Malcolm, Sheila

Malcolm, Sheila
Malcolm, Sheila, 1954-, interviewee; Master, Avi B., interviewer; Pois, Anne Marie, videographer;
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Sheila Malcolm is one of two co-leaders of Beth Ami/Colorado Congregation for Humanistic Judaism, a Denver Metro area congregation that practices secular Humanistic Judaism. The members of this branch of Judaism do not believe in God, but are brought together by and honor cultural and values aspects of Judaism. Ms. Malcolm describes the origins of the movement, which has been guided by Sherwin Wine, and explains both the philosophical underpinnings and the day-to-day practices and services that are part of the congregation’s life. She also explains how Beth Ami fits into the larger Jewish community in Boulder, including participation in interdenominational Jewish initiatives such as 18 Pomegranates and Jewish Together Boulder. She reflects on the growth and changes in the Boulder Jewish community since 1975 and ends by discussing her passion for teaching and for volunteering with organizations such as I Have a Dream and Reading to End Racism.

Malcolm, Sheila, 1954-. Segal, Hillel. Segal, Rena. Wine, Sherwin T., 1928-2007. International Institute for Secular Humanistic Judaism. Judaism and culture. Judaism and humanism Colorado. Judaism and secularism Colorado. Judaism Customs and practice Colorado. Judaism Doctrines Colorado. Judaism Colorado Boulder. Judaism Colorado. Voluntarism Colorado Boulder. Boulder (Colo.) History Biography.
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