Celebrate Rosh Hashanah with the Boulder JCC

From honey pots to kugel, the Boulder JCC is offering fun and creative high holiday programs for all ages.

Family Programs

There are two opportunities to join us at our first family Rosh Hashanah program this Sunday, August 30, 9:30 – 10:30 am or 11:30 am – 12:30 pm. Join our beekeeper, Tzuria Malpica, who will explain the role of the beloved honey bee in food production and the sweet bi-product, honey. Our artist in residence, Joy Alice Eisenhauer, will then guide you on glazing and decorating your family’s one of a kind honey pot.

This program will be in-person at the Boulder JCC and follow all of the Boulder JCC’s Health and Safety Protocols. For more information and to register, please click here. Pre-registration is required for this event.

Tzuria will also lead a Virtual Farmside Shabbat: Rosh Hashanah Edition on Friday, September 11 at 9:30 am and 4 pm. She will open the farm hives and show us the busy bees in action. We’ll sing Shabbat and Rosh Hashanah songs and say the blessings for the apples and honey and even get to see the goats! To register for the 9:30 am or 4 pm program, please click here.

Adult Programs
Cooking is a traditional part of all of the Jewish holidays, and we are excited to offer a variety of High Holiday cooking classes. All of the following programs will be held virtually.

On Tuesday, September 1 at 4 pm, we welcome celebrated cookbook author, Leah Koenig (Modern Jewish Cooking, The Jewish Cookbook) for a virtual cooking demonstration that goes way beyond honey cake and shares two globally-inspired desserts for your holiday table. To register for this program, please click here.

On Wednesday, September 9 at 11 am, we welcome Danielle Renov, who has built a strong online community through @peaslovencarrots, where tens of thousands of people tune in daily for recipes, cooking tutorials, and lifestyle tips. To launch her new cookbook, Danielle will offer a High Holiday cooking demonstration live from her home in Israel. This program is presented by the JCC Literacy Consortium. To register for this program, please click here.

Food and lifestyle expert Jamie Geller, founder and CEO of Kosher Network International (KNi), will join us virtually on Tuesday, September 15 at 8 am to teach a variety of Rosh Hashanah recipes. The #1 Kosher Food Media Company is home to @jamiegeller and JamieGeller.com featuring over 10,000 recipes and the viral @jewlishbyjamie how-to videos with almost 1 billion views. To register for this program, please click here.

Invite your family from near and far and join Nancy Lipsey (Boulder JCC Senior Director of Programs) and her family live from Memphis, TN, as they teach a Sweet and Savory Kugel class on Wednesday, September 16 at 7 pm. Sue Ann Lipsey and Ira Lipsey (Nancy’s mom and brother), experienced home cooks and life long southerners, will teach you how to prepare one sweet and one savory kugel for your Rosh Hashanah table (gluten-free adjustments will be shared). To register for this program, please click here.

On Thursday, September 24 at 7 pm, join us to bake along and learn to make your own Rugelach for your Yom Kippur Break Fast with Eti Young, Women of the J Advisory Board member. This class is back by popular demand. To register, please click here.

About Shari Schnee

Shari Blake Schnee is the Shalom Family and Camp Director at the Boulder Jewish Community Center (BJCC).

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