As you all know, our wonderful shul took quite a hit in the flood and it will likely be quite a while until we can resume services and events in our facility.
The good news is that we are working hard to ensure that our regular scheduled services will continue as planned, but in different locations.
This Wednesday night our final round of services begins with Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah and we are celebrating our first Bat Mitzvah of the New Jewish Year too! Thursday and Friday services for this week only will be at Congregation Har HaShem, 3950 Baseline, in their South building. Saturday services for the Bat Mitzvah will be in Har HaShem’s North building (main sanctuary).
Full schedule below:
For the month of October and probably beyond, all Friday night and Shabbat morning services, including all our childrens’ and family programming, as well as 6th and 7th grade Hebrew School will be at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 5001 Pennsylvania Avenue, Boulder.
In the spirit of the community helping each other out in extraordinary times, we will need volunteers on Wednesday afternoon to help move books, Torah scrolls and other ritual items. Please meet at 1pm at Larry Cohn’s house on Wednesday.
Here is a full schedule for this week and Shabbat at Har HaShem
Thursday 9/26, 9 am – Shemini Atzeret Service, including Yizkor at approximately 11am and Teffilat HaGeshem (prayer for rain!) led by Reb Zalman
Thursday 9/26, 5.30pm – Simchat Torah Shelanu. A short, fun program for 0-5s and their families to dance with the Torah
Thursday 9/26, 6pm – 9pm – Community Simchat Torah Celebration. We encourage people of all ages to join in this spirited service, which will include unwrapping the entire Torah and lots of dancing!
Friday 9/27, 9am – Simchat Torah Services. More dancing as we honor our Chatan Torah, Jason Blau and our Kallat Bereshit, Janine Starr
Friday 9/28, 6pm – A short Kabbalat Shabbat Service (TBC – South Building)
Saturday 9/29, 9.30 am – Shabbat morning services, including the Bat Mitzvah of Anna Jaffe with wonderful kiddush lunch provided by Anna’s family to follow.
(North Building/Main Sanctuary)
Blessings for a joyful completion of our holiday cycle amid the chaos!
Rabbi Marc and Steve Hill
Congregation Har HaShem sponsors a monthly support group that is open to Har HaShem members and members of the wider Jewish community .
Dr. Caryn Aviv has recently joined the Kevah Educator team and is leading her first Kevah Group.