The first day of Religious School is September 7th. See the Education page for details, including the full year calendar.
Congregation B'nai Chaim will celebrate the High Holy Days with these services:
- Selichot -- Saturday, September 20
- 5:30 pm -- Dine at Olive Garden, 5380 S. Wadsorth Blvd, RSVP
- 6:45 pm -- Viewing of Israeli movie "Footnote", followed by discussion
- 9:00 pm -- Selichot service
- Rosh Hashanah Evening -- Wednesday, September 24, 7:30 pm
- Rosh Hashanah Morning -- Thursday, September 25, 10 am
- Rosh Hashanah Family Service -- Thursday, September 25, 2:30 pm
- Shabbat Shuvah -- Friday, September 26, 7:30 pm
- Yom Kippur Evening, Kol Nidre -- Friday, October 3, 7:30 pm
- Yom Kippur -- Saturday, October 4, 10 am, 2, 3:15, 5 pm
See information for ticket reservations, memory book, and contacts.
Saturday October 18, 7:00 PM
Hal Aqua and The Lost Tribe play nouveau klezmer music -- an exuberant musical experience, rooted firmly in traditional Jewish modes and melodies and driven by contemporary rhythms and danceable grooves.
The versatile musicians who make up The Lost Tribe have a deep respect for their source material, from the evocative tunes of Eastern European Jews and Gypsies to the sinuous rhythms of the Middle East and Mediterranean. In the long-standing Jewish tradition of absorbing musical inspiration from surrounding cultures, The Lost Tribe steeps their songs in a broth spiced with rock, reggae, salsa, funk and blues influences, serving up an irresistible party vibe. The band includes Hal Aqua (vocals, guitars, octave mandolin, ukulele), Annie Aqua (violin), Ben Cohen (electric and acoustic bass, tuba), Shanti Hazan (drums and percussion), and Miriam Rosenblum (clarinet, recorders, button accordion).
"Children of Life"
Our small, vibrant, and growing congregation serves the Reform Jewish communities of southwest Denver, Littleton, Lakewood, Highlands Ranch, the Ken Caryl area and the nearby foothills.
Our synagogue offers a warm and caring place for study, worship, and community under the leadership of Cantor Kim Harris.
Please browse our website to learn more about us: Worship Services, Religious School, Youth Group, membership, calendar, and directions and contact info.
And join us on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/bnaichaim
B'nai Chaim offers several adult Hebrew classes:
Beginner Level -- Taught by Sandy at the Temple on Sundays from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM. The book the class uses is "Aleph Isn't Tough, An introduction to Hebrew for Adults", Book 1, by Linda Motzkin. It is available on Amazon. The class usually follows the Religious School schedule, but different arrangements are occasionally made, so please stay in touch with Sandy.
Intermediate Level -- Taught by Sophie at the Temple on Wednesdays from 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM. The class reads through prayers. The schedule usually matches the Hebrew School schedule, although different arrangements are occasionally made, so please keep in touch with Sophie.
Advanced Level -- Taught by Buddy at the Temple on Sundays from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM. The class uses the "First Hebrew Primer" 3rd Edition, by Simon, Resnikoff, Motzkin, which is available on Amazon. Please contact Buddy Schweig for more information about the schedule, etc.
Please note: A $36 contribution to Religious School is requested as tuition, and students need to buy their own books.
Who among us is so busy that he or she cannot spend 10 minutes a day in the study of a Jewish text? Just 10 minutes? Such a commitment would enable us to meet our Jewish obligation to make Jewish study a fixed occurrence. We make time to answer our cell phones a dozen times a day and to check our email five times an hour...