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High Holy Days

We look forward to the new year and its beginning at the High Holy Days. This page contains the information and links you’ll need to participate in services and programs at Har HaShem. We look forward to celebrating with you.

If you are a visitor and would like additional information, please email Paula Young at 303-499-7077 x. 111. If you are a member of another synagogue, please contact your synagogue and ask them to request seating at Har HaShem on your behalf by email to py@harhashem.org.

Har HaShem will mail Holy Day information to our members in August. The booklet will contain name tags for the adult(s) in the household and children ages 13 to 25, details of services and programs before and after Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur, and a schedule. We have posted the same information here.

If you're new to Har HaShem or exploring our community and are interested in learning more, send us an email. We'll be delighted to meet you and answer your questions!

Har HaShem aims to include people of any age who may temporarily or permanently move, hear, see, touch, think, learn, communicate, process stimuli, and/or experience emotions differently. If you need an accommodation to participate in our services and programs, please email our inclusion committee. We'll try to meet your needs.

Locations

Har HaShem holds services at two locations.

  • Early elementary-school-age children and their families celebrate the mornings of Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur at Har HaShem (HHS), 3950 Baseline Road.
  • The full congregation celebrates evenings and mornings of Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur at Boulder Valley Christian Church (BVCC), 7100 South Boulder Road. Second day of Rosh HaShanah services are at Har HaShem​​​​​​.

Name Tags

Har HaShem welcomes members, their guests and family, and community members to join us at the Holy Days. We do require name tags for everyone age 13 and older.

Name tags allow us to greet you by name, allow you to greet one another, and help us secure our services.

Har HaShem will automatically mail name tags for one or both adults in the household and children ages 13 to 25. 

Members may request name tags for additional family and guests. Non-members can purchase name tags for themselves. All online!

Suggested contributions for guest name tags are:

  • $200 adults 26 and over for Rosh Hashanah or Yom Kippur
  • $350 adults 26 and over for both Holy Days
  • $75 Young adults age 18-25: for both Holy Days
  • $36 Children 13 to 17 for both Holy Days
  • $36 for Rosh HaShanah or Yom Kippur and $72 for both holidays for extended family of members.
  • Free for active duty military and students with university or college ID

Request additional name tags online (members and non-members)

Request Seating at Another Congregation

For Har HaShem members: If you’ll be traveling during the holidays and would like to attend services at another congregation, Har HaShem will contact the other congregation on your behalf. The congregation will then communicate directly with you.

For members of other synagogues: Please contact your synagogue and ask them to request seating at Har HaShem on your behalf.

Request seating at another congregation 
(Members must log in to access this form. The link is at the top right of this window. If you do not know your password, click the Forgot Password link. Your email address is the address Har HaShem has on file.)

Options for Children

Har HaShem offers a range of opportunities for children to participate in High Holy Day services and activities. We invite you and your children to experience the Holy Days together in ways that are powerful and meaningful for you.

  • Our clergy and leadership encourage you to bring children 13 and older to our High Holy Day services at Boulder Valley Christian Church (BVCC). If you believe your children, younger than 13, are ready for these services, please bring them. We trust your judgment.
  • On Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur mornings, we offer services for readers and their families at Har HaShem.
  • During services at BVCC, childcare is available for children 8 and under. This includes holiday-themed activities for four to eight year olds and babysitting for those younger. Reservations are required. Childcare is complimentary for members’ children and $36 for one or all services for non-members and members’ grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends.

Make a reservation for children's programming or babysitting.

Remembering at Yizkor

On Yom Kippur afternoon, we remember those we have loved and lost during the Yizkor Memorial Service. We invite you to remember names of those who have blessed and shaped your life. Har HaShem will add their names to our interactive memorial wall. 

You can add a name or names to the wall online.

Members who are logged in can review their yahrzeit records. Choose "manage yahrzeits" under the my account menu at the top of this page.

Our New Prayerbook

Har HaShem has adopted Mishkan HaNefesh, the new Reform machzor (prayerbook for the High Holy Days). Like our Shabbat prayerbook, the fully-transliterated, two-volume set offers more choices of readings and a more contemporary approach to services. 

You can help Har HaShem adopt the prayerbook or purchase a copy of your own. Mishkan HaNefesh is available in a two-volume, regular hardbound edition and a  three-volume, paperbound large-print edition. There is also a Kindle version available from Amazon.com

Donate or purchase Mishkan HaNefesh.

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