[VIRTUAL JFEST] Ignite: Purim

Date: February 18, 2021
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Ignite is back! This time for Purim so wear your costume (seriously!) Still the premiere event for young professionals in Boulder (virtually, this year).

Ignite is a fast-paced, fun, thought-provoking, social, local, global event. It’s a high-energy evening of 5-minute talks given by people who have an idea and the guts to share it. Ignite Purim's twist is that the ideas you’ll hear about are connected with Purim or something Jewish. Ignite 2021 is not to be missed!

If you are interested in being a presenter or would like to get in touch send an email to
This program is part of JFest: The Boulder JCC's February Fundraiser Reimagined. Learn more and view all JFest programs.

Thursday, February 18 | 7 - 9 pm | $10 (hardship rates available, contact for more information)

Thank you to the JFest Sponsors of this program:
Benjamin Family Foundation
Colorado Capital Management, Lee and Beth Strongwater & Steve Ellis and Cathy Summer
Congregation Har HaShem

2021 Annual Sponsor
Design Studio Interior Solutions

Enid and Mark Ablowitz
Gilad Gordon and Family
Carolyn Grant and Family
Mindy and Russ Miller

Musical Guest

Benjamin Morse is a songwriter and performer from Colorado Springs, and Chicago before that, and Boston before that. Check out Ben's music HERE.

Featured Presenters

Sheridan Drew: How Human Brains are Wired for Connection
Sheridan Drew is a 2nd-year M.A. Speech-Language Pathology student at the University of Colorado Boulder. She received her B.A. in Communication Sciences & Disorders and Sociology from Western Washington University in 2019. She's proud to have worked with a variety of individuals across her clinical and vocational experiences. She aspires to a career in early intervention, serving families of infants and toddlers with developmental delays/disabilities. In her spare time, Sheridan enjoys figure skating, dancing, playing the drums, making art, and exploring Colorado.  



Lily Wolken

Lily is a Kentucky native but has lived in the Four Corners area since 2012, identifying as a Southwestern Sunflower. She loves all things expressive and is currently studying Art Therapy at Naropa University and is also a Licensed Massage Therapist. During this pandemic, she has enjoyed going for walks with her cat in his stroller, trail dancing, and playing dress-up to go to the store (or Spirit Dressing, if you will…). She is a self-development enthusiast, inspired to inspire, and is currently in the process of creating a Therapeutic Arts Group for female-identifying adolescents revolving around self-expression. Find her on Instagram: @MissLilyLemon, or Facebook: Lily Wolken-Lemon.  




Lauren Dunteman: Shifting Our Mentality for Deeper Impact

Lauren Dunteman is in her final graduate semester studying Sustainable Food Systems through the Masters of the Environment program at CU. Having grown up on a farm, she is passionate about regenerating our food system to support the farmers that feed us, as well as the land, animals, and communities they tend to. Lauren will speak about her journey through her studies in the environmental sector and about how reorienting her thinking has inspired her to create deeper impacts driven from the heart. After graduating in May, Lauren aspires to take her work forward to promote organizational and community-based change in support of an equitable and sustainable food system.

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Diana Sabreen 

Diana Sabreen is an old-school-Boulder east coast transplant who likes to hop around the globe on adventures. She's the founder of The Big Dream, helping creatives and entrepreneurs live more playful, creative and adventurous lives through Creative Life Consulting, events and community. Her true loves are old school hip hop, dancing, snowboarding and chocolate ice cream.  

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Community Partners

Serve the Moment

Serve the Moment ignites Jewish young professionals around acts of service in response to the COVID19 crisis. Powered by the Jewish Service Alliance, the Serve the Moment service corps is a ten-week stipended fellowship for Jewish college students and young professionals (ages 18-29) in Denver, Boulder, and Fort Collins. Participants volunteer 10 hours/week with local nonprofit partners, while learning and reflecting with their peers through weekly webinars. Serve the Moment also provides one-off service opportunities each month open to the entire community. Join us as we Serve the Moment! 

Click HERE to learn more. 



Moishe House Boulder
Moishe House Boulder is an organization devoted to community engagement for young Jewish adults. Michelle, Isaac, and Emma are residents of the Boulder Moishe House and host events every month for the Jewish community. Shabbat, Jewish holidays, Jewish learning, and Tikkun Olam events are just some of the programs run every month. 
Click HERE to learn more.

Backcountry Bayit

The Backcountry Bayit (BCB) is a place to connect and celebrate Shabbat for young Jewish outdoor enthusiasts. If you like delicious food, a welcoming community, and connecting with others, the BCB is for you. The COVID-19 pandemic has set us back and we're not hosting Shabbat dinners this year, but follow us on Facebook to hear about other BCB events happening this season!  



Rembrandt Yard Art Gallery & Event Center

Rembrandt Yard Art Gallery & Event Center was established in 2004 and has been hosting events for over 10 years. The gallery is over 6,500 square feet and showcases both local and international artwork, all available for purchase.The gallery is conveniently located in the heart of downtown Boulder just steps away from the Pearl Street Mall, boasting incredible views of the Flatiron mountains. Choose your own vendors, bring in your own alcohol, and keep the party going as late as you would like. Our flexibility allows you to transform the space into the elaborate event of your dreams, or keep the décor simple and elegant while being surrounded by artwork.

Click HERE to learn more. 



YAD Colorado

The Young Adult Department (YAD) of JEWISHcolorado provides pathways for Jewish young adults to connect with their Jewish identity and values through diverse, creative, and inviting opportunities. Through leadership training and by leveraging partnerships and resources, YAD participants make Colorado a meaningful and vibrant place to be Jewish. YAD employs a three-tiered strategy centered around three areas of engagement: LIVE Jewish, GIVE Jewish, and LEAD Jewish. Follow us on Facebook and sign up for our newsletter.



The Big Dream

The Big Dream helps creatives and entrepreneurs live adventurous, fun, and creative lives. Boulder based, we offer Creative Life Consulting, playshops, events and retreats locally internationally. What's your Big Dream?  

Click HERE to learn more.