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Upcoming Programs & Events


November 7, 2019

SHABBAT - Lech - Lecha

Friday, November 8
Mincha-Maariv / Candle lighting, 4:35 p.m.

Saturday, November 9
Traditional Service ( bat mitzvah of Emma Troutman), 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
Adult Education Class with Melanie Gruenwald, ~11:00 a.m. (during Musaf), Library
Teen Time, 11:00 a.m., Lobby
Understanding Prayer Through Movement, 11:00 a.m., Room 202
2nd Saturday Tot Shabbat, 11:15 a.m., Room 107
After Kiddush T’filah class, ~1:00 p.m., Chapel
Mah Jongg and Bridge, 1:30 p.m., Library
Mincha-Maariv, 4:15 p.m., Chapel
Shofar Sounds Concert , 8:00 p.m.


Bat Mitzvah This Shabbat Morning
Emma Troutman will be called to the Torah as a bat mitzvah at morning services this Shabbat. Emma is the daughter of Rachel and Philip Michaelson.


After Kiddush T’filah Classes
A true prayer is beyond the technicalities of how we say it, and when we say it. A true prayer is a gateway that enables us to connect with the Divine. Join us for a new T’filah class series on Saturdays after Kiddush. We will deepen our prayer experience with a keen discussion and understanding of the Hebrew words and the contemporary meaning it brings to our lives. We will enhance our davening skills with new melodies and expand our knowledge of the historical and liturgical significance of the prayers.


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 .


Volunteer to Call Congregants on Erev Shabbat
We need congregants to make Shabbat calls to fellow congregants who are over 80 years old. HEA member Cari Friedman has been coordinating this effort for several years and could use a few more volunteers to make calls to check-in on older members and wish them a good Shabbat. Cari can attest that volunteers and the members they call often become great friends! If interested, please call her at (303) 804-5950. 

Special Events

Coffee & Conversation (for Parents of Babies)
Friday, November 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 for the 4 sessions: register HERE .  


HEA Shofar Sounds Concert featuring Wei-Chi Field
Saturday November 9, 8:00 p.m.
Merage & Allon Hillel Student Center:
2390 S Race St, Denver, 80210

Join Dan Yolles and his musical project Wei-Chi Field for an interactive acoustic performance and an ecstatic dance experience at DU Hillel. Click HERE for tickets and information.


Antisemitism Here and Now with Rabbi Dollin
Sundays, November 10, 17 and December 8, at 10:00 a.m.

Join Rabbi Dollin for a four-part adult education series on the Deborah E. Lipstadt book, Antisemitism Here and Now. We will look at several of the themes in the book and have an opportunity to explore our responsibility to combat antisemitism when we see it in our communities. Students can attend any or all of the sessions.  Information and registration 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: 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.


Youth Event (for Kids in 3rd-5th grades): Atid Pumpkin Painting
Sunday, November 10, 12:00 p.m., GYC

Pumpkin Painting and fall day, we will be decorating little pumpkins for the kids to take home and have hot chocolate and/or hot apple cider. Cost: $10 HERE.


IAC Colorado Children's Musical at HEA:​​​​​​​
Rinat Hopper's Hanan the Gardener
Wednesday, November 13, 4:30 p.m.​​​​​​​

Hanan the gardener and the children discover that with hard work and patience, even a small seed can hide a large treasure. Tickets HERE.


The Jews of Cuba, The Jews of Paradise with Carlos Zarur, Part II
Tuesday, November 26, 7:15 p.m.

Explore the history of the Jewish people of Cuba with Anthropologist Carlos Zarur. Cost: $10. Click HERE for more information.


Hanukkah Gift Market
Sunday, December 8, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Grab a complimentary mimosa, and come find gifts for all ages at the HEA Hanukkah gift market. We are hosting over a dozen vendors for this intimate holiday market. Check in to this page often as we will be showcasing the art work, jewelry, handcrafted goods and gifts that will be featured.


Jewish Women’s Retreat December 13-15
at the JCC Ranch Camp

Join faculty, Melanie Gruenwald (Kabbalah Experience), Alison Rothman (Embody Life) and Ariella HaLevi (Soul Unleashed) on a weekend retreat for women of all ages and backgrounds where we will work on building our inner light as we move into the darkest time of the year. We will embrace the stillness and quiet of Shabbat and the weekend through deep embodied yoga, meditation, and reflection. Retreat participants will focus on introspection, creating intentions, and sharing a collective Shabbat experience. Kosher meals and programming are included. Reserve your spot HERE.


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

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.

Cohen's Cuisine Thanksgiving Menu

Get the most out of family time this Thanksgiving and let Albert do the cooking! Click HERE to see the full menu from Cohen's Cuisine.

The Week Ahead

Sunday, November 10
Shacharit, 7:45 a.m.
Talmud Class with David Richman, 8:50 a.m.
Religious School & Mensch Academy (cohort 5781), 9:00 a.m.
Rabbi Dollin's Antisemitism Class, 10:00 a.m.
Religious School 2nd Grade Family Education, 10:30 a.m.
Talk and Teach with Martin Sicker, 11:00 a.m.​​​​​​​
Atid Pumpkin Painting, 12:00 p.m., GYC

Monday, November 11
Veteran's Day - Preschool and Offices are Open
Shacharit, 7:30 a.m.

Tuesday, November 12
Shacharit, 7:30 a.m.
Finance Committee, 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, November 13
Shacharit, 7:30 a.m.
Short Story Discussion, 12:00 p.m.​​​​​​​
Hanan the Gardener (IAC Children's Play), 4:30 p.m.
Religious School Hebrew, 4:30 p.m.
NO Intermediate Conversational Hebrew, 6:30 p.m.
Israeli Dancing, 7:00 p.m.
Rabbi Serebryanski class: Worrier to Warrior, 7:00 p.m.
NO Beginning Conversational Hebrew, 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, November 14
Shacharit, 7:30 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
Religious School Hebrew, 4:30 p.m.

Friday, November 15
Shacharit, 7:30 a.m.
Preschool Shabbat Sing, 9:10 a.m.​​​​​​​
Coffee & Conversation (for Parents of babies), 9:45 a.m.
Mincha-Maariv & Candle Lighting , 4:30 p.m.

New Website & App is now much more than just a website. It's a membership database program and a communications platform, too! Log into your account and update your information, view the congregational directory, sign-up for events, make donations, and even pay your bills.

IF YOU HAVEN’T ALREADY LOGGED INTO YOUR ACCOUNT, please email Anna Szentivanyi at  and she will send you a new link.

The new HEA app is available both for Apple and Android phones . After you've signed into your account, please go to your App Store and download the app to your smartphone. When you are in your app store, search for Hebrew Educational Alliance (not HEA) and download and open the app. 

HEA Religious School & Mensch Academy B'nai Mitzvah Program

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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 War Veterans Breakfast
Sunday, November 10, at 9:00 a.m., Temple Sinai

Our speaker will be Dr. Seth Ward, Senior Lecturer in the Dept. of Philosophy and Religious Studies at the University of Wyoming, specializing in Jewish, Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies. Spouses, partners, and family members are invited, For more information, please call Ruth 303-955-6974.


JEWISHcolorado Men's Event: Boots and BBQ!
Wednesday, November 13, 6:00 p.m., National Western Complex Event Center

Click HERE for free registration and more information.


The Great Big Challah Bake Colorado 2019 by Colorado's Jewish Women 
Thursday, November 14, 7:00 p.m.
BMH-BJ: 560 South Monaco Parkway, Denver, 80224

Join fellow Jewish women of Colorado in an evening of challah baking, fun and inspiration. 97 countries, 1416 cities, 1 million people worldwide, One shabbos, One challah bake. Cost: $20. Register HERE.


Kosher Persian Meat Buffet by Lymone Caterers
Sunday, November 17, 4:00 p.m., Rodef Shalom: 
450 S. Kearney St. Denver, 80224

A variety of Iranian appetizers, entrees, and desserts. Gluten-free and vegan options. All you can eat for $23 (Children under 10: $12). Bring your own bottle of kosher wine. Reservation recommended at (720) 614-7870 or


Kavod Event
A Legacy of Healing: Jewish Leadership in Colorado’s Health Care Exhibit at the History Colorado Center
Tuesday, November 19, 1:30 p.m. departure from Temple Emanuel

Cost: $15.00 HERE.


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.

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