Shabbat Services in Boulder

Celebrate Shabbat in Boulder – Something for everyone

Boulder County has an extraordinary selection of Shabbat choices every week.  Each listing gives you details on how various groups celebrate Shabbat each week. Please refer to the individual web sites for more details and information.  Also, check out these cool videos to get to know the rabbis and spiritual leaders of the various communities. Shabbat Shalom!

Upcoming Shabbat Special Events
Special Shabbat events are listed here. These could be events sponsored by multiple organizations or a visiting speaker or musician to a particular congregation. All are open and everyone is welcome to attend. Some events ask for RSVP.

First Fridays with Congregation Bonai Shalom

Fridays 6:00-9:00 pm @ Congregation Bonai Shalom
June 3 – Genealogist Ellen Kowitt
Services at 6 pm followed by a delicious kosher dinner. BYOB kosher wine or beer. Tickets are $15 for members; $18 non-members not to exceed $54 per family. RSVP Here.

Fair Trade Shabbat

May 13-14, 2016
We are gearing up for this year’s Fair Trade Shabbat. Fair Trade Judaica is hoping to get twice as many synagogues involved this year and is growing this initiative. For more information.

Har HaShem/Hazon Green Kiddush

Friday, May 20 Congregation Har HaShem
After Shabbat services, we will be participating in a new initiative with Hazon to launch Green Kiddush – we are joining with synaggogues around the country to host a vegetarian, sustainable, organic, fair trade Kiddush. Whew! Rabbi Greene will be speaking on Judaism’s approach to an environmental ethic and human rights. Thank you to Hazon for a grant to encourage our participation in this new initiative.

Longmont Shabbat Group Monthly Shabbat Gatherings

Longmont Shabbat Group is a community-based group that meets on the third Friday of every month. Our services include lighting the Shabbat candles, prayers over the wine and challah, participatory readings, singing and oneg Shabbat (desserts and finger foods) after the service. We have a very nice group of people from ages 0-89 with some who know quite a bit about Judaism and some who know very little. We have several interfaith families, so we try to keep the services meaningful for everyone. 2016 Dates: May 20, June 17, July 15, August 19, September 16, October 21, November 18, December 16. For more information:

Past Events

No Shushing Shabbat Service
Har HaShem
February 27, June 19 6 pm
Attending Shabbat services can be a challenge for some people and families. Maybe you or a family member needs to move around a bit or make a little noise. We’ll also have a sign language interpreter. This community-wide service is for all ages – everyone is welcome. After the service, please join us for an oneg Shabbat for some dessert, including gluten-free options, and a chance to connect with others.

Beth Ami – Colorado Congregation for Humanistic Judaism
We invite you to join our celebrations of Jewish culture and identity through a humanistic lens and liturgy. Shabbat services are held at least once a month on Saturday mornings 10-11 am, with music, commentary, and guest presentations, sometimes a hike or bar/bat mitzvah ceremony, and always followed by a healthy oneg and socializing. Locations vary. Please check our website for locations of all Beth Ami events.
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Boulder Jewish Community Center
3800 Kalmia Avenue, Boulder
The Boulder JCC celebrates Shabbat as a community in a variety of ways for people of all ages and backgrounds. Our experiences provide opportunities to connect, exchange ideas, learn, and grow together. On any given Shabbat, we may be hosting our Preschool families, families with young children, 20s and 30s young adults, camp-style Shabbat experiences for teens and their families, and Havdallah. These events take place both within our walls and in various parks up and down the I-36 corridor. During 5 weeks every other summer, you may find us at the Louisville Street Faire running a family friendly Shabbat experience in Memory Square Park. We also participate in Reboot’s National Day of Unplugging and Shabbat Across America. For more information and to learn what is happening on any given Shabbat, please visit our calendar.
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Congregation Bonai Shalom – Traditional Egalitarian
1527 Cherryvale Road, Boulder, Colorado 80303
Shabbat at Bonai! 6 pm every Friday night we bring in Shabbat with soulful singing and monthly musical services in the summer. “First Friday” program is a delicious Shabbat dinner with a special guest speaker, after services –first Friday of the month. 9:30 am every Shabbat lively and traditional morning services, Torah reading, discussions, learning and a great kiddush! Shabbat Shelanu (parent-led program for children 0-5 – singing, dancing, stories) 2nd and 4th Saturdays 11:30 am. Shabbat services twice a month for K-3 and 4-5 grades during the school year. We also offer a monthly contemplative Shabbat service called “The Basement”. It is aptly held in Rabbi Marc’s basement and is followed by soup and kiddush!
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Congregation Har HaShem – Reform
3950 Baseline Road, Boulder
Friday night: First Friday night of the month services at 7:00 pm. All other Fridays 6:00 pm. All services are conducted with a balance of Hebrew, English, singing, silence and readings. Childcare is always available. Join us for an oneg after services for snacks and conversation. The 2nd Friday of each month, our band joins in leading services followed by dinner (RSVP for dinner required). Check our website for once a month Tot Shabbat service schedule. Saturday morning: Torah study and Minyans vary between 9 and 10 am. Check our website or contact us for details.
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Kehillat Orot Yisrael – Orthodox
Housed at Har HaShem’s South Building 3903 Pinon Drive Boulder, CO 80303
Kehillat Orot Yisrael hosts services are at 9:30 am every Shabbat morning- singing, tefillot and kiddush. Orot Yisrael is a dynamic Orthodox shul. Our eclectic and welcoming community is enriched by the diversity of our members. We strive to daven, learn and live Torah in a way that inspires connection and growth in our lives, our families and the greater Jewish community.
Nevei Kodesh – Jewish Renewal Community of Boulder
1925 Glenwood Drive, Boulder –
For embodied, spiritual, innovative worship, try Nevei Kodesh. Our offerings inlcude:

  • Kabbalat Shabbat Kirtan – an evening of ecstatic Hebrew chanting
  • Family-Style Shabbat Dinner – a vegetarian potluck, complete with songs, blessings, storytelling and fun with friends old and new
  • Yoga Nidra Meditation – Shabbat mornings, monthly
  • Dance-a-gogue – dance your prayers! Shabbat mornings, monthly

We offer opportunities for musical, joyful prayer in community three Friday nights, and two or three Shabbat mornings each month. We are a community of seekers and innovators, where interfaith and multi-cultural families, Jewish by choice, LGBTQ-identified people, and participants of other spiritual traditions are welcome. Please check our website for more details. We hope to see you soon.
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Pardes Levavot – Jewish Renewal Congregation
7077 Harvest Road, Boulder –

Saturday morning: We have two Shabbat morning services each month. First Saturday – all ages renewal service with Torah study for children and adults 10 am – 12 pm. Third Saturday – contemplative service 10 am – 12 pm followed by Rebbe’s Tisch – vegetarian potluck and engaged learning.
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