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    SAVE THE DATE: Dec. 1, 2019 “Engaging Israel: Jewish Values and the Israeli- Palestinian Conflict”

    Dec. 1, 2019 • Book Club

    Dec. 12, 2019 Installation of Officers

    January 5, 2020 • Book Club

    February 2, 2020 • Book Club

    March 1, 2020 • Book Club

    March 29, 2020 Mah Jongg Tournament

    April 5, 2020 • Book Club

    May 3, 2020 • Book Club

    June 14, 2020 • Book Club

    INSIDE THIS ISSUE: Presidents' Messages p. 2

    Boulder Hadassah Chanukah Party p. 3

    Mah Jongg Madness p. 3

    Book Club p. 4

    Cards and Trees from Hadassah p. 4

    2020 Slate of Officers p. 5

    New Imaging Technology Saves Precious Minutes p. 5

    King Soopers Rewards Program back

    Chai Society back

    Hadassah Boulder Presents “Engaging Israel: Jewish Values and the

    Israeli-Palestinian Conflict” A Shalom Hartman Curriculum Lecture & Study Series Through video lectures, text study, and lively group discussion, we are

    pleased to bring the world-renowned curriculum of the Shalom Hartman Institute to the Boulder Hadassah community.

    iEngage: Jewish Values and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict The values that we, as Jews, have to consider when negotiating peace.

    In this class, participants are invited to explore the ideas and values that animate different attitudes toward the conflict and how these values

    shape their own political understandings and opinions. Together we will engage in a new values-based discourse about Israel.

    Topics such as: Living with Difference, The Israel We Imagine, Jewish Narratives of Peace

    This multi-session course begins Sunday, December 1, 2019 Facilitated by Judith Levitsky

    Classes meet the first Sunday of the month from 2:30-4:30pm (except January when we will meet January 12th).

    Location: Private home in Westminster (address upon registration) $36 includes materials.

    There will be homework and videos to watch before coming to class. Open to all Hadassah members.

    For details and more information, email boulder@hadassah.org > subject line iEngage.

    WINTER 2019

    Jewish Community Relations Council Boulder Hadassah is a member of the advocacy arm of the Colorado Jewish community called the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC), part of Jewish Colorado in Denver. Check it out at https://www.jewishcolorado.org/ jcrc/.

    One bill we will be asking our legislators to support in 2020 is the Holocaust in Education Bill. This bill is critical in educating our youngsters on this seminal moment in Jewish history and the creation of the State of Israel. Senator Bennett has signed on; Cory Gardner has not yet done so.

    We’ll be sharing more information on JCRC legislative actions and on events in 2020. Our Boulder Hadassah rep to the JCRC is Pam Sherman, co-education chair.

    mailto:boulder@hadassah.org https://www.jewishcolorado.org/jcrc/ https://www.jewishcolorado.org/jcrc/

  • It is bittersweet that I write my last presidential message for the Boulder Chapter of Hadassah. I joined the board

    of Boulder Hadassah and became president soon after moving to Colorado. Fitting in to a new city and finding new friends later in life can be difficult. Getting involved in the local chapter has been a great way for me to meet people and become involved in our community.

    Now I watch as other newbies to Boulder have used Hadassah to find new friends and feel more at home as they transition to their new city. I’m glad Hadassah has been there for me, and for others to find like-minded women. Together with our “veteran” members, our chapter has grown stronger over the last few years, and I feel fortunate to be a part of it.

    I’m also grateful that I had the chance to work with so many strong, caring, dynamic women. When I look back, there is pride in what we have accomplished. Not only has our membership grown, but our ability to raise money for a wonderful organization has vastly increased. We’ve also brought a lot of good program- ming in health, advocacy, and support of Israel to the community. I am also thankful for the many people and organizations that have supported us over the years. To the JCC who provides us a meeting place, to the synagogues and Jewish groups that collaborate with us on programming, to the businesses that have donated gifts, and to the membership that has always stepped up to volunteer and give. Boulder has been a very welcoming Jewish community, and my family is blessed to make this our home. Hadassah has given me a road to finding this community and to becoming part of it.

    While being President of the Boulder Chapter has been a wonderful experience for me, it is time for “new blood” and fresh ideas. We will have a new president for 2020 and a great board. I wish the best to our new leader- ship and hope I can provide the support needed as they transition to their new roles. In turn, I will have the opportunity to be more involved on the region level of Hadassah. Of course, I’ll still be heavily involved in our Boulder chapter. My heart is here to stay.


    Doris Weiss, Incoming President

    Presidents' Messages Sara Steinman, Outgoing President

    When I moved to Colorado 10 years ago to be near our granddaughter and family, I met lovely friendly people, but I felt

    something was missing. It was my Jewish connection. To fill that void I went looking for an organization that might help me. I found it in the Boulder Chapter of Hadassah. I went to an open house meeting and met some really welcoming people. I decided to become more active and took on managing the newsletter. The following year I added Membership. I met some really great women…many of whom will now be on the board with me. I am very excited to be working with such a great team. I don’t know all the things I need to know, but I have a wonderful mentor in our outgoing President, Sara Steinman. She has done a fabulous job being President for the past six years! What an accom- plishment. I want to thank Sara and the outgoing board for all the wonderful work they have done keeping our chapter active and vibrant.

    I look forward to working with the new board to bring some exciting and fun activities to our chapter in which you can all participate. We are planning a Mah Jongg Tournament March 29, 2020 and are looking at a honey fundraiser for Rosh Hashanah, so keep a look- out for information. We are continuing our two Mah Jongg weekly groups and adding a Canasta group. We welcome any ideas for activities and groups that you might want to join or start. Feel free to come to any of our monthly meetings held the second Thursday of the month at the Boulder JCC – 1:30-3:00pm. You are all welcome to simply listen or to participate as you are comfortable. Please check our website for updates and newsletters https://www.hadassah.org/regions/ desert-mountain/chapters/boulder/.

    I look forward to being your chapter President, but I know I will need the support and help of our board and all our members. Please join us in making this chapter an active and growing chapter.

    Thank you,

    Boulder Hadassah Website https://www.hadassah.org/boulder

    See what’s happening in our chapter or find back issues of the newsletter. You can tell us your email address to stay connected and informed by emailing us at boulder@hadassah.org.

    https://www.hadassah.org/regions/desert-mountain/chapters/boulder/ https://www.hadassah.org/regions/desert-mountain/chapters/boulder/ http://www.hadassah.org/boulder mailto:boulder@hadassah.org

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    APPENINGS Boulder Chapter

    Michael R. Freedman, Ph.D. Clinical Psychologist

    1123 Spruce St., Ste. 301

    Boulder, Colorado 80302 (303) 443-4487 BoulderJCC

    Over 10 rooms available for events ranging from 6–500 people.

    We accommodate everything from weddings and B'nai Mitzvot, to meetings and luncheons.

    Have your next event

    at the J!

    6007 Oreg Avenue Boulder, CO 80303

    www.boulderjcc.org 303-998-1900

    Mah Jongg Madness We are partnering with the Women of Har HaShem to host our first Mah Jongg Tournament fundraiser with the goal of making this an annual event. Cash prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners! Please save the date and join the fun by registering to participate. Registration forms will be available shortly. Spread the word amongst your Mah Jongg player friends and family. We offer competing and non-competing tables.

    The committee is asking for DONATIONS. All donated items must be NEW except for any empty baskets. We welcome your efforts to solicit DONATIONS from retail stores and restaurants or donate something yourself. Please check with committee members to ensure that we are not duplicating efforts. A business letter request- ing charitable donations must be submitted to the donor. To request a digital copy of that letter, email boulder@ hadassah.org, subject line Tournament Donation Letter.

    Anyone interested in VOLUNTEERING FOR THE EVENT please email boulder@hadassah.org, subject line Tournament Volunteering. We would be excited to have you join the team.

    9:30AM - 4:00PM LUNCHEON

    Congregation Har HaShem 3950 Baseline Road • Boulder CO 80303

    You’re invited to NOT attend the 2nd Annual

    Boulder Hadassah Hanukkah Party Please do not come!

    Instead...Support The Full Circle Campaign for Hadassah Hospital.

    It’s about compassion. It’s about healing. It’s about life.

    It’s a