WHAT: Rosh Hashanah Services at Temple Aaron! Continuing a Tradition that Began in 1883! Rabbi Lewis Bogage of Denver will officiate.
WHEN: Erev Rosh Hashanah services at 7:00 pm on Sunday, September 9. Morning Rosh Hashanah Services at 10:00 am on Monday, September 10. Light refreshments will be served after each service. On Monday afternoon, those who wish may adjourn to a local restaurant for lunch- details to be provided.
WHERE: Temple Aaron, 407 S. Maple Street, Trinidad, CO 81082 (five minutes from I-25)
WHO: All those wishing to continue the tradition of celebrating the Jewish High Holidays in Trinidad!!! We have plenty of room in the Temple’s beautiful 200-person sanctuary! Please do rsvp to firstname.lastname@example.org so we know how many people to expect and how much food we need. While no one will be turned away, we are requesting a donation of $36 per person (covering both services) to cover the cost of food and other expenses.
WHY: Since the Temple Aaron building came within a whisker of being sold in 2016, a growing and dedicated group of individuals from all over Colorado and New Mexico has raised over $50,000 in a grass roots campaign to save this remarkable historical treasure and keep it in Jewish hands. We are in the process of commissioning a building assessment and starting a capital campaign to repair and maintain Temple Aaron for the future. Continuing a 135-year tradition of celebrating the High Holidays in Trinidad after a two-year hiatus is an important milestone in this process. There is renewed energy and momentum to save this magnificent synagogue which is so important to the Jewish history of our region. Please visit templeaaron.org to learn more and consider making a donation to our efforts. Thank you!!!
Note: While we are so excited to hold Rosh Hashanah services at the Temple again this year, we will not be holding any Yom Kippur services, as that holiday falls entirely during the week this year and so we would not expect enough of a turnout. We hope to do so in the future as awareness and enthusiasm for Temple Aaron continues to grow.