Celebrate a Humanistic Shavuot Hike with Beth Ami

Saturday, May 27 | 10:00-11:30 AM | South Boulder Creek West Trail

Like learning? Like hiking? Like celebrating? We can do it all.

Shavuot is a minor, ancient pilgrimage festival that marked the harvest of wheat. In North America, Shavuot is a time to celebrate educational achievement, eating dairy foods (because the Bible says that Israel was a land flowing with milk and honey) and Torah study. Humanistic Jews celebrate Shavuot with picnics featuring bread, dairy and fruit and may honor education. And because we are in Colorado, we can also hike!

Here is the website for the South Boulder Creek West Trailhead, accessed off Hwy 93 south of Boulder. https://bouldercolorado.gov/trailhead/south-boulder-creek-west.  The West Trailhead is visible from the highway. Parking is free for Boulder County residents and $5 for non-residents.

Our hike will be out and back, about 4 miles total, with a mild elevation gain. Wear sturdy shoes, bring water and snacks and dress for the weather. We’ll meet at 10 AM at the picnic tables just past the parking lot, before the trailhead sign. Restrooms are available.

Beth Ami is the only Humanistic Jewish congregation in Colorado and is a proud affiliate of the Society for Humanistic Judaism. We celebrate Jewish holidays, learning and life cycle events through the secular lens of history, culture, and reason. We believe in the human capacity to create a better world without supernatural intervention.

Beth Ami is a welcoming community where we connect to Jewish past, celebrate Jewish present and link to Jewish future through a humanistic philosophy. We encourage anyone interested in learning about Humanistic Judaism to attend this and all our events.

Let’s do Jewish together – Humanistically!

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