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High Holidays at Nevei Kodesh 5780


The Days of Awe...

We have a yearning in our hearts.

We seek to be uplifted and energized by Jewish ritual. We seek the freedom to be Jewish "our way." We seek community and meaning in challenging times.

So we gather together. We gather lifelong Jews, Jews by choice, the Jew-curious, and those in interfaith partnerships. We gather elders and youth, families and singles. We gather all the colors of the rainbow and we gather all sexual orientations and all beliefs (and non-beliefs) about the Divine. We gather, each in the image of G!d.

We gather to turn, return, and be turned each year at this time during the High Holidays.

If you want to connect to a Judaism that transcends and includes our sacred traditions, join us this year at the beautiful Unity of Boulder Spiritual Center, located at the junction of Folsom and Edgewood, to experience our amazing Jewish Renewal-style High Holy Day services.

Over the course of the Days of Awe, participants pray, sing, drum, move their bodies and open their hearts as they set their deepest intentions for the year to come. Spectacular music and heartfelt prayer brings worshippers higher and higher, deeper and deeper, held in the bosom of the communal energy. 

Unity’s space boasts a 500-person air-conditioned Sanctuary with a glassed in "cry room," an outdoor creek-side worship space and sacred labyrinth, and numerous rooms for meditation, chanting, yoga and teen and children's programming. All High Holidays liturgy is provided in easy to follow format, with English phonetics and translations.

Click here for more details about this year's High Holidays! 

Rosh HaShana

5780: September 29-30, 2019

Erev Rosh HaShana (Rosh HaShana Eve) and first day Rosh HaShana morning services, we have a powerful range of prayer offerings. In addition to liturgy and musical leadership, services feature movement meditation, zhikr and drum circles, time for outdoor prayer, a full Torah service, shofar-blowing like you've never experienced before, and kiddush with apples, honey and honey-cake. Children's and teen's programming is available. 

All services will be at Unity of Boulder Spiritual Center, 2855 Folsom St., except Second Day Rosh HaShana Retreat.  


Second Day of Rosh HaShana
Contemplative Retreat in the Mountains


5780: Tuesday, October 1, 2019, 9:30 am - 1 pm

On the second day of Rosh HaShana, we head up into the mountains to the spectacular Shoshoni retreat center. There we spend the morning in deep kirtan-style prayer and devotional song, offering our prayers for personal and collective healing. We conclude our service with shofar-blowing, kiddush and tashlich (the release of old karma) at the lake, following which participants can choose to share in a delicious vegetarian meal provided by the Shoshoni center. Shoshoni's grounds host many miles of trails through exquisite fall scenery, so many participants choose to augment their worship experience with a gorgeous afternoon hike. Outdoor Programming for older children and teens is available, as well as childcare for those under 5.

Please note that this is a separate event, not included in general membership or High Holy Day Guest passes.

Yom Kippur


5780: October 8-9, 2019

Erev Yom Kippur (Kol Nidre / Yom Kippur Eve) and Yom Kippur morning services we offer multiple modalities for prayer and inner connection, including traditional music and liturgy, movement meditation, outdoor worship, Torah service and Yizkor (memorial service). After a two-hour break, we offer afternoon activities such as guided meditation, chanting, and writing & reflection exercises; and a powerful, potent Neilah (end of YK) service where the entire community gathers on the bimah for an intensified, intimate prayer experience. The conclusion of Yom Kippur is followed by a joyous communal break-fast meal (cost included in ticket price). Childcare, children's and teen's programming are available. It is customary (though not required) to wear white during the Yom Kippur holiday.

All services will be at Unity of Boulder Spiritual Center, 2855 Folsom St., except Second Day Rosh HaShana Retreat. 

Mon, June 1 2020 9 Sivan 5780