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We couldn't be happier to welcome the High Holy Days with you...

...whether you choose to attend in person outdoors at Har HaShem or online from the comfort of a remote location. We look forward to seeing you, hearing you, celebrating with you, and marking the start of a new year of meaning and memories.

Everyone must register to attend services in person

     

Things to Be Aware of...

 

  • All services will happen outdoors. Come prepared with water, sunglasses, and dressed for the weather.
    • Family and congregational services will be in our tent.
    • Preschool services (9am on the mornings of Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur) will be under the trees at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, our neighbor.
  • Har HaShem strongly recommends that all members of our community and visitors be fully vaccinated for COVID.
  • Preregister for all services. Your registration will help us plan. Print the QR code or save it to your phone.
  • Services will be streamed to our website.
  • We will welcome guests and visitors as space allows. 

What to expect:

Rabbi Greene and Cantor Avery will lead services outoors in our tent using Mishkan HaNefesh, the High Holy Day prayerbook of the Reform movement. The schedule will include evening and morning services on both holidays, afternoon services on Yom Kippur, and a morning service on the second day of Rosh HaShanah.

Rabbi Greene and Cantor Avery will lead a separate, shorter, family service on each holiday using Mishkan HaNefesh for Youth.

Leah Boonin will lead a short service geared for preschool-age children and their families.

Remembering Those We've Loved

On Yom Kippur afternoon, we remember those who have blessed our lives, and we invite you to add their names to Har HaShem's digital wall of remembrance which will be visible on our website. To include names, please complete the online form.

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

Volunteering

Help make these Holy Days special and easier for all. We can use your help. Sign up here.

Visiting? New?

We intend to welcome visitors to our services, so long as we have space to accommodate our members.

  • If you belong to another congregation, complete this form or contact them directly to request seating on your behalf. 
  • If you are a visitor or new to Har HaShem and would like additional information, 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.

Options for Children

Children under 12 are welcome to attend services outdoors at Har HaShem. Tashlich is also a great way for children to participate. The short ritual, streamside, complete with dropping pebbles into the stream, is an easy, interactive, multi-sensory way to introduce themes of repentance, renewal, and creation.

Our Story, Your Table: The Union for Reform Judaism has developed a children’s activity book that can be used by families with children grades 1-7 to reflect and prepare for the High Holidays. Use this link to get your free resource!

Attend Services at Another Congregation

For Har HaShem members: If you need our assistance attending services at another congregation, please click the link below and complete the form. Har HaShem will contact the other congregation on your behalf. The congregation will then communicate directly with you. Please note: congregations' policies on visitors vary. These policies are beyond Har HaShem's control.

Request seating at another congregation 

Feed the Hungry

Over the last decade, Har HaShem members and friends have donated almost 50,000 meals to those who do not choose to fast through our Project Isaiah. This year we will collect bags of non-perishable, non-expired food at Har HaShem starting Erev Rosh HaShanah, 9/15, thru Sukkot, 10/6. Local hunger is a reality with 33,650 people in Boulder County struggling with hunger, including 6,400 children. Every donation matters!

Community Food Share's most needed items include:

  • Canned fruits
  • Canned vegetables
  • Soups
  • Canned meat or tuna
  • Peanut butter
  • Cereal
  • Oatmeal
  • Prepackaged snacks
  • Boxed dinners

If you prefer, you may contribute to our local food drive online.
For every $1 donated, CFS can buy $5 worth of groceries.

If you wish to make a cash donation through a Donor Advised Fund, please have it mailed to: 
Community Food Share
Attn: Hope Ludvigsen
650 So. Taylor Ave.
Louisville, Co 80027
Re:  Har HaShem High Holiday Food Drive
(Please make the proper notations so it goes to the right place!)

If you and/or your business are interested in a “match donation,” please contact Gail Raznick, g.raznick@comcast.net

You may also contribute to Mazon: A Jewish Response to Hunger. Mazon mobilizes thousands of donors in nearly 1000 congregations to feed vulnerable people.

Resources

As we approach the High Holy Days, our partners at JFS Jewish Disabilities Advocates encourage us to 1) consider how we are fulfilling our own needs for social connections and 2) challenge ourselves to ensure that others, especially those with disabilities who may be at risk of disconnection, also receive the benefits social connections provide.
Social Connection, Reflection, and Renewal in 5784

JFS Jewish Disabilities Advocates and the Blue Dove Foundation together prompt us to reflect on our own social connections amid the public health epidemic of loneliness and lack of connection, while also offering specific suggestions for supporting those who may be isolated or lonely. 
Exploring Social Connectedness and Mental Wellness

Dedicate a Prayerbook

Dedicating a set of Mishkan HaNefesh, the new Reform machzor (prayerbook for the High Holy Days) is a wonderful way to honor a friend or loved one. Click here to learn more about dedicating copies.

Purchase a Prayerbook

You can purchase Mishkan HaNefesh through Amazon or the CCAR Press. There is also a Kindle version available from Amazon.com. 

Inclusion: Disability Awareness and Diversity

Disabilities
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. We are exploring options for closed captioning or technology assistance. If you need an accommodation to participate in our services and programs, please email our inclusion committee. We'll try to meet your needs.

Diversity
Har HaShem welcomes everyone interested in Judaism: individuals of all religious backgrounds, races, ethnicities, gender identities and expressions, LGBTQ*, marital status, family structures, socioeconomic status, political affiliations, abilities, or ages. 

Support of Har HaShem comes from Boulder Jewish News, your voice to our Boulder Jewish community.

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