In one fell swoop, Boulder established a record for annual rainfall — 30.13 inches — and the year was far from over. Major flooding covered a north-south path extending for 200 miles alon...
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Boulder JCC campaign involves youth

Boulder JCC campaign involves youthIt’s been over two years since the Boulder JCC launched a capital campaign to build a new facility. Reaching $17.2 million in November, 2012, the campaign was ready to break ground after reaching the $18 million pre-construction goal for construction in December. Believed to be the largest amount of money raised for a non-university capital campaign for a non-profit in Boulder, the success of this campaign is one that will go down in the books. Several community organizations and members he...

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Overnight camp for young entrepreneurs

Overnight camp for young entrepreneurs Calling young students interested in business and entrepreneurship! A new overnight camp is looking for campers ready for work and play. The Boulder JCC is introducing Camp Inc., which is focused on business and entrepreneurship, to be held at CU-Boulder’s campus and directed by Josh Pierce. The Foundation for Jewish Camp received the grant to launch the incubator camps, funded by The Jim Joseph Foundation and the AVI CHAI foundation, giving $8 million over five years. An incubator advisory...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 03 January 2013 13:48 )

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‘Rewarding and frustrating’: Awakening those super laid-back students

‘Rewarding and frustrating’: Awakening those super laid-back studentsIT may be revealing that in 2005, when Rabbi Yisroel and Leah Wilhelm first came to Boulder — checking out the campus community to see whether they wanted to set up a Chabad house there — it was on one of Colorado’s rare super-cloudy days. Boulder was so socked in, they say, that you couldn’t even see the Flatirons, the city’s spectacular backdrop. Its fabled Rocky Mountain beauty was nowhere to be seen. “People had been telling us,” Leah recalls, “that it’s the most beautifu...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 03 January 2013 14:32 )

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