Boulder JCC gets greener
The Boulder JCC is doing its part to help the environment, but facilities manager Jerry Pinsker says it needs more help from people who stop by, drop off and work at the building.
Were cutting our trash collection down to once a week so we really need to emphasize recycling, he says. The Boulder JCC has put out bins for that purpose but many people either ignore them or dont realize theyre for comingled containers and not trash.
The good news, he adds, is were saving the environment by using electronic paper towel dispensers.
Previously, the JCC would go through a roll of paper towel in a few days. With the new dispensers, a roll lasts three weeks.
Eighty-thousand dollars in this economy, was a major miracle, Linda Loewenstein, the Boulder JCCs executive director, says of the recent fundraiser Reflections. Of that, the silent auction brought in $17,000.
The Boulder ADL will be offering anti-Semitism training for adults. This will focus exclusively on anti-Semitism in this region.
A new social scene
Still in its infancy, a new social group sponsored by Bonai Shalom is showing significant success. The pilot program targets young adults in their 20s, 30s and 40-ish and emphasizes no kids allowed. In addition to targeting singles, the group hopes parents will take advantage of an opportunity to gather in a Jewish setting without their kids.
The most recent function a pre-Valentines dinner dubbed Valentine Schmalentine drew 22 people, with more events in the planning.
If youre looking for something to do sooner, check out the Friendly Fabulous 30s Group. This self-described group of energetic and interesting Jewish 30-somethings doesnt have an agenda other than to hang out and make friends.
The group was created by a recent transplant who wanted a Jewish connection that her non-Jewish boyfriend could attend in comfort.
Kibbutz and nosh while the kids learn
Every Sunday from now until the end of religious school, Har Hashem will open its new Beit Café, which offers bagels, coffee and other coffee shop items. Rather than have parents head down the street for breakfast while their kids are in class, Har Hashem hopes theyll stick around to kibbutz and surf the Web until its time to drive home.