AR Teens Pick Up Boulder


The Adventure Rabbi Teen cohort met up this past Saturday to give the East Boulder Community Park a cleaner future. We donned stylish purple gloves, took hold of bright orange trash grabbers, and began our search for all of the discarded waste we could find.

As we cleaned, dogs were playing with their human counterparts in their own designated park, several games of lacrosse were underway in the nearby open field, adults were taking advantage of the basketball court, and the obligatory duck was sitting comfortably in the middle of the pond. We all felt wonderful thinking about how our work that day would positively impact everyone around us.

By the end of just two hours, we had collected 6 full bags of trash, plus some very interesting odds-and-ends that were too big to go anywhere but straight to the dumpster.

This event is one of many our teen cohort has participated in this year, and the group has bonded in a really incredible way. Every member feels a sense of belonging within the group, and a sense of pride for what each does as a member.

For those of you who don’t know, The Adventure Rabbi Congregation spent an incredible Passover weekend in Moab Utah. Traditionally, this has been where new friends are made, and close bonds are reinforced and made even stronger. Our teen group, though already bonded, welcomed in everyone they met, and as a result, we now have an even larger teen family!

We hope that you’ll take a look at our incredible program and join us, if not for this year, then for the next and many to come!

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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