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Jewish skiers attending the Adventure Rabbi menorah lighting at Copper Mountain, 12/24/12.

Don’t Miss Shabbat on Skis

One of The Adventure Rabbi Congregation’s oldest traditions is back and better than ever for the 2016-2017 ski season. We’re once again hitting the slopes for some truly epic skiing while at the same time, we’re finding connections to our Judaism that can sometimes only be found at the top of a snow-covered peak while gentle flakes silently fall around you.

Many of us have a hard time finding a balance between the hardcore things we love to do in our lives, and finding the peace and solitude that Shabbat is supposed to bring amid all of the other hectic stuff we’ve got going on. If this sounds familiar, we encourage you to check out not one, but TWO Shabbat experiences happening throughout this winter season.

The first is our traditional Shabbat on Copper. We’ve been holding services on the deck just downhill from solitude station for many years, and it has been a community favorite. Here, we meet at 12:30pm for a 15-minute service that allows us to breathe, take look around, and remind ourselves of all the things in our lives that make us say “wow!” Prayer books are provided, and there is an opportunity to say Kaddish, so we hope you’ll join us for this twist on a Shabbat morning! Remaining Copper services will be held on January 28th, February 25th, and March 18th.

Our second Shabbat experience is new for this year and we’re very excited – Due to growing success, we’re expanding our reach to Eldora Mountain! With the change in scenery comes a change in style. Instead of a service, we’re using our 15 minutes together to create a learning community. We’ll discuss the weekly Torah portion and make connections between it and our own lives that will hopefully send us off with a different perspective and view. To participate in this newest adventure, meet at the Lookout Shack at the top of the Corona Lift at 1:30pm. The only date left to catch this one is February 18th, so we hope to see you there!

For more information, you can check out our website at: http://www.adventurerabbi.org/events/JewishSkiing.htm or reach Elaine Barenblat by e-mail at elaine@adventurerabbi.org or by phone at 720.410.8395.

About Elaine Barenblat

Elaine hails from San Antonio Texas, but has been fortunate enough to live all over the United States. While she has a degree in Early Childhood and Special Education, her work with the Adventure Rabbi Congregation in Boulder, CO focuses around Jewish Education for students in grades 1-6, B'nai Mitzvah training, teen programming, and hosting events for 20s and 30s. She's found her forever home nestled in the Foothills, and she hopes to meet you around town soon!

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