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programs & Events


Classes & Weekly Events

Talmud with David Richman 
Sundays, 8:50 a.m., no charge, Library 

Talmud class with David Richman resumes, discussion is in English, knowledge of Aramaic and Hebrew not needed.

Hebrew Reading for the Beginner with Judi Marcus 
Sundays, 10:45 a.m., begins January 14, Room #105

Designed for the novice, this 8-week (1 hour) class provides the opportunity to learn to read Hebrew with accuracy and ease. (A 5-week Prayer Book class will be offered immediately following the conclusion of the beginning class.) Limited to 15 students. Cost: $65. RSVP to, 303/755-2882.

Yoga and mindfulness classes taught by Talia Salzberg Horowitz, LCSW, RYT-200,
Tuesdays, 9:00 a.m., GYC

Classes are on a drop-in basis
$10/class, $40 for a 5 punch card, or $75 for a 10 punch card.

Wednesday Lunch and Learn, 12:00 p.m., Library
Contact Naomi for information about the current reading. No charge.

Conversational Hebrew with Sherry Grinsteiner-18 sessions
Wednesdays: Class begin January 3. Beginners 6:45 p.m., Intermediate, 7:45 p.m.

Cost: $150 for 1 hour of classes, $200 for 2 hours. If you did not take classes in the Fall, contact, to ensure that you at the appropriate level for the classes.

Communication: It's Art & Soul with Rabbi Yossi Serebryanski
Wednesday, January 17, 24, 31; February 7, 14, 21, 7:00 p.m.

Contact or (303) 744-1051.

Israeli Folk Dancing with Joan Saliman and Bev Michaels: Wednesdays, 7:00-10:00 p.m.
Great fun and great exercise! Slight charge. For more information contact Joan at

Feldenkrais Gentle Movement with Shira Salzberg
Fridays, 9:45 a.m., Chapel

$10/class, $40 pass for 5 classes, $75 pass for 10 classes.
Using the popular method developed by Moshe Feldenkrais this class uses gentle exercises and focused attention to undo habitual action patterns that may be restricting your full range of motion, relieving pain and bringing energy and flexibility to your movements.

Torah Study and Story with Cherie Karo Schwartz
Fridays, 11:00 a.m., Library 

Cost: Members: $8/class, $35 for a 5 punch pass, $60 for a 10 punch pass. Non-members: $10/class, $45 for a 5 punch pass, $80 for a 10 punch pass.

Saturday Class during Musaf, about 11:00 a.m. 
Every Shabbat during Musaf join one of our teachers in the HEA Library for a text study. No charge, no prior knowledge needed, no RSVP needed.

Saturday Drop In Mah Jong, 1:30 p.m., Library
No RSVP needed, open to all levels of players. Please bring a Mah Jongg card if you have one. Questions? Contact Naomi 303/758-9400 x213 or Naomi



Upcoming Events

Judaism in the 21st Century with Alex Maller
Thursday, January 18, 7:15 p.m., GYC

Topic: Religion and State: Diaspora and Zionism. No charge.

Level 2 Snowshoe: Kenosha Pass,
Sunday, January 21, Meet at HEA parking lot at 8:00 a.m.

7 miles out and back. RSVP HERE.

Twigs and Tweets - A Tu B'Shevat "Family Tree" Story
Sunday, January 21, 12:30 - 2:30 p.m.

Join HEA Family Connection as we learn all about Colorado’s Birds of Prey. The Nature’s Educators Raptor center will join us to teach us about the beautiful birds of prey that are native to Colorado while we get up close and personal with these amazing creatures. This program will include a dairy lunch as well as a make your own birdfeeder project. We hope to see you there! $5/ person, click HERE.

Book of Samuel II Study Group
Third Sunday of every month: January 21, 6:30 pm

Taught by Martin Sicker, Library, no charge.

Community Event:
PAULA'S WINDOW: Papa, The Bielski Partisans and a Life Unexpected.
Wednesday, January 24, 5:45 p.m., Kavod Senior Life 22 South Adams Street, Dining Room
Paula Burger survived the Holocaust by hiding in the forest of what's now Belarus with more than a thousand other Jewish people. She spent a little over two years of her childhood in the Naliboki forest alongside her father and brother. The story of the forest camp Burger describes was turned into the 2008 movie "Defiance," starring Daniel Craig. Come hear her tell her amazing story of survival and carving out a life of meaning through art. For more information call: Rabbi Steve, 720.382.1136. 

The Jews of Uzbekistan and Tajikistan: Bukharian Jews-The lost children of Issachar
Thursday, January 25, 7:15 p.m.

$10/person. RSVP HERE.

New Program for Visiting Ill or Injured Members
Training January 28, 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.

We are beginning a program to visit HEA members with limited ability to leave their homes or who are in rehab. If you are interested contact Naomi Kirshner and plan on attending a mandatory training session with Rabbi Dollin and Rabbi Jeff Kaye. We plan on having quarterly continuing education programs so you can share experiences and get to know others in the program. The continuing education will consist of a book or movie discussion, or a training session. No charge. Click HERE to sign up.

Kabbalah and Jewish History with Cantor Martin Goldstein
January 28, February 4, 11, 25, 11:00 a.m.- noon

No charge. RSVP to Naomi Kirshner.

Raisins & Almonds: A Tu B'Shvat Celebration
Sunday, January 28, 5:00 p.m.

Join the Colorado Hebrew Chorale and Kol Nashim for an evening of music, food and fun! Click HERE for more information and ticket sales.

It’s that time of year again! The mitzvah of giving gifts of food (mishloach manot) for Purim is upon us. Can you deliver our delicious Purim gift bags between February 22 when we fill them and February 28 when Purim begins? If so, email Naomi and she will assign a route convenient to where you live. Routes take an hour or less to complete.

HEA Purim in Troll Village
Sunday, February 25 
Family Program, 10:00 a.m.; Purim Carnival, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Click HERE for more information and tickets.

2018 Purim Spiel
Sunday, February 25, 4:00 p.m., Rodef Shalom
You will not want to miss this year's production of the Perpetually Perplexed Purim Players Production of "The Wonderful Esther of Shushan" an original telling of the traditional Purim story with a Wizard of Oz theme. Plan to bring your family and friends for this hilarious show - we guarantee you will enjoy every second! Free to the entire community. Co-sponsored by Congregation Rodef Shalom and the Hebrew Educational Alliance.

Youth Events & Programs: Dani Tavbin, (720) 390-4441 | (YOUTH PROGRAMS WEB PAGE)
  • Saturday and Sunday, December 23- 24: NITZANIM EXTRAVAGANZA
  • Friday, December 29, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.: MCHY Broomball

Come join us on Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. and get ready for Shabbat. You will bring home a "make and bake" mini challah. Cost: $10/family. Contact Dani WynnDates: Thursdays, December 21; January 11, 18 & 25; February, 1, 8, 15 & 22; March 8, 15 & 22; April 12, 19 & 26; May 3, 10 & 17. 


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HEA Family Connection

HEA Family Connection engages Jewish families with children ages 2-10 (PS – 3rd grade) in meaningful Jewish experiences that enhance their family life, foster Jewish identity, create lasting community, and deepen their connection to HEA. Click HERE.

Project Hineini

Creating a community of caring at the HEA To volunteer for any of the opportunities listed below contact Naomi Kirshner at or 303-758-9400 x213

Hesed Society Meal Train
Cook for and deliver meals to people with short term needs. Kosher or non-kosher kitchens okay.

Hesed Meal Train Coordinators
We need 6-12 people to each take a month to coordinate arranging for meals as needed. This will all done by email. Joyce Perlmutter, Assistant to the Rabbis, would contact you when meals are needed.

Shiva Minyan Leaders
We need people throughout the Metro Denver area to lead shiva minyans when clergy are not able. Great familiarity with services is necessary, further training will be provided.

Shiva Minyan Makers
Periodically there are not enough adults to form a minyan at a shiva home. We need people throughout the Metro Denver area who are willing to be on call to help make a minyan.

Shiva Minyan Set Up
On rare occasions a family or individual needs assistance setting up their home for shiva minyans and for visitation after burial. Must have daytime availability.

Shabbat Calls
Calling one of our most senior members every Friday to wish them a Shabbat Shalom.

Bikur Holim—Visiting the sick
Volunteers would spend time with members who are in need of visitors. This may be a long-term commitment, for example with a homebound person, or a shorter-term commitment, for example with someone in a rehabilitation center. This is a selective process entailing meeting with the rabbis and mandatory trainings.

Tikkun Olam-Repairing the world: Social action at the HEA
Contact Naomi Kirshner at or 303-758-9400 x213 for more information.

Rabbi Gruenwald's Rosh Hashanah Sermon: Hineini – Embracing the Moment and One Another

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