To provide a warm, inclusive Jewish home in the southwest metro Denver area.
Friday February 5, 7:30 PM
What! You've never experienced a Polar Bear Shabbat? Don't knock it till you've tried this B'nai Chaim, Colorado tradition.
We march outside for a quick, 18-minute service and then scurry back indoors for hot chocolate, mulled cider, and games. Bring your Mah Jongg set, Trivial Pursuit, cards, Twister ... anything goes! See the flyer.
Saturday February 13, 7:00 PM
Hal Aqua and The Lost Tribe play klezmer fusion 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).
The band will be performing songs from their recently-released second CD, LUCKY, which includes original music written for The Lost Tribe's two collaborations with Wonderbound dance troupe, "Memories and Well-Grounded Hopes" and "Hidden Constellation." You can listen to sample song files at halaqua.com, and CDs and digital downloads are available.
"Shabbat Out and About" is a new program at B'nai Chaim. Every month or two we get together to celebrate Shabbat out in the community.
Last event: Friday, February 6. Dinner at 6:00 PM. Services at 7:30 PM. Details here.
"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.
Our membership includes young families, single parent families, single and married adults, empty nesters, retirees, Jews by birth, Jews by choice, parents raising Jewish children, Jews of the LGBT community, secular Jews, multicultural families, and those who are rediscovering their Jewish identities.
Please browse our website to learn more about us: Worship Services, Religious School, Youth Group, 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 and One Level Up from Aleph Bet -- Taught by Sandy at the Temple on Sundays from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM and/or Wednesday. The books used are the "Aleph Isn't Tough" series (1-5) 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.
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...