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In 1975, a handful of families from the Fort Collins and Loveland area founded a religious school for Jewish children, and became known as the Fort Collins Jewish Community.   In 1982, we became officially known as Congregation Har Shalom (CHS), and for many years we were the only center of Jewish life between Greeley, Colorado, and Cheyenne, Wyoming.

The congregation met for seven years in the homes of members, and in 1982 our present facility was built and dedicated at 725 West Drake Road in Fort Collins.

Today, Congregation Har Shalom is an active center of Jewish learning and worship, serving all of Northern Colorado.  We are not affiliated with a denomination of Judaism, and we serve a wide diversity of spiritual paths. Our synagogue membership of almost 200 families represents a rainbow spectrum of Jews from varied affiliations and geographical origins.  Our congregation strives to blend elements of traditional Jewish ritual with a personal and open style of worship.  Each family is provided the opportunity to experience meaningful involvement at many levels and in many areas of interest.  

We welcome Shabbat on Friday evenings with a Kabbalat Shabbat service, and we offer Torah study Shabbat mornings at 9:00 followed by a Shacharit service.. Religious School for Kindergarten through 7th grade meets on Sunday morning; Hebrew School for 4th through 7th graders and Hebrew High School meets on Wednesday evenings. The Har Shalom Preschool and Kindergarten meets during weekdays to serve children 2 ½ through 6 years old.

Congregation Har Shalom is a vibrant and active community!  There are many religious, educational, social and community service-oriented activities scheduled throughout the year. We look forward to the coming years with a sense of purpose for our place in Northern Colorado.

Vision Statement

Congregation Har Shalom is a Center for Jewish Living enriching members' spiritual, social, educational and ritual needs. Congregation Har Shalom is dedicated to effecting diverse and positive change in the Jewish community and the world as a whole.

Mission Statement

Congregation Har Shalom is a diverse and inclusive community committed to building a warm, vibrant, and creative Center for Jewish Living.

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