Hurricane Sandy Devastates the East Coast of the United States Federation has launched a campaign to assist the communities impacted by the devastating “superstorm” that hit the East Coast late Monday night. We are coordinating with the Jewish Federations of North America national headquarters and their crisis response team. We created the Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund to help victims and first responders as well as others impacted by the storm........read
Jewish Federations Condemn Terror Attack in Bulgaria A bus of Israeli tourists exploded in what was likely a terror attack in Bulgaria several hours ago, with various news outlets reporting seven people killed, and at least 20 wounded. The explosion occurred at the Sarafovo Airport in Burgas, shortly after a chartered flight of Israelis landed and the passengers, all from a single tour group, boarded their bus.......read
Negev desert blooms with boutique wineries, farmstead cheeses, posh hotel Tell your friends that you are traveling to southern Israel to tour some of the new boutique wineries that have opened in the Negev, and most of them will think you have already had too much to drink. The Negev, a semi-arid region that contains more than 60 percent of Israel’s land mass but less than 10 percent of its population, is a vast desert region that most tourists simply ignore......read
Colorado sanctions Iran The Jewish Community Relations Council announced May 24 that Colorado became the ninth state to adopt the state-level Iran sanctions.
Partnering with the American Jewish Committee, the JCRC advocated for state-level sanctions against Iran based on the California model......read
Community Partners Spotlight
The mission of CAJE is making Jewish life sacred through learning. CAJE shall identify and endeavor to fill Jewish educational needs in the community, and shall provide centralized programs and services that individual institutions could not realize as effectively.
As an advocate for Jewish education in all its diverse forms, CAJE shall support and promote lifelong Jewish learning. CAJE shall provide assistance to the entire Jewish community, with sensitivity to differing ideologies and bias towards none. CAJE shall also serve as a bridge to non-Jewish educational institutions, promoting understanding and multicultural appreciation. Click here to learn more about CAJE.
Judaism Your Way:
Judaism Your Way’s vision is a Jewish community as an open tent — inclusive of, responsive to and engaged by all Jews and their loved ones. JYW’s mission is to offer innovative opportunities to connect Jewishly for all Jews and their loved ones, including: those not affiliated with existing institutions, those otherwise disengaged from active Jewish life, interfaith couples and families, LGBT individuals, couples, and families, “Jewish‐plus” individuals and families, that is, those whose spirituality and identity include more than Judaism, and individuals and families of all financial means. Click here to learn more about Judaism Your Way.