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The Boulder Jewish Community Center’s [Boulder JCC] mission is to provide programs and services based in Jewish values and traditions in a place where people of all ages and backgrounds gather to connect, exchange ideas, learn, and grow together. As a 501c3, the Boulder JCC is recognized both nationally and internationally for its innovative approaches to engagement with next generation Jewish life and connecting families through meaningful experiences and philanthropy.

In June 2016, the Boulder JCC community completed building its brand new 10-acre campus in East Boulder with donations raised from over 800 individuals, families, and foundations.

As the community convener and one of the central addresses of Jewish life in Boulder County and beyond, the Boulder JCC is home to one of the best Boulder preschools and day camps as well as baby, toddler, youth, family, teen, young adult, adult, arts and culture, and community programs. 

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JEWISH LENSES

The following seven values of the Sheva Framework help us to focus our intentions and serve as Jewish 'lenses' through which we see our school, camps, programs, and the JCC community.

MASA/JOURNEY
מסע
Reflection, Return, & Renewal

In order to move forward in a meaningful way, we must reflect upon the past. Our travels are more important than the destination.

TZELEM ELOKIM/DIVINE IMAGE
צלם אלוקים 
Dignity & Potential of Each Person

All people are capable and competent. We view everyone with dignity. This is a lens of accountability, empathy and self-worth.

BRIT/COVENANT
ברית
Belonging & Commitment – Community

A trusted relationship allows us to collaborate with others in pursuit of a shared vision. It enables us to grow, take risks, and share with honesty.

DRASH/INTERPRETATION
דרש
Inquiry, Dialogue, and Transmission

The spirit of inquiry within human nature is the drive that aides in reflection and growth. To question, to debate, to interpret, and to communicate are all essential components of the Jewish tradition.

HITORERUT/AWAKENING
התעוררות
Amazement and Gratitude

When we take the time to slow down, we become more aware of the miracles that exist in every moment, allowing gratitude to flow freely through us.

TIKKUN OLAM/REPAIR OF THE WORLD
תיקון עולם
Responsibility

Repairing the world is done with a spirit of generosity. In partnership with our community we work to continuously make a difference in our community. We acknowledge our responsibility to perform “acts of kindness” every day.

KEDUSHA/HOLINESS
קדושה
Intentionality and Presence

We envision holiness in terms of sacred time, spaces and intentions. We find holiness at distinct times in the Jewish calendar, such as Shabbat and holidays. We also unearth holiness in our daily experiences.


BOULDER JCC BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Lee Strongwater, Board President
Miche Bacher, Vice President
Eyal Namordi, Treasurer
Enid Ablowitz, Secretary
 
Erik Bernstein
Andy Franklin
Carolyn Grant
Ali Kegley Kole
Nick Larson
Roberta Levin
Beth Margolis
Mindy Miller
Bobby Pelz
Scott Peppet
Matt Rich
Marcia Segall
Mark Strynar
Butch Weaver
Jason Zickerman