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ACTION ALERT from JCPA – Urge Congress to Pass the Dream Act

The Administration’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, puts 800,000 Dreamers at risk of deportation. The DREAM Act of 2017 would rectify this decision. It is critical that Congress to stand up for these youth and take swift action to replace fear and uncertainty with permanent protection! Dreamers are undocumented immigrant youth brought to the United States as young children, typically between the ages of …Read More

Action Alert from JFNA – Tell Your Senators to Protect Medicaid Against Funding Threats – AGAIN!

  September 18, 2017 Tell Your Senators to Protect Medicaid Against Funding Threats – AGAIN! To State Government Affairs, Community Relations Council Directors and Interested Parties: Those in the Senate who oppose Medicaid believe they now have the votes and a narrow window to act in less than two weeks to block grant and impose devastating cuts on Medicaid. Last week, Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Bill Cassidy (R-LA), Dean Heller …Read More

Help the Victims of Hurricanes Irma and Harvey

Help us help the victims of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma JEWISHcolorado shares the concern of our entire community for all those impacted by ​Hurricane Irma as well as those still reeling from the devastation of Hurricane Harvey. As part of our key objective to Mobilize in Times of Need, we have broadened our Hurricane Crisis Relief Fund to provide support for both areas. The donations we receive from the community …Read More

The Jewish Community Relations Council Applauds Colorado’s Senators for Supporting Dream Act

September 6, 2017–The Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) commends Republican Senator Cory Gardner and Democratic Senator Michael Bennet for backing the Dream Act, a bipartisan bill that would shield young immigrants from deportation and give them a pathway to citizenship. Under the proposed Dream Act, immigrants who illegally came to the U.S. before they turned 18 can qualify for legal residence — and eventually citizenship — if they meet certain …Read More

Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund

Here at JEWISHcolorado our hearts and thoughts go out to all those impacted by the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey. As part of our SMECA mission to mobilize in times of need, we have opened a Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund. The donations we receive from the community will be passed on to our national partner, Jewish Federations of North America, to assist individuals and communities with urgently needed basics like …Read More

Welcome Marsha Hurwitz – Interim President & CEO, JEWISHcolorado

From the Desk of Diana Zeff Anderson I am excited to announce the appointment of Marsha F. Hurwitz as JEWISHcolorado’s Interim President and Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately.  She assumes the role previously held by Doug Seserman for 15 years. Marsha is a highly respected, seasoned leader with nearly four decades of experience in the national Federation system. She served as President and CEO of the Columbus Jewish Federation for …Read More

JEWISHcolorado and JCRC Mourn Victims of the Recent Terrorism in Spain

Our hearts are heavy and full of sorrow as we grieve the loss of innocent lives and pray for the injured from a string of terror attacks in Spain. JEWISHcolorado and the Colorado Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) stand in solidarity with the people of Spain and denounce this senseless violence targeting innocent individuals and peaceful communities. There is no place in the world for such inexcusable horror and tragedy. …Read More

JCRC and JEWISHcolorado Call for Denunciation of Hatred and Bigotry

The Colorado Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) and JEWISHcolorado strongly believe targeted hatred in any form must be swiftly and unequivocally denounced by our nation’s leaders. We appreciate the strong actions taken by the leadership of both parties – including all members of Colorado’s Congressional delegation – to denounce these efforts. There is no justification for people openly quoting Nazi propaganda and chanting spiteful anti-Semitic and racist epithets. Not condemning …Read More

JEWISHcolorado Condemns Violence in Charlottesville, Virginia

Dear Community Members, JEWISHcolorado is appalled by the actions that took place in Charlottesville, Virginia this past weekend. We send our heartfelt condolences to the families of those who lost their lives and wish a speedy recovery to all those who have been injured. We join our partners at Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) in condemning this senseless violence and echo the statement they released on Sunday. Please see their statement below. …Read More

IST 2017 Flight Arrival Correction

IST 2017 is arriving on Flight #480 from Munich to Denver (not #681) and they are still scheduled to arrive at 2:25pm today!! Make sure to check the flight status as they sometimes arrive early and are currently estimated to arrive 10 minutes early.  See you at the International Arrivals at DIA today!!