High Holidays Boulder 2016

L’shanah Tova (Happy New year!) Jewish Together – Boulder has compiled your one stop for all High Holiday resources – services, learning and even a high altitude honey cake recipe. All services and events are sorted by date. Limitless choices…one community.
 

Preparing for the High Holidays
September 4, 2016
10:00 am – 4:00 pm New Moon of Elul Retreatwith Congregation Nevei Kodesh
One month before Rosh HaShana we enter the Hebrew month of Elul – traditionally a time for introspection, review, and personal preparation for the Days of Awe. We begin Elul together with a day-long retreat in a scenic mountain location (with indoor and outdoor spaces) near Boulder. Through study, prayer, song, journaling, guided movement and meditation, we use the vessel of community to help us begin the inner work that prepares us for the Days of Awe. Register Here.
 
Monday, September 19, 2016
7:00-8:30 pm pm Reflect, Repair, Renew with Judaism Your Way
Join Judaism Your Way’s Boulder Educator, Amy Atkins, for an exploration of the themes of High Holidays. An evening to prepare you for the transformative power of the holiday season. Register here.
 
Saturday, September 24, 2016
8:00-10:00 pm Selichot Study and Service: Sin and Forgiveness in the 21st Century with Congregation Har HaShem
Join Rabbi Greene to discuss “sin” in our Machzor and explore how th[e new Reform Machzor, Mishkan HaNefesh, challenges us to think in a new way. The evening will end with Havdallah and a selichot service where we change the Torah mantles to white, prepare our hearts for the High Holy Days, and begin the process of our personal t’shuvah.
8:00-8:30 pm Refreshments
8:30-9:45 pm Text Study
9:45 pm Havdallah and Selichot Service
 
Monday, September 26, 2016
4:15-6:15 pm Apples and Honey for Rosh Hashanah with the Boulder JCC
For students 5 – 10 years of age.
Apples and honey are an important part of the Rosh Hashanah tradition. In the first part of this class, children will visit Farmer Becca at the JCC Milk and Honey Farm to see the bees and learn about how honey is produced. They will also sample different types of apples and honey in celebration of the Jewish New Year! In the second half of the class, they will make decoupage honey pots with art teacher Jennifer Rieger. $22 Boulder JCC Members | $26 for Guests
 
Thursday, September 29, 2016
8:15 am – 12:45 pm Pre-Holiday Mikvah with Congregation Nevei Kodesh
Led by Eve Ilsen, we will carpool to Indian Hot Springs Resort in Idaho Springs for this highly worthwhile way to prepare for High Holidays. Register here.
 
7:00-8:30 pm High Holy Day Music Experience; Singing and Spirituality: Music Speaks to Our Souls with Congregation Har HaShem
How do the melodies of the High Holy days affect your prayer? What memories are stirred for you by particular sounds? Let’s delve into the meaning and purpose of some High Holy Day prayers and explore how their melodies either impede or transport us. Deepen your holiday experience through this class led by Cantorial Soloist Berman.
 
High Holidays with Jewish Family Service. To Volunteer or Attend, please contact Ingrid Swords iswords@jewishfamilyservice.org
Wednesday, September 28 4:00 pm at Golden West Senior Center led by Rabbi Marc Soloway
Wednesday, October 5 3:00 pm at MorningStar Senior Center led by Joe Lukasik
Thursday, October 6 10:30 am at The Carillon Senior Center led by Ed Kass
Thursday, October 6 3:30 pm at Boulder Meridian Senior Center led by Rabbi Fred Greene
Friday, October 7 10:00 am at Sunrise Boulder led by Ed Kass and Rachel Amaru
Tuesday, October 11 10:00 am at Frasier Meadows led by David Bernstein
 
Erev Rosh Hashanah – October 2, 2016
4:00-7:00 pm Community Rosh Hashanah and Tashlich Service for all ages with Beth Ami Colorado Congregation for Humanistic Judaism at the East Boulder Community Center
 
Erev Rosh Hashanah with Congregation Nevei Kodesh (at Unity of Boulder Spiritual Center, 2855 Folsom Street)
5:30-6:30 pm Children’s Service for youth ages 3-10
7:00-9:30 pm Erev Rosh Hashanah Services (childcare available)
 
6:15 pm Erev Rosh Hashanah Mincha, Candle Lighting, Ma’ariv with Congregation Bonai Shalom at the Boulder Jewish Community Center, 6007 Oreg Avenue
 
7:00 pm Erev Rosh Hashanah Service with Congregation Har HaShem at Boulder Valley Christian Church
 
4:00 pm October 2 – 1:30 pm October 3 Adventure Rabbi Rosh Hashanah Retreat at Snow Mountain Ranch in Winter Park, CO
Come for the evening, the day or the entire event!
October 2nd Events (see October 3 for the remainder of the retreat schedule)
5:00 – 6:00 pm Dinner
7:15-8:45 pm Evening Service, special program for younger children
9:00-10:45 pm Indoor and Outdoor Onegs, campfire
 
7:00-9:00 pm Erev Rosh Hashanah Service with Pardes Levavot at Shepard of the Hills Lutheran Church 71st and Lookout Road
 
7:30 pm Evening Service for Rosh Hashanah with Boulder County Center for Judaism – Holiday meal immediately after services
Rosh Hashanah Day 1 – October 3, 2016
Rosh Hashanah First Day Services with Congregation Bonai Shalom (at Boulder Jewish Community Center, 6007 Oreg Avenue)
8:30 am P’sukei D’Zimra/Opening Prayers
9:00 am Shacharit/Morning Service
9:30-10:45 Family Service led by Dafna Michaelson, Shofar blast by Becca Bloom
9:30-10:30 Teen Programming
10:00 am Torah Service
10:45-12:00 Youth Activity Room (Grades K-5)
11:00-11:30 am Rosh Hashanah Shelanu led by Ilyse Bloom
11:30 am Rabbi’s Sermon
12:00 pm Musaf/Additional Holiday Service – Lunch Following Musaf
3:00 pm Tashlich
 
Rosh Hashanah First Day Services Kehillat Orot Yisrael (at Bonai Shalom in the sanctuary, 1527 Cherryvale Road)
9:00 am Shacharit
11:00 am Shofar
1:30 pm Kiddush Lunch (after services)
 
Rosh Hashanah First Day Services with Congregation Nevei Kodesh (at Unity of Boulder Spiritual Center, 2855 Folsom Street)
9:30 am – 2:00 pm Rosh Hashanah Services
9:30 am – 11:00 am Teen Program
11:00 am – 11:45 am Children’s Service
 
Rosh Hashanah First Day Services with Congregation Har HaShem at Boulder Valley Christian Church unless otherwise stated
9:30 am – 1:00 pm Morning Service
9:30 am – 1:00 pm Childcare for infants – age 4
9:30 am – 1:00 pm Children’s programming for ages 4-8
9:30 am Family Service at Har HaShem north building for families with children K-B’nai Mitzvah.
3:00 pm Intergenerational Tashlich Service near Arapahoe Library
 
8:15 am – 1:30 pm Rosh Hashanah Retreat with Adventure Rabbi at Snow Mountain Ranch in Winter Park, CO
8:15 -10:00 am Morning service – includes an easy, contemplative hike to service site
10:00-11:20 am Rosh Hashanah Children’s Program – Children age 11 and younger
10:00 am – 12:00 pm Adult Service
12:30-1:30 pm Lunch
 
9:30 am – 1:00 pm Rosh Hashanah 1st Day with Pardes Levavot at Shepard of the Hills Lutheran Church 71st and Lookout Road
 
9:30 am Rosh Hashanah Services Day 1 with Boulder County Center for Judaism
 
6:00 pm 2nd Night Rosh Hashanah Pot Luck with Flatiron Tribe and the Boulder JCC
Join us in our new facility as we bring in the new year pot-luck style with our Boulder family. As young adults, many of us are not from Boulder, and Rosh Hashanah is a great time to come together as a community. Plan to bring a dish to share as we bring in 5777 together. Sign up and tell us what you’re bringing to the pot luck HERE.
 
High Holidays with Jewish Family Service. To Volunteer or Attend, please contact Ingrid Swords iswords@jewishfamilyservice.org
Wednesday, September 28 4:00 pm at Golden West Senior Center led by Rabbi Marc Soloway
Wednesday, October 5 3:00 pm at MorningStar Senior Center led by Joe Lukasik
Thursday, October 6 10:30 am at The Carillon Senior Center led by Ed Kass
Thursday, October 6 3:30 pm at Boulder Meridian Senior Center led by Rabbi Fred Greene
Friday, October 7 10:00 am at Sunrise Boulder led by Ed Kass and Rachel Amaru
Tuesday, October 11 10:00 am at Frasier Meadows led by David Bernstein
 
Rosh Hashanah Day 2 – October 4, 2016
Rosh Hashanah Day 2 with Congregation Bonai Shalom at Boulder JCC 6007 Oreg Avenue
8:30 am P’sukei D’Zimra/Opening Prayers
9:00 am Shacharit/Morning Service
9:30-10:45 am Family Service led by Dafna Michaelson
10:00 am Torah Service
11:00-11:30 am Rosh Hashanah Shelanu led by parents
11:30 am Rabbi’s Sermon
12:00 pm Musaf/Additional Holiday Service
 
Rosh Hashanah Day 2 with Kehillat Orot Yisrael (at Bonai Shalom, 1527 Cherryvale Road)
9:00 am Shacharit
11:00 am Shofar
1:30 pm Kiddush Lunch
 
9:30 am – 1 pm Second Day Rosh Hashanah Retreat in the Mountains with Congregation Nevei Kodesh (Pre-registration required. Will sell out.)
 
9:30 am Second Day Rosh Hashanah Morning Service at Congregation Har HaShem
 
11:00-1:00 pm Rosh Hashanah 2nd Day service, tashlich and picnic lunch with Pardes Levavot at Eaton Park, 6505 Nautilus Ct.
 
9:30 am Rosh Hashanah Services Day 2 with Boulder County Center for Judaism
6:00 pm Tashlich at Arleigh Burke Park
Erev Yom Kippur/Kol Nidre – October 11, 2016
6:00 pm Kol Nidre and Ma’ariv with Congregation Bonai Shalom (at Boulder Jewish Community Center, 6007 Oreg Ave
 
6:50 pm Kol Nidre with Kehillat Orot Yisrael (at Bonai Shalom 1527 Cherryvale Road)
 
7:00-9:30 pm Kol Nidre Services with Congregation Nevei Kodesh (at Unity of Boulder Spiritual Center, 2855 Folsom Street)
 
7:00 pm Kol Nidre Services with Congregation Har HaShem at Boulder Valley Christian Church (childcare available)
 
6:10 pm Kol Nidrei Service with Boulder County Center for Judaism
 
7:00 pm Kol Nidre Service with Adventure Rabbi at Casey Middle School
 
7:00-9:30 pm Kol Nidre with Pardes Levavot at Shepard of the Hills Lutheran Church 71st and Lookout Road
Yom Kippur – October 12, 2016
Yom Kippur with Congregation Bonai Shalom (at Boulder Jewish Community Center, 6007 Oreg Ave)
8:30 am P’skuei D’Zimra/Opening Prayers
9:00 am Shacharit/Morning Service
9:30-10:45 Family Service led by Dafna Michaelson
9:30-10:30 am Teen Programming
10:45 am – 12:00 pm Youth Activity Room (Grades K-5)
10:30 am Torah Service
11:15 am Yizkor Service
11:00-11:30 am Yom Kippur Shelanu led by Ilyse Bloom
12:15 pm Musaf/Additional Holiday Service
12:15 pm Yom Kippur Alternative Meditation
2:30 pm Break
3:15 pm Afternoon Sessions – Restorative Yoga, Teshuvah, Tefillah, Tzedakah – Self, Spirit and Society with Rabbi Marc and Hannah Kapnik-Ashar, The Book of Jonah as Spiritual Initiation with Dr. Naomi Susan Schwartz Jacobs
4:30 pm Mincha
5:45 pm Neilah
6:45 pm Shofar Blast
7:00 pm Ma’ariv/Evening Service & Havdalah
7:15 pm Community Break Fast Meal
 
Yom Kippur with Kehillat Orot Yisrael (at Bonai Shalom 1527 Cherryvale)
9:00 am Shacharit
5:00 pm Mincha
 
Yom Kippur with Congregation Nevei Kodesh (at Unity of Boulder Spiritual Center, 2855 Folsom Street)
9:30 am – 1 pm Morning Services
9:30 am – 11:00 am Teen Services
11:00 am – 11:45 am Children’s Services
1:00 pm Yizkor
5:00 pm Concluding Services
8:00 pm Break Fast
 
Yom Kippur with Congregation Har HaShem at Boulder Valley Christian Church
9:30 am – 12:30 pm Morning Services (childcare provided)
9:30 am – 12:30 pm Children’s Programming for ages 4-8
9:30 am Family Service at Har HaShem North Building for families with children K-B’nai Mitzvah
12:30 pm Lessons in T’shuvah from the Prophets led by Howard Bernstein
God selects who will ]receive and deliver divine messages. Some prophet;s dutifully impart what they are instructed to impart, while other prophets, including Moses and especially Jonah, are reluctant to accept their appointmetn. Using the examples of some of our prophets, we will explore lessons including t’shuvah and being ready to respond when we are called.
1:15 pm Wrestling with Untaneh Tokef led by Rabbi Greene
This prayer, which focuses on mortality, divine judgement, and the relationship between humanity and God,is rich with opportunities for discussion. By comparing readings from Gates of Repentance and Mishkan HaNefesh and translations, participants will explore the ways in which Mishkan HaNefesh seeks to make this difficult and central piece of High Holy Days liturgy relevant today.
1:15 pm Let’s Fast Together – Teen social time
2:00 pm Prophetic Voices, Magical Encounters, and Hard Truths; Fiction as Sacred Text led by Hilly Haber
We will explore the sacred dimensions of literary texts through the lens of biblical stories and prophetic writing in an effort to better hear the voices of a few modern-day prophets.
3:00 pm Healing Service
3:00 pm Community Early Childhood Service for children 7 years and younger
4:00 pm Mincha Afternoon Service
5:15 pm Avodah and Martyrology
6:15 pm Community Yizkor
6:45 pm Neilah Service/Havdallah and Break-the-Faast
 
5:00 pm Community Yom Kippur Service and Break the Fast with Beth Ami Colorado Congregation for Humanistic Judaism service at Meadows Library, break the fast at Gondolier Restaurant
 
9:30 am – 2:30 pm Yom Kippur Day Retreat with Adventure Rabbi at Chautauqua Community House – geared for adults
9:30 am – 2:30 pm Yom Kippur Program Grades K-2nd with Adventure Rabbi at Chautauqua Community House
9:30 am – 2:30 pm Yom Kippur Program Grades 3-5 with Adventure Rabbi at Chautauqua Community House
3:30-4:15 pm Yom Kippur Children’s Program with Adventure Rabbi at Chautauqua Community House Preschool-1st Grade
3:30-5:15 pm Yom Kippur Middle/High School Program with Adventure Rabbi at Chautauqua Community House
5:30-6:30 pm Closing service and Stroll with Adventure Rabbi Chautauqua Park (meet in the Meditation Garden) – all ages
 
Yom Kippur with Boulder County Center for Judaism
9:30 am Yom Kippur Morning Service
5:15 pm Mincha & Neilah Services – A modest break fast meal will be served following services
 
Yom Kippur with Pardes Levavot at Shepard of the Hills Lutheran Church 71st and Lookout Road
10:00 am – 2:00 pm Yom Kippur Morning Services
4:30-7:20 pm Mincha, Yizkor, Neilah
7:30 pm Community Break Fast RSVP and meal donation www.pardeslevavot.org

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  • Do you 10Q? Answer one question per day to help you delve deeper into the holiday. They will put your answers in a vault for you to access the following year. A fun way to self-reflect and to see your progress from year to year. 10Q is a program of Reboot.
  • Chabad.org – videos and guides to Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur and the month of Elul
  • Guide to High Holidays from Interfaithfamily.com – What to expect, high holidays with children and more
  • Aish.com – How to access the transformational power of Yom Kippur, and the secret to a happy life!
  • Rosh Hashanah Music Video – check out the break dancing on this one!
  • Book of Life Maccabeats Video
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High Altitude Hot Springs Honey Cake – For Rosh HaShanah

Adapted from Pie in the Sky Successful Baking at High Altitudes by Susan G. Purdy IMG_6125

Tip: Cake freezes well and can be made in advance. Keeps for up to a week at room temperature if wrapped airtight and stored in an airtight container.
Tip: Check the cake after the first 20 minutes of baking time. If the top has begun to brown too much, loosely cover with a piece of aluminum foil, shiny side down.
Tip: Oven rack positon, temperature, and baking time – rack in center, bake at 350 degrees for 55-60 minutes.
Yield: 1 loaf cake serves 8 9x5x3 loaf pan
 
 
Ingredients

1 tbsp. instant espresso or 1 tbsp. plus 1 tsp regular instant coffee powder
¾ c. very hot water
1 c. honey
1 c. granulated sugar
3 large eggs, room temperature
¾ c. canola or light olive oil
2 ½ c. all-purpose flour
1 ¾ tsp baking powder
1/8 tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
2 tsp ground cinnamon
½ tsp ground nutmeg
¼ tsp ground ginger
¼ tsp ground cloves

 
Position rack and preheat according to tip. Butter or oil pan and sprinkle with a light dusting of flour. I a medium bowl, dissolve the espresso or coffee powder in the hot water. Whisk in the honey until dissolved. Whisk in the sugar and eggs, then oil. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and spices. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour in the honey mixture. Beat the batter to blend well until smooth and slightly runny. Scrape into prepared pan. Bake until top is springy to the touch and nicely risen, perhaps with a crack in the center and a cake tester inserted into the middle comes out clean. Cool the cake in the pan on a wire rack for at least 30 minutes. Then turn out onto rack to cool completely.