Join Har HaShem Virtually – October 16-23

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. www.harhashem.org

Jewish Women Vote – Friday, October 16 – 1:30 pm

Join the National Council of Jewish Women, Jewish Women International, Hadassah, and our co-sponsors Alpha Epsilon Phi, B’nai B’rith Girls, Hadassah-Brandeis Institute, Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance, Jewish Women’s Archive, Jewish Women’s Foundation of New York, Jewish Women’s Funding Network, Keshet, Lilith Magazine, NA’AMAT USA, Sigma Delta Tau, Women of Reform Judaism, Women’s League for Conservative Judaism, and Women’s Rabbinic Network for an hour-long nonpartisan, pluralistic celebration of Shabbat and voting.

Our vote is our voice and it is incumbent on all of us to do everything in our power to ensure every voice is heard in our democracy.

Register Here

Shabbat Shabbat Service – Friday, October 16 – 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, October 17 – 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 with Bat Mitzvah of Eliana Alper – Saturday, October 17 – 10:15 am

Pray with us.

Contemplative Shabbat – Saturday, October 17 – 10:15 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, October 17 – 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.

Amplifying Voices: By the Book: Understanding the Last 50 Years – Sunday, October 18 – 5:00 pm

The Boulder JCC presents Marc Dollinger, who will speak about his book, Black Power, Jewish Politics: Reinventing the Alliance of the 1960s, followed by a Q+A with by Dr. Gil Ribak

Learn More and Register Here

Judaism, Citizenship, and Democracy – beginning Monday, October 19

The stakes for democracy are higher than ever, with our communities divided and tense. For two weeks leading up to the U.S. elections, as we kick-off our Hartman@Home fall programming, Hartman scholars will bring calm and reason — along with passion and insight — to the key civic issues facing the Jewish community today.
Join us as we bring a Jewish lens to the civic obligations, issues, and leadership needed in this moment of global pandemic and unprecedented polarization.
From October 19-30, 2020 add Jewish learning to your election fervor by joining experts on religion and law, politics and morality, and the hermeneutics of Jewish political thought. You’ll even hear perspectives on how Israelis are viewing this U.S. election season.
REGISTER FOR HARTMAN@HOME
This 2-week symposium will offer dozens of day and evening sessions including salons, panels, book talks, and multi-part deeper learning opportunities, plus a daily 25-minute bite-sized take on the role of citizens in a democracy featuring a different Hartman scholar each day.

Refuat HaNefesh Spiritual Support Group – Tuesday, October 20 – 6:30 pm

Refuat Hanefesh is a safe and loving gathering 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, October 21 – 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.

Leaving the Narrow Space: Embracing and Elevating Jewish Transgender and Non-binary Experiences – Wednesday, October 21 – 5:00 pm

Join CCAR Press and Rabbi Denise L. Eger, activist and editor of “Mishkan Ga’avah: Where Pride Dwells,” and leading voices in the Reform Jewish community to celebrate the Jewish transgender and non-gender-conforming experience. Rabbi Eger and guests will share readings from “Mishkan Ga’avah,” and discuss the diversity of the transgender Jewish community and experiences, spirituality, rituals, inclusion, and honoring Transgender Day of Remembrance.
With:
• Rabbi Denise L. Eger (she/her), editor, “Mishkan Ga’avah: Where Pride Dwells A Celebration of LGBTQ Jewish Life and Ritual” (CCAR Press) and founding rabbi of Congregation Kol Ami, West Hollywood, California
• Eliana Rubin (she/her), Queer artist, educator, and Masters in Educational Leadership student, HUC-JIR
• Ariel Zitny (they/them or he/him), Trans/nonbinary writer, poet, and rabbinical student, HUC-JIR
– Register here: http://ccar.co/narrowspace
– Order your copy of “Mishkan Ga’avah: Where Pride Dwells” at pride.ccarpress.org and use the promo code Pride2020 at checkout for 20% off. Valid through October 28, 2020.

A New Middle East? Three-part series exploring different aspects of the Peace between Israel and the UAE – second session Thursday, October 22 – 9:00 am

Join us for a three-part conversation with speakers from around the world as we explore the different aspects of the peace between Israel and the UAE.
A new era in the Middle East? A conversation with Ambassador Gary Grappo
More information and registration for the series here- LINK

Shabbat Service – Friday, October 23 – 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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