Tzofim is Har HaShem’s third through fifth grade youth group. Tzofim activities focus on making sure our youngest youth group students have sound foundations of Jewish learning, are having fun, and are engaged with one another in building the youth community that they will walk through religious school, b’nai mitzvah, and eventually confirmation with. Tzofim students have one social event every month, and are encouraged to attend Youth Shabbat, as it exposes the youngest of your youth groupers to JYG (Junior Youth Group) and BTY (Boulder Temple Youth), and gives them the chance to see their older peers in action. Our older students set the example for our youngest, and the interaction often results in unofficial mentorship that benefits all of our students. Tzofim is a wonderful way to get your youngest students involved with their peers and engaged in Judaism.
In addition to normal youth group events, Tzofim kids are also welcome to attend a special Shabbat once a month that is only for kids and teens! Click here for more information and to see the dates!
Tzofim Event Descriptions:
The Milk and Honey Farm is located at the Boulder JCC, and offers a unique glimpse into the Jewish agricultural. The farm’s staff will give our Tzofim students a behind the scenes look at the farm, goat enclosure, and greenhouse. Students will make connections between caring for our environment, and green living, and will leave with “miniature greenhouses” of their own!
Iron Chef in the Sukkah: Monday October 9th 2017 from 5:00pm – 7:00pm
This event is held in Har Hashem’s Sukkah during the Festival of Sukkot. Students will learn about the cultural signifigance of this festival while working together in the sukkah to prepare an Israeli snack that all will enjoy together. Students are learning, having fun, and performing a mitzvah all at once.
Bowling and Havdalah: Saturday November 4th 2017 from 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Join us for a night out on the town bowling, strengthening the bounds within our Tzofim community and learning about Jewish traditions as we conclude the evening with Havdalah.
Gelt Making Renaissance: Sunday December 17th 2018 from 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Using molds provided, students will spend the first half of this event making their very own gelt for an intense dreidel competition. Students will then participate in a Hanukkah activity in partnership with Renaissance Adventures.
Youth Shabbat and Oneg Prep: Friday January 19th 2018 from 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Students will join the rest of the Har HaShem youth groups in the south building for a peer-led Youth Shabbat. Music, fun, community building, and explorations of Shabbat traditions will conclude with students helping to prepare the community wide oneg held in the main building.
Purim Battle Darts: Sunday February 11th 2018 from 12:00pm – 2:00pm
As students prepare for Purim we will gather together to learn about this holiday, and all the crazy twists and turns that make this tale so exciting. In partnership with Battle Darts and using nerf guns, arrows, and swords students will then stage a lighthearted mock battle based on the tale. Just like in the megillah…everything can suddenly turn on its’ head!
BTY Take Over: Sunday March 11th 2018 from 12:00pm – 2:00pm
Every now and again Har HaShem’s Boulder Temple Youth Group plans an event for our Junior Youth Group. Fun will be had by all, but these particular events are a surprise! Make sure your Junior Youth Grouper doesn’t miss it. Getting to see the older teens in leadership positions serves as motivation, and gives younger students the opportunity to meet new role models.
All Youth Group Event: Sunday April 29th 2018 from 12:00 – 2:00pm
Once a year our BTY Board plans an amazing event for all of Har HaShem’s youth groups (grades 3-12th). The event gives students a chance to see what their older peers are doing, and helps to forge bonds and facilitate Jewish development post B’nai Mitzvah and religious school. This event is peer led, full of music, fun, and fellowship. This event is not one your student will want to miss.