Friday August 15, 6:00 PM
Come one, come all to our annual Pot Luck at Shelter 5 in Clement Park, Littleton. This event is always one of the most delightful get-togethers of the year. The park in Summer is stunningly beautiful. Everyone sighs when the rays of the setting sun are reflected in the lake.
It promises to be a lovely and fun evening with music, food, prayer, and community. The Board of Directors will be providing chicken. We ask that everyone else bring a non-dairy side dish or a dessert, which we will eat for our Oneg Shabbat following the service.
After dinner, Shabbat Services will be led by Cantor Kim Harris, new Spiritual Leader of B'nai Chaim. This will be her first Shabbat Service in her new Colorado home. Come welcome Cantor Kim. Please bring interested friends and family!
Saturday August 23, 7:00 PM
Stringer, singer, story teller, showman. Expect to experience a blend of styles, brilliantly executed by one of the most uniquely gifted musicians around.
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).
- Selichot Service -- Saturday, September 20, 5:30 pm
- 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 Services -- Saturday, October 4, 10 am, 2, 3:15, 5 pm
"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...