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EPIC ICAN Jewish Journey: Carve your own path!

Choose one of three passes that give you the choice of what to learn, when to learn it, and how deeply to engage with others in your journey! Carve your own path to meaning...and memories...for your family and your children.

How do you want to explore Judaism, share it with your children, create memories, and build friendships? We'll help you get there!

Passes:

  • Journey: No charge and lots of choices! Pick the topics, holidays, and cultural experiences for your child to participate with peers, and for your family to engage with others who share your interest and goals. It's the perfect way to get started and step into a Jewish journey.
  • ICAN (I Connect with and Name my Jewish path): Want to do more but keep the flexibility? Choose ICAN. Everything is included. When you choose, we're here.
  • EPIC (Engaging Personally in Jewish Community): Planning b'nai mitzvah, Confirmation or other celebration? EPIC is your choice. You get access to everything and the opportunity to share your accomplishments with family and friends. EPIC also requires a Har HaShem membership.

 

Choose the pass that matches you best

  Three passes
Pass Features JOURNEY     ICAN     EPIC
Non-member cost per child Free $1395 Not available
Member cost per child Free $495 $950

Youth Groups for 3rd-12th grade

Family Worship Experiences

Family Clubs

Kehilah Gatherings: Intergenerational Gatherings for the community
on Shabbat and other holidays

Access to our learning specialist who partners with you and our staff to
build the right program for your child and family based on your
preferences, needs, learning styles, and abilities.

Ongoing Family Programming:
Shelanu, Shelanu Mensch Academy

 

Ongoing Kids Programming:
Intensives, Knowledge Seekers, Derech, Madrichim Corps,
Wednesday Night Dinner Club, Individualized Hebrew (additional fee)

 

Middle School Retreat

 

Masa
B'nai Mitzvah preparation program for 6th graders and their families, paired with individualized Hebrew program

   

Confirmation (10th/11th grade deep dive into the richness and
complication of Jewish life culminating in a ritual in which learners
express their beliefs about and confirm their commitment to Jewish life)

   

Note: All programs are subject to minimum enrollment.

Because fun happens outside Boulder, too!

Our kids love to go on the road, meet peers in other communities, and visit the Jewish world outside Boulder. We’ve got those opportunities covered. Trips are not included in the passes. Additional costs apply. 

Trips during the school year:

  • Middle School Retreat — a weekend of fun and growth in the mountains.

  • Tube and Tub — Head to the mountains with your friends and our youth staff. Spend the day speeding down the slope before soaking and laughing in a hot tub. 

  • Spring weekend at OSRUI — It’s always time for camp, and a long Spring weekend  for high schoolers at OSRUI (Wisconsin) melds the best of camp and youth group experiences. 

  • Trip to the Religious Action Center in Washington DC — Our 10th graders speak their minds and values to our representatives in Congress. The confirmation class visits the Capitol to celebrate, learn, apply our Jewish values to current issues, and lobby our Congressional representatives for change. 

  • Social Justice trip — Our high school juniors and seniors visit the South to explore the history of civil rights and why Jews have been on the forefront of civil rights campaigns.

Summer Camp:

Fun, friends, food … outdoors, with cool counselors, and new challenges. Summer camp just might be the highlight of every camper’s year. And our opportunities start in our own backyard with Keitanat Har HaSHem, our day camp, and continue across the country at URJ camps where kids create memories and learn new skills. Choose the camp that’s right for your child.

  • OSRUI offers a safe, fun, summer adventure for more than 1000 kids and staff every summer. Athletics, aquatics, the arts, and adventure and nature programs are paths to learning communication, collaboration, creativity, grit and empathy – the predictors of success in camp, school and beyond.

  • URJ Speciality Camps offer intensive learning in sports, science and technology, and the performing arts.  Designed to build Jewish confidence and identity.

  • Colorado Camps offer similar opportunities closer to home, whether at Ramah of the Rockies, JCC Ranch Camp or Shwayder Camp.

Israel Trips:

Where better to explore Judaism and learn about yourself and your feelings about your Judaism than Israel? And there are lots of ways to get there:

  • Joyce Zeff Israel Study Tour (IST): a five-week summer trip to Poland and Israel following 11th grade for Denver and Boulder area teens. Students have chances to meet before the trip to learn and meet one another. 

  • NFTY in Israel draws participants from across the Reform movement to learn and connect and offers specialty programs focused on sports,  science, adventure, or community service.

  • Chalutzim Baaretz speak and hear Hebrew to build their language skills during their trip to Israel.  

  • Heller High immerses high school students in the life, culture, history and people of Israel during a semester abroad, all while earning high school credit.

  • And more - just ask us....

What Jewish journey would be complete without Hebrew? 

Because it's easier to learn to read Hebrew when you already know some words, we weave Hebrew into all of our programs organically so kids and families hear, experience and feel comfortable with the language. Hebrew is everywhere in all that we do, a part of the vocabulary and fabric of Jewish life.

Want to learn more or prepare for b'nai mitzvah? We offer individualized options to build on the foundation created in all of our programs. We pair your child one-on-one with a m’amein — our fancy word for the tutor/mentor/coach who helps your child to learn to read Hebrew, chant Torah and Haftarah, or to appreciate and understand. Your child learns Hebrew on your schedule, pursuing your goals, set by your priorities. This process begins somewhere between 3rd and 6th grade, depdning on your goals.  

 

Inclusion

We aim to provide access and acceptance for all our learners with special needs. Our Learning Specialist, Aryn Miller, helps guide our families, teachers, m’ameinim, and advisors to help them succeed in planning and pursuing their Jewish journey. Send an email to am@harhashem.org to learn more..  

 

The Fine Print 

These guidelines help us protect the well-being, health and safety of all our families:

  • We love all family configurations and backgrounds. When parents are divorced, we send all communications to both parents as long as both have custody rights.

  • For everyone’s safety, we require all children to have received all immunizations required by the state of Colorado. We allow medical exemptions, of course, but the Reform Movement’s unequivocal support for vaccination means we don’t accept religious exemptions. 

  • In case of inclement weather, we’ll let you know by email, Facebook posts and the like.  

  • And we do supervise teen behavior: We expect our teens to treat themselves and one another with respect, kindness and a willingness to include everyone.  No drinking, smoking,  sexual misconduct or other inappropriate behavior.  When someone misbehaves, we talk about t’shuvah (repentance) and help that teen find the way back to themselves and the  community.

Youth Programming Calendar

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