Updated: Aug 22, 2022
We are so inspired by Rabbis Yosef Cohen and Yosef Eagle who are connecting to Yidden all around Colorado. They managed to spread the word with an article in the Laramie Boomerang.
Among their tasks, Cohen and fellow rabbinical student Yosef Eagle of Maryland are in southern Colorado for about three weeks to encourage Jewish people to hold strong and practice their Judaism in the face of adversity.
“Standing proud is the best deterrent,” Cohen said. “I definitely find that works; those in opposition are forced to stand down against the pride of the Jewish people.”
Cohen and Eagle are among 700 students who have been dispatched around the world this summer as part of the “Roving Rabbis” program of the Merkos L’inyonei Chinuch. The school for the Chabad-Lubavitch movement, a branch of Hasidism, is based in Brooklyn, N.Y.
The pair of Yosefs are cold-calling — knocking on doors of more than 200 Jewish people that have had some sort of contact in the past with the Chabad Lubavitch of Colorado Springs and Southern Colorado. It’s the area’s only Chabad center, which is open to Jews of all affiliations, whether Reform, Conservative or Orthodox.