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Pre-High Holy Days Programming

New Moon of Elul Retreat at the StarHouse

One month before Rosh HaShana we enter the Hebrew month of Elul - traditionally a time for introspection, review, and personal preparation for the Days of Awe. We begin Elul together with a day-long retreat in a scenic mountain location (with indoor and outdoor spaces) near Boulder. Through study, prayer, song, journaling, guided movement and meditation, we use the vessel of community to help us begin the inner work that prepares us for the Days of Awe. Scheduled this year for Sunday, Sept. 1, 9:30am-4pm - Click here for more info and registration!






Slichot Services

On the Saturday before Rosh Hashanah we gather for prayers of forgiveness and apology, for ourselves and others.  Please bring a notebook and pen.  We'll start with Havdalah promptly at 8:15 pm.
Scheduled this year for Saturday, September 21, 8:15-10:15pm.




Rhythms of the Hebrew Calendar with Maggid Charna Rosenholtz

Thursdays, Sept 5, 13, 6:45-8:30 pm, Nevei Kodesh

Indigenous Peoples in the Americas have used the term ‘Medicine Wheel’ as a sacred symbol to represent knowledge of the universe. It is a symbol of hope and healing for those who seek to be in right relationship to their inner and outer world. Hebrew wisdom, which began as an indigenous wisdom, has a version of this, in the calendar of Jewish practice. Torah teaches us a rhythm that can inform every element of our lives.  As we prepare to enter the New Year, learn about the seasonal and yearly holidays and associated rituals.

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Waking Up Through Elul with Lori and Monte Dube

Sundays Sept 8, 15 and 22, 4-5 pm, Nevei Kodesh Library

In their first three-part class at Nevei Kodesh, “Waking Up through Elul” they will highlight mindfulness teachings drawn from Rabbi Alan Lew’s classic work “This is Real and Your are Completely Unprepared.” Lori and Monte will explore how prayer, meditation and "focusing on one thing” can help us prepare for the New Year. 

Lori and Monte Dube are Jewish Mindfulness Meditation teachers who have been married for 28 years and are in the midst of a reinvention journey. They just moved to Boulder from their home in Chicago after spending a year soaking up the many Jewish spirituality opportunities on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.

No fee, but please click here to register.

Fall Equinox Chanting Circle with Ziva Moyal

Wednesday, Sept. 18, 6-7 pm, Nevei Kodesh  

Chanting in preparation for High Holidays.

No fee, but please click here to register.


Pre-Holiday Mikvah

Friday, Sept. 27, 8 am-12:30 pm, Indian Springs Resort

Led by Eve Ilsen, we will carpool to Indian Hot Springs Resort in Idaho Springs for this highly worthwhile way to prepare for High Holidays.
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Ancestral Healing Works

Saturday Sept. 21st 2:00-7:00 pm, Nevei Kodesh

Every lineage includes loving and wise ancestors. Connect with yours as a source of blessing, support and healing. This daylong workshop in Jewish ancestral lineage healing encourages relating safely and directly with blood & family lineage ancestors, cultivates connection with helpful guides, and creates boundaries and support for troubled dead in need of assistance. Together we’ll engage lineage ancestors in heart-centered ritual space through learning, experiential practice and group dialogue.

The Jewish Ancestral Healing Daylong Workshop is taught by Elsa Asher and includes an introduction to the process and principles of the Ancestral Lineage Healing model (in the framework taught by Dr. Daniel Foor of Ancestral Medicine), an assessment of 4 grandparent lineages, and connecting in with an ancestral guide to anchor blessing and bring healing / repair through one of the lineages.

All are welcome, including folks new to ancestor work, those without much information about their lineages, and those with a challenging experience of family. Even though we are focusing on Jewish lineages and ancestor reverence ritual, all are welcome to attend. There are no pre-requisites for this workshop, though prior experience with inner work and spiritual practice is helpful.

Cost: $60 NK Member/$85 Guest

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Tue, September 17 2019 17 Elul 5779