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programs & Events


Classes & Weekly Events

iEngage Course with Rabbis Dollin and Gruenwald (Began in October)
Sundays, 10:00 a.m.- 12 noon: November 12, 19, December 3, 10, 17 Social Hall
RSVP HERE or to Naomi. Cost: $54, includes materials.

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.
This class resumes Tuesday, December 5: 
Yoga and mindfulness classes taught by Talia Salzberg Horowitz, LCSW, RYT-200,  
Tuesdays, 9:00 a.m., HEA Goldberger Center, 3599 S. Ivanhoe St.
Classes are on a drop-in basis
$10/class, $40 for a 5 punch card, or $75 for a 10 punch card. Click HERE to purchase.

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

Conversational Hebrew with Sherry Grinsteiner-12 sessions
Wednesdays: Class began August 9. New people welcome.
November 29
Time: beginners 6:45 p.m., Intermediate, 7:45 p.m.
Cost: Beginners or Intermediate only: $100; Both classes: $130. Cost can be prorated for new enrollees.

Beginning Hebrew Reading with Judi Marcus 
Wednesdays, 6:45 - 7:45 p.m., began November 1, 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 Judi Marcus,, 303/755-2882.

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

Great Debates in Jewish History
with Rabbi Yossi Serebryanski
Wednesdays, Through December 6, 7:00 p.m.

Click HERE for information.

Feldenkrais Gentle Movement with Shira Salzberg
Fridays, 10:00 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


Lost Tribes and Exotic Communities Series with Anthropologist Carlos Zarur

  • The Jews of India 2: The Baghdadi Jews of Mumbai, Delhi, and Kolkata— Thursday, November 30, 7:15 p.m. ($10.00)
  • The Jews of Inda 3: The Jews of Cochin — Thursday, December 7, 7:15 p.m. ($10.00)
  • Indian Jewish Festival — Sunday, December 17, 4:00 p.m. ($20.00)
Purchase tickets HERE


MCHY Night Out at Spider Monkey
Saturday, November 18, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
9th-12th graders join us at Spider Monkey for Pizza, Extreme Dodgeball, Trapeze, Ninja Obstacle Course, Foam Pits and more! $35. Tickets HERE
More details about all these great events (such as what to wear or bring) can be found on the Youth Activites page of the HEA website. Questions? Contact Dani Tavbin, Youth Director, dani@HEAdenver.orgALL HEA YOUTH EVENTS ARE OPEN TO ALL JEWISH YOUTH IN THE COMMUNITY. 


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, November 30; December 7, 14 & 21; January 11, 18 & 25; February, 1, 8, 15 & 22; March 8, 15 & 22; April 12, 19 & 26; May 3, 10 & 17.

HEA Family Connection 

HEA Family Connection Presents Illuminate 2017: A Chanukah Light Celebration 
Wednesday, December 13, 5:00 p.m., Hebrew Educational Alliance. Click HERE to register.
Community Events

Denver Jewish Chamber of Commerce
The Denver Jewish Chamber of Commerce is an inclusive membership organization that is all about business. Founded on Jewish values, the Chamber promotes business growth, business development, and professional relationships and offers educational programs. For more information click HERE

Jewish & Widowed
Contact Sara Shvartzman for more information.


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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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