Beth Ami Community Shabbat Picnic

We invite you to attend our Community Shabbat celebration on Saturday, August 22nd 11:00 am – 2:00 pm at Foothills Park ( The event features a short service, followed by games and activities to plan our year of mitzvahs. Beth Ami will provide a build-a-sandwich lunch. Please RSVP to

Our Shabbat theme is The Value of Mitzvahs. Our mitzvahs fall into three categories:

  • g’milut hasadim (acts of loving kindness)
  • tikkun olam (repairing the world)
  • tza’ar ba’alei chayim (suffering of living creatures)

Acts of loving kindness refer to people problems such as poverty, suicide, and loneliness. Repairing the world are mitzvahs addressing the natural environment such as climate change, deforestation, and our food supply. Mitzvahs addressing the suffering of living creatures or kindness to animals include human interference with animal survival such as car accidents, littering, and animal abuse.

Beth Ami means “house of my people”. The name reflects not only our Jewish heritage and identity but our sense of community and our welcoming spirit.

We provide a place where secular Jews can find a comfortable home. We appeal to those who respect and love our Jewish heritage and want to affiliate with others with similar viewpoints. We are Jews who want Jewish studies for our children and ourselves, who want to observe Jewish holidays, appreciate Jewish culture, and express a connection with the Jewish people and Israel in a non-theistic setting.

Beth Ami’s Jewish Cultural Family School meets twice each month on Sunday mornings. We meet at the Boulder Jewish Community Center, 3800 Kalmia Ave. Boulder once a month and at various mitzvah locations in the greater Boulder/Denver community once a month.

Each family is a learning group or havruta that implements humanistic values by learning about and doing monthly real world mitzvahs. We also celebrate Jewish holidays and learn beginning Hebrew.

For more information, please visit our website

About Lenore Kingston

I am the Jewish Cultural School Director at Beth Ami CCHJ. Beth Ami is a welcoming community where we connect to Jewish past, celebrate Jewish present, and link to Jewish future through a humanistic philosophy.

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