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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

Introduction to Jewish Meditation Workshop

Sunday, August 18; 3:30-5:30pm OR Wednesday, August 28; 6:30-8:30pm

This workshop will begin with a presentation exploring and addressing:

1. Why is meditation helpful?

2. What is Jewish meditation? What is Jewish about meditation?

3. How do I meditate?

Meditation instruction will be offered and participants will practice different meditations. Participants will leave with resources to take home. This workshop is open to experienced and beginning meditators.

IKAR: Essentials of Judaism Course

Thursday evenings, September 5 through March 12 at the Boulder JCC.

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 sign up. Or contact Stacey at

Torah Trope

Thursdays, September 5 - November 14; 7:00-8:15pm at Sara-Jane Cohen's home in North Boulder

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).

Learn More and Register Here

Adult Hebrew

Sundays, September 8 -  April 26; 9:30-11:00am

Ever sit in a service and feel a little lost or just wish you knew more? In this class, we'll learn the aleph-bet and slowly start reading and understanding prayers and blessings we recite at Shabbat services. We learn together, at your pace. Cost: $120/members, $136/nonmembers.

Learn More and Register Here

Adult Education Calendar

Wed, August 21 2019 20 Av 5779