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2022 Year-End Appeal

Thank you for supporting B'nai Havurah!
 

                              
As an added incentive, we will allocate 10% of our year-end appeal to our Torah and Sacred Texts restricted fund, which supports the upkeep of scrolls, the ark, the Torah table, and all of our sacred ritual objects.  

A few, and certainly not all of our highlight in 2002 are below. Please celebrate our successes with a year-end gift.

 
  • In 2022, despite the challenge that Covid presented and no school principal, our Youth Education Program was active, thanks to Youth Education committee chair Angele Fauchier and members Kate Tribbett and Risa Friedman.
  • This year, we conducted a thorough and successful search for our rabbi thanks to our hiring committee Jeff Haber, Susan Spero (Co-chairs), Susan Spero, Talia Winokur, David Gordon, and Judy Reaven. And, on September 1, with joy and celebration, we welcomed Rabbi Katie! Rabbi Katie's positive impact in such a short time is immeasurable. All who have spent even a short time with Rabbi Katie are impressed by her knowledge, warmth, and authenticity. 
  • Our Inclusivity Committee continues its work with Jewish Disability Advocates, a program of JFS. Among several programs offered during the year, Dave Gordon's Four Pillars of Health event and a meaningful and moving Inclusivity Shabbat come to mind. Inclusivity Committee members Judy Reaven (chair), Dave Gordon, Anna Lazaroff, Ketzel Bradley, Leslie Doherty, and Robert Kruger will continue their important work in 2023 and would love to have more help. 
  • Our Adult Education program, Chachamim (Wise Guys), and Year of Learning, sponsored by the Grynberg Family Foundation, all had successful years, thanks to our volunteers Laurie Cohn (chair), Siobhan Houston, Dave Gordon, Linda Scherer, Lorrie Tishler, Kate Tribbett, Dave Gordon, Pat Madsen, Debbie Goodman (Year of Learning program manager), and Bobbie Towbin (Chachamim chair).
  • Through our members' generosity, our Tikkun Olam committee members Nancy McCahill and Glenn Cooper (Co-Chairs), Jeanne Pantone, Lorrie Tishler, Alice Turak, Carol Bubes, Phyllis Goodman, Robert Kruger, Carole Smith, and Barry Rosenberg) provided grants to about eight deserving non-profit organizations including Judi's House, Family Tree, and Trees, Water & People.
  • Our two Positioning B'nai organizations, Colorado Faith Communities United To End Gun Violence (CFCU) and Coloradans for the Common Good (CCG), help put B'nai's commitment to social justice into action with leadership from Alana Smart (CFCU) and Marilyn Winokur and Zeik Saidman (CCG).
  • The theme of Our High Holy Days was Renewing our Joy, which was appropriate to the mood and sentiments of all who joined us. One would have thought that Rabbi Katie, Hal Aqua, and our musical team have been working together for years, given our seamless, meaningful, and joyful services held at Highlands Church. You may want to take a look at a few videos from the High Holy Days on our YouTube channel.
    Our Facility:
  • B'nai Havurah members came out in force to "Beautify B'nai" in August and made remarkable improvements inside and outside our facility. Special thanks to Sharon Tinianow, Deb Aal, Nancy McCahill, and Liz Evans for their leadership.
  • With input from our community, the Facility Task Force and our Board of Trustees are carefully weighing options for our future facility. More than 100 members (in person and on Zoom) attended our first community meeting on December 4, which Susan Spero expertly facilitated. Click here to view material from this meeting and please join us on January 22 for a follow-up Community Meeting.
Thank you for making your year-end gift using the quick form, below.

If you would rather donate through Venmo, this QR code with take you to our account.

Or, feel free to contact our office at 303-388-4441 / office@bnaihavurah.org

With your support, we can build on our successes and create even more impactful and meaningful programs, including an expanded youth education program, a more welcoming community for those who are new to us, more community members, and clarity regarding our future home.
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Thank you so much for your donation!

 

Mon, February 6 2023 15 Sh'vat 5783