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Yom Shabbat, 5 Sivan 5775
  • Holiday Celebrations
  • Torah Lifelong learning, searching for meaning, and seeking comfort and healing.
  • Avodah Worship and celebration through the observance of meaningful, creative, and traditional rituals.
  • Tikkun Olam Transforming ourselves and our world through tzedakah, social justice, and g'milut chasadim (acts of loving kindness).
  • K'hilah Community and family - nurturing our interactive, multi-generational extended family.

We'd like to invite you to become part of the vibrant Jewish community at Congregation Har HaShem. Enriched by the vast diversity of Jewish life in Boulder, Har HaShem is a Reform synagogue made up of congregants from all backgrounds including interfaith, LGBTQ, seniors, singles, and families.

We strive to open doors to deeper engagement with the Jewish tradition and with the Jewish community. This is a place that makes Judaism and Jewish teaching come alive with hundreds of adults engaged in spiritual enrichment, many for the first time in their lives. Families connect with one another to learn about Jewish traditions and celebrations, our children learn about applying Jewish values and teaching to their lives, interfaith families are engaged as an essential part of the community, and we are proud of our work in the area of tikkun olam, repairing the world, as it has had a significant impact on the lives of hundreds of individuals, both in our city, and beyond.

Har HaShem is also an active partner in the life of the broader Jewish world here in Boulder, supporting community initiatives and serving as a gateway to deeper engagement in the many Jewish initiatives in this unique and exciting city.

Come pay us a visit. Drop by for a powerful musical Shabbat service - especially on the second Friday of each month - or call to introduce yourself and learn more.


camera shootMembership Photo Directory

In celebration of our 50th anniversary, Har HaShem will be producing a membership directory with color photographs of our members. Bettinger Photography of Denver along with our member Jeff Hersh of KMH Photography will produce the photographs. Digital equipment allows you to view your photographs immediately following your session to select your most flattering pose.  By being photographed you will also receive a FREE professional 5 X 7 photo and the option to purchase other professionally posed and prepared photos at discounted prices. You may also bring any well behaved family pet. There is no obligation to make any purchase.

Photography will be done at Har HaShem on June and July dates.  Please make your appointments quickly by CLICKING HERE  to have the best choice of day and time. Select either June or July on the far right of the appointment page, then select one of the highlighted dates, then select a time.  You will then be prompted for your name and contact information - please complete it all fully.  Plan on wearing solid colors in medium and dark tones, with long sleeves, and avoid bold prints and stripes.  

You also have the option to be photographed at Bettinger Photography's exclusive indoor and outdoor studios located on University Blvd near The University of Denver.  Contact them directly at 303 400-6023.  You may also be photographed by KMH Photography by calling Jeff Hersh at 720 935-9480.

Additional details will follow as to how you can advertise your business, list teenagers who are available for babysitting and other services, and a number of other features. But FIRST, we hope you will make your appointment to be photographed!


AschermanVisiting Scholar Rabbi Arik Ascherman

Rabbi Arik Ascherman, director of Rabbis for Human Rights (in Israel), will be joining us for the weekend of May 22-24. CLICK HERE for more information about his organization. Rabbi Ascherman's visit is sponsored in large part by Har HaShem's Israel Programming Fund.

Events where you can meet Rabbi Ascherman and hear him speak:

  • Shabbat services on May 22 at 6:00pm
    • The title of his talk is "The Power of Standing up for Right: Parashat BaMidbar, Shavuot, and Human Rights in Israel."
  • Torah Study on Saturday, May 23 at 9:00am
  • Community-Wide All-Night Shavuot Program on May 23-May 24, put on by Haver, Boulder's Rabbinic Council
    • The title of his talk is "Masechet Atzmaut: What Would the Talmud Say about Human Rights?"



haver logoCommunity-Wide Shavuot Program
All Night Learning Event!
May 23-24Har HaShem South Building
7:30pm Seudah Shlishit (with Niggunim!) -­- Third Meal Catered by Falafel King (Rabbis Sarah Bracha Gershuny and Hannah Laner) *Please RSVP to rachelamaru@gmail.com by May 14th for the Third Meal.
9:00pm Ma'ariv (Orthodox & Egalitarian Minyanim)
9:20pm Candlelighting & Kiddush
10:00pm Haver Panel: Perspectives on B'tselem Elohim
10:45pm D'var Torah by Rabbi Arik Ascherman: B'tselem Elohim and the Honorable Treatment of the Stranger in Our Midst
Midnight Inspirational/Mystical Stories from the Zohar (Rabbi Tirzah Firestone)
Midnight Megillat Ruth: The Torah's Response to Sexual Exploitation (Rabbi Moshe Silver)
12:45am Guided Meditation/Hitbodedut
1:15am Masechet Atzmaut: What Would the Talmud Say about Human Rights? (Rabbi Arik Ascherman)
1:15am Why Rabbis Used to Hate Books (Rabbi Mark Glickman)
2:00-2:15am Ice Cream Break
2:15am 50 Gates and 70 Faces - What is the Torah, Anyway? (Rabbi Ami Silver)
3:15am "Ecstatic Tisch": Late Night Niggun Session (Rabbis Sarah Bracha Gershuny and Ami Silver)
4:15am Hevruta Learning/Beit Midrash
5:00am Shacharit (Egalitarian Minyan)