Longmont Shabbat Group Celebrates 30th Anniversary

On February 18, 2022, the Longmont Shabbat Group celebrated its 30th anniversary at its monthly Shabbat service.  About 40 members of the group surprised the leader of the group, Susan Scruggs, with a beautiful cake, flowers, gifts of trees planted in Israel, gift cards, and generous donations to Jewish Family Service of Colorado, JEWISHcolorado’s Boulder Fire Relief Fund, the Anti-Defamation League, the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS), and to the group’s general fund.

The Longmont Shabbat Group is a community-based Jewish group that meets once a month for informal Jewish services.  Highlights of their thirty-year history include many firsts for Longmont: the first Hebrew School in Longmont, the first B’nai Mitzvahs in Longmont, participating in the first Longmont interfaith build with Habitat for Humanity, and the creation of the first Jewish section in a Longmont cemetery. 

Other highlights include their annual community Passover seders, the Bar Mitzvah of a teen with Asperger syndrome who was not eligible for the rite anywhere else, participating in Longmont’s Rhythm on the River, participating in the Boulder County CROP Hunger Walk, and participating in the annual Boulder Jewish Festival. For more information about the group, see: http://www.longmontshabbatgroup.com

About Susan Scruggs

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