Join Har HaShem Virtually – July 17 – July 24

Join Congregation Har HaShem to pray, study, and socialize! Please see the calendar on our website for descriptions of all of our programs, including Zoom links. Click here to find additional resources for services including online prayer books.

Friday Evening Shabbat Service – Friday, July 17 – 6:00 pm

We are committed to providing an inclusive, welcoming space. We celebrate our holy days with awe and with joy…and hope you will join us.

Torah Study – Saturday, July 18 – 9:00 am

Torah is our greatest gift! But it isn’t reserved just for rabbis. It is accessible and inspirational to all. Young and not-so-young, experienced and new-comers, all are welcome to explore the Torah portion of the week with Rabbi Greene and volunteers who will take turns to explore the Truths to help make meaning in our lives.

Shabbat Morning Service – Saturday, July 18 – 10:15 am

We are committed to providing an inclusive, welcoming space. We celebrate our holy days with awe and with joy…and hope you will join us.

Contemplative Shabbat – Saturday, July 18 – 10:30 am

Explore a different mode of Jewish spirituality that relates to Shabbat as a day of rest and renewal. Our contemplative Shabbat service, led by Rabbi Ruth Gelfarb, offers a slower paced and more meditative approach to prayer. Anchored in the traditional liturgy, the contemplative service incorporates guided meditations, silence, soulful melodies and chants, and text study.  Accessible to those without a strong Hebrew background. All are welcome. 

Havdalah – Saturday, July 18 – 8:15 pm

Havdalah marks the transition from sacred to ordinary time. We’ll gather online for this short ceremony, share some reflections and prepare for the week to come.

Doctor’s Orders: How Israel’s Health Workers are Healing Israeli Prejudice – Sunday, July 19 – 11:00 am

The Israel Religious Action Center and Israel Movement for Progressive Judaism are hosting this webinar. Join Anat Hoffman, Rabbi Noa Sattath, Director of Israel Religious Action Center, and Prof. Rafi Walden, Deputy Director of Sheba-Tel HaShomer Hospital, as we discuss IRAC’s work to advance a shared society and racial equality in Israel. For more information, click here.

Black Perspectives on Systemic Racism – Monday, July 20 – 6:30 pm

In the aftermath of the death of George Floyd and subsequent nationwide protests, we invite you to listen to leaders from the Black community as they discuss their experiences with systemic racism and how they feel collective action to end it must be prioritized.

  • Bishop Jerry Demmer, President, Greater Metropolitan Denver Ministerial Alliance
  • Nneka McPhee, Director of Development Services at American Associates, Ben-Gurion University
  • Alfonzo Porter, Editor-in-Chief, Denver Urban Spectrum
  • State Representative James Coleman (HD-7)

Hosted by Jewish Community Relations Council and JEWISHcolorado.Register Here

Refuat NaNefesh Spiritual Support Group – Tuesday, July 21 – 6:30 pm

A safe and loving place where people struggling with mental illness and brain disorders, their family, and friends can meet confidentially and openly name how their spiritual life/faith can help with mental health challenges. Facilitated by Rabbi Deborah Bronstein and Dr. Jed Shapiro.

Weekly Morning Minyan – Wednesday, July 22 – 7:30 am

Make morning prayer part of your daily workout. Start your day with prayer or join with others to say kaddish for a loved one in our new, weekday service. The service will be lay-led.

The Book of Job in Art: From Byzantium to Blake and Beyond with Abby Schwartz, Director, Skirball Museum, HUC-JIR, Cincinnati – Wednesday, July 22 – 1:00 pm

From Byzantine manuscripts of the 9th century to paintings by Albrecht Dürer and Georges de la Tour, the Book of Job has inspired artists through the ages. Most notable is the cycle of illustrations produced by the nineteenth century English poet, painter, and printmaker William Blake. Also included will be representations of the Job story in works from the Skirball Museum’s collections and temporary exhibitions.

Register Here

Kabbalah Reading Group – Wednesday, July 22 – 6:30 pm

The Har HaShem Kabbalah Reading Group reads and discusses Zohar and Rabbi Kaplan’s book “Inner Space”. Our discussion will center on Jewish mysticism generally and as applied in everyday life.

Why We Need a Just, Green Recovery – Thursday, July 23 – 5:30 pm

Hosted by Dayenu: A Jewish Call to Climate Action

Even before the coronavirus pandemic hit, we knew that our world was broken. We knew that our society was neither sustainable nor just. We knew that we couldn’t just continue as we had been and expect our children and grandchildren would have a safe planet to live on. Now we have an unexpected opportunity to re-envision and rebuild a different world. We have the opportunity to move from the world as it is, to the world as it should be—as it must be.

Want to learn more about what a Just, Green Recovery is, what comes next, and how you can help advance this vision?

Join Dr. Mark Paul, assistant professor of economics and environmental studies at New College of Florida, Aracely Hudis-Jimenez, Deputy Director of Communications for Sunrise Movement, and Adrien Salazar, Senior Campaign Strategist at Demos, in conversation with me, for a discussion on why we need a Just, Green Recovery, and how we can take action.
Register Here

Eco-Kashrut: Food, Jews, and Justice – Thursday, July 23 – 7:00 pm

CU Program in Jewish Studies presents…While many people think of kosher food—food prepared in accordance with traditional Jewish dietary rules—as being more “moral” or “clean” than non-kosher food, recent exposés have shown that this is not always the case: kosher certification does not always mean that food is humanely raised and slaughtered, obtained by just labor practices, or prepared in a hygienic environment. In fact, there are times when the mandate to keep kosher and the desire to be green may come into direct conflict. Seeking to address these problems, Jewish environmental organizations have increasingly linked Jewish dietary rules with other green and ethical practices, promoting vegetarianism, veganism, and new types of kosher certifications. Professor Samira Mehta, in conversation with Professor Elias Sacks, Director of the Program in Jewish Studies, will explore these emerging efforts to blend kosher practices, environmentalism, and ethics—often known as “eco-kashrut”—and consider ways in which many Jews are connecting not-necessarily-Jewish eating habits to their moral lives as Jews.

Register here.

Friday Evening Shabbat Service – Friday, July 24 – 6:00 pm

We are committed to providing an inclusive, welcoming space. We celebrate our holy days with awe and with joy…and hope you will join us.

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