150 Jewish Teens Coming to Boulder for Chavurah

Sound the shofar to wake up Jewish high school students living in the Boulder Valley! A not-to-be-missed Chavurah for 150 Jewish teens is happening at Congregation Har HaShem Nov. 11-13th!

Never considered getting involved with a Jewish youth group? Now’s the time to give it a try. Boulder Temple Youth is Congregation Har HaShem‘s High School Youth Group, and they will host a regional gathering of the Reform Jewish Movement’s North American Federation of Temple Youth (NFTY). The gathering, called a Chavurah, will bring about 150 teens from four states for an unforgettable weekend! All local teens are encouraged to participate, and host families are needed to assist with housing.

Boulder Temple Youth (BTY) is open to all Jewish teens. For only $36, any teen can join BTY; youth group membership does not require household membership in the Congregation.

It is so inspiring to see 150 Jewish kids gather together to have a great time learning and practicing Jewish values through prayer, singing, Torah learning, and programs on community and social justice, ” said Har HaShem Rabbi Josh Rose.

“These kids are making a significant commitment in coming from all over the region – some as far as Kansas City, Missouri – that speaks volumes about the place of Jewish values in their life. We would like for all of us to respond by demonstrating our commitment to them – they are our Jewish future.”

Congregation Har HaShem invites the parents of teens to consider whether you could step forward to perform the mitzvah of hachnasat orchim, welcoming guests, during this weekend.

Agree to host two or more high school students at your home for two nights. The teens bring sleeping bags and can sleep on the floor, so the number you host is up to you and dependant only upon the number of extra seatbelts you have to transport them a few times over the weekend. You’ll also need to provide breakfast and dinner at your home on Saturday. An online application for adults to host teens is located here.

Questions for teens about attending or parents about hosting? Contact Simi Adler, BTY Youth Advisor, at youth@harhashem.org or (303) 499-7077 ext. 16.

Early bird registration costs $135 and ends October 27th. Late registration ends November 3rd and costs $150. Online registration is available with a password from Simi, and if cost is an issue, contact Simi about limited scholarship opportunities.

Find and friend the Boulder Temple Youth (BTY) group page on Facebook!

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