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Coloradans For The Common Good                            (formerly the Colorado Industrial Areas Foundation-CO IAF)



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WORK and WAGES: Workplace Rules in Colorado


Did you know that many Coloradans don’t have a right to minimum wage?

Or to take breaks during the workday?

Or to overtime pay?


Towards Justice, a nonprofit law firm that seeks to advance economic justice, is leading a coalition fighting to expand workplace rights in Colorado.


Join us to learn from David Seligman, Executive Director of Towards Justice, about these challenges to workers and to discuss potential actions.


Monday, September 16, 6:30 p.m.

Kirk of Bonnie Brae UCC

1201 South Steele Street, Denver


Anyone interested is invited to attend – Register Here!



Come Celebrate the Founding Assembly of

Coloradans for the Common Good

(Formerly called CO IAF)


Thursday, October 3, 2019, 7:00 pm

Manual High School Auditorium

1700 E 28thAvenue, Denver


Register at


Leaders from local congregations, unions and civic organizations invite you to celebrate the Founding Assembly of Coloradans for the Common Good (formerly CO IAF), a strategy for ordinary people to have a powerful voice on the issues that affect their lives, including housing, work & wages, health care / mental health, immigrants & refugees, and public education, among others.


School board candidates from Denver, Adams 14, Aurora and JeffCo will join us for a non-partisan School Board Candidates Accountability Session. Instead of endorsing certain candidates, we will ask all of them where they stand on our community-driven agenda that supports quality and equitable public education.


Attorney General Phil Weiser has confirmed his attendance and Mayor Hancock has been invited. Stay tuned for more information!


For more information on both of these events contact:

Marilyn Winokur ( or Zeik Saidman (




A new logo and website are currently being developed, domain names have been purchased, and we are making the name change official with the Colorado Secretary of State.



Meeting with MAYOR HANCOCK

A positive meeting with Mayor Hancock was held on August 13, hosted at B’nai Havurah by five of our members. Twenty-six people attended from twelve IAF member institutions. The purpose of the meeting was to introduce Mayor Hancock to Colorado IAF and to begin building a relationship of mutual respect and accountability.


The topics presented and responded to directly by the Mayor included:


Mental Health and Suicides



Immigration – Migrant Workers

Gun Violence


At the conclusion of our meeting, Mayor Hancock agreed to continue to work with CO IAF, and he assigned Christian Jimenez, Senior Advisor, as his liaison.

Colorado Industrial Areas Foundation (IAF)

December 15, 2017

Dear B’nai Havurah Member:

We are pleased to report that at the Board of Trustees Meeting on November 21, 2017, the Board unanimously voted to approve B’nai Havurah’s membership in the Colorado Industrial Areas Foundation (IAF). A group of seventeen B’nai Havurah members proposed membership. They are the first B’nai Havurah group to meet all the requirements of our Positioning B’nai Policy, which was adopted mid-year 2016.


Founded in 1940, the Industrial Areas Foundation is the nation's largest and longest-standing network of local faith and community-based organizations. The IAF partners with religious congregations and civic organizations at the local level to build broad-based organizing projects, which create new capacity in a community for leadership development, citizen-led action, and relationships across the lines that often divide our communities.

Mordecai Kaplan, founder of the Reconstructionist movement, said: “The Jewish protagonists of social idealism should realize that the Jewish religion came into being as a result of the first attempt to conceive of G-d as the defender of the weak against the strong and that it can, therefore, continue to serve as an inspiration in the present struggle.”

The IAF created the modern model of faith- and broad-based organizing and is widely recognized as having the strongest track record in the nation for citizen leadership development and for helping more than 65 congregations and other civic organizations act on their missions to achieve lasting change in the world.

If you are interested in learning more about the Colorado Industrial Areas Foundation and/or would like to get involved, please contact Zeik Saidman ( or Marilyn Winokur ( 

Approved on November 21, 2017
Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees

B'nai Havurah • 6445 East Ohio Avenue • Denver, CO  80224 • 303-388-4441

Sat, December 7 2019 9 Kislev 5780