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Shabbat News!

On Saturday, Dec. 7, childcare will be offered during the Shabbat service. Childcare is $5 per child and limited to ages 6 & under. Attendance will be taken at the door, there is no need to register in advance.

New Time - Kabbalat Shabbat Services

Starting Dec. 6, all Friday evening services will begin at 6:00pm. We will gather for 15 minutes of socializing and a light Oneg, with the service starting at 6:15 and ending promptly at 7:00pm. The monthly JAN dinner will immediately follow the conclusion of services. Volunteers are needed to provide the light Oneg before the service. Do you have a birthday or an anniversary coming up? This is a great way to celebrate together! If interested in helping, please contact Rabbi Finestone.


Message from Naomi Banta - Saturday Shabbat Oneg & Mingle

Do you have an upcoming celebration, commemoration or just want to get more involved by sponsoring / contributing to a Shabbat morning Oneg? Here is your opportunity to reserve the date of your special occasions and ensure that it doesn't overlap with another  event.  Submit your signup early to help us plan a winter and spring of wonderful community connection and food.  Please use the Signup Genius link to see what dates are available. As always, if you have any questions, please contact meThank you all for your participation.

Save the Date -Special Congregational Meeting

Wednesday, January 15, 2020, 7:00 p.m. at Har Shalom

Agenda materials and proxy forms  will be sent closer to the meeting date
Our bylaws require that, by December 31st, the Board must make a recommendation to the full membership regarding renewal of the Rabbi's contract, which currently ends June 30, 2020. The Board must also recommend the number of years for renewal. By February 15th, the full membership must vote at a Congregational Meeting by being present or by proxy.  A two-thirds majority vote is required regarding renewal of the contract.  
The Board will vote on its recommendation at the December 12 Board meeting starting at 6:30pm at Har Shalom. At that time, the board will receive the results of a survey for input by the Board members and congregants who have worked closely with Rabbi Finestone. If you would like to also participate in this review process, please email me.
Hoping for good weather on January 15th!  See you there.
Ginny Riley
Board President

Happenings at Har Shalom

Jewish Play Reading Project

Sunday, December 15, 2:00pm

Mark your calendars for Sunday, Dec. 15th and join us as we read together  — or just listen to -- the beloved theatrical masterpiece, Fiddler on the Roof, based on the stories of Sholem Aleichem. We will also enjoy musical numbers from the acclaimed Yiddish revival, currently playing in New York. Fiddler on the Roof is the heartwarming story of fathers and daughters, husbands and wives, and life, love, and laughter. 

We hope you will participate in what promises to be a fun afternoon! No experience Is necessary!

Beatles Musical Shabbat

January 31, 6:00pm

Announcing the return of Beatles Shabbat! Susan Schaibly will once again lead our community in a Beatles themed musical Shabbat service.
All are invited to join Susan and her band as we once again enjoy this annual favorite.

Celebrating Hanukkah

Announcing Har Shalom's Annual

Build-Your-Own Menorah Contest!

To be judged at our community Hannukah celebration on  Sunday December 15. Prizes will be awarded to the most thoughtful and creative menorahs. 

Put your imagination and creativity to work.


Menorah Guidelines: 

  • Your menorah will need eight candles set at the same level, plus one more– the shamash - that is set a bit higher or lower than the rest.
  • You may use any materials EXCEPT Legos … as long as you are follow the rules.
  • We want to create the most beautiful one that is within our means, and one should not spend a lot of $ on this; instead use inexpensive items easily available in the home. Remember that creativity and originality come from within!
  • We will light the menorahs during our Hanukkah candle-lighting ceremony on December 15, so your menorahs must be able to be used safely.
  • All menorahs should be brought to Har Shalom at 9:00 am on December 15, for set up and display. Judging and voting will take place during the celebration, with the winners announced at noon.
  • Entries accepted from all ages!

Prizes will be awarded to the most thoughtful and creative menorahs.


Special Hanukkah Dinner

Thursday, December 19, 6:00pm


Locality Kitchen and Bar is a locally-owned, farm-to-table restaurant focusing on local products and freshly crafted cuisine. Executive Chef Dryden Goss designed a special menu for Har Shalom with  ingredients and produce from farms all around Northern Colorado. Menu details and RSVP.

Sun, December 8 2019 10 Kislev 5780