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There are many moments in Jewish tradition that pull us toward being face to face, Panim el Panim, with the other. Such encounters are elevated as sacred connections between people and between human beings and God. Jewish texts and commentators suggest that a face gazing into a face is perhaps the most potent and transformational posture two individuals can experience. Philosopher Martin Buber calls this moment “revelation,” and he teaches that each person leaves the experience with something “more” in them.                    

                 

All of us value our unique brand of High Holy Day services and enjoy seeing one another Panim el Panim (face to face), and this year we will still be able to connect in this way, albeit remotely.

The High Holy Day committee, along with our COVID-19 Advisory group and staff, have made the decision to offer virtual 5781 High Holy Days services.

We are looking forward to offering a user-friendly remote platform via Zoom. Our goal, as always, is to provide accessible, meaningful, and connected services that touch you in a profoundly personal and positive way with familiar liturgy, readings, music, and a few surprises.

To view our High Holy Day schedule, please click here.

Upcoming Programs and Services:

B'nai Havurah Friends (non-members) are asked to register for the High Holy Days before picking up their prayerbooks or participating in our services. To register,  please click here.

For Members: To access all Zoom login information for each of our High Holy Day Services, click here.

Please contact Eddie Davis, eddie@bnaihavurah.org, 303-388-4441, if you are unable to pick up your bag of High Holy Day materials. We will make delivery arrangements. 

Upcoming Schedule: Erev Rosh Hashanah, Rosh Hashana (First and Second Day)

Friday, September 18, Erev Rosh Hashanah
6:30-7:00 pm – Family/children’s service with Hal Aqua and Annie Aqua
7:15-8:00 pm – Adult service with Rabbi Evette and Susan Spero

Both services are on Zoom.

Saturday, September 19, Rosh Hashanah First Day
10:00-10:10 am – Welcome and introduction
10:15-11:00 am – Musical Shacharit service
11:15-12:00 noon – Torah service
 or 11:15-12:00 noon – Torah study / Recon Lab discussion
12:10-12:30 pm – Concluding service with shofar 1:00-1:45 pm – Family/children’s service All services are on Zoom

Sunday, September 20, Rosh Hashanah Second Day
10:00-11:30 am – Service with Rabbi Evette
Cook Park, 7100 E. Cherry Creek South Drive, Denver, Picnic Site #1, next to the playground. 
Registration required space is limited.
This service is also on Zoom.

 

Welcome to B'nai Havurah in Denver, Colorado!

                                                                                   

We are an inclusive, participatory Jewish Reconstructionist community (Kehillah) that is passionately committed to experiencing Judaism by infusing tradition with renewed meaning in a contemporary American context. We do this through study (Torah), worship and joyous practice (Avodah), social justice (Tikkun Olam), acts of kindness (Gemilut Hasidim) and connection with the Jewish People (Am Israel).  

At B’nai Havurah I discovered a welcoming, sincere group of individuals all wrestling with life’s most significant questions while helping make the world a more joyful, just and peaceful place. People from all walks of life seem to have found their way to B’nai Havurah, and for so many of us, it has become a new form of family. We may look different from one another, we may have come to this place from different paths, but in each other, we’ve found a community where we’re free to explore Judaism in all its nuances and complexity.                                                                                                                   -B’nai Havurah member

 


B'nai Havurah continues to offer all of our activities and services through Zoom and other virtual programs.

Thank you for your patience as we continue to navigate  these unprecedented times.

The health and safety of members and friends are of paramount importance. 

Connection During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Please refer to our online calendar for upcoming events, and watch for What's Nu, our weekly e-newsletter. Feel free to call us with questions or concerns. The B'nai Havurah office number is 303-388-4441 ext. 10.

Resources for your Health and Well Being 

Please click here for a number of supportive resources including references for mental health support, financial support, and links to additional useful websites.

Not Just Icing on the Cake! 2019 The Other Half

Your donation to our annual campaign represents a vital portion of our annual budget. Dues alone cover only about 50% of our annual expenses. 

We ask that all of members and friends of B'nai Havurah support our community with a gift to our annual fund. No gift is too small!

Please go here to donate online or call our office at 303-388-4441. Payments may be divided into multiple months through 2019.

B'nai Havurah Calendar

Do you wonder where B’nai Havurah will be 50 years from now? 

Become a B'nai Chai Legacy Member!

Including B'nai Havurah with a gift in your will, trust, retirement account, or life insurance policy is a lasting show of support.

Help ensure that our Reconstructionist legacy continues for our children and our children's children. Help guarantee that all we have inherited and all we have built will continue to enrich our community for generations to come.

B'nai Havurah is a participating agency in Live On/Build Your Legacy, an initiative of Rose Community Foundation and the Grinspoon Foundation. As a participating agency, we are eligible for grant money when new donors join the society and existing members provide additional details about their bequests.

To become a B'nai Chai Legacy member, download the Declaration of Commitment form or contact executive director Becky Epstein at 303-388-4441 ext. 15 or exec@bnaihavurah.org.

If you have already included a gift to B’nai Havurah in your planned giving, please let us know as well! For more information, please go here.

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