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THURSDAY'S HEAdlines October 10, 2019

High Holidays

Service and Events Schedule for Sukkot, Shemini Atzeret, and Simchat Torah

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SHABBAT - Ha'azinu

Friday, October 11
Mincha-Maariv, 6:00 p.m. | Candle lighting, 6:10 p.m. 

Saturday, October 12
Traditional Service, 9:00 a.m., Sanctuary
Babysitting, 9:00 a.m., Room 201
Shir Hadash , 9:45 a.m., GYC
Jr. Congregation, 10:30 a.m., Room 101/102
2nd Saturday Tot Shabbat, 11:00 a.m., Room 107
Understanding Prayer Through Movement, 11:00 a.m., Room 202
Adult Education Class, ~11:00 a.m. (during Musaf), Library
Teen Time, 11:00 a.m., Lobby
Mah Jongg and Bridge, 1:30 p.m., Library
Mincha-Maariv, 5:50 p.m., Chapel

Become a Shabbat Morning Greeter
We need at least ten volunteers, including four for Shir Hadash, per week signed on to give ourselves good coverage at the doors. Sign-up HERE .

Special Events

Cider in the Sukkah at Haykin Family Cider
Sunday, October 13, 3:30 p.m.
12001 33rd Ave. Unit D, Aurora, 80010

Join us to kick-off Sukkot with an adult-only happy hour. $10 includes a cider flight and happy hour snacks. Register HERE.

Soup and Chili in the Sukkah
Friday, October 18, 6:30 p.m.

Join us for a dairy/pareve Shabbat dinner featuring butternut squash and potato cheddar soup, vegetarian chilis, mac n' cheese, and delicious desserts in the sukkah presented by the HEA bros and the HEA Sisterhood. $10 for adults. $6 for children 3-13. Make your reservations HERE by Friday, October 11.

Shofar Sounds Concert featuring Josh Warshawsky
Thursday, October 17, 5:30 p.m.
EKAR: Denver's Urban Farm and Garden
181 S Oneida St, Denver, CO 80230

Tickets and information HERE .

Kavod on the Road Concert
Mozart and Haydn: A Musical Sunrise – Baroque Chamber Orchestra
Sunday, October 20, leaves HEA at 2:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m. concert at Central Presbyterian Church

Cost: $25 includes ticket & transportation HERE .

HEA Simchat Torah Community Celebration
Monday, October 21
5:15 p.m. Family Service (Geared towards ages 2 to grade 2)
6:00 p.m. Community Pasta Bar Dinner
6:30 p.m. Maariv
6:45 p.m. Multi-generational Simchat Torah Celebration (for ages 8 to 108)

We are looking forward to celebrating Simchat Torah with community during this fun Simchat Torah celebration featuring drums and singing! Please join us as all ages dance and celebrate with our beautiful Torahs! Dinner Prices: $10/ adults (13 +); $7/ children (3-12); $36/ Family maximum; Under 3 free. Click HERE.

Religious School Sunday Talk and Teach Series for Adults
Join us for informal adult education classes led by different teachers on a variety of topics on Religious School Sundays. Open to all adults and perfect for Religious School and Mensch Academy parents. Coffee and cookies will be served. No commitment or cost, just come when you can. Upcoming 11:00 a.m. sessions: October 27: Melanie Gruenwald - Creating Meaning in the Everyday – Part 1; November 3: Melanie Gruenwald - Creating Meaning in the Everyday – Part 2 ; November 10: Martin Sicker - Pirkei Avot: Ethics of our Fathers; November 17: Steve Uslan - Jacob’s Wrestling: Psychology in the Torah; December 8: Tammy Dollin; February 2: Ariella Halevi - God in the Details: Everyday Holiness in a Busy World; February 23: Steve Uslan - The Centrality of Purim and Megilllat Esther in Judaism; March 1: Martin Sicker - Pirkei Avot: Ethics of our Fathers; March 22: Rabbi Josh Ginsberg-Margo; April 19: Rabbi Dollin.

Claude Monet: The Truth of Nature at Denver Art Museum with Kavod
Wednesday, November 13
1:00 p.m. departure from Hebrew Educational Alliance
2:00 p.m. docent-led tour at Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Avenue Parkway
Cost: $35 includes transportation and exhibit tour. Click HERE .

Coffee & Conversation (for Parents of babies)
Friday, November 1, 8, 15 and 22, 9:45 a.m.

Join HEA Preschool's Rebecca Paradis and Dani Wynn after Shabbat Sing for a 4-week session where you can connect with other parents of babies-12 months, and engage in meaningful and guided conversations about what neuroscience teaches us about parent-child relationships. $40 per session: register HERE.  

Retirement Party for Neal Price
SAVE THE DATE: Sunday, February 9!

We are seeking planning committee members. Interested? Contact Laurie Morris ,303-475-3852. Want to be a sponsor? Contact Barbara Carroll , 720-810-6737.

Thursdays at the GYC

These classes are independent yet interconnected. You can take one, the other, or both, either as drop-in or continuing. You are welcome to come experience Feldenkrais and sTORy Journeys. $15 per person each class (pay at class).  

sTORy Journeys. Journey through the Torah of our Worldwide Sacred Stories and Folktales taught by Cherie Karo Schwartz, 11:00 a.m., GYC
Come on a journey of revealing weekly Torah in our Rabbinic, Hassidic, Worldwide Folktales and Modern stories, exploring cultural, spiritual, and religious values that continue to sustain and strengthen us.

Feldenkrais Gentle Body Movement taught by Shira Salzberg, 9:45 a.m., GYC
Through the gentle, guided movements of a Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement class, you will discover renewed ease, coordination and vitality in your everyday life.

The Week Ahead

Sunday, October 13 - Erev Sukkot
Shacharit, 7:45 a.m.
Talmud Class with David Richman, 8:50 a.m.
Cider in the Sukkah at Haykin Family Cider , 3:30 p.m.

Monday, October 14 - Sukkot 1
Shacharit, 9:00 a.m. (followed by Kiddush in the Sukkah)

Tuesday, October 15 - Sukkot 2
Shacharit, 9:00 a.m. (followed by Kiddush in the Sukkah)

Wednesday, October 16 - Sukkot 3
Shacharit, 7:15 a.m.
Short Story Discussion, 12:00 p.m.
Intermediate Conversational Hebrew, 6:30 p.m.
Hebrew Reading for the Beginner, 6:45 p.m.
Israeli Dancing, 7:00 p.m.
Beginning Conversational Hebrew, 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, October 17 - Sukkot 4
Shacharit, 7:15 a.m.
Feldenkrais Gentle Body Movement with Shira Salzberg, 9:45 a.m., GYC
sTORy Journeys with Cherie Karo Schwartz, 11:00 a.m., GYC
Shofar Sounds Concert at EKAR , 5:30 p.m.

Friday, October 18 - Sukkot 4
Shacharit, 7:15 a.m.
Preschool Shabbat Sing, 9:10 a.m.
Mincha-Maariv, 6:00 p.m.
Candle Lighting, 6:00 p.m.
MChY Shabbat Dinner , 6:00 p.m., GYC
Soup & Chili in the Sukkah , 6:30 p.m.

HEA Religious School & Mensch Academy B'nai Mitzvah Program

Religious School & Mensch Academy Enrollment Instructions:
1. Log into your account 
2. Go to  My Account
3. Scroll down to  My School Enrollments
4. Select:  Term: 5780 Religious School or Term: 5780 Mensch Academy

If you do not have an account or if you are experiencing problems enrolling, please contact .

In the Community

Jewish Children’s Adoption Network
The purpose of the Network is to find adoptive homes for Jewish children with special needs. In the past 29 years, the Network has placed over 2,000 children in new homes. Click HERE for more information.  

Moving Traditions: Tzelem for Trans and Nonbinary Teens
Click HERE for more information.

Colorado Hebrew Chorale presents An Evening of Round-Singing in the Sukkah
Wednesday, October 16, 7:30 p.m., at a private residence in Denver

This unique event is now in its 20th year! The public is invited to share in this family-friendly evening of fun and food a beautiful Sukkah. Location will be disclosed upon receipt of RSVP. RSVP to (303) 355-0232,

One Year Later – Remembering the Victims of Anti-Semitism
Sunday, October 27, 7:00 p.m., BMH-BJ

Click HERE for free registration and more information.

Prosecuting Evil Film Screening with Mizel Museum
Tuesday, November 5, 6:30 p.m.
Alamo Drafthouse Denver: 7301 S. Santa Fe Dr., Littleton, 80120

Click HERE for tickets and information.

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