Colorado Christian University (CCU) is hosting an evening of unity, bringing together Jewish and Christian leaders who share a common commitment to supporting Israel and promoting peace in the region.
At CCU, we firmly stand in support of Israel against the recent attacks by Hamas. We condemn the acts of violence and aggression, and we are committed to raising awareness and providing direct support to our Jewish brothers and sisters facing such challenges. We are also committed to combatting the growing anti-Semitism on college campuses across America.
The evening will commence with a benefit dinner, providing a platform for local Jewish and Christian leaders to share their insights on the situation and express solidarity.
Following the benefit, there will be a prayer vigil in the Anschutz Student Center, where Christian and Jewish leaders will join together in prayer for peace and unity. While the dinner is by invitation only, the prayer vigil will be open to the public. The benefit dinner will be livestreamed here beginning at 6pm.
During the evening, we will be raising money for United Hatzalah. United Hatzalah is an organization of over 7,000 medic volunteers from all faiths and races ready to race to save lives of anyone in need at no cost to the patient. These volunteers were particularly heroic on October 7th and the days that followed, putting themselves in harm’s way to save many hundreds of lives and treating thousands, going in under fire to provide emergency care, evacuations by ambulance and helicopters, and setting up field hospitals to provide both medical and psycho-trauma treatments. The efforts seriously depleted United Hatzalah’s medical equipment and supplies, and additional needs have arisen due to the ongoing war.
Thanks to the incredible generosity of an anonymous donor, all funds raised to support United Hatzalah during the evening will be matched up to $500,000.
CCU for Israel
Tuesday, December 5, 2023
Prayer Vigil: 7:30pm – 8:00pm MT
Anschutz Student Center
Colorado Christian University
8787 W. Alameda Ave.
Lakewood, CO 80226
Rabbi Hillel Goldberg, PhD, Editor and Publisher, Intermountain Jewish News
Scott Levin, Regional Director, Anti-Defamation League Mountain States
Brad Yellen, United Hatzalah
Hezy Shalev, Israeli-American Council
Eric Hogue, President, Colorado Christian University
Dr. Donald Sweeting, Chancellor, Colorado Christian University
Dr. David Kotter, Dean of the School of Theology, Colorado Christian University
Dr. Seth Rodriquez, Associate Professor of Old Testament Studies and Biblical Archaeology
Jeff Hunt, Director, Centennial Institute at Colorado Christian University