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A Message from Jewish Federations of North America(JFNA) about the Fires in Israel

A Message from Jewish Federations of North America(JFNA) JFNA’s Israel Office reports that the wildfires which broke out in Israel yesterday afternoon have been brought under control, though the nation remains on high alert due to a combination of extreme high temperatures and renewed kite arson from Gaza.  Authorities suspect an electrical fault may have caused one of the fires and that improperly extinguished Lag B’Omer bonfires may also have …Read More

The Colorado Jewish Community Condemns Act of Terror in New Zealand

The Colorado Jewish Community Condemns Act of Terror in New Zealand The Colorado Jewish community extends its heartfelt prayers to the Muslim community of Christchurch, New Zealand and around the world after the horrific terror attack there on two mosques. We mourn the senseless loss of at least 50 innocent lives and pray for the recovery of all those injured. Once again our world is faced with the devastation of …Read More

JCRC Deeply Concerned with Federal Government Waiver Allowing South Carolina Foster Care Agency to Discriminate on Religious Grounds

JCRC Deeply Concerned with Federal Government Waiver Allowing South Carolina Foster Care Agency to Discriminate on Religious Grounds Denver, CO – January 28, 2019 – The Colorado Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) is deeply concerned by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ decision allowing a government-funded foster care agency in South Carolina to discriminate against Jewish foster families. We believe this impacts policy well beyond South Carolina and …Read More

Gaza Update

Over the past day, tragic events have occurred on the Israeli/Gaza border. Not all the details are clear at this point but what is becoming more and more clear is that the situation is heating up very quickly. Over 300 rockets have been fired at Israel since just before 5pm Israel time today (10am ET), 60 of which were successfully intercepted by the Iron Dome Missile Defense System. Sirens have …Read More

Statement on Tragic Shooting in Pittsburgh

At 7:49 am, yesterday morning, many of us were preparing to go to synagogue. Perhaps by 7:54 you were finishing a cup of coffee, out walking a dog on a spectacular fall morning? Disgustingly, and tragically, some one thousand miles east of the Rockies, a hate filled murderer stormed the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh and destroyed lives, destroyed community, violating every sense of value we hold so dear …Read More

Escalation of Tensions in Israel

JFNA’s Israel office has prepared this summary of the significant escalation in the tensions between Israel and Hamas witnessed yesterday and today. In one of the most intense exchanges of fire since the 2014 conflict, a massive barrage of rockets was launched yesterday and today from Gaza into Israeli towns, and in response, the IDF destroyed about 150 Hamas military targets. There is considerable tension throughout Israel and the security …Read More

Independent Campus Hillel Established at CU Boulder

For Immediate Release July 18, 2018 Media Contact: Sarah Garfinkel, West End Strategy Team sarah@westendstrategy.com; Office: 202-776-7700; Cell: 202-765-4290 Independent Campus Hillel Established at CU Boulder New Hillel to receive support from Hillel of Colorado, Hillel International and JEWISHcolorado; Seth Reder named executive director DENVER – Hillel International and Hillel of Colorado announced today that an independent University of Colorado Boulder Hillel has been created to bring additional resources and …Read More

JEWISHcolorado and JCRC Support Jewish Response to ‘Zero Tolerance’ Border Policy

JEWISHcolorado and the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) have been following the ‘zero tolerance’ border policy implemented by the U.S. Attorney General and Department of Homeland Security over the past few weeks and share the deep concern expressed by several other Jewish organizations across the country about the fate of children who have been separated from their parents. While the updated executive policy issued last week has called for a …Read More

Governor John Hickenlooper Signs HB-1004, The Colorado Child Care Contribution Tax Credit, Into Law

Thank you, Governor John Hickenlooper, for signing HB-1004, the Colorado Child Care Contribution Tax Credit, into law this week. The Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC), a coalition of 38 Jewish organizations and 15 at-large members across Colorado worked with 25 other Colorado community organizations to support this bill, which will raise funds for over 6,000 Colorado child care and youth organizations and facilities by allowing donors to receive 50% of …Read More

JEWISHcolorado stands with Israel

JEWISHcolorado stands with Israel and sends our thoughts and prayers for peace to the Israeli people. We would like to share this piece below written by our Israeli Emissary, Osnat Fox, which she shared on Facebook last night. We are also forwarding an update from the Jewish Federations of North America. We are grateful to hear about the ceasefire from this morning and will continue to monitor the situation and …Read More