Sukkot at the J Has Something for Everyone!

Join the Boulder JCC  in our new Sukkah!      

All Events in the JCC Sukkah (except noted*) and Open to the Public


 “Sukkot: The Power of Nature and Judaism”

Monday, Oct. 17, Noon-1:30

No charge

Pack a brown bag lunch and enjoy a free discussion in the Sukkah with Rabbi Jordie Gerson. The new assistant Adventure Rabbi, Jordie is a former Hillel campus Rabbi and a graduate of Harvard Divinity School who writes for the Huffington Post and other publications. Questions?


“Shake, Shake, Shake Your Bru-Lav”

Tuesday, Oct.18, 5:30 – 8pm

No charge

There’ll be a whole lot of shaking going on in the JCC Sukkah when Flatiron Tribe celebrates the holiday their way. Join the tribe (ages 21+) for some shaking, smelling, and tasting of our favorite fall festival. Enjoy refreshments in the JCC Sukkah before we head over to BRU (5290 Arapahoe) for their all-day happy hour at 6:45 pm.  Questions?


Rabbis’ Roundtable

“How Do You Jew? Exploring Jewish Identity”

With Rabbi Marc Soloway

Wednesday, Oct 19, 2-3:30 pm

$8 in advance at; $10 at the door

We begin our monthly Rabbis Roundtable with a conversation about what makes us Jewish, partially based on the book “I am Jewish: Personal Reflections Inspired by the Last Words of Daniel Pearl.” Questions?


Sukkot Mishpacha at Red Wagon Farm!*

Wed. Oct. 19, 4-6 pm

$10 per child at; no charge for adults

Celebrate the harvest holiday at this annual family brown-bag picnic. Meet farm animals, enjoy a hayride and special activities, and a teaching with Rabbi Greene. For newborn to 5 years. Co-sponsored by Har HaShem and Hazon. Questions?


 It’s All About Sukkot

With Farmer Becca

Thursday, Oct. 20, 4:15-5:45 pm

$18 JCC members; $22 guests at

Decorate the Sukkah, visit Milk and Honey Farms, and cook farm-to-table snacks. For ages 5-10. Questions?

Beth Ornstein,left, and the Coffee Quintet

ACE Musical Happy Hour in the Sukkah

With the Coffee Quintet and Judy Megibow

Friday, October 21, 4-6 pm

No charge

Get ready for Shabbat with a happy hour featuring wine, cheeses and live music in the JCC Sukkah. Enjoy listening to a blend of classical, Jewish, and folk music, as well as popular tunes from around the world. Questions?

Rabbi Marc Soloway
Rabbi Marc Soloway

Jews, Food and the Earth – the Ethics of Jewish Eating

With Farmer Becca and Rabbi Marc Soloway

Sunday, October 23, 3-4:30pm

$10 at

Join the JCC’s Farmer Becca and Bonai Shalom’s Rabbi Marc for study and discussion about how Jewish values can influence our food choices as we consider the condition of workers, treatment of animals, impact on the environment, and how we share our bounty.  The Boulder JCC and Bonai Shalom both strive to produce sustainable food and look at food choices from a Jewish perspective. Questions?

About Kathryn Bernheimer

Kathryn has spent her professional life writing about, teaching, and presenting the arts. Founding Director of the Boulder Jewish Film Festival, Kathryn was Director of Menorah and ACE at the Boulder JCC from 2003 through August, 2019. The former film and theater critic for the Boulder Daily Camera, Kathryn is the author of "The Fifty Greatest Jewish Movies" and "The Fifty Funniest Films of All Time."

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