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Big Event at the JCC page 31

INSIDE THIS ISSUE: 6th Annual Boulder Jewish Film Festival Page 12

Reflections Page 15

JCC Goes Solar page 19

Summer Camps Page 28 Visit us online at www.boulderjcc.org

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JONATHAN LEV.................................................. x1001 Executive Director Jonathan@boulderjcc.org TRACY CHRISTESON......................................... x1004 Senior Director of Development and External Engagements Tracy.Christeson@boulderjcc.org PEGGY LOWE...................................................... x1006 Senior Director of Finance Peggy@boulderjcc.org

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SUSAN RONA...................................................... x1050 Interim Senior Director of Programming Susan.Rona@boulderjcc.org

Letter from the President and Executive Director .......................................... 3

SUSIE VALDEZ..................................................... x1031 Senior Director of Early Childhood Education Susie@boulderjcc.org

Welcoming at the J ................................................ 4

CYNTHIA WEINGER........................................... x1010 Senior Director of Operations Cynthia@boulderjcc.org

Hasifria: Your Library at the J ................................ 4 Carob Society ........................................................ 5 Membership/Friend of the J ................................. 5 Art Exhibition .........................................................6

BOARD OF OFFICERS

ACE: Arts | Culture | Education Adult Programs at the J ......................................... 7

JASON ZICKERMAN President

Boulder Jewish Film Festival ................................ 12

JOSH DINAR Vice President

Reflections............................................................. 15

EYAL NAMORDI Treasurer

Women of the J..................................................... 18

RICH FEIT Secretary

Young Professionals at the J................................. 18 JCC Goes Solar ...................................................... 19

BOARD MEMBERS

Farm & Sustainability at the J.............................. 20

MICHE BACHER

Early Childhood, Youth, and Families at the J.... 22

ERIK BERNSTEIN JENNIFER GOLDMAN

Youth and After School Programs....................... 26

CAROLYN GRANT

Cherryvale Day Camp........................................... 28

ALI KEGLEY KOLE

Boulder Jewish Teen Initiative............................. 30

KATE LITWIN

AYAL KORCZAK BETH MARGOLIS

Event Rentals........................................................ 31

SCOTT PEPPET

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PAULA POLLACHEK

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GARY BRANDT............................................................ x1081 Director, Boulder Jewish Teen Initiative Gary@boulderjewishteens.org www.boulderjewishteens.org MOLLY DAVIDSON..................................................... x1043 Program Coordinator Molly.Davidson@boulderjcc.org HEIDI DORMODY........................................................ x1002 Director of Major Gifts and Grants Heidi@boulderjcc.org GALEN GAARDER ...................................................... x1005 Human Resources Manager Galen.Gaarder@boulderjcc.org BECCA GAN LEVY....................................................... x1065 Farm & Sustainability Director Becca@boulderjcc.org AMANDA GLUCKLICH............................................... x1066 Farm Educator Amanda@boulderjcc.org VICTORIA GRUBB....................................................... x1032 ECC Assistant Director Victoria@boulderjcc.org SARA GUTTMAN......................................................... x1013 Rental Manager Sara@boulderjcc.org SHAYNA HAMBURG................................................... x1081 BJTI Program Director shayna@boulderjewishteens.org KAYLA HENRY............................................................. x1000 Receptionist Kayla@boulderjcc.org DAVID “DOOGIE” LEVINE......................................... x1042 Director of Cherryvale Day Camp, Camp Inc., and Flatiron Tribe David@boulderjcc.org MITTEN LOWE............................................................ x1023 Welcoming & Engagement Manager Mitten@boulderjcc.org MELISSA MORROW................................................... x1021 Graphic Designer Melissa@boulderjcc.org TARA NELSON............................................................ x1030 ECC Business Manager Tara.Nelson@boulderjcc.org LARA OTTO................................................................. x1033 ECC Assistant Director Lara@boulderjcc.org ALIX PERMUT.............................................................. x1007 Bookkeeper Alix@boulderjcc.org

SHARI BLAKE SCHNEE.............................................. x1041 Director of Youth and Camps Shari@boulderjcc.org

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KATHRYN BERNHEIMER.......................................... x1060 Director of Adult Arts, Culture, and Community Programming Kathryn@boulderjcc.org

MICHAEL ROSENZWEIG........................................... x1020 Marketing Director Michael@boulderjcc.org

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ERIN BARBER............................................................. x1003 Executive Assistant Erin.Barber@boulderjcc.org

ALYSSA ROHR............................................................. x1022 Development Coordinator Alyssa@boulderjcc.org

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KIMBERLY BAKER....................................................... x1035 Parent and Family Educator Kimberly@boulderjcc.org

KEVIN MAGUIRE....................................................... x1012 Facility Director Kevin@boulderjcc.org

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KARLI SHERWINTER.................................................. x1034 ECC Family Engagement Manager Karli@boulderjcc.org JODI ZICKLIN............................................................... x1061 ACE Program Coordinator Jodi@boulderjcc.org

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Jason Zickermam President

Jonathan Lev Executive Director

LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Dear Community: As we begin 2018, we continue our focus on programmatic excellence and organizational sustainability (both fiscally and environmentally). With a full year of programming and experiences in our new building, we are now able to make strategic and thoughtful decisions to enhance the usage of our building and the expansion of our programming. The grand opening of Milk and Honey Farm and the dedication of the barn in the fall of 2017 highlighted our efforts around sustainability. Under our direction, RB+B Architects (the firm that designed the JCC) designed a state-of-the-art and award winning LEED certified building. Amongst the many environmentally conscious decisions we made, we chose to source materials locally, limit water consumption, use only compostables or reusable tablewares for service, provide charging stations for electric vehicles, offer covered bicycle parking, chose energy efficient lighting and optimized natural lighting, and offset 100% of our electricity usage through renewable sources. In December of 2018, we also added a 32kW solar system on our gym roof and and a 7kW system on the barn. In addition, we are adding a system to help water our landscaping through the use of ditch water. Read more about our new solar systems on page 19. In the spirit of programmatic and organizational excellence, we have seen the JCC become a central space for civic and volunteer engagement for all of Boulder County both from our own programs and those of rental groups. From nonprofits to businesses to the city and county, the JCC has provided gathering spaces for discussion, learning, and ideas. Over and over, we hear that the JCC now provides a true community space to build, foster, and connect people of all ages and backgrounds. We do so with a central tenet of being a truly open, welcoming, and inclusive environment while being an educational institution with a cultural mission. Learn more about our event space on page 31. As we continue to think to the future, we recognize the value of investing in our youngest families. The nationally recognized Jay and Rose Phillips Early Childhood Center hosted and taught seminars for a conference of over 200 Early Childhood educators in January 2018. In addition, the center was selected as a JCC Association Lab School, and we have visitors from around the country learning from our teachers and administration about our philosophy and approach to learning. Learn more about our school and classes for children and parents on page 22. May you have a wonderful 2018 and enjoy the JCC at programs, events, and community gatherings. Sincerely, Jonathan Lev Executive Director

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WELCOMING AT THE BoulderJCC MITTEN LOWE Welcoming & Engagement Manager (303) 998-1900 x1023 Mitten@boulderjcc.org MICHAEL ROSENZWEIG Marketing Director (303) 998-1900 x1020 Michael@boulderjcc.org @boulderjcc boulderjcc Register online at www.boulderjcc.org

Whether you are new in town or have lived in Boulder for years, the Welcoming Team at the J is here to help you get involved. There are constantly more and more people moving to the Boulder area. For that reason, the J offers an amazing Welcoming Team to help you connect. Let us help answer any questions you have about the area, build new connections, create a more vibrant community, and help make Boulder feel like home.

Welcoming Services Include: Welcome Meetings New to the area? Stop by the J for a welcome meeting to help get you oriented to life in Boulder, both in the Jewish and broader community. Great for singles, couples, and families.

Community Events Where else can you find us? We can be seen at community outreach events throughout town, at the Farmer’s Markets, grocery stores, community events, and happy hours.

Coffee Dates Looking for a more personal connection? Meet with one of our Welcoming Team members to chat about finding a book club, local schools, sports league, mountain to ski, happy hour, or virtually anything else in the Boulder area.

Concierge Services Questions about Boulder? Get connected to Boulder’s Jewish and broader community. We can answer questions about synagogues, local Jewish organizations, Jewish community events, as well as more general questions about Boulder. Whether you are trying to find a realtor or a hiking group, we’re here to help.

Shalom Boulder Happy Hours Get your questions answered. Learn about the Boulder and Jewish Community. Meet new people, schmooze, nosh, and grab a drink. Whether you have been here for 5 days or 5 years, Shalom Boulder is for you! There will be information about local events, community organizations, and other ways to get involved.

Tours Want a tour of our facility? Contact the Welcoming Team and we can set that up with one of our trained welcoming docents. See what the new Boulder JCC building is all about, and get information about the entire community.

Do you know someone new to the area? Refer them to the Welcoming Committee at the Boulder JCC at connect@boulderjcc.org.

HASIFRIA: YOUR LIBRARY AT THE BoulderJCC Library@boulderjcc.org www.boulderjcc.org/library

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The Boulder JCC is proud to be the online home of the Chidush Lesson Plan Library. Find all previous Chidush lesson plans at: www.boulderjcc.org/chidush

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Support the Boulder JCC today! The Boulder JCC plays a vital role serving as the community’s living room, where people of all ages and backgrounds gather together to connect, exchange ideas, learn, and grow together.

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With a gift of $180 or more, you will receive a complimentary Friend of the J Membership. With a gift of $1,800 or more, you become a member of the Chai Society. In addition to the discounts and access mentioned below, you will be invited to our annual Chai Society donor events.

Living Values

Friend of the J Membership benefits include: • Discounts to many Boulder JCC programs, camps, and classes • Access to enrollment at the Jay and Rose Phillips Early Childhood Center and Cherryvale Day Camp programs at the Boulder JCC • Entrance to workout areas, pools, and other facilities at most of the 150 JCCs across North America

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Make your annual gift today at www.boulderjcc.org/donate or contact Alyssa Rohr at Alyssa.Rohr@boulderjcc.org or 303-998-1900 x1022 Visit us online at www.boulderjcc.org

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Welcome to ACE’s exciting spring season of arts, culture, and entertainment, with an emphasis on literature, classical music, and theater. As always, our programs place the arts in a cultural context to enhance audience understanding.

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ACE gets literary with a community book club event centered on the Dreyfus Affair, ONE JCC READS, and an author talk and book-signing with Cara Mentzel, the sister of singer extraordinaire Idina Menzel. ACE takes to the stage with two theatrical presentations in Levin Hall! ACE goes bonkers over Leonard Bernstein with a three-part classical music appreciation class, and two concerts. ACE sings the praises of the Broadway musical in three complementary programs. ACE explores the roots of folk music with long-time KBCO DJ and music critic Leland Rucker in a Lunch and Learn the week prior to music@theJ’s Hootenanny! The Boulder Jewish Film Festival opens with “Keep the Change,” the first feature film in which actors on the autism spectrum play autistic characters in this disarming romantic comedy. music@theJ continues to offer live music performed by the area’s best artists, exploring music from a Persian ensemble to a Paul Simon Tribute Concert.

One JCC Reads Read the novel, learn the history, and discuss the book as a community! This JCC-wide book club event invites community members to read “An Officer and a Spy” by Robert Harris. Two copies of the book are available to be checked out at the JCC Reception desk. Also available on Kindle and Amazon, used and new, hardcover and paperback. A thrilling story of conspiracy and espionage, this 2013 historical novel is based on the infamous Dreyfus Affair, which splintered French society in 1895 and continues to haunt France, and the world, today. The book grew out of a collaboration with director Roman Polanski, whose forthcoming Dreyfus film project, titled “D,” is based on the novel. Join us for two ACE events at the Boulder JCC:

“THE DREYFUS AFFAIR”

Lunch and Learn with Professor Bill Safran Wednesday, February 28 | Noon

“AN OFFICER AND A SPY: A CONVERSATION” A facilitated book club style discussion Thursday, May 24 | Noon Visit us online at www.boulderjcc.org

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Showcasing dozens of local musicians, ACE’s monthly music series reflects our mission of cultural engagement through the arts. Placing music in its cultural context, music@theJ features eclectic and illuminating musical events, each of which is “more than a concert.”

$25 PER CONCERT IN ADVANCE $30 AT THE DOOR ALL CONCERTS START AT 7PM With support from the Lisa Antosofsky Music Fund

FOLK ROOTS PIONEERS: A HOOTENANNY

With Sheldon Shands and Guests Woody Guthrie, who had a Jewish wife and wrote klezmer music, is the undisputed progenitor of folk music, as it came to be known in the late ‘50s when singers such as Dave Van Rock began to rule a cool new coffee house scene that Bob Dylan was about to blow wide open. Our concert will focus on these early years - the era of Pete Seeger and the Weavers - before Joni, and Joan and Judy began singing for fortunes and those velvet curtain calls. Sunday, January 21

CLASSICAL, TRADITIONAL AND FOLK MUSIC FROM IRAN

With the Farabi Persian Ensemble Lilting melodies and mesmerizing rhythms are coupled with graceful dance and performed with a highly ornamental vocal style. The music and poetry range from playful to poetic. Farabi weaves these into an embroidered tapestry of a performance experience. Sunday, April 29

KODACHROME: A PAUL SIMON TRIBUTE CONCERT

Produced by Sheldon Sands One of the defining musicians of his generation, rhymin’ Simon recently performed his own Big Gig, performing hits from as early as his Simon & Garfunkel days through his solo records from 1972 to present. Expect the same, minus Paul Simon himself, as area musicians pay tribute to one of the most innovative, mature, and literate singer-songwriters of his era. His early music spoke to the concerns and uncertainties of a generation, and later focused on the personal rather than the larger world, but he also vastly expanded his musical palette, and helped introduce many rock and pop fans to world music. Thursday, May 17

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“A TALL ORDER” and “GRACELAND”

$15 in advance | $18 at the door Reservations appreciated so we may plan lunch

FOLK MUSIC PIONEERS: THIS LAND WAS MADE FOR YOU AND ME

Leland Rucker is well known as a music scholar, and has spent his career in journalism, most notably at the Colorado Daily, dating back to the heyday of local journalism. He was the founding editor of Boulder Weekly, and has been active in local radio and television for 25 years. A music critic with depth of knowledge, Leland is an expert on this cherished musical era, when America went looking for her roots. Thursday, January 18 | Noon

GOLDA: CHOICES AND CHANCES A LIVING HISTORY

With Helen Trencher as Golda Meir Meet the soon-to-be former Prime Minister of the State of Israel, Golda Meir, in 1974, as she reflects on the early years of her storied career. The journey of reflection begins in 1914 and ends in 1948. The 45-minute monologue will be followed with a 15-minute Q&A, first with “Golda,” then with our scholar and presenter, Helen Trencher. Thursday, February 1 | Noon

ONE JCC READS PART 1: THE CASE OF ALFRED DREYFUS

With Professor Bill Safran The Dreyfus Affair remains an emblem for the evil of antiSemitism, all too alive today. Director Roman Polanski is making a movie about the notorious hate crime simply titled “D,” based on the novel “An Officer and a Spy” by Robert Harris that will be discussed on May 24. Professor Bill Safran, who has published on the history of the notorious scandal that rocked France in 1895, will separate myth from fact in his dissection of the affair. Wednesday, February 28 | Noon

“A TALL ORDER” by Sheri Wilner. A wry and thoughtful play. During a dinner date, a man and a woman stop time to analyze which meals they should order, fearing that certain dishes send “signals.” In communication between the genders, are we what we eat? “GRACELAND” by Ellen Byron. A funny and poignant play involving two very different women who are vying to be the first into Graceland, Elvis’ home, when it is first open to the public. Each has a special reason for needing to be first. Life events and their devotion to the King eventually create a brief, yet touching connection. Thursday, March 29 | Noon

THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS: PHOTOGRAPHIC PERSPECTIVES BY BRUCE HENDERSON

Join ACE for an on-screen art show featuring spectacular images by award-winning photographer Bruce Henderson, who will talk about the evolution in the way he perceives reality through a camera lens. Bruce has worked as an associate professor of journalism and as a photographer, reporter, designer, and editor for numerous newspapers, including the Boulder Daily Camera. He is the immediate past president of the Flatirons Photography Club. Come discover why Bruce has such a large and appreciative Facebook following!

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With Leland Rucker Join longtime KGNU host of “Roots and Branches” Leland Rucker for a journey into the American heartland, and into the origins of music that touched the heart of America. Woody Guthrie laid musical claim to the country and its people as he popularized (and perhaps invented) American folk music as we know it. Troubadours such as Pete Seeger and the Weavers followed in his humble path as folk music became the voice of the early ‘60s. Prepare to enjoy ACE’s Hootenanny on Sunday, January 21, with this tribute to the artists who defined this land for you and me.

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Lunch and Learn

Thursday, April 26 | Noon

ONE JCC READS PART 2: “AN OFFICER AND A SPY”

by Robert Harris A Facilitated Discussion Join members of the community for a discussion of “An Officer and a Spy,” a 2013 historical thriller based on the case of Alfred Dreyfus, an event well known but little understood. ONE JCC READS launches with a lecture on Dreyfus on February 28. “Bringing to life the scandal that mesmerized the world at the turn of the twentieth century, Robert Harris tells a tale of uncanny timeliness––a witch hunt, secret tribunals, out-ofcontrol intelligence agencies, the fate of a whistle-blower--richly dramatized with the singular storytelling mastery that has marked all of his internationally best-selling novels.” – Goodreads Thursday, May 24 | Noon

Special Screening “YOU CAN’T TAKE IT WITH YOU”

In anticipation of the Colorado Shakespeare Festival Production Based on the 1936 Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy of the same title written by Moss Hart and George Kaufman, “You Can’t Take It with You” won both the best picture and best director Oscars in 1938. Frank Capra’s famed screen adaptation of the screwball comedy about a wealthy man from a snobby family who falls for a free-spirit from an eccentric family stars James Stewart, Jean Arthur, Lionel Barrymore, and Edward Arnold. Discover the magic of the legendary “Capra-corn.” Thursday, June 21 | 7pm | Boulder JCC | $10 in advance | $12 at the door Visit us online at www.boulderjcc.org

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“BERNSTEIN THE COMPOSER DO YOU HEAR WHAT I HEAR?”

With Hsing-ay Hsu, Artistic Director of CU’s Pendulum New Music A modern Renaissance man, Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990) was the first American born and educated conductor to be celebrated word-wide, and was also a composer second to none.

Special Events BERNSTEIN AT 100

As the world prepares to celebrate the 100th birthday of Leonard Bernstein, Boulder is planning its own set of festivities honoring the popular genius who revolutionized the elite world of music as a composer, conductor, educator, cultural icon and TV celebrity. As a Jew, a bisexual, and a global citizen, Bernstein braved new worlds, challenged racism and bigotry wherever he found it, and won legions of fans with the integrity and honesty of his highly personal work. The Boulder JCC joins the Boulder Phil and the CU College of Music honoring Bernstein with a series of programs designed to enhance appreciation of the multi-talented maestro who changed the face of classical music in America. It could, in fact, be argued that Leonard Bernstein became the face of classical music – and of Broadway musical theater at its best. ACE is offering three music appreciation classes taught by CU faculty member Hsing-ay Hsu to help prepare audiences for the Boulder Phil performance of “West Side Story” on April 28. Group tickets to the concert will also be available. (Details available online at boulderjcc.org.) The spring events are a prelude to the “Bernstein at 100” festival being presented by the CU College of Music, September 24-28, 2018.

Trained in Conscious ListeningTM Seminars, Hsing-ay Hsu will dive into three major compositions. March 22 - April 3 | 7 pm Cost per class: $18 Cost for series: $50 “WEST SIDE STORY” (1957) Bernstein’s most famous musical legacy swings effortlessly from Latin American dance rhythms to lyrical love songs. With lyrics by a young Stephen Sondheim, this socially searing project made Bernstein the hottest name on Broadway. Thursday, March 22 “CHICHESTER PSALMS” (1965) Bernstein expressed his Jewish heritage by blending Jewish elements into his creative work, including this unique setting of the Psalms sung in Hebrew.

COMMUNITY CONCERT LEONARD BERNSTEIN TRIBUTE CONCERT

Join the Boulder Phil and musicians from the local musical community, including the CU College of Music, to celebrate Leonard Bernstein with piano solos, vocal works, chamber pieces, and a preview of songs from the Boulder Phil’s upcoming production of “West Side Story.” The community concert includes a tribute to Bernstein in word and image. Monday, April 23 | 7pm Levin Hall at the Boulder JCC $36 in advance | $40 at the door

GROUP TICKETS TO BOULDER PHIL WEST SIDE STORY: BERNSTEIN AT 100

There’s no better way to celebrate the 100th birthday of Leonard Bernstein than “West Side Story” in concert. The Boulder Philharmonic, in collaboration with Central City Opera, presents this rare opportunity to hear the entire score in dramatic concert with full symphony orchestra, soloists, and chorus. Join conductor Michael Butterman for a free pre-concert talk at 6:30 pm. Saturday, April 28 | 7:30 pm Macky Auditorium on the CU Campus ACE Group Tickets: $36 (Orchestra 1 and Loge 1 - $44 sections) Limited availability | Deadline April 14

Thursday, March 29 “AGE OF ANXIETY” SYMPHONY NO. 2 (1949) Bernstein based his eloquent commentary on the loneliness of modern life and the temperament of modern man on a poem by W. H. Auden. Tuesday, April 3

Rabbis Roundtable Wednesdays | 2 pm $10 in advance | $12 at the door The Boulder JCC is a gathering place for Jews of all kinds; religious, secular, cultural, gastronomic. Jewish identity is extremely broad and diverse - and yet we feel so intimately connected. Reb Zalman suggested that “Jew” should be a verb rather than a noun since there are so many ways to “Jew!” ACE’s Rabbis’ Roundtable is a forum for our rabbis and teachers to lead the community in meaningful and relevant conversations about Jewish life.

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RABBI MARC SOLOWAY Judaism’s Best Ideas - Partially based on a popular book by Rabbi Arthur Green January 17 PANEL WORKSHOP The Sacred Texts - Intro to Kabbalah Sunday, April 22 RABBI HANNAH LANER Scribal Arts Workshop May 16

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With Cara Mentzel

“Rent,” “Wicked,” “Glee,” “Frozen.” These four titles alone convey the astounding success of Idina Menzel and her dazzling role as a modern musical marvel. As her chart-topping resume reveals, Menzel may be the best-known voice in musical theater today, especially among young audiences. Idina’s sister Cara Mentzel, who lives in Boulder, has just published a memoir about her famous sibling, and invites audiences to share her front row seat at the real-life show starring her sister. Join Cara to hear the story of one younger sister growing up in the shadow of a larger-than-life older sister―looking up to her, wondering how they were alike and how they were different and, ultimately, learning how to live her own life and speak in her own voice on her own terms. Co-sponsored by Women of the J Tuesday, February 6 | 7 pm $15 in advance | $20 at the door

LIFE STORY WRITING GROUP With Patti Logan and Jean Unger

Six Tuesdays | February 20, 27, March 6, 13, 20, 27 | 1:30 - 3:30 pm | $180 in advance only

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Open to all first-time students, this class is for anyone with a desire to write, tell, document, and share their stories. Each week you will write a two-page story on the designated topic. Anyone wishing to share their life stories with family and friends will find this to be a good launching tool. Some participants want to pass on their wisdom and experiences to future generations, others are motivated to explore their life journey in deeper way. Life story writing often brings participants a sense of purpose, feelings of self-worth, and facilitates close bonds between members.

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MUSIC AS MEDICINE IN THE ANCIENT EAST With Yuval Ron

This lecture-demonstration on how sound was used as medicine in biblical times by the Hebrews - and earlier in India as well as in the Ottoman Turkish empire - is based on Yuval Ron’s recent collaboration with neuro-scientists Andrew Goodman and Mark Robert Goodman (authors of How God Changes Your Brain). Yuval Ron is the composer of West Bank Story, being presented March 12 at the Boulder Jewish Film Festival. Tuesday, March 6 | 2 pm $15 in advance | $18 at the door

Israel Programming SAVE THE DATE FOR YOM HAZIKARON The day before Israel Independence Day is a solemn day which honors the fallen soldiers who gave their lives for their country. Join local Israelis for a meaningful commemoration, returning for a second year. Anyone interested in participating in the creation of this community ceremony and remembrance project may contact ACE Program Coordinator Jodi Zicklin, 720-749-2531. Thursday, April 17 | 5 - 6:30 pm

YOM HA’ATZMAUT – THE 70 FACES OF ISRAEL Israel Independence Day Community Celebration

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Free Event – Falafel, drinks, and desserts available for purchase Activities for all ages - Programs for adults Live music and Israeli dancing Arts and crafts, games, and stories for children Special ceremony celebrating Israel’s 70th anniversary

Sponsored by the Boulder Israel Engagement Team, a partnership between the Boulder JCC and JEWISHcolorado Wednesday, April 18 | 5 pm Free Visit us online at www.boulderjcc.org

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Actors on the autism spectrum play the autistic characters in this audacious, charming romantic comedy by first-time director Rachel Israel. Winner of a series of top prizes at Tribeca, this intimate human drama is unlike anything you’ve seen on screen. “It’s an ode to self-discovery and acceptance that’s as funny as it is sweet.” - Variety Thursday, March 8 | 7 pm | At the Boulder JCC

Centerpiece WEST BANK STORY*

AN EVENING WITH COMPOSER YUVAL RON Award-winning world music artist Yuval Ron composed the score for “West Bank Story,” which won the Oscar for best short film in 2007. Join us for a screening of the 25-minute comedy about rival Israeli and Palestinian falafel stands, followed by a musical explication of the score. The evening concludes with a short concert featuring Ron’s current work. A composer, educator, peace activist, and record producer, Ron creates unique original film scores, music for contemporary dance, theater, museums, new media, marketing, medical, and healing modalities, as well as concerts, tours, and recordings of the international renowned ethnic music and dance group The Yuval Ron Ensemble. *Part of ACE’s “Bernstein at 100” celebration Monday, March 12 | 6:30 pm | In the Gordon Gamm Theater

Closing Night THE WEDDING PLAN

The first female Orthodox director to compete in the world cinema market, Rama Burshtyn (“Fill the Void,” BJFF 2015) continues to shine a loving light on her own community with this funny fairy tale of romantic woe. Israeli actress Noa Kooler charms as the eccentric would-be bride who is literally looking for a match made in heaven. Sunday, March 18 | 7 pm | In the Gordon Gamm Theater Kosher Reception at 6 pm in the Dairy Lobby

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IN BETWEEN

Friday, March 9 | Noon | In the Boe

AN ACT OF DEFIANCE

Wednesday, March 14 | 6:30 pm | In the Boe

THE TESTAMENT

The role played by Jewish activists in the American civil rights movement is common knowledge; less well known is the story of a Jewish-black alliance that fought Apartheid in South Africa during the same years. Part nail-biting political thriller, part courtroom drama, this Dutch drama pays tribute to the unsung heroes who changed history with Nelson Mandela.

A dedicated and principled Orthodox historian is leading a legal battle against Holocaust deniers in Austria when he discovers a family secret that shakes his faith, but not his commitment to the truth. This sharp thriller depicts an honorable man caught in a moral quandary. Thursday, March 15 | 4 pm | In the Boe

Friday, March 9 | 2:30 pm | In the Boe

THE 90 MINUTE WAR

Ten years after “West Bank Story” caught the public imagination with its comic riff on West Side Story - amusingly retold as musical feud between rival Israeli/ Palestinian falafel stands - along comes this equally daring and similarly themed farce about the very serious conflict in the Middle East. Told with the same impudent charm, this biting political mockumentary imagines the fate of the region is to be decided in a single soccer match.

BYE BYE GERMANY

This polished and lively feature film, set in Frankfurt in 1946, captures the postwar period from the perspective of the remaining survivors reclaiming life after the camps, with deservedly unapologetic impunity. Opening night of the Boston Jewish Film Festival, this entertaining drama asks provocative questions about home, heritage, and national identity. Thursday, March 15 | 7 pm | In the Boe

Monday, March 12 | 4 pm | In the Boe

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THE INVISIBLES

Four Holocaust survivors eloquently narrate their own harrowing drama of survival in Berlin - after it was officially declared free of Jews. Set in the same city just prior to the historical events depicted in “Bye Bye Germany,” this engrossing feature film brings their haunting stories to life. Wednesday, March 14 | 3:30 pm | In the Boe Visit us online at www.boulderjcc.org

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Andrei Konchalovsky won the best director prize at the Venice Film Festival for this sparsely luminous story of three intertwined lives during the Holocaust. A masterpiece, this year’s must-see Holocaust film is stunningly crafted, uncommonly intelligent, and morally challenging.

Three Palestinian women striving for personal independence share an apartment in Tel Aviv in this bittersweet drama from female Arab-Israeli director Maysaloun Hamoud, currently under a fatwa for her taboo-breaking debut.

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This astounding tale of moral awakening pays long-overdue tribute to the only Japanese national honored at Yad Vashem. The inspiring story of “the Japanese Schindler” is well known through an Oscar-winning documentary short, a popular children’s book, and several international books and films, but Japanese-American director Cellin Gluck’s lavishly mounted production pays lasting tribute to Chiune Sugihara, the diplomat who helped more than 6,000 Jews escape to Japanese territory. Friday, March 16 | 3 pm | In the Boe

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The appearance of two Orthodox men in a Hungarian village immediately after the Holocaust unsettles the population in this haunting, poetic drama addressing individual complicity. Based on the famed, ironically titled short story “Homecoming,” this terse film touches a raw nerve of guilt and recrimination. Sunday, March 18 | 1 pm | In the Gordon Gamm Theater

MENASHE

Shot in secret entirely within the Hasidic community depicted in the film, and one of the first movies to be performed in Yiddish in nearly 70 years, Menashe is a warm, lifeaffirming look at the universal bonds between father and son that also sheds unusual light on a notoriously private community. Based largely on the real life of its Hasidic star Menashe Lustig, the film is a strikingly authentic and deeply moving portrait of family, love, connection, and community. Sunday, March 18 | 3:45 pm | In the Gordon Gamm Theater

Documentaries DREAMING OF A JEWISH CHRISTMAS

Immigrant outsiders audaciously enter the pop culture mainstream in this offbeat musical documentary about the Jewish songwriters who composed the sound track to Christianity’s most cherished holiday. With only a trace of irreverence, the film explores how Christmas provided a generation of composers the opportunity to imagine a better world through song. Saturday, March 10 | 7:30 pm | In the Boe Reception at 8:30 pm featuring pianist Sheldon Sands playing holiday classics

HITLER’S HOLLYWOOD

The Third Reich produced 1,000 films, all under the close scrutiny of Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels, and all with the single purpose of furthering Hitler’s goal of world domination. Learn how these early and expert Nazi practitioners of propaganda turned to Hollywood for inspiration in their quest to sway the masses with seemingly harmless entertainment. Sunday, March 11 | 1 pm | In the Boe

BOMBSHELL: THE HEDY LAMARR STORY

Not the film you might think it is, about a woman who was not who you thought she was. While far from a hagiography, this edgy biopic defies convention - much like the gorgeous genius herself – and pays credit where it is due.

The most public black figure to embrace Judaism, Sammy Davis, Jr. was a complicated human being, a talented and versatile performer, and an artist traversing shifting racial politics. This long-overdue biography of Davis deftly depicts a uniquely gifted entertainer whose trajectory blazed across the major flashpoints of American society from the Depression through the 1980s. Sunday, March 11 | 7 pm | In the Gordon Gamm Theater

MONKEY BUSINESS: THE ADVENTURES OF CURIOUS GEORGE’S CREATORS

George, the star of the most treasured children’s book series of all time, escaped the Nazis in the basket of a hand-built bicycle when its German-Jewish authors fled Paris for their lives. Hans and Margaret Rey’s subsequent life of adventure is told through interviews, archival footage, and delightful animated sequences in a style inspired by the world of Curious George – who finds his way in and out of problems and always comes out ahead. Tuesday, March 13 | 4 pm | In the Boe

CAST-OFFS & PRAISE THE LARD

Two documentaries reveal hidden faces of Israel. “Cast-Offs” observes a spontaneous recycling ecosystem, Israel’s unique entrepreneurial approach to “alte Sachen” (“old things”). “Praise the Lard” inspects a decidedly un-kosher entrepreneurial venture, as Israeli pig farmers weigh tradition against economic opportunity. Tuesday, March 13 | 6:30 pm | In the Gordon Gamm Theater

SHALOM BOLLYWOOD: THE UNTOLD STORY OF INDIAN CINEMA

How did a group of nice Jewish girls become some of the most famous starlets during the golden age of Bollywood? As this gloriously garish, fascinatingly improbable film reveals, Indian Jewish actresses seized the opportunity to perform, revolutionizing Indian cinema in the process. Saturday, March 17 | 8 pm | In the Boe

Sunday, March 11 | 4 pm | In the Boe

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2018 HONOREES Carolyn Grant grew up in Mamaroneck, NY, getting her first taste of Colorado at age 7 during what became the annual family ski trip followed by summer backpacking trips through the Rockies. Bitten by Chief Niwot’s curse, she built her life in Boulder following graduation from the University of Colorado, obtaining her BS in Environmental Design & Architecture and continued post-graduate studies in Interior Design. This passion for design continues to influence her role in the family real estate business in Colorado and New York.

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Jewish Boulder has morphed quite a bit from the time when Carolyn settled here back in 1979. Since then, she has seen it transform from a small town with one synagogue, a Hillel, a Hadassah chapter, and just one Chinese restaurant (Oy!) into a virtual metropolis with all of the ingredients of a thriving and vibrant Jewish community. Drawn to the mountains, but never quite leaving that New York girl behind, she has always felt lucky to be in the right place at the right time as Boulder and Denver matured. She has been thrilled to be a part of a community driven to create this amazing JCC to nourish our souls, minds, and spirits in our own Boulder-Jewish way. Though never having any prior connection to the JCC world, here in Boulder it became a perfect fit when she enrolled her daughter, Samantha, in the pre-school and made lifelong friends.

Carolyn grew up in a family dedicated to philanthropy in every sense of the word, committed to supporting their causes financially, and most notably with endless dedication, involvement, and leadership. Her role in women’s philanthropy began to take shape when the Boulder Jewish Women’s Center was formed with the support of Denver’s UJA Federation of Colorado (now JEWISHcolorado). Its goal was to connect, inspire, and empower Jewish women through their philanthropy and tzedakah. It was a game changer for what Jewish community meant, and she was hooked. Over time, her engagement led her to become:

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Boulder Jewish Women’s Center Chair, President 2002-2004 Boulder Women’s Philanthropy Center Chair and Boulder Campaign Chair 2005 AJF of Colorado, Boulder Representative, Coordinating Council, 2004 - 2005 Boulder JCC, member Board of Directors 2008 – present Boulder JCC, Secretary, Executive Committee - 2009 - 2011 Stepping Stones , Advisory Committee member – 2009 – 2010 Adventure Rabbi Advisory Committee member - 2014 Parlando School of Musical Arts, Board member – 2011 – present

She and her three children, Samantha, Jordan, and Coby continue the family tradition of finding adventure together in Colorado.

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Josh and Kate Dinar met twenty years ago on a snowy night at the West End Tavern shortly after moving from their respective home states on the east coast. They’d both been in Boulder for less than a month, were kids working temp jobs, and had yet to form many local connections. From that fateful night, over a lot of years that have disappeared in a blink, Kate and Josh built a life here — a family and friends and businesses — and they couldn’t imagine calling anywhere else home. The JCC has become an integral part of that home. Josh and Kate are driven in their work and daily lives by things that bring people together. They’ll never forget what it was like to be strangers in a new town when they met in a space designed to bring people together. That is exactly what so inspires them about the JCC — it offers an entry point for those in search of community, and an open outlet for the various expressions of that community.

JOSH & KATE

Even after Josh and Kate found their home in Boulder, as an interfaith couple with young children they struggled to find a place that felt truly welcoming and that spoke to the heritage they wanted to impart to their children. They were looking for somewhere that offered inclusivity in more than just words, and the JCC offered that, and so much more. The experience they had in finding someone to marry them in an interfaith tradition made skeptics of them that such a place existed, but their experience since coming to the Boulder JCC has been restorative. They look forward to their oldest child becoming a Bar Mitzvah next year with Judaism Your Way, an organization whose classes take place in the Boulder JCC, and one that’s indicative of the truly welcoming spirit they’d hoped for.

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Josh has served on the JCC board in what seems like a lifetime appointment to the executive committee. It’s been his honor to witness and be a small part of the evolution of the organization over the last decade. He’s been in awe of the example the JCC has set as to the power of what a community can do when it comes together with determination, a sense of humor, and truly intelligent, magnanimous leadership. The people Josh and Kate have met as a result of their involvement are a testament to the rewards of volunteerism. To be in a room full of those people is overwhelming and gratifying beyond words.

Alice Messinger grew up in Westchester, New York. She spent three years at Washington University, St. Louis, MO, and transferred to New York’s Parsons School of Design to complete her undergraduate degree in Graphic Design and Art History. After several years in design and marketing consulting, she attended Bank Street College in New York and received a Masters in Education. To this day, Alice continues to practice both her teaching and artistic skills in different settings. She is a studio artist and a teacher.

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The Jewish Community Center Association (JCCA) has provided Alice and her family a sense of community and belonging in the various cities in which they’ve lived: New York, St. Louis, Pittsburgh, Milwaukee, Chicago, and Boulder. At a very young age, Alice was introduced to the many facets of Jewish community centers. For as long as she can remember, her father, Martin, committed time, funding, expertise, and enthusiastic support of the JCCA and Jewish organizations. These values, demonstrated by both of her parents, have clearly rubbed off on Alice and her sisters, Daryl, Sarah, and Lisa. Alice’s primary interests center around family, creative arts, community, and tzedakah. Throughout her life, JCC programs have offered many opportunities to address and satisfy these passions.

Growing up, Alice participated in various activities at the local JCC such as: holiday celebrations, athletics, art programs, and dance. As a mother, it was easy and comfortable for her to involve her own children, Sophie, Jesse, and William, in JCC programs. She began having them participate in Mommy and Me group activities, preschool, day camps, athletics, and after school programs. Clearly, the JCC became an important part of the life that Alice created for her children. Alice and art have always been synonymous. She took her first art lessons at the JCC, so it is no surprise that her curatorial debut should also be at the JCC. The new gallery space at the Boulder JCC offers a perfect opportunity to further explore and share her passion for art with the community. Tzedakah is a very important pillar in Alice’s world. For her first five years living in Boulder she was on the JCC board and made strides in creating a preschool parent committee. She has fundraised and sponsored events on behalf of the JCC in order to further its mission. Today, she continues to seek opportunity to inspire new membership and further the interest of existing members of the J. In addition to Alice’s involvement with the Boulder JCC, her conviction to community and tzedakah has led her to serve as a Board Member at Congregation Rodeph Shalom and on the Education Committee of Blue Sky Bridge, where she also played a key role in refining their marketing materials. Alice is currently an active member of Congregation Har HaShem. Boulder based Attention Homes also receives Alice’s enthusiastic support and she campaigns hard for the work they do. Alice is humbled by the gesture of this honor and looks forward to many more years of supporting and engaging in programs at the JCC. Visit us online at www.boulderjcc.org

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MITTEN LOWE WOTJ Staff Liason (303) 998-1900 x1023 Women of the J connects women in the greater Boulder Jewish community through fun social mitten@boulderjcc.org events and meaningful mitzvah projects. We’re all about making good friends, having a good KATE LITWIN AND JULIE GRAYSON WOTJ Advisory Board Co-Chairs wotj@boulderjcc.org

time, and doing good things! Don’t miss our upcoming events: BODY BUTTERS AND SALT SCRUBS WOMEN With Farmer Becca + Amanda

Renew yourself after the holiday season, take care of your skin in our dry climate, and meet new

wotjboulder friends. Make your own body butters and salt scrubs to take home. Register online at www.boulderjcc.org/wotj

January 18 | $50 MAKE, TAKE, & GIVE WOMEN Make, Take, & Give is a new program of Women of the J and Milk and Honey Farm. Join us Thursday evenings as we collectively Make Shabbat dinner dishes together to Take home and to Give to those in need through Jewish Family Service. February 1 | April 26 | $36 SPRING BRUNCH WOMEN Spend your Sunday morning with Women of the J at brunch in a private home. Join us to learn a little, see old friends, and make new ones. There will be food, friends, and cocktails! May 6 | 10 am - 1 pm | $36 To be the first to know about all of our upcoming events, please “like” the Women of the J on Facebook at www.facebook.com/wotjboulder. Not on Facebook? We’ve got you covered! Email us at wotJ@boulderjcc.org to be added to our email distribution list.

Welcome to Flatiron Tribe, the young adult programming division of the Boulder JCC. Our mission is to bring together Boulder Jews and friends, ages 21 and up. Flatiron Tribe is back and ready to go for 2018!

YOUNG PROFESSIONALS Upcoming Events AT THE BoulderJCC HAPPY HOUR DAVID “DOOGIE” LEVINE Program Director, Flatiron Tribe (303) 998-1900 x1042 david@boulderjcc.org @boulderjcc facebook.com/groups/flatirontribe Register online at www.boulderjcc.org

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ADULTS Between having some events at our new facility and exploring the never-ending supply 21+ of breweries, bars, and restaurants in Boulder, there will be some fun, upcoming events for the Flatiron Tribe community. Stay tuned for more information. January 24 | Mountain Sun February 21 | Dark Horse March 21 | TBD April 25 | TBD Visit our Facebook page for up-to-date details on all our upcoming events.

Questions about events? Want to get involved?

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JCC GOES

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By Molly Davidson

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ith over three hundred days of sunshine a year, Coloradans have bountiful opportunities to play and appreciate the outdoors. Those vibrant sunny days are equal to dozens of sunrise hikes, bluebird ski adventures, afternoon picnics, frisbee games in the park, or sitting down with loved ones to watch a perfect pastel sunset.

of solar in 108 panels, and produce 15% of the electricity the main building uses. To put it in comparative terms, that 93,337 lbs of CO2 saved a year is equal to 14.7 tons of waste recycled instead of landfilled. Or, the greenhouse gas emissions from 103,692 miles driven by an average passenger vehicle. The amount of energy saved is equal to 4,760 gallons of gasoline consumed, or 46,287 pounds of coal burned.

Three hundred days of sunshine also means energy--a lot of solar energy. For the Boulder JCC, those three hundred days of sunshine now mean 93,337 lbs of CO2 saved a year, thanks ...Helps to the solar panel systems on our new campus.

As Executive Director Jonathan Lev says, “We built the new JCC with sustainability as a core value. From us to embody recycled and locally sourced materials to energy the Jewish values efficient options to a focus on alternative modes The Boulder JCC has installed solar panels, on top of of guarding the earth of transportation, our award winning LEED-certified the Clairene and Lindsay Weaver barn at Milk and and not wasting building represents these values. The addition of our Honey Farm, as well as on the curved roof of the JCC our precious solar systems further demonstrates our commitment Gym. These installations seek to serve the community’s resources. to our community and environment.” desire for commitment to renewable and clean energy. Becca Gan Levy, Farm and Sustainability Director, says, “The The Boulder JCC thanks the many hard working individuals and installation of the solar panels helps us to embody the Jewish values of guarding the earth and not wasting our precious resources. groups who made this project possible. We greatly appreciate the We are decreasing our impact on the environment and setting an City of Boulder Solar grant program, Boulder County PACE Program, Zell Family Foundation, Oreg Foundation, and The Solar Revolution. example for others in Boulder and the wider Jewish Community.” The solar panels at Milk and Honey Farm were installed in October 2017, and produce 100% of the electricity the farm uses. With 7.2 kW of solar in 24 panels, Milk and Honey has a net zero footprint. The solar panels on top of the gym, installed in November 2017, are 4.5 times larger than the Milk and Honey Farm System. They are 32.4 kW Visit us online at www.boulderjcc.org

Here is to bright days ahead! If you have questions about the BJCC and sustainability, please contact the Boulder JCC Farm and Sustainability Director, Becca Gan Levy at: becca@boulderjcc.org.

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FARM & SUSTAINABILITY AT THE BoulderJCC BECCA GAN LEVY Farm and Sustainability Director (303) 998-1900 x1065 becca@boulderjcc.org AMANDA GLUCKLICH Farm Educator (303) 998-1900 x1066 Amanda@boulderjcc.org Register online at www.boulderjcc.org/farm

Milk and Honey Farm Club

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Milk and Honey Farm at the J brings the greater community together via experiential programs and activities designed to ignite wonder and discovery, grounded in values. It provides a place for individuals to connect on the simplest level with soil, plants, animals, and people, for the health and well-being of themselves and the larger community.

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Learning laboratory for the Jay and Rose Phillips Early Childhood Center Summer camps and after school programs Family activities and holiday celebrations DIY classes and much more!

Create and Cultivate Workshop Series We are thrilled to continue our series of hands-on gardening, cooking, and do-it-yourself workshops while utilizing our commercial kitchen and state-of-the-art classrooms. BODY BUTTERS AND SALT WOMEN SCRUBS WITH WOMEN OF THE J with Farmers Becca + Amanda Renew yourself after the holiday season, take care of your skin in our dry climate, and meet new friends. Make your own body butters and salt scrubs to take home. January 18 | $50 GROW A BACKYARD BOUQUET ADULTS 18+ with Farmer Becca Love fresh flowers? Learn to grow beautiful cut flowers in your backyard garden to fill your house with color from May through September. Leave with some of Farmer Becca’s favorite flower seeds and seedlings for our climate. May 9 | $40

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Create + Cultivate for Kids KINDERGARTEN- HOMESTEADING SKILLS FIFTH GRADE FOR YOUR BUDDING

FARMERS AND MAKERS Backyard Goat Care with Farmer Becca February 1 | 4:15-5:30 pm Pasta from Scratch with Farmer Amanda February 8 | 4:15-5:30 pm Lip Balm and Herbal Salves with Farmer Becca February 15 | 4:15-5:30 pm Pickles With Farmer Amanda February 22 | 4:15-5:30 pm $18 each or register for the entire 4-week session for $65

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MAKE, TAKE, & GIVE WOMEN WITH WOMEN OF THE J Make, Take, & Give is a new program of Women of the J and Milk and Honey Farm. Join us Thursday evenings as we collectively Make Shabbat dinner dishes together to Take home and to Give to those in need through Jewish Family Services.

SAVE THE DATE

Seventh Annual Colorado Jewish Food Fest!

February 1 | April 26 | $36

OneTable Colorado and Milk and Honey Farm are partnering to provide a truly unique Shabbat experience by allowing OneTable Shabbat Dinner hosts to use produce from our farm. Join us for our kickoff Shabbat dinner at Milk and Honey Farm to break bread with new and old friends, dine under the stars with the mountains in the foreground (weather permitting), and enjoy food fresh from the farm. May 4

COLORADO JEWISH FOOD FESTIVAL ALLAGES Colorado is at the forefront of the Jewish Food Movement, which connects food and sustainability with Jewish tradition. Hazon, which promotes Jewish food and environmental movements, and Milk and Honey Farm at the Boulder JCC are proud to present a day of eating, hands-on activities, workshops, music, art, and farm tours. This multi-sensory day is a way to connect with your roots and experience how Jews do food in the 21st century.

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ONETABLE SHABBAT DINNER ADULTS 21+ @ MILK AND HONEY FARM

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Community Programs

April 15 | $5 for general admission, special workshops an additional fee

CHILDREN TU B’SHEVAT AND FAMILIES Join us to celebrate Tu B’Shevat, the new year of the trees! Learn about this special holiday during a child-friendly and interactive experience. Taste different fruits, vegetables, and grains traditionally eaten on Tu B’Shevat to celebrate the gifts we receive from the plants and trees around us. January 28 | 3 - 4:30 pm

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Chef’s Series AT THE J

Cooking with the Great Chefs of Boulder ADULTS 21+

CHILDREN LAG B’OMER FIELD DAY AND Come celebrate the holiday of Lag FAMILIES B’Omer and kick off the camp season with your whole family! Enjoy the best camp games and fun holiday inspired foods. Open to all ages.

An intimate evening of cooking side by side with your favorite local chefs Classes limited to 12 participants | $75

May 3 Check our website for more information! CHILDREN BABY GOAT SHAVUOT AND Check our website for more FAMILIES information! WHOLE FOODS ROCKY MOUNTAIN ADULTS KUGEL CONTEST 18+ Is your kugel recipe the best kugel recipe there is? Make your kugel and bring it to the Colorado Jewish Food Fest to compete with other kugel makers in our state so we can crown the Whole Foods Rocky Mountain Kugel Champion of 2018. The winning chef will spend an afternoon advising in the Whole Foods kitchen and will be featured in the Whole Foods Holiday Brochure!

“BACK TO YOUR ROOTS: FARM TO TABLE IN THE COLORADO WINTER” with Eric Skokan of Black Cat February 12 “MORE THAN JUST MAZTO BALLS: PASSOVER COMFORT FOODS” with Daniel Asher of River and Woods March 12 “COOKING FISH IN THE ROCKIES” with Sheila Lucero of Jax July 16

“MODERN ISRAELI CUISINE” With Arik Marcus of Fate Brewing Company August 13 “JEWISH ASIAN FUSION” with Hapa Sushi October 22 “MIRACLE OF OIL AND OTHER FATS” With Hosea Rosenberg of Blackbelly Market November 26 Presented by Dining Out Magazine

Check our website for more information! Sukkot Mishpacha

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EARLY CHILDHOOD, YOUTH, AND FAMILIES AT THE BoulderJCC SUSIE VALDEZ Senior Director of Early Childhood Education (720) 749-2501 susie@boulderjcc.org

VICTORIA GRUBB ECC Assistant Director (720) 749-2502 victoria@boulderjcc.org LARA OTTO ECC Assistant Director (720) 749-2503 lara@boulderjcc.org KARLI SHERWINTER ECC Family Engagement Manager (720) 749-2504 karli@boulderjcc.org TARA NELSON ECC Business Manager (720) 749-2500 tara.nelson@boulderjcc.org BOULDER JCC 6007 Oreg Avenue Boulder, CO 80303 Register online at www.boulderjcc.org

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Early Childhood Center at the BoulderJCC

Registration Timeline for New Families*

KIMBERLY BAKER ECC Director of Parent and Early Childhood Programs (720) 749-2505 kimberly@boulderjcc.org LINDSEY BRADLEY Specialty Class Coordinator (720) 749-2500 lindsey.bradley@boulderjcc.org

JAY AND ROSE PHILLIPS

WINTER 2018

MID FEBRUARY

LATE FEBRUARY

EARLY MARCH

Schedule school visits

In-house registration

Waitlist/ alumni registration

Open registration to Public

*Applies to the 2018-2019 school year and Summer 2018 Now Open at the brand new facility in east Boulder featuring:

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Children’s gardens Art studio Milk & Honey Farm Beautiful, gated playgrounds Children’s kitchen Weekly all-school gatherings Music-infused classes Fireside Shabbat Tumble Room - Please call for more information

Half and full day options, 7:30 am - 5:30 pm Low child-to-teacher ratio Constructive play-based curriculum Plus early childhood classes and parenting programs

Kindergarten at the

• Developmentally and age-

appropriate Kindergarten curriculum • Project based • Individualized student attention

To schedule a visit, call us at (720) 749-2504 or email Karli at karli@boulderjcc.org. For additional information, visit www.boulderjcc.org/ecc.

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Parenting All parenting programs meet at the Boulder JCC and are facilitated by Kimberly Baker, MA Marriage and Family Therapy. There is no charge for the Parenting programs, donations are always welcome. All of the groups are open to the entire community. TODDLER GROUP AGES CRAWLERS- With Kimberly Baker 2YEARS

Enjoy time with your busy toddler as they explore the tumble room using their large motor skills through sensory play and socialization with other children! Parenting topics will be discussed tailored to your growing toddler such as routines, development, potty training, relationships, and nutrition. The goal of this group is to create a connection between families and for parents to have a supportive, safe environment where parenting is discussed. Limit 12 families in the tumble room

PARENTS SINGLE MOMS’ GROUP

With Kimberly Baker

This group is designed to foster a growing need in our community for single moms and support around raising children. Dinner and childcare is provided. All families in the community are welcome to join. Group is drop in. However, if you are interested, please email kimberly@boulderjcc.org to confirm you will be joining us. January 16 | February 6 | March 6 | April 3 | May 1 5:30 - 7 pm

Early Childhood Programming BABY TIME AGES NEWBORNWith Kimberly Baker PRE-CRAWLERS Meet other parents and share your experience of raising a little one in a safe, non-judgemental environment. Guest speakers will be brought in on a monthly basis and will discuss topics including: sleep, infant massage, transitioning to solids, relationship changes, feeding, immunizations, personal identity, safety, and infant development. Everyone is welcome whether you are a first time parent or have more than one! Thursdays | Continuing January 18 - May 17 (skips March 29) 11:45 am - 12:45 pm If possible, please RSVP to kimberly@boulderjcc.org. Drop-ins welcome.

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Wednesdays | Continuing January 17- May 16 (skips March 28) 9:30 - 10:30 am Boulder JCC’s Tumbling Room If possible, please RSVP to kimberly@boulderjcc.org. Drop-ins welcome

Ballet

Dance AGES BALLET 3-5 With Kidz in Locomotion YEARS Our ballet class introduces children to ballet positions and movements through exercises and games. Skills such as gross motor, listening, body awareness, rhythm, and creative expression will be taught. There is no required dance attire for this class. Session 1 6 Thursdays | January 25 - March 1 2:45-3:30 pm $90 Session 2 6 Thursdays | April 12 - May 17 2:45-3:30 pm $90 AGES HIP HOP 3-5 With Kidz in Locomotion YEARS This incredibly fun Hip Hop dance experience encourages kids to empower themselves and build confidence through movement and expression. Kids will explore movement games and rhythm exercises that are integrated to help reinforce skills and keep them engaged. Session 1 6 Wednesdays | January 24- February 28 1:15 - 1:45 pm 2:45-3:30 pm $90 Session 2 6 Wednesdays | April 11 - May 16 (skips April 25) 1:15 - 1:45 pm 2:45-3:30 pm $90

*These programs qualify for a MazelTogether.org family discount.

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Sports Dan and Jordan Etter bring nearly three decades of coaching experience to the JCC. In addition to developing fundamental skills, they believe that sports are a powerful and effective way to teach children such life skills as work ethic, resilience, compassion, team work, and critical thinking. Most importantly, having fun is at the core of everything they do. AGES SOCCER 3-5 With Dan and Jordan Etter YEARS This class is focused on having fun while incorporating additional soccer skills, balance, coordination, listening, following instructions, and movement. It is a very active and engaging environment for kids to play and learn the game of soccer. Children must wear closed-toe shoes or sneakers. Session 1 6 Thursdays | January 25- March 1 1:15 - 1:45 pm 2:45-3:30 pm $90 Session 2 6 Thursdays | April 12 – May 17 1:15 - 1:45 pm 2:45-3:30 pm $90 AGES MINI DRIBBLERS BASKETBALL 3-5 With Jordan and Dan Etter YEARS Mini Dribblers is a wonderful introduction to basketball for your active child. The program will focus on introducing the game, learning fundamentals such as dribbling, passing, making a basket, and most importantly having fun!

PAL Program

Parent/Tot Classes PAL - PLAY AND LEARN AGES 18MONTHS- PARENT/TOT CLASS* 2½YEARS Our PAL program provides children, 18 months to 2.5 years, with an opportunity to explore a wide range of preschool activities, including sensory, motor, art, social, and language experiences, under the supervision of an early childhood teacher and their accompanying parent or significant adult. Emphasis is placed upon exposing children to fun and inviting activities in a small group setting and providing a social outlet for the children as well as their adult companion. Teacher: Kimberly Baker Thursdays | January 25-May 10 (skips March 29) | 9:30 - 11 am $300 Teacher: Lindsey Bradley Fridays | January 26 - May 11 (skips March 30) | 9:30 - 11 am $300

SING & SIGN AGES 6 MONTHS- with Chamisa Logemann 2YEARS

Play Class for hearing infants and toddlers

Infants as young as 4-6 months can begin communicating using sign language. Being able to communicate at such a young age reduces frustration & temper tantrums as they grow. This also provides a glimpse into what young children are thinking and noticing in the world around them. Even after learning to “talk” sign language can help clarify spoken words and increase vocabulary. In class we will go beyond “milk” and “more” to teach over 75 basic ASL signs to use with your infant/toddler on a daily basis. This will help increase communication about wants and needs and creates a special bond with baby. We will use songs, toys, games, and lots of play to increase understanding and allow you to learn along side your little one. Join us to play, sing, and sign together!

Session 1 6 Wednesdays | January 24 - February 28 2:45-3:30 pm | $90

8 Tuesdays | January 23- March 13 11:15 am - Noon $144

Session 2 6 Wednesdays | April 11 - May 16 (skips April 25) 2:45-3:30 pm | $90

FREE DEMO CLASS Tuesday, January 16 | 11:15-11:45 am To attend a free demo, please RSVP to kimberly@boulderjcc.org. Space is limited.

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TUMBLING TOTS With Lindsey Bradley

EARLY CHILDHOOD, YOUTH, AND FAMILIES AT THE

AGES WALKING2 YEARS

Tumble, jump, run, and leap in this active class where your child can explore new acrobatic and tumbling skills in a safe, fun environment. Children will enrich their physical and cognitive development by improving their gross motor skills. Session 1 6 Mondays | January 22 - February 26 10-10:45 am $108 Session 2 6 Mondays | April 9 – May 14 10- 10:45 am $108 AGES FARM TO TABLE TOTS 15MONTHS- With Farmer Amanda 2½ YEARS

Young artists and parents are welcome to join us for an artistic experience at the JCC Art Studio. This is a specialty class designed for toddlers and their parents to create and engage with water colors, tempera paint, wire, clay, and much more. This is a great opportunity to engage with your toddler and collaborate with other families through the language of art.

The Farm to Table Tots program engages parents and their toddlers in everything food and harvest related from Milk and Honey farm and brings it to the table! Learn how to cook with your child and have fun doing so.

“The wider the range of possibilities we offer children, the more intense will be their motivation and the richer their experiences.” –Loris Malaguzzi TUESDAYS Session 1: 6 Tuesdays | January 23 - February 27 9:30 - 10:15 am $108

Session 1 6 Mondays | January 22 - February 26 10-10:45 am $108 Session 2 6 Mondays | April 9 – May 14 10- 10:45 am $108

AGES OPEN GYM NEWBORN- With Lindsey Bradley 5 YEARS

Join us Wednesday mornings for Open Gym in our Gymnasium. While this play and learn time is geared towards active toddlers, it is open to children and families ages 0 to 5 years old. We are excited to offer this morning of activity and accommodate families with more than one child who are looking for a place to play! Slides, balls, yoga mats, music, and more.

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TODDLER ART STUDIO CLASS AGES 12MONTHS- With Leah Blake 2½YEARS

Wednesday, January 10 - March 21 9:30 - 11 am $7 drop-in | $30 for 5-punch pass

Session 2: 6 Tuesdays | April 10 - May 15 9:30 - 10:15 am $108 FRIDAYS Session 1: 6 Fridays | February 2 - March 9 9:30 - 10:15 am $108 Session 2: 6 Fridays | April 13 - May 18 9:30 - 10:15 am $108

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YOUTH & AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS FOR AGES 5-17 AT THE BoulderJCC SHARI BLAKE SCHNEE Director of Youth and Camps (303) 998-1900 x1041 shari@boulderjcc.org DAVID “DOOGIE” LEVINE Cherryvale Day Camp Director Camp Inc. Director (303) 998-1900 x1042 david@boulderjcc.org Register online at www.boulderjcc.org

After School Programs AGES CLUB J 5-12 Come play and learn with us in YEARS our new after school program at the J! At Club J, your child will make friends while enjoying exciting counselorled activities including sports, arts & crafts, cooking, science, farm time, homework time, and more. Tuesdays (6 week session) January 30 – March 6 | 4:15 - 5:45 pm $120 per child HIP POP With Shari Polis, Choreographer and Artistic Director Learn choreography to kids’ favorite pop hits! Explore new dance moves, enhance stage presence, and grow self-esteem while having a blast at dance class. Each child has the opportunity to develop their own style as well as learn group dances. Parents are invited to a performance on the final day of class. AGES Tuesdays (6 week session) 9-12 January 30 – March 6 | 4:15 - 5:15 pm YEARS $120 per child AGES Session 1: 8 Thursdays 6-9 February 1 – March 22 | 4:15 - 5:15 pm YEARS $158 per child AGES Session 2: 6 Thursdays 6-9 April 5 – May 10 | 4:15 - 5:15 pm YEARS $120 per child

AGES RUBE GOLDBERG 6-10 SIMPLE MACHINES YEARS This class is for those who like to tinker, invent, and explore new gadgets. Learn about simple machines, design thinking, and engineering while planning, designing, and building a spectacular machine. Mondays | February 5 - March 12 (skips February 19)| 4:15 - 5:45 pm | $110 per child (includes supply fee)

Create + Cultivate for Kids KINDERGARTEN- HOMESTEADING SKILLS FIFTH GRADE FOR YOUR BUDDING

FARMERS AND MAKERS Backyard Goat Care with Farmer Becca February 1 | 4:15-5:30 pm Pasta from Scratch with Farmer Amanda February 8 | 4:15-5:30 pm Lip Balm and Herbal Salves with Farmer Becca February 15 | 4:15-5:30 pm Pickles With Farmer Amanda February 22 | 4:15-5:30 pm $18 each or register for the entire 4-week session for $65

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FAMILIES TU B’SHEVAT Join us to celebrate Tu B’Shevat, the new year of the trees! Learn about this special holiday during a child-friendly and interactive experience. Taste different fruits, vegetables, and grains traditionally eaten on Tu B’Shevat to celebrate the gifts we receive from the plants and trees around us. January 28 | 3 - 4:30 pm | $18 per family

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FAMILIES PURIM CARNIVAL Purim is coming up and we’re excited for our annual Boulder community-wide Purim carnival. Sunday, March 4 | 9:30 am – 2 pm | Boulder JCC Check our website for more information!

AGES PASSOVER COOKING CLASS 5-10 YEARS Add a unique twist to traditional Passover foods by joining us to make chocolate toffee matzah and multi-colored Matzah Balls with Farmer Amanda. We’ll make our own plant based colored matzah balls using turmeric, spinach, and tomatoes! Tuesday, April 3 | 4:15 - 5:30 pm | $18 per child LAG B’OMER FIELD DAY AND ALLAGES CHERRYVALE CAMP KICKOFF Come celebrate the holiday of Lag B’Omer and kick off the camp season with your whole family! Enjoy the best camp games and fun holiday inspired foods. Open to all ages. May 3 | Check our website for more information! FAMILIES BABY GOAT SHAVUOT Check our website for more information!

Summer Camp Registration Opens in January Check our website for more information on our upcoming Camp Open Houses and Information Sessions

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We teach our participants how to turn their ideas into reality and leave them with a toolbox of 21st century skills that promote community, confidence, independence, leadership, giving, and identity.

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We provide 4th–12th graders a unique experience that introduces and develops creativity and invention through entrepreneurship, business, technology, and Jewish culture.

YOUTH AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS AT THE

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Winter - Spring After School Camp Inc. Offerings AGES SOLVING GLOBAL PROBLEMS: CAMP INC. 9-15 ENTREPRENEURSHIP CAMP YEARS Entrepreneurship starts with a great idea and a great team. Our startup programs give participants the opportunity to experience the process of launching a company from scratch. Campers will get hands-on experience in building a business plan, developing a marketing strategy, and pitching their company “Shark Tank” style. AGES DEFINING YOUR PERSONAL BRAND: 9-15 CAMP INC. GRAPHIC DESIGN CAMP YEARS Why do people choose iPhone over Android? M&M’s over Reese’s? Marketing is the art of persuasion, and the science of data. Campers dig into marketing strategies, and learn graphic design and become Adobe Illustrator masters. All while they work hard at designing and building their own self brand during our 8-week course AGES CAMP INC. AFTER SCHOOL CODING CAMP: 9-15 THINK LIKE A COMPUTER YEARS We live in an open-source society where coding is the popular form of creating. During this course, campers will learn how to develop in Python, build databases, build programs, and gain a competitive advantage in school and beyond. Campers will learn how to build their own software programs using Raspberry Pi computers. Registration for classes opens in early 2018. Please check our website for more information!

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CHERRYVALE DAY CAMP at the

Cherryvale Day Camp at the We are looking forward to another summer of fun in the sun during our 2018 season! Please visit our website for more information on new camp offerings and for registration opening in January!

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AFTER SCHOOL SPECIALTY PROGRAMS CAMPS at the Get a taste of what the after school programs at the J are all about--Join us!

• Camp Inc. Business Academy • Holiday Programs • After school activities including: • Dance & Theater • STEAM • Art • Sports • Farm • Coding • And more! Did you know we offer camps and programs during school breaks and days off?

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BOULDER JEW

I SH T E E N I N I T I AT I V E

The Boulder Jewish Teen Initiative (BJTI) is a community collaboration focused on helping teens in our community understand who they are as individuals, what they are connected to, and how they fit into the world. We work with 8th-12th grade students from all affiliations, backgrounds, schools, and Jewish identities in the Greater Boulder Area.

COME JOIN YOUR TRIBE! High School Clubs. We are excited to support student-led clubs at Boulder High, Centaurus High, Fairview High, and Monarch High. Grab a friend and stop by, nosh for a while, meet new people, and enjoy the activity offered that day. Check out our website for the most updated club schedule. “The Big Deal” These monthly programs are organized and implemented by our Teen Advisory Board in partnership with other Jewish organizations in the community. These events include bowling, a Chopped cooking competition, community Shabbat dinner, movie nights, and group hikes. • January 11 | 5:30-7 pm | Party and Fun | Fat Cat’s in Westminster • February 8 | 6-8 pm | “Chopped” style teen cooking competition | Boulder JCC • March 9 | 6-9 pm | Teen Purim Party | Boulder JCC Tech Teens - A monthly direct service opportunity for teens at Brookdale Assisted living in south Boulder where they can be the expert while learning about the experiences of generations before them. Teens help the residents with their various technology needs; from iMessenger, checking email, and navigating Facebook to help our senior citizens get connected! This program can be allocated to school required community service hours.

Community Teen Wellness Workshop - Open to parents and students (in separate sessions), this evening features two tracks for participants to build context and learn skills related to wellness issues prevalent in our modern world. One track focuses on Eating Disorders and Body Image issues that plague the teen world, while the second track covers Suicide and Prevention. April 26 | 5:30-7 pm | Boulder JCC

GARY BRANDT BJTI Director gary@boulderjewishteens.org (303) 808-8306

SHAYNA HAMBURG BJTI Program Director shayna@boulderjewishteens.org (303) 998-1900 x1081

For more information visit www.boulderjewishteens.org #boulderjewcrew

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This program is made possible by support from the Rose Community Foundation and the Jim Joseph Foundation.

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Celebrate Your Special

Occasion at the Boulder JCC! • 10+ rooms available for events ranging from 6-500 people • More than 100 events since Grand Opening, September 2016 • Weddings • Bar and Bat Mitzvahs • Meetings • Baby Namings • Memorials and Celebrations of Life • Luncheons • Receptions and Parties • Social and Professional Gatherings • Fundraising Galas Over 45 local non-profits, businesses, and other organizations served since Grand Opening, September 2016 The Boulder JCC takes reservations up to 18 months in advance. If you are interested in renting space for your group or organization, please contact rentals@boulderjcc.org. For more information on rentals visit www.boulderjcc.org/rentals

BoulderJCC 6007 OREG AVENUE • BOULDER WWW.BOULDERJCC.ORG/RENTALS Visit us online at www.boulderjcc.org

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COMMUNITY DIRECTORY

Congregations

Community Organizations

Adventure Rabbi Reform Congregation, Boulder (303) 417-6200 www.AdventureRabbi.com

Anti-Defamation League - Boulder (303) 449-2607 http://regions.adl.org/mountain-states

JEWISHcolorado (303) 321-3399 www.jewishcolorado.org

Ramah in the Rockies (303) 261-8214 www.ramahoutdoors.org

American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) (303) 864-9464 www.aipac.org

Jewish Community Career Network www.jccnboulder.org info@jccnboulder.org

Shwayder Camp (303) 388-4013 www.shwayder.org

American Jewish Committee (303) 320-1742 www.ajc.org

JCC Ranch Camp (303) 316-6384 www.ranchcamp.org

Boulder Jewish Community Foundation (BJCF) (303) 415-0248 www.bjcf.org

Jewish Genealogical Society of Colorado (720) 415-7005 www.jgsco.org

Boulder Jewish Family Service (303) 415-1025 www.jewishfamilyservice.org Type “Boulder” in the search bar.

Jewish Together-Boulder www.jewishtogetherboulder.org

Boulder County Center for Judaism (Formerly Chabad Lubavitch) Orthodox Congregation, Boulder (303) 494-1638 http://boulderjudaism.com Chabad at CU Orthodox Congregation, CU-Boulder (303) 444-2775 www.jewishcu.com Chabad of Longmont Orthodox Congregation, Longmont (303) 678-7595 www.jewishlongmont.com Chabad of NW Metro Denver Orthodox Congregation, Westminster (303) 429-5177 www.thechabadhouse.com Congregation Beth Ami Congregation for Humanistic Judaism (720) 466-0101 www.bethami.com Congregation Beth Evergreen Reconstructionist Congregation, Evergreen (303) 670-4294 www.bethevergreen.org Congregation B’nai Torah Reform Congregation, Westminster (303) 692-3234 www.bnai-torah-colorado.org Congregation Bonai Shalom Conservative Congregation, Boulder (303) 442-6605 www.bonaishalom.org Congregation Har HaShem Reform Congregation, Boulder (303) 499-7077 www.harhashem.org Congregation Nevei Kodesh Jewish Renewal Congregation, Boulder (303) 443-4567 www.neveikodesh.org Kehillat Orot Yisreal Modern Orthodox Congregation, Boulder orotyisrael@gmail.com http://orotboulder.org Pardes Levavot Jewish Renewal Congregation, Boulder (303) 563-2110 www.pardeslevavot.org

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Boulder Jewish Festival www.boulderjewishfestival.org Boulder Jewish News www.boulderjewishnews.org Chevra Kadisha (303) 842-5365 bouderchevrakadisha.org Colorado Hebrew Chorale (303)355-0232 coloradohebrewchorale.org Conscious Learning Community Center of Spiritual Friendship, Boulder (303) 440-1024 www.conscious-learning-community.com CU Program in Jewish Studies (303) 492-7143 www.colorado.edu/jewishstudies Hadassah of Boulder (303) 440-5558 www.hadassah.org Haver Boulder Rabbinic Council (720) 684-8844 http://boulderhaver.org Hazon – Boulder (303) 886-5865 www.hazon.org Hillel at CU (303) 442-6571 http://cu.hillelcolorado.org

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Stand By Israel advocatesforisrael.org/ch_boulder Tuv Ha’Aretz tuvhaaretz.wordpress.com Yesod Foundation (303) 448-4919 www.yesodfoundation.org

JStreet Colorado colorado@jstreet.org www.jstreet.org/colorado Judaism Your Way (303) 320-6185 www.judaismyourway.com KESHET (303) 691-3562 www.keshetonline.org Longmont Hebrew School (303) 678-1642 http://sites.google.com/site/ longmonthebrewschool/ Longmont Shabbat Group (303) 651-6822 www.longmontshabbatgroup.com MazelTogether.org (303) 398.7407 www.mazeltogether.org Mikvah Mei Menachem of Boulder (303) 313-9055 www.bouldermikvah.com Moishe House Boulder moishehouse.org/houses/boulder Moving Traditions (720) 663-7971 www.movingtraditions.org PresenTense (720) 541-9272 presentensecolorado.org

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Helping adults and families for 20 years. Dedicated to providing exceptional Real Estate services since 2005.

Michael R. Freedman, PhD Licensed Clinical Psychologist

1123 Spruce Street • Boulder, CO 80302

freedman@colorado.edu (303) 443-4487

We will handle the complexities of your transaction so you have peace of mind throughout the process. You can count on us for expert guidance, responsiveness, accountability, loyalty, and full disclosure. Terri Furman | Broker Associate Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage 2700 Canyon Blvd., Suite 200 Boulder, CO. 80302 720.341.0556 | TerriFurmanRealty.com terri.furman@coloradohomes.com

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Secure. Mobilize. Engage. Care. Advocate. At JEWISHcolorado we want you to know what we stand for so you’ll know what a tremendous difference we are making. We are the principal organization working to secure the future of our local Jewish community, as well as its relationship with Israel and the Jewish world. We secure, steward, and share human resources in support of vibrant Jewish life as well as mobilize the community in times of need. Now that you know what SMECA is, wouldn’t you like to know more? Visit JEWISHcolorado.org and learn, get involved, make a difference, give.

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FINANCIAL PLANNING WEALTH MANAGEMENT

Steve Ellis, CFA

Liz Jacques, CFP®

IMPACT INVESTING 303.444.9300 www.coloradocap.com Debbie Huttner, JD, MBA

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*Colorado Capital Management is a Registered Investment Adviser.

The Nature of Banking It’s All About You

David Wright

Community Bank President 303-394-5435

Consider us your local bank making local decisions...for you. We commit each day to invest in you with financial solutions that fit your needs.

Michael Urbatchka Vice President Commercial Lending 303-394-5443

We are proud to further that commitment by supporting Boulder JCC.

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Enthusiasm Meets Experience! Eric’s decades in Boulder real estate have rubbed off on his son Alex. After graduating from the University of Montana with a degree in marketing, Alex returned home to continue the family tradition. Alex is a passionate outdoorsman who enjoys fly fishing, rock climbing and cooking over a campfire. Eric and Alex come equipped to make your next transition effortless. Eric Jacobson mobile: 303.437.0221 (call or text) office: 303.441.5619 email: EricJacobson@BoulderCo.com

Awarded the ‘5-Star Professional’ designation by 5280 Magazine for 6 years in a row.

Alex Jacobson mobile: 303.523.8207 (call or text) email: Amfj500@gmail.com

www.JacobsonTeam.com

2425 Canyon Blvd. Boulder, CO 80302

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BLINDS, SHADES, SHUTTERS On time and within BUDGET. Dedicated to a PERFECT job every time! Highly rated in the Front Range. We design, measure and install. Local and family owned since 2006. Not a franchise.

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NORMAN SHUTTERS

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Top-down and Bottom-up Cellular & Roman Shades

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2199/sq ft Installed

5% OFF all Valid on orders of $1,000 or more. Plus manufacturer’s rebates up to $1,000 per order. Call for details.

ASK ABOUT OUR $1999 WHOLE HOUSE SPECIAL OFFER Offer expires 6/30/17. Not valid with other offers.

“Love, love, love my new blinds. They brought our condo into the 21st Century. Fast & painless from the first measurement to installation. Everyone at Flatiron windows was helpful & awesome!” – Marlene S.

Find ideas at www.FlatironWindowFashions.com Schedule your FREE Shop-At-Home consultation

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AUTO ACCIDENTS • INJURY CLAIMS 40 Years Experience 303-447-1144 1823 Folsom Street, Boulder CO www.sloatlaw.com Robert S. Hoover Gerald C. Sloat

P. Randolph Nicholson

Donate Your Vehicle to Boulder JFS and Do a

CAR MITZVAH! Turn your old, unwanted vehicle into support for Boulder JFS and the people we serve. Giving has never been easier! Call 720.749.3404 for details.

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Life is about connecting, making friends, and sharing experiences. Life is about expanding your Jewish network and exploring your city.

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Formerly MazelTot.org

LORI LUCAS SAT/ACT Coach

College Apps Castle House 303-545-6215 lori.lucas@colorado.edu

Flatirons Health & Rehab Improving Lives. Exceeding Expectations We are a Skilled Nursing Facility providing Short Term In-Patient Rehabilitation. Our Medical and Therapy teams specialize in maximizing recovery at any age. Our patients are challenged by many medical concerns such as orthopedic, cardiac, pulmonary, neurology, strokes, general debility, cancer and wounds, to name a few. We think we have something special here within our walls. We invite you to tour, ask questions‌ and refer a patient who needs our skilled touch.

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1107 W. Century Drive

720.507.3447

Louisville, Co 80027

www.flatironshealthandrehab.com

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BoulderJCC

Non Profit Org. U.S. Postage PAID Boulder, CO Permit No. 817

Boulder Jewish Community Center 6007 Oreg Avenue Boulder, CO 80303

PLEASE RECYCLE THIS MAGAZINE

One visit can change your life. That’s what many experience when they attend a 9Health Fair. The 9Health Fair served over 100,000 people last year and the JCC site served over 1,000. Many participants wouldn’t have had the opportunity to get these important tests done without the 9Health Fair. Basic, low-cost screenings at the 9Health Fair include a 29-component Blood Chemistry and Blood Count screenings. Other free or low cost basic screenings include blood pressure, height/weight, and “Talk with a Health Professional.”

The Boulder JCC Health Fair wouldn’t be possible without the help of many volunteers! We need both medical and non-medical volunteers. For up-to-date screening information offered at the Boulder JCC, please visit www.boulderjcc.org or www.9healthfair.org. Please note that screenings are limited and will close at Noon.

Wednesday, April 25 7 am - Noon

O W N YO U R H E A LT H Proud Partner:

BoulderJCC

To volunteer, please contact Shari Blake Schnee at shari@boulderjcc.org, or (303) 998-1900 x 1041. 40

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Boulder JCC Winter-Spring 2018 CenterPoint  

Boulder JCC Winter-Spring 2018 CenterPoint

Boulder JCC Winter-Spring 2018 CenterPoint  

Boulder JCC Winter-Spring 2018 CenterPoint

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