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Adult Education

Learning enriches Jewish life and grows Jewish identity. The rabbis also teach us that when two people sit together to study Torah, the presence of God rests between them (Pirke Avot 3:3). At Har HaShem, whether you seek more knowledge, a connection to community or spiritual growth, we believe that these opportunities should exist at every age. We offer both formal and informal learning opportunities for our young people and adults.

For information about Adult Jewish Enrichment offerings, contact Katherine Schwartz, RJE, Director of Lifelong Learning at (303) 499-7077 ext. 112 or

IKAR: Essentials of Judaism Course

IKAR teaches essential elements of Jewish thought, tradition and practice from a wide-ranging, non-denominational perspective. Topics include lifecycle events, rituals, holidays, history and theology. Interfaith couples, adults considering conversion, and anyone looking to learn more about Jewish life are encouraged to sign up.

For more information, visit, where you can download a course schedule and syllabus and sign up. Or contact Elizabeth at

Ayeka: Getting Unstuck with God

Who or what is God? Throughout our history, in every time and place, Jews have struggled with that question. There is no one answer. If your childhood vision of God (you know, the old-man-on-a-throne-up-in-the-sky) or the image advanced by outspoken segments of today's society don't work for you, this conversation is for you. We will explore how to be in relationship with God—whatever that word means—in this broken world. Our goal is not to define "God" or dictate your relationship with God, but to enable each participant to form his or her own relationship to God in a difficult world. 

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Torah Trope

Trope are the symbols that identify the melodies to which Torah is chanted. In this class, you will learn to identify those symbols and how to chant the words of Torah based on the music associated with each symbol. You will also learn how to actually chant from the Torah scroll (which has no vowels, punctuation, or tropes!). Hebrew comprehension is not required, but students do need to be able to read Hebrew with vowels (slowly).

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Bikkur Cholim (Visiting the Sick)

Bikkur Cholim, visiting the sick, home-bound or aged, is a great mitzvah, a sacred responsibility. Our tradition teaches that there is no end to its practice or its reward. Rabbi Bronstein will teach a six-session class designed to help you become a visitor for another member of our congregation.  The class will combine traditional and practical teachings. The class will be broken into three sections: Jewish teachings, practical skills, and a focus on elders. Our hope is that once you feel comfortable in the role as a visitor, you will make a regular commitment to individuals who will benefit from your company.

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Adult Education Calendar

Mon, October 22 2018 13 Cheshvan 5779