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High Holiday Forums and more news from the HEA

HEA High Holidays 5781

High Holiday Congregational Forum

Ayeka? Where are you? Because of the challenging times we live in, our High Holiday services for this fall will look different. Join us online for an hour-long congregational Zoom forum focused on HEA’s plans for the upcoming Days of Awe. Circle your calendars for either  Thursday evening, August 6, 7:00 p.m.  or Sunday morning, August 9, 10:00 a.m. to have your questions answered by our professional and lay leaders. 

Lulav and Etrog Sets: $55/set for HEA members | $60/set for non-members. Orders are due by Tuesday, September 8. Click HERE to order.


Elul in the Shul

This is your opportunity to set your intention for the High Holiday season, see and hear our new cantor, Cantor Arielle Green, be inspired by the Rabbis and the sound of the Shofar. You will also go home with a High Holiday supply bag which will include High Holiday Machzors to use during the season and many more special surprises.There are two opportunities to experience this special program, which is for HEA members only: 
- Elul in the Shul in our beautiful Sanctuary
- Elul in the Shul Drive-ins

HERE for information and to sign-up!



Upcoming opportunities for you to experience Cantor Arielle Green: 
* Friday, August 7, 7:00 p.m. at Tailgate Family Shabbat

* Saturday, 9:00 a.m. at Shabbat Services 

Click HERE to hear her sing in the sanctuary. And HERE too!



Shabbat & Services

Friday Evening Services
Fridays, 6:00 p.m.

HERE and scroll down the page for the Zoom information.

Shabbat Morning Service (Parsha Eikev)
Saturday, August 8, 9:00 a.m.
HERE at 9:00 a.m. to join the live service on YouTube
A Shabbat morning service (with Torah Triennial reading) with Rabbi Dollin, Rabbi Gruenwald, Cantor Arielle Green, service leaders, and a small number of congregants at HEA as we slowly start re-opening the shul for services and other events. 
Please be aware that there will be no lottery for in-house worship attendance for Shabbat, August 8 due to the bat mitzvah of Ayelet Kaufman. Congregants wishing to attend to say Kaddish for a loved one should contact Laura so your spot in the Sanctuary can be reserved. 

Having trouble viewing the livestream on your phone or tablet? Try using the YouTube app. Download and install from the Apple or Android store, then search for Hebrew Educational AllianceIf you have Xfinity Voice Command for your TV, you can say, "play Hebrew Educational Alliance on YouTube."

> Siddur Lev Shalom for Shabbat Morning
> Weekly Yahrzeit List

Kiddush and Kibbitz - Parsha Study with Rabbi G
Saturday, 12:00 p.m.

Grab something to eat and join Rabbi Gruenwald after services for a discussion of this week's Parashat and more! Click 
HERE to connect via Zoom.  

Havdalah - HEA Weekly Gathering
Saturday, 8:54 p.m.

Join us 
HERE for a Havdalah blessing.

Online Morning Services 
Sunday - Friday at 8:00 a.m.

HERE for information.

The Rabbinic Assembly is selling Siddurs for a lot less than Amazon. Click HERE, then scroll down to Siddur Lev Shalem for Shabbat and Festivals (Regular Edition). The sale price $29.40 + shipping.

Rabbi's Programs

Pirkei Avot with Rabbi Dollin
Tuesday, 12:00 p.m.

Pirkei Avot written by the Rabbis of the Mishna, tells us how to live as Jews. It gives good advice and challenges us at the same time. THERE WILL BE NO CLASSES ON AUGUST 11. Click HERE for the Zoom information. 

Kiddush and Kibbitz:
Parsha Study with Rabbi G
Saturdays, 12:00 p.m.

After Shabbat morning services, grab a nosh and join Rabbi Gruenwald on zoom for an inspired discussion of the weeks parsha. Click HERE at noon on Shabbat. 

What's Happening

There is a great Jewish tradition to dedicate the 29 days in the month of Elul to study and prepare for the coming High Holidays. The time is supposed to challenge us to use each day as an opportunity for growth and discovery. Click HERE to receive a-Jewel-a-day delivered right to your inbox. You’ll also receive a link to download a free 13-track High Holy Days Music Sampler, and a free sheet music download of Craig Taubman’s new song “Adonai, Adonai.”


Visit Cohen's Cuisine online and check out their menus for Shabbat. Order by Tuesday and pick up at the HEA upper-level traffic circle on Friday!


Tailgate Family Shabbat
Friday, August 7, 6:00 p.m., HEA Parking Lot

Have you been missing your friends? Join us for a socially distant Family style Tailgate Shabbat (**geared for families with children 8 and under**) in the Parking lot on Aug 7th at 6pm. 20 parking spots available. MUST RSVP by August 2. Cost is $10/car and includes mini challah & grape juice, activities for the kids and a short service with Cantor Green. BYODinner. Click HERE.

The Book of Samuel
Tuesdays, 7:00 p.m. 

Join Steve Uslan on a weekly Zoom class for an in-depth dive into the Book of Samuel. Register HERE.

It’s Happening! The 16th Annual Habitat Interfaith Alliance Golf Tournament 
(The HEA is a founding member of HIA)
Monday, August 10, 7:45 a.m. shotgun start, Hilton Denver Inverness Golf Course

Appropriate safety measures are in place. $200/golfer, sponsorships available! Box lunch and hand sanitizer provided. BYO Water. Help support our 20th home build in the Metro Denver area. Register 
HERE. For more information contact Naomi Kirshner.

Lost Synagogues of Denver with Phil Goodstein
Tuesday, August 11, 11:00 a.m. via Zoom

Learn about the in the Jewish communities of old East Denver, Capitol Hill, and along West Colfax and the synagogues that were left behind. Click HERE.

Fabulous Fiery Females
Thursday, August 13 & 17, 7:00 p.m.

Join Kol Nashim founder and Music Director Leah Peer for a series of Zoom presentations about the many and varied female singers that have impacted Israeli music since before the founding of the state in 1948. Click HERE to register (required).

HERE for information on all of the Colorado Hebrew Chorale and Kol Nashim virtual events this summer.

HEAting Up in the Kitchen
Wednesday, August 19, 5:00 p.m.

Our online cooking class will take a week off. Join us for another fun cooking tutorial next week. Click HERE for more information.

There's still a spot for you in our Movie Club! Gather online to choose a movie (from a wide-variety of genres), then you watch it on your own, and get back together for a online discussion about the movie. We had our first meeting last night, and agreed on our next film for August, the Israeli film The Women's Balcony. Register HERE.

Mazel Tov to Naomi Kirshner for being selected as a 2020 National Council of Jewish Women Scholarship Recipient. Only six scholarships were granted for the 2020-2021 school year but, with her outstanding background working with the Jewish community and the fact that it’s never too late to do what you’ve always wanted to do, her selection was a unanimous decision. This fall, Naomi will begin working towards a Master of Social Work degree at Metropolitan State University in Denver, with the intention of becoming a licensed clinical social worker focusing on working with older adults. To learn more about Naomi’s individual scholarship and her future plans, please visit

HEA Community Want Ads
If you'd like to get a message out to fellow members, you can place an ad on our new HEA Community Want Ads page, please contact james@HEAdenver.orgWedding Glass by BGOLD Glass: HEA member and local glass artist Bryan Goldstein makes each glass with care and intention and sends it to the couple in a beautiful heavy-duty canvas bag. After smashing the glass under the chuppah, the shards are sent back to the artist to be remelted into a gift for the couple to enjoy. Click HERE.

JFS High Holiday Food Drive
Since the COVID-19 pandemic began in March, the Weinberg Food Pantry has experienced a 400% increase in demand for service and has distributed more than 400,000 pounds of food and supplies. Click HERE for a list of top 10 needs and food drop-off information.

Individual Instruction in Hebrew Reading
Judi Marcus will continue to offer students wishing to learn to read Hebrew flexible, self-paced telephone tutorials. Instruction will average 30 minutes per session for 12 sessionsor until the student is confident of their reading ability. Cost: $95 plus a deposit for the beginner’s book. For further information, please contact Judi at

Register for Religious School

Sunday School for Kindergarten - 5th Grade and Hebrew School for 4th - 6th Grade

Religious School Enrollment Instructions:
1) Log into your account at
2) Click My Account
3 Scroll down to My School Enrollments
4) Select: Term: 5781 Religious School
(if you do not have an account or if you are experiencing problems enrolling, please contact

MENSCH ACADEMY for 6th & 7th Grade

Mensch Academy Enrollment Instructions:
1) Log into your account at
2) Click My Account
3) Scroll down to My School Enrollments
4) Select: Term: 5781 Mensch Academy

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

Contact Us

If you need immediate assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Rabbi Dollin (303) 246-3411, Rabbi Gruenwald (303) 999-5250 or CEO Laura Intfen (816) 516-6050.  

If you have been ill or if you know of a congregant that has been ill or hospitalized, please contact 
Joyce Perlmutter so that the rabbis will be made aware. 

Rabbi Bruce Dollin
Senior Rabbi
(720) 390-4431

Rabbi Salomon Gruenwald
Associate Rabbi
(720) 390-4439

Cantor Arielle Green
(720) 390-4433


Laura Intfen
(303) 758-9400 x 204

Sherry Grinsteiner
Rabbinic Intern & Director of Education
(720) 390-4431

Albert Cohen
Mashgiach and Kitchen Manager
(303) 758-9400 x 209

Teri Kenagy
Facilities Operations Coordinator
(720) 375-5166

Jamie Lambert
Preschool Assistant Director
(303) 758-1462

Debbie LeBauer
Executive Assistant to the Rabbis & Cantor
(720) 390-4435

Leah Marcus
(303) 758-9400 x 208

James McKeon
Communications Director
cell: (720) 252-3868

Rebecca Paradis
Preschool Director
(303) 758-9400 x 217

Joyce Perlmutter
Executive Assistant to the CEO
(303) 758-9400 x 202

Shira Teed
Director of Engagement
(720) 390-4426

Dani Wynn
Family Life and Judaic Coordinator
(303) 758-1462

Jennifer Zucker
Asst. Director of Education & B'nai Mitzvah Coordinator
(720) 390-4430

Hebrew Educational Alliance
3600 South Ivanhoe Street
Denver, CO 80237

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