Har HaShem offers celebrations for Jewish holidays throughout the year. For additional resources and information on the Jewish holidays from the Union for Reform Judaism, click here.
Sukkot An annual Congregational Sukkot Celebration will take place on Sunday, October 16th. Starting at 5:00PM, join in decorating the Sukkah and enjoying a picnic dinner (BYOD - Bring Your Own Dinner) in and around the Sukkah. A clergy-led service for all ages will begin at 6:30PM and take place in the Sukkah (weather-permitting). Come shake the lulav! On Monday, October 17th at 9:00AM we will have a Sukkot morning service.
Simchat Torah Simchat Torah is a night of actual and symbolic new beginnings. It is when Jews celebrate the moment they accepted the Torah on Mount Sinai. The last verses of the Torah are chanted, followed immediately with the first few verses of Genesis, the creation of the universe. The tradition can inspire people to find their own new beginnings. During the service, the entire Torah will be unrolled around the perimeter of the sanctuary, followed by dancing and celebrating. Service and dancing on Simchat Torah, Sunday, October 23rd at 6:30PM. We will have a Simchat Torah service with Yizkor on Monday, October 24th at 9:00AM.
Chanukah Chanukah in 2016 will start on Saturday, the 24th of December and will continue for 8 nights until Sunday, the 31st of December. Note that in the Jewish calander, a holiday begins at sunset. We will be having a Chanukah service on Friday, December 30 at 6:00pm. Please bring your own menorah and candles for our community candle-lighting.
Tu B'Shvat We will be celebrating Tu B'Shevat during Shabbat services on Friday, February 10, 2017. There will be an environmental message at services. The Second Shabbat dinner and oneg following the service will include holiday foods from the seven species.
Purim Purim at Congregation Har HaShem is Insane Fun! Purim will next occur on March 11-12, 2017! Festivities will include: Megillah chanting, a Purim Shpiel, a community Purim party, and Mishloach Manot for every Har HaShem household. The Purim ma'ariv service including megillah reading will begin at 6:30pm on Saturday, March 11, and will be followed immediately by an ALL AGES shpiel. The Community Purim Party will be on Sunday, March 12 at the Boulder JCC.
Passover The first night of Passover will next be Monday, April 10, 2017. We will be having a Second Seder led by Rabbi Bronstein on Tuesday, April 11. Click here for more information and to RSVP. Passover morning services will take place on Tuesday, April 11 at 10:15am and Monday, April 17 at 9:00 am. The service on April 17 will include Yizkor.
Shavuot The community-wide Tikkun Leyl Shavuout put on by Haver, Boulder's Rabbinic Council, will take place Tuesday night through Wednesday dawn, May 30-June 1.