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Doug’s Drash – February Edition

Dear Community Members, As you have likely heard, our community recently lost a dear friend when Shmuel (Shmulik) Rifman z”l passed away earlier this month. Shmulik was a true leader of the Jewish people. His funeral was attended by 1,000+ people from all religions and areas of Israel. Unfortunately, despite best efforts, I was not able to get to Israel in time for the funeral. I am grateful to Rabbi …Read More

Doug Seserman to Lead JEWISHcolorado for Three Final Years

Denver, Colorado – (February 21, 2017)—JEWISHcolorado’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce that President and Chief Executive Officer Doug Seserman’s contract was unanimously renewed for a final three-year period beginning July 1, 2017 and ending on July 1, 2020. This will be Seserman’s last contract with JEWISHcolorado after an accomplished and celebrated career totaling 18 years. Seserman is the second longest tenured executive in JEWISHcolorado’s history after Nat Rosenberg, …Read More

JCRC Strongly Opposes Executive Orders on Refugees

January 30, 2017—The Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC), a program of JEWISHcolorado, strongly opposes President Trump’s recent executive orders that would restrict entry for refugees from seven predominantly Muslim countries and expand detention for asylum-seekers. We recognize our government’s vital responsibility to vigilantly examine immigration requests and rigorously enforce safeguards against terrorists who may seek to exploit crises. At the same time, our country’s national security interests can be compatible …Read More

JCRC Statement on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

The Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC), a program of JEWISHcolorado, stands with our entire Colorado community to honor the courageous Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his tireless fight for justice and equality for all. As Coretta Scott King so eloquently put it, Martin Luther King Day is “a day of interracial and intercultural cooperation and sharing.” As rhetoric around the country has become increasingly divisive and hostile to …Read More

A Global Hanukkah Menorah: Immigrants from 29 Countries Light Hanukkah Candles with Jewish Agency Chairman Sharansky

Alexandra from Russia: “Lighting the Hanukkah candles as an Israeli is my true Hanukkah miracle.” JERUSALEM, ISRAEL – One hundred young immigrants who have arrived in Israel in recent months from 29 countries lit the “global hanukkiah” (Hanukkah menorah) last night (Tuesday, December 27) together with Chairman of the Executive of The Jewish Agency for Israel Natan Sharansky. The festive event, which took place at Kibbutz Tzuba outside of Jerusalem, …Read More

JFNA’s Response to U.S. Administration’s Abstention in UN Security Council Vote

The below statement in response to the U.S. Administration’s abstention at the UN Security Council on Friday was sent by the Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA): Jewish Federations across North America are deeply disappointed that the United States abstained from the December 23rd vote on the one-sided, anti-Israel resolution that was passed by the UN Security Council. The Administration’s decision undermined a core principle of American foreign policy that …Read More

Urge President Obama to Veto One-Sided U.N. Resolution

Action Alert from AIPAC (American Israel Public Affairs Committee): Urge President Obama to Veto One-Sided U.N. Resolution Deadline: Vote could take place as early as 2:00 P.M. EST  Click here to contact the White House  Info/Questions grassroots@aipac.org Background Information A one-sided, anti-Israel resolution regarding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has been prepared for consideration by the United Nations Security Council (UNSC). The vote could take place as early as 2:00 P.M EST.  Overwhelming, …Read More

Summary Of Key Mental Health Provisions In The 21st Century Cures Act

From the Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA): On Wednesday, December 7th, the U.S. Senate passed significant bipartisan mental health reform legislation as part of a broader, end-of-the-year health care bill, the 21st Century Cures Act (H.R. 34) by a vote of 94 to 5. The House had just passed the measure by a large majority (392-26) the week before. The legislation now goes to the President, who already has …Read More

Focusing Forward Post-Elections – Hear Call #1, Join Us for Call #2

JCRC is hosting a two-part conference call series “Focusing Forward Post-Elections” – to hear from some of our constituent organizations as to their perspective. These calls are off the record and no press will be specifically invited. Click here to listen to the first call, from Friday, December 2 Second Call Wednesday, December 14 | 9:00-10:00 AM Call-in information: 1-844-860-6251 Conference ID: 270 98 343 The American Israel Public Affairs Committee …Read More