Nu, what's happening? We've gathered a list of happenings and the hours of some of our favorite hangouts around town.

Xmas Eve & Xmas Day in Jewish Boulder

Nu, what’s happening? We’ve gathered a list of happenings and the hours of some of our favorite hangouts around town.

THURSDAY (Dec 24, Xmas Eve)

7 am Minyan at Bonai Shalom: The regular Thursday morning minyan has been short a few people lately due to travel/winter break, and so could use a few good… Jews. It’s at 1527 Cherryvale and there is plenty of parking (and coffee afterwards). The minyan ends by 8:10.

Torah Yoga — When everyone else is busy doing the usual things on Christmas Eve, you can be special. Come and tune your body with the rhythm of the Torah cycle and the biblical Hebrew chants! Read More »

Early closings at some coffee hangouts – see the table below.

Dinner at Spice China (Louisville) – Traditional pre-Christmas dinner. 6 pm. A few families are headed there and there’s room for a few more folks (total 30 and we have 12 so far) — rsvp by comment below if you’re planning on coming!

Heebonism –E-3 Events is hosting Heebonism 2009, a Christmas Eve party tradition for Jews in their twenties, thirties and forties. New location and open bar after-party will make the largest event for young Jews in Colorado the place to be Thursday night.  Read More »

FRIDAY (Dec 25, Xmas)

Open coffee houses — see the table below (please add comments if you know of more places).

Chinese Shabbat Dinner at Aish —  For Jews, Xmas is not simple and it is not avoidable. Let’s gather up, eat homemade, kosher Chinese food in a warm and joyous environment with good people. Rabbi Goldfeder explains. Read More »

Volunteering: check with local shelters for volunteer opportunities, so that others may enjoy the holiday with their families.

Boulder Area Open/Closed 12/24-12/25

LocationThursday Closes at:Christmas Day Hours
Amante 6PMOPEN 7:30AM - 1PM
Breadworks4PMOPEN 7AM - 3PM
Brewing Market on Folsom (next to McGuckins)5PMClosed
Buchanan's on the HillClosedClosed
Flatirons Coffee5PMClosed
Folsom CoffeeClosedClosed
Glacier on Baseline8PMClosed
Jimmy and Drew's 28th St. Deli3PMClosed
Moe's Bagels on Arapahoe5PMClosed
Moe's Bagels on Broadway5PMClosed
Original Pancake House2:30PMClosed
Ozo Coffee1PMClosed
Peet's Coffee6PMClosed
Saxy's Cafe2PMClosed
Vic's on Broadway4PMClosed
A quick check of which local coffee and bagel/breakfast places have special hours this week.

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They call me "NewsHound IV," because I'm a clever Finnegan, sniffing out stories all over the Boulder area. I love Jewish holidays because the food is GREAT, especially the brisket. Well all the food. I was a rescue pup and glad to be on the scent!

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  1. Kathryn Bernheimer

    Three of us coming – what time???? Need to post time! 6 pm??

  2. Yes – 6 pm sounds good! We 4 are in! Plus – 2 Secors, plus 4 Ansells

  3. We'll be there. They do great gluten-free and soy-free.

  4. This is really an awesome thing to have on this website. FABULOUS!!

  5. I will be there. Rich will be volunteering at Exempla. Sounds fun!

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