Holidays

PJ Library Offers Free Sukkot & Simchat Torah Fun for the Family

Why do we blow a shofar?  What should we do in between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur?  When do we sit in the sukkah?  The answers to these questions – and much, much more – can be found in “A Time to Grow: A PJ Library Family Guide to the Fall Holidays”, a beautiful, free resource to help Jewish families.

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Sukkot: My Sukkah’s on Fire

During the Sukkot holiday, the Pico-Robertson neighborhood of Los Angeles erupts in joyful celebration. Our forty-plus kosher restaurants all have sukkot attached. There’s a sukkah on top of Ralph’s supermarket. One could conceivably sukkah hop to a different hut every five minutes and not exhaust the inventory.

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Ready For Something New? Experience Yom Kippur Humanistically!

The Beth Ami – Colorado Congregation for Humanistic Judaism community will observe Yom Kippur LIVE under the leadership of our madrikha (leader), Sheila Malcolm. We will gather together at the Martin Park Picnic Shelter, near Table Mesa & Broadway in Boulder.

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Want a 21st Century Rosh Hashanah Challenge? Ask Robo Rabbi

The fundamental goal of the project is to help guide our participants in being their best selves and giving back during the Ten Days of Repentance, which is accomplished through completion of Robo Rabbi's 10 daily challenges that encourage such behavior.

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Shofar in the Park – Alternative Rosh Hashanah Celebration

To accommodate those who would otherwise not participate in formal Rosh Hashanah synagogue services, Rabbi Scheiner of Boulder Center for Judaism is promoting a brief, open to all, Rosh Hashanah ceremony that includes the primary observances of the holiday. There will be a special activity for kids and a small holiday gift takeaway.

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Time for a Change? Observe Tashlich Humanistically!

.  Our madrikha (leader), Sheila Malcolm, will lead us in a Humanistic Tashlich service at Viele Lake and the Harlow Platts Picnic Shelter in South Boulder (1360 Gillaspie Dr, Boulder 80305).  This will be followed by an optional BYO lunch.

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The High Holidays: Why Are We Here?

Formal prayer is an acquired taste, and its acquisition is best achieved with frequency and familiarity. Hence the Jewish Catch 22: many Jews only show up to pray on the two days a year when the prayers are by far the most long-winded and daunting.

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Celebrate Shavuot with the Boulder JCC

The holiday of Shavuot begins the evening of May 16 and ends on the evening of May 18. Shavuot is the Hebrew word for “weeks” because the holiday occurs seven weeks after Passover.

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