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CU Boulder Hillel Announces High Holidays Program

Miriam Kanani

CU Boulder Hillel will again be hosting a variety of services and events for the High Holidays this year. During Rosh Hashanah, Miriam Kanani will be leading us in an engaging, spiritually awakening, and musical set of services. Miriam is a San Francisco Bay Area-based performer, teacher, and prayer leader. She delivers dynamic and interactive prayer services infused with joy, spirit, story and song. Miriam has worked for over a decade with a diverse array of Jewish communities to enliven rituals, holiday celebrations and love for Jewish life and prayer. She has also recorded her own musical CD, called “Light Warrior” which is an album of Hebrew/reggae fusion.

Miriam is a worship leader and has been leading family Shabbats, High Holiday services, and music with her students for several years. As the daughter of a Jewish folk artist, and Jewish folklorist Howard Schwartz, she has been immersed in the rich culture of Jewish arts and seeks to bring this to life through her offerings.

Miriam loves to integrate experiential learning, art, music, storytelling, Hebrew, and knowledge of Jewish traditions into her leading and teaching. She has shared her love for Judaism in a variety of contexts, including as a Children’s Camp organizer at Wilderness Torah Festivals, as a Hebrew, elementary, and preschool teacher in Jewish schools, as a Jewish programmer at Camp Tawonga for two summers, and as the organizer of Bay Area Limmud Children’s Camp for six years. She greatly looks forward to leading Rosh Hashanah services at CU Boulder this year.

During Yom Kippur, CU Boulder Hillel is directing students to local synagogues to ensure that they can have a meaningful holiday experience. If students are unable to arrange a ride, CU Boulder Hillel will reimburse them the cost of a ride share service. There will also be pre-fast and break fast meals served at Hillel. Please see our full list of events and services below!

Rosh HaShanah**

Sunday, September 9th, 2018 – Erev RH

6:30-7:30pm service, followed by oneg

Monday, September 10th, 2018 – RH1

10:00am-12:00pm Torah service

6:30-8:30pm Rosh Hashanah Seder

Tuesday, September 11th, 2018 – RH2

9:30am – Alternative service with hike, meet at Chataqua, near ranger station

2:30pm – Taschlich creek cleanup program, meet at Hillel

Yom Kippur

Tuesday, September 18th, 2018 – Kol Nidre

5:00pm pre-fast dinner at Hillel

6:15pm – Bonai Shalom services at the JCC*

7:00pm – Har Hashem services at the BVCC*

7:00pm – Nevei Kodesh services at the Unity of Boulder Spiritual Center*

Wednesday, September 19th, 2018 – Yom Kippur

8:30am – Bonai Shalom Services at the JCC*

9:30am – Har Hashem services at the BVCC*

9:30am – Nevei Kodesh services at the Unity of Boulder Spiritual Center*

7:00pm – Break the Fast at Hillel with food and drinks

*CU Boulder Hillel will reimburse CU students ride share (Uber/Lyft) with a valid receipt. Rides must originate from Hillel on Tuesday, September 18th to be eligible for reimbursement. Reimbursement only applies going to and from the chosen place of worship and the student residence on Wednesday, September 19th.

**There is a recommended minimum donation of $54 (all inclusive) for non-CU students who wish to attend Rosh Hashana services/events with CU Boulder Hillel – Thanks!

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