Home / Jewish Life / Adventure Rabbi Teens Take on Apex

Adventure Rabbi Teens Take on Apex


The Teen Cohort at Adventure Rabbi recently had a day of summer this January at the Apex Center Waterpark. Our exuberant group of teens splashed their winter blues away in the enormous water area. They found endless entertainment in the slides, dumping buckets, lazy river, and leap-pad cross.

Our teen group, while new this year, is unbelievably close-knit. All students currently in the program are recent graduates from the Adventure B’nai Mitzvah Class, although a Bar or Bat Mitzvah with the Adventure Rabbi Program is not a requirement for being in the Teen Program.

Perhaps this group is so cohesive because the Adventure B’nai Mitzvah Class not only teaches the requirements for becoming a Bar or Bat Mitzvah,  but also challenges the participants by requiring them to be kind to one another, branch out with their friendships, and sometimes step outside of their comfort zone. As a result of this training, our current teen group is thriving.

AdventureRabbiDo you know a teen who would like to make incredible Jewish connections with others in the community? Our teen group may be the perfect place! For more information, you can e-mail our Adventure Educator and teen group leader Elaine Barenblat at elaine@adventurerabbi.org, or you can check out our website here: http://www.adventurerabbi.org/congregation/Teen.htm.

Since half of the school year is already gone, we even have a special discounted rate for our remaining programming!

I hope to see you for our next adventure!

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!

Check Also

Meet Janiece Gratch, Educator Extraordinaire and Online Hebrew Tutor

Janiece has tutored over ninety students.  Even years after their ceremonies, students speak excitedly about how fun and achievable Janiece made the process.

Israel's flag flying atop Masada.

Visually Impaired Denver Native Visits Israel with Birthright

Nechama (Niki) Zakroff is visually impaired, but she did not let that prevent her from seeing the world. This summer, Nechama participated in a Birthright Israel trip which caters specifically to people with physical handicaps that make it difficult for them to travel.