Shabbat Shalom: In Peace & In Strength

Jan 15, 2021 | Article

Shabbat Shalom: In Peace & In Strength

Dear friends,

First and foremost, I want to wish you a safe, healthy, and peaceful Shabbat. In light of heightened concerns about safety in our state and across the nation, I want you to know that we are here for you, our institutions, and our community partners.

In 2019, JEWISHcolorado, the Anti-Defamation League, the Rose Community Foundation, the Jay and Rose Phillips Family Foundation of Colorado, and other philanthropic partners launched a Regional Safety and Security Initiative to educate and enhance our community’s response to potential acts of harm. Since then, we have helped dozens of organizations throughout the state conduct site assessments and trainings and provided micro-grants to increase security at our institutions.

There are no current active threats against our community, but considering recent events, we are asking that everyone be vigilant.

If you hear or see anything, or experience any acts of anti-Semitism, please do the following:

To learn more about the Regional Safety & Security Initiative, email

Support the work of the Regional Safety & Security Initiative by registering for the 2021 Men’s Event: Comedy Edition. Laughter is powerful stuff.

In peace and strength,

Rabbi Jay Strear
President & CEO