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2021-2022 My Mitzvah


Dear My Mitzvah Participants:

Thank you for completing this form! There is a lot to remember, so please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions at all. 

I am looking forward to working with you and your child/children, and I know that we will have a wonderful year. Your family has the distinction of participating in My Mitzvah in its inaugural year, and I thank you for your belief in the program.

-Risa Aqua,, 303-883-4270

First Class: Sunday, September 19 

We will meet the first and third Sundays of each month, starting with September 19, from 4:15-5:45 pm. The first class will be in my backyard for Covid reasons: 78 W Cedar Ave, Denver, CO 80223. (Near I-25, Broadway and Alameda).

For helpful information, including supplies needed, please CLICK HERE.

September 19, 2021 - end of July 2022

B'nai Havurah Member:  1st student - $800 / 2nd student - $650
Friend of B'nai (non-member): 1st student - $1,600 / 2nd student - $1,400
We are very flexible about payment arrangements. You may pay all at once, or spread payments out over 10 months. We accept payments by check, e-check, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover.

If the full cost of tuition presents a hardship for you, please let us know. We may be able to offer a discount.

Included in Tuition:
The program is built around the Shira Classes and Mitzvah Labs, plus there are a number of additional programs that will enrich your child's and family's experience.
  • Shira Class (focused on practicing songs and prayers) on the first Sunday of each month, 4:15 - 5:45 pm
  • Mitzvah Lab (mitzvot, Torah, and leadership) on the third Sunday of each month, 4:15 - 5:45 pm (Dates of Shira Class and Mitzvah Lab are subject to change around holidays.)
  • My Mitzvah Family Havurah ("Bunch of Friends") Informal, fun family gatherings, mostly around Shabbat and Havdalah, 6-8 times per year, dates and locations TBA. 
  • Joy of Learning Activities - One Sunday per month. Year of Joy gives us a chance to celebrate within a larger community through monthly programs marking a holiday, life cycle event, or tikkun olam (service) project. Friends and family are welcome.
  • Shabbat B'Yachad - Once per month. We'll join together (b'yachad) for a unique Shabbat experience. Hal Aqua will lead joyful, song-filled and engaging Shabbat services that will appeal to our community of all ages and backgrounds; My Mitzvah students will have the opportunity to practice leading parts of the service.
  • Individual Meetings with Educators and Lay Clergy
    • 2-3 in-person meetings with student for study and planning of tikkun olam (service) project and D’var Torah speech or alternate presentation.
    • 2 in-person meetings with family to plan and individualize the service/program and siddur/booklet.
    • Additional check-ins as needed
Additional Tutoring Requirement:
Depending on individual needs and interests, each student's family will arrange for a tutor for them at their expense. Fees may vary, but most are probably in the neighborhood of $35 per  half-hour lesson. A list of recommended tutors will soon be available. It is possible for your child to have a B'nai Mitzvah without individual tutoring, but we encourage it. Tutoring is required if your student will be learning to read Hebrew, and/or will be reading or chanting Torah and/or Haftarah. 
All financial arrangements are kept confidential.


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Please review the following electronic releases and add your name with your acceptance.
By entering my name above, I hereby give permission to B’nai Havurah or its agent to hospitalize and/or secure proper treatment for my child(ren) as named in this release form in the event of an emergency.
By entering my name above, I authorize my child(ren) as named above to leave B’nai Havurah for field trips with adequate supervision and advanced notice.
By entering my name above, I grant permission to B’nai Havurah Denver Jewish Reconstructionist Congregation (“B’nai Havurah”) and its agents and employees the unrestricted right to reproduce the photographs and video images and sound recordings of my child(ren) for marketing purposes in print, social media, presentations, and on the B’nai Havurah website. Student names will not be used without a separate, signed release.  
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