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VOLUME 2, ISSUE 8

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AUGUST 2009 AV – ELUL 5769

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A DEN VER JEW ISH SENIOR ACT IVI T Y GUI DE

Shalom Park’s Caring Continuum Shalom Park is much more than just a retirement community located near Cherry Creek State Park. Not only does Shalom Park offer spacious independent-living patio homes and apartments, a state-ofthe-art skilled nursing home, beautiful views of the majestic Rocky Mountains and a lifestyle full of exciting activities, it also offers in-home medical assistance and hospice and Nelsy Gomez, Restorative Aide, providing inpalliative care services.

Beth Nehamah Hospice and Nehamah Palliative Care Beth Nehamah Hospice has been offering hospice services, with a distinctly Jewish focus, throughout the Denver area since July of 2007. Physical,spiritual,and emotional care is provided to clients in their own homes – nursing homes,assisted living facilities,and private residences. Palliative care is a free pain and symptom management service provided for clients who may wish to continue curative treatments, such as chemotherapy or radiation therapy. For more information about Beth Nehamah Hospice or Nehamah Palliative Care, please call (303) 7667600 or visit www.bethnehamah.org.

home rehabilitative therapy

Announcing Etahnu In-Home Services Etahnu is a not-for-profit provider of in-home services devoted to the restoration and promotion of optimal health, wellness, and personal autonomy. Home health care is skilled nursing care, and other specified health care services, delivered in a client’s own home for the treatment of an illness or injury. Etahnu In-Home Services offers assistance with a variety of needs, while providing a comprehensive approach to care. The Etahnu In-Home Services team is comprised of registered and licensed practical nurses; certified nursing assistants; physical, occupational, and speech therapists; social workers; a registered dietician; a clinical psychologist; a certified wound specialist; a certified medical director; a consultant pharmacist; and chaplains. For more information about Etahnu In-Home Services, please call (303) 627-9000 or visit www.etahnu.org.

CONTENTS Senior Resources Directory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 02 Community Senior Activities • Allied Jewish Apartments. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 03 • BMH/BJ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 03 • Hebrew Educational Alliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 04 • Jewish Community Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 04–07 • Jewish Family Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 07–08 • Rodef Shalom. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 08 • Temple Emanuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 08–09 • Temple Micah . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 09 JCC & Network Activities Info . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12


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from OY to JOY Volume 2, Issue 8 August, 2009 Av – Elul 5769 from Oy to Joy is published monthly by Sponsoring Partners Allied Jewish Apartments (303) 399-1146 www.ajsh.org BMH-BJ Congregation (303) 388-4203 www.bmh-bj.org Congregation Rodef Shalom (303) 399-0035 www.rodef-shalom.org Hebrew Educational Alliance (303) 758-9400 www.headenver.org Jewish Family Service of CO (303) 597-5000 www.jewishfamilyservice.org Robert E. Loup JCC (303) 399-2660 www.jccdenver.org Shalom Park (303) 680-5000 www.shalompark.org Temple Emanuel (303) 388-4013 www.EmanuelDenver.org Temple Micah (303) 388-4239 www.micahdenver.org Pam Stroman, Editor stroman@ EmanuelDenver.org Submission deadline is the 3rd Monday two months prior to the event run-date. This newsletter is made possible in part through the support of our advertisers. Please let them know you learned about them in from Oy to Joy

Senior Resource Directory • Allied Jewish Apartments is an independent and assisted living senior community providing subsidized and affordable apartments. Conveniently located within walking distance of the mall,restaurants and entertainment in Cherry Creek, our activity, trip and kosher dining programs make finding new friends easy; and our 24-hour emergency response system provides peace of mind. 22 S. Adams Street, Denver, CO 80209 (303) 399-1146 • www.ajsh.org

• Allied Jewish Federation of Colorado is the central address for the Denver/Boulder Jewish community. It is the place where we come to celebrate our Jewish heritage, enrich our lives Jewishly, fulfill our philanthropic obligations and stand in solidarity with our brothers and sisters in Israel. Federation is the place where every Jew is welcome; it is the place where every Jew belongs. 300 S. Dahlia St., Suite 300, Denver, CO 80246 (303) 321-3399 • wwwjewishcolorado.org

• Beth Nehamah Hospice is a not-for-profit hospice, serving all faiths, but with a focus on the Jewish community. We strive to create a peaceful and meaningful experience for our patients, wherever they call home – in care centers, assisted living environments, or private homes. 14800 E. Belleview Drive, Aurora, CO 80015 (303) 766-7600 • www.bethnehamah.org

• Jewish Family Service of Colorado is a community agency that serves individuals and families regardless of faith or economic status. We are a hub of resources for the elderly, refugees, disabled, hungry, and emotionally distressed and operate in a collaborative manner with other community agencies. 3201 S. Tamarac Drive, Denver, CO 80231 (303) 597-5000 • www.jewishfamilyservice.org

• JFS at Home is a trustworthy, dedicated resource for specialized non-medical in-home care, such as personal care, companion services and housekeeping for anyone who needs extra support at home. The services provided allow seniors and those living with temporary or permanent medical conditions to maintain their independence and live safely in their own homes. JFS at Home operates 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. (303) 750-4000 • www.JFSatHome.com

• Mizel Arts & Culture Center (MACC) illuminates the human experience through creative and cultural program in the performing, visual and literary arts for the Jewish community and the Denver community at large. We strive to produce, present, exhibit, preserve and advance the arts, serving as a performance and exhibition venue, as well as an educational resource for people at every stage of life. 350 S. Dahlia Street, Denver, CO 80246 (303) 316-6360 • www.maccjcc.org

• Robert E.Loup Jewish Community Center (JCC) is a comprehensive family center.The JCC’s mission is to provide recreational, cultural, educational and social programs to perpetuate, strengthen and serve the Jewish community, guided but its own timeless Jewish goals and values. 350 S. Dahlia Street, Denver, CO 80246 (303) 316-6358 • www.jccdenver.org

• Shalom Park is a not-for-profit,Jewish non-sectarian organization offering skilled nursing and independent patio home and apartment living.Services for assistance can be tailored to fit your needs! 14800 E. Belleview Drive, Aurora, CO 80015 (303) 680-5000 • www.shalompark.org


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Community Senior Activities

August Programs

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Anytime One on One Technology Assistance

Activities are grouped by sponsoring synagogue or agency

Need help with a computer problem? Can’t work your digital camera? Arrange for a personal session with Jeniece Pitts, AJA’s Computer Center Director.

Allied Jewish Apartments

Location: Allied Jewish Apartment’s Resident Computer Center, 22 Adams St. Cost: Free Contact: Jeniece Pitts at (720) 382-7823

Monday, Aug. 10 Jewish Culture with Robin Hanssen Robin is an exciting teacher who will interest and fascinate you with thought provoking discussions about Jewish culture and history. The topics for this group will be decided on by YOU, so please come and contribute your ideas! Everyone is invited. Location: Allied Jewish Apartments’ Shul, 22 Adams St. Time: 10:30 a.m. Cost: Free Contact: Front Desk at (303) 399-1146 or Connie Mather at (720) 382-7813

Friday, Aug. 14 Poetry Exploration with John Stalker Henderson from Active Minds John demystifies and helps participants enjoy the richness of expression offered by poetry. Enjoy the intellectual challenge of studying poetry.Whether or not you’ve read poetry before, this will prove to be fun and stimulating. The group meets monthly, and you may join at any time. Location: Allied Jewish Apartments’ Penthouse classroom, 44 Adams St. Time: 12:30 p.m. Cost: Free Contact: Front Desk at (303) 399-1146 or Connie Mather at (720) 382-7813

Monday, Aug. 17 Russian Culture Join this lively inter-cultural group, led by Mila Rodionova, and learn about Russian history, art, music, cuisine and culture! The class meets monthly.You may join at any time and everyone is welcome. This class is taught in English. Location: Allied Jewish Apartments’ Penthouse Time: 1 p.m. Cost: Free Contact: Front Desk at (303) 399-1146 or Connie Mather at (720) 382-7813

BMH - BJ Sunday, August 9 BMH-BJ Summer Picnic and Bike Ride Location: Utah Park, 1800 S. Peoria St. Contact: For more information and cost, contact BMH-BJ at (303) 388-4203.

Friday, August 21 thru Sunday, August 23 BMH-BJ Global Awareness Weekend Friday: The Art & Soul of Peace Through Humor. Artistic expressions of hope for peace created by the children of Israel. Exhibit opening and viewing – 6 p.m. Adult and Youth Shabbat Services and Dinner – 6:30 p.m. Consul Shahar Azani, Israel Consul for Culture, Media and Public Diplomacy, will share insights of Israeli culture, life and global issues. Saturday Morning Services: Consul Azani will deliver greetings from Israel Sunday: BMH-BJ’s Women’s League and Change the World, It Just Takes Cents presents Women Aware: From Image to Action. Photography by Mia Farrow, Pastor Heidi McGinness and Izabela Lundberg alongside The Art & Soul of Peace Through Humor, Colorado Survival Stories: Life After the Holocaust and Exhibit Darfur. Meet the artist: $15. 10 a.m. – noon Location: BMH-BJ Synagogue, 560 S. Monaco Parkway Contact: BMH-BJ office at (303) 388-4203

Sundays Experiencing Talmud with Rabbi Selwyn Franklin Location: BMH-BJ, 560 S. Monaco Pkwy. Time: 8 a.m. Cost: Free Contact: BMH-BJ at (303) 388-4203.


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Wednesdays Weekly Torah Class with Cantor Joel Lichterman Enjoy a delicious breakfast with us. Location: BMH-BJ, 560 S. Monaco Pkwy. Time: Following morning services. Cost: Free Contact: (303) 388-4203.

Thursdays Women’s Parsha Class with Ellyn Hutt Location: BMH-BJ, 560 S. Monaco Pkwy. Time: 11 a.m. Cost: Free Contact: Ellyn Hutt at (303) 333-0666

365 Days a Year Shacharit and Mincha/Maariv Services Location: BMH-BJ Congregation, 560 S. Monaco Pkwy., Chapel on Center St. Time: Please call the shul or visit www.bmh-bj.org, as times will change with sunset and holidays Contact: (303) 388-4203

Hebrew Educational Alliance (HEA) 1st and 3rd Wednesdays, August 5 and 19 HEA Summer Jewish Film Festival Four remaining great movies, followed by a discussion led by one of the rabbis, wine and refreshments! August 5 – Golda’s Balcony. Valerie Harper reprises her role as former Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir in this cinematic adaptation of the critically acclaimed one-woman stage show penned by Tony Award-winning playwright William Gibson. August 19 – Rabbi’s Choice. Come and be surprised! Location: Hebrew Educational Alliance, 3600 S. Ivanhoe St. Time: 7 p.m. Cost: $20/series or $5/movie. RSVPs appreciated. Contact: Naomi Kirshner at (303) 758-9400, ext.213 or nkirshner@headenver.org.

Monday evenings Drop-in Mah Jongg Join Mah Jongg players every Monday evening. People of all levels (including new players) are accommodated.

Location: Goldberger Youth Center–Upstairs, 3599 S. Ivanhoe St. (across the street from the Hebrew Educational Alliance) Time: 7–9 p.m. Cost: $2/person for refreshments. Contact: Naomi Kirshner at (303) 758-9400, ext.213 or nkirshner@headenver.org.

Wednesdays Lunch and Learn Join us for a stimulating discussion of works by Jewish authors, led by Abbey Kapelovitz, Ph.D. in English and former associate dean at the University of Denver. Stories are read in advance. Location: Hebrew Educational Alliance, 3600 S. Ivanhoe St. Time: Lunch - 11:30 a.m.; Discussion - 12–1 p.m. Cost: $6/person, if purchasing a bagel lunch. No charge if bringing own dairy brown bag. Contact: Naomi Kirshner at (303) 758-9400, ext.213, or nkirshner@headenver.org.

Jewish Community Center (JCC) First Monday of the Month, August 3 Movie – Arranged Rochel is an Orthodox Jew and Nasira is a Muslim of Syrian origin. They are both young teachers at a public school in Brooklyn. They also have something else in common – they are going through the process of getting arranged marriages through their respective religious and traditional customs. With both family pressure on the one hand and the rejection of traditional values by the outside world on the other, Rochel and Nasira will have to rely on each other and their friendship to pull through this difficult time of their lives, striving to be strong women in charge of their own happiness, while keeping their deep religious and cultural convictions. Location: Robert E. Loup JCC–Senior Lounge, 350 S. Dahlia St. Time: 12:30 — 2:15 p.m. Cost: Free Contact: Lil at (303) 316-6359

Tuesdays Senior Forum August 4 – Gary Tessler, retired radio and television broadcaster, winner of an Emmy Award for his PBS television show, Tessler Live, will discuss current issues on the world stage. August 11 – Bud Jenkyns as comedian,W. C. Fields, in “I’m Running for Office.” W. C. Fields did not have a classic approach to comedy. He just called it like he saw it. “This most unique man comes to you to secure your votes. He is a candidate for public office and wants to


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present his platform and explain why you should cast your vote in his direction…So sit back and enjoy the show.” Back by popular demand, Bud Jenkyns from Adventure Productions Entertainment Company has performed his one man show over 3000 shows for 26 years all over the county. August 18 – The Jews of South Denver. While very few Jews historically settled in south Denver they had countless businesses in the area. However now the Jewish community is flourishing. In fact the largest student organization today is the Hillel House at DU. Come and find out what happened to the Jews of South Denver with entertaining author and Historian Phil Goodstein, based on his new book “The Spirits of South Broadway August 25 – Ozzie Preiss Real Estate Broker, will discuss an overview of the real estate market in light of today’s difficult economic situation. Location: Robert E. Loup JCC-Senior Lounge, 350 S. Dahlia St, Time: 10 a.m. Cost: Free for Senior Forum members Contact: Lil at (303) 316-6359

Tuesday, August 11 Tuesday with Rabbi Gitler It’s never too late to learn about our beautiful heritage. Join Rabbi Gitler on the first Tuesday of the month as he explores topical (subjects) themes in Judaism. Location: Robert E. Loup JCC-Senior Lounge, 350 S. Dahlia St. Time: 12:30 p.m. Cost: Free Contact: Lil at (303) 316-6359

1st Wednesday, August 5 Political Science Class Dr. Robert Hazan, Chair and Professor of Political Science at Metro State College, will lead a dynamic discussion of current world events. Location: Robert E. Loup JCC-Senior Lounge, 350 S. Dahlia St. Time: 10—11 a.m. Cost: $10/class Contact: Lil at (303) 316-6359

1st Wednesday & 3rd Tuesday, August 5 and 18 Yiddish Club - Lomir Red’n Yiddish Join Rosalyn “Reyzele” Kirkel at the “Lomir Red’n Yiddish” club and have fun speaking Yiddish. Whether you are a fluent speaker or a beginner, you are welcome. Rosalyn “Reyzele” is a native Yiddish speaker from Lithuania (Lita) and loves to speak Yiddish. Location: Robert E. Loup JCC-Senior Lounge, 350 S. Dahlia St. Time: 12:30–2 p.m. Cost: $5 month. Contact: Lil at (303) 316-6359.

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Thursday, August 6 Loaves of Love Join Elka Popack for a fun and educational Challah baking workshop. Make three delicious Challahs, two for Shabbat and one to give away and learn the significance of this important Mitzvah. Location: Robert E. Loup JCC-Senior Lounge, 350 S. Dahlia St. Time: 10 – 11:30 a.m. Cost: $5. Must RSVP by Tuesday, August 4. Contact: Lil at (303) 316-6359

Thursdays, August 13 and 27 Short Story Literature This group selects literary works, short stories, memoirs and other works to read and discuss. The Art of The Story, an International Anthology of Contemporary Short Stories by Daniel Halpern (Editor). Location: Robert E. Loup JCC-Senior Lounge, 350 S. Dahlia St. Time: 10—11:30 a.m. Cost: Free Contact: Lil at (303) 316-6359

Monday, August 17 Greeley/Fort Morgan On this trip we will visit Fort Morgan and Greeley. In Fort Morgan, we will see the historic Rainbow Bridge (one of the largest in the United States and the only one of this type in Colorado), the Glenn Miller Museum, and the U. S. Military Museum (which honors the men and women who have served our country).In Greeley we will see Centennial Village, an outdoor museum designed to interpret the settlement history of Greeley and the rest of Weld County from 1860 to 1920. Location: Robert E. Loup JCC–Lower Level, 350 S. Dahlia St. Time: 9 a.m.—4 p.m. Cost: $20/person. RSVP by Thursday, August 10. Contact: Lil at (303) 316-6359 Please see back cover for JCC Reservation and Refund information

Tuesdays, August 11 and 25 Shmooz Susan Jacobs leads a discussion of the issues of the day with this dynamic group. Location: Robert E. Loup JCC–Senior Lounge 350 S. Dahlia St. Time: 12:30—2 p.m. Cost: Free Contact: Lil at (303) 316-6359


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3rd Wednesday, August 19 Professional Foot Care Clinic

Mondays Movie afternoon

Location: Robert E. Loup JCC–Rabb Lobby, 350 S. Dahlia St. Time: 8:30 a.m.—3 p.m. Cost: $16/session by appointment only. Contact: Jacque at (303) 914-8515.

Join us Monday afternoons in the new Senior Lounge for movie afternoons.

Thursday, August 13 Wii Games

Location: Robert E. Loup Jewish Community Center–Senior Lounge, 350 S. Dahlia St. Time: 12:30 p.m. Cost: Free Contact: Lil at (303) 316-6359

Join us for the latest craze to hit senior centers all over the country – the Wii Cube! Come and see what it’s all about. Enjoy playing tennis, bowling or golf while getting exercise and having fun!

Mondays & Wednesdays Mah Jongg

Location: Robert E. Loup JCC–Perlmutter Room, 350 S. Dahlia St. Time: 1—3 p.m. Cost: Free but reservations are required. Contact: Lil at (303) 316-6359.

Thursday, August 20 Art History

For the experienced player. If four or more beginners attend, an additional table will be set up to accommodate them. Location: Robert E. Loup JCC–Senior Lounge, 350 S. Dahlia St. Time: 12:30 p.m. Cost: 50 cents. Contact: Lil at (303) 316-6359.

Photography and Early 20th Century Reform Movements with Deanne Pytlinski, Assistant Professor Art History, Theory and Criticism at Metropolitan State College of Denver.

Monday–Friday VOA Kosher Lunch Program

Location: Robert E. Loup JCC–Senior Lounge, 350 S. Dahlia St. Time: 1—2 p.m. Cost: Free Contact: Lil at (303) 316-6359.

Location: Robert E. Loup JCC–Senior Lounge, 350 S. Dahlia St. Time: 11:45 a.m. Suggested donation: $2.50/individual (Seniors who can not afford $2.50 are welcome to dine and donate whatever amount they can.) Contact: Lil at (303) 316-6359.

Thursday, September 24 Fall Colors Mystery Tour Join us for a “mystery tour” of fall colors. Location: Robert E. Loup JCC–Lower Level, 350 S. Dahlia St. Time: 1 p.m.—6 p.m. Cost: $16/person. RSVP by Thursday, September 17. Contact: Lil at (303) 316-6359 Please see back cover for JCC Reservation and Refund information.

Mondays Let's Write with Susan Jacobs Discover the joy of writing. If you have never written before or have written volumes, joining this unique group of writers is stimulating and fun. Location: Robert E. Loup Jewish Community Center–Senior Lounge, 350 S. Dahlia St. Time: 9—11 a.m. Cost: Free Contact: Lil at (303) 316-6359

Enjoy a mid-day meal with lively company complete with table service.

Monday–Friday Poker Poker Poker! Men and women are invited to join this lively group. Location: Robert E. Loup Jewish Community Center–Senior Lounge, 350 S. Dahlia St. Time: 12:30–3:30 p.m. Cost: 50 cents to play. Contact: Lil at (303) 316-6359.

Wednesdays Knitting for Israel Instructor Delores Flax guides participants in knitting beautiful items for donation to Israelis in need. Location: Robert E. Loup JCC–Senior Lounge, 350 S. Dahlia St. Time: 10–11:30 a.m. Cost: Free Contact: Lil at (303) 316-6359.


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Wednesdays Duplicate Bridge Group Join in for a stimulating afternoon playing bridge.

Arthritis Aquafitness (sponsored by the Arthritis Foundation) Beneficial joint and range of motion exercises and fun.

Location: Robert E. Loup JCC–Perlmutter Room, 350 S. Dahlia St. Time: 12:30–3:30 p.m. Cost: 50 cents. Contact: Lil at (303) 316-6359.

M/T/W/F, noon–1 p.m. Th, 8–9 a.m.

Wednesdays Mah Jongg Class

M/W/F, 7–8 a.m. M/W/F, 11 a.m.–noon

For the experienced player and beginners JCC senior member Sunshine Cohen teaches this lively and social game to beginners.

T’ai Chi Chuan

Location: Robert E. Loup JCC–Senior Lounge, 350 S. Dahlia St. Time: 12:30–3:30 p.m. Cost: 50 cents. Contact: Lil at (303) 316-6359.

Fridays Current Events Facilitated by Susan Jacobs. Kibbitz and discuss how to solve the world’s problems. Location: Robert E. Loup JCC – Senior Lounge, 350 S. Dahlia St. Time: 9:30–10:30 a.m. Cost: Free Contact: Lil at (303) 316-6359.

Fridays Taste of Shabbat Kosher Lunch Program Get into the Shabbat spirit a few hours early each week with a delicious lunch. RSVPs for large groups are requested. Location: Robert E. Loup JCC–Senior Lounge, 350 S. Dahlia St. Time: 11:45 a.m. Donation: $2.50/individual (Seniors who can not afford $2.50 are welcome to dine and donate whatever amount they can.) Contact: Lil at (303) 316-6359.

Watch your September Oy to Joy for Computer Classes beginning in September.

JCC Exercise Programs The following classes are held at the JCC Sports & Fitness Center and are free for Sports & Fitness Center members. Unless otherwise noted, the cost for JCC Annual members is $50/8 classes. A punch card is also available for $50/8 visits.

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Low Impact Aerobic dance, light weights and fun for all fitness levels.

Gentle, flowing movement to promote vitality. Tuesdays, 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Thursdays, 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Senior Tone Chair and ball exercise with light weights and bands, along with stretching. Tuesdays, 10:30–11:30 a.m. Thursdays, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Senior Yoga Enhance your flexibility and reduce stress. Wednesdays, 10–11 a.m.

Water Exercise Any class M–F between 9 a.m.–4 p.m. (maximum of 4 classes/8-punchcard)

Jewish Family Services Wednesdays, beginning August 5 Bereavement Support Group Rafael Spiritual Healing Center, a program of Jewish Family Service, will offer an eight-week Spiritual Healing Bereavement Support Group. The group, which meets weekly over an eight-week period through September 23, will provide spiritual and psychological support for those who have experienced the loss of a loved one. It will offer a unique Jewish perspective to the grieving process. The Spiritual Healing Bereavement Support Group will be co-facilitated by Rabbi Eliot Baskin, D.Min, Jewish Community Chaplin, and Arleen Gershen, LCSW, a JFS psychotherapist. Participants are asked to make a commitment to attend all eight sessions.


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Location: Rafael Spiritual Healing Center at Jewish Family Service, 3201 S. Tamarac Dr. Time: 4:30—6 p.m. Cost: $10/session – Advance registration required. Contact: Cynthia Heller, (303) 597-5000, ext. 392 or cheller@jewishfamilyservice.org.

Rodef Shalom Mondays, August 10 Senior Cinema Summer The film will be For Your Consideration. Location: Rodef Shalom, 450 S. Kearney St. Time: 1:30 pm Cost: $5 per person – includes popcorn and refreshments Contact: Cate Sawyer, (303) 399-0035 to RSVP by July 3

Temple Emanuel Tuesday, August 11 Irina Kopelevich Exhibit and Lunch Irina Kopelevich, Mizel Museum Artist Alliance member, will discuss her paintings which depict scenes of contemporary Jewish themes and characters captured in movement. Lunch at a nearby restaurant will follow. Location: Meet at Kohelet Congregation – 428 S. Forest Street Time: 10 a.m. tour, optional restaurant lunch to follow (cost not included). Contact: Jodi Glater at (303) 388-4013, ext. 307 Please see back cover for reservation information.

Tuesday, August 18 Anyone, Anytime, Anywhere: Understanding the Threat of Terrorism A guided tour of The Cell (The Center for Empowered Living and Learning) and lecture will be given by Executive Director, Melanie Pearlman. Location: Meet the bus at the Grape St. entrance at 9:40 am. The Cell is located within the Denver Civic Cultural Complex adjacent to the Art Museum. Time: Meet at 9:40 a.m. Tour at 10 a.m. Lunch at 11:30 a.m. Return about 1:30-2 p.m. Cost: $20 (includes lunch) Contact: Jodi Glater at (303) 388-4013, ext. 307 Please see back cover for reservation information.

Tuesday, August 25 IMAX Film: Wild Ocean An action-packed documentary filmed off the coast of South Africa, set to the rhythm of the local people,Wild Ocean reveals the economic and cultural impact of the ocean while celebrating the communal efforts to protect our invaluable marine resources. Lunch can be purchased at the T-Rex Café. Location: Meet the bus at the Grape St. entrance. Time: Please call the voice message a few days prior for the departure time. Tour time: 10:30-2 pm. Cost: $10 includes the bus and admission to the museum. Due by August 10. Contact: Jodi Glater at (303) 388-4013, ext. 307 Please see back cover for reservation information.

Tuesday, September 1 Self Portraits: Original Self Portraits of the Mizel Museum Artist Alliance Don’t miss the last day of this exhibit followed by lunch at a nearby restaurant. Location: Meet at The Mizel Museum at Rodef Shalom: 400 S. Kearney Time: 10 a.m. tour, optional restaurant lunch to follow (cost not included). Cost: $5 Payment Deadline: August 25 Contact: Jodi Glater at (303) 388-4013, ext. 307 Please see back cover for reservation information.

Tuesday, September 8 Senior Zoofari A wild safari trek through the zoo! Activity booths and entertainment included. Location: Meet the bus at the Grape St. entrance. Time: Tour time: 10—2 pm. Please call the voice message a few days prior for the departure time. Cost: Free for seniors 65+ and $2 for the bus. Due by August 17 Contact: Jodi Glater at (303) 388-4013, ext. 307 Please see back cover for reservation information.

Broadway Musical Theatre Wednesday, December 2 - Spring Awakening, Buell – Evening Sunday, December 20 - Little House on the Prairie, Buell – Matinee For play descriptions: www.denvercenter.org Location: Denver Center for the Performing Arts Cost: A call list is being developed for all of the above. When I receive price confirmations from Center Attractions, I will call you to confirm and payment will be due at that time. Please do not delay as there will be a short turn around and I will need a group minimum in order


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to offer you the best prices! Contact: Jodi Glater at (303) 388-4013, ext. 307 Please see back cover for reservation information.

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may want to take advantage of the nearby playground for part of the evening. Temple Micah is an inclusive Reform Jewish congregation.

Wednesdays Lunch and Learn

Place: Washington Park, Picnic Area #2 Time: 6 p.m. Cost: Free; please bring-your-own picnic & blanket or folding chairs to sit on

Join Cantor Heit for lunch and lively discussions! The discussion begins with the sacred texts and then the sky’s the limit! No preparation required! Bring your own brown bag lunch.

Friday, August 21 Micah Makeover Shabbat

Location: Temple Emanuel-Room A, 51 Grape St. Time: 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. Cost: Free Contact: (303) 388-4013.

Temple Micah Friday, August 14 Shabbat-in-the-Park Experience Bring your relatives and friends or just bring yourself! Come to the park and enjoy a Shabbat celebration outdoors, with prayerful activities led by Rabbi Adam Morris and musician David Ross.This gathering will be fun and suitable for all ages….Your grandchildren or great-grandkids

Temple Micah has served the community for more than half a century and those either long-accustomed to or entirely unfamiliar with its shared-space arrangement with Park Hill Congregational Church — or who just haven’t seen the quarters recently — all may feel wowed by the “Micah Makeover.” This major spruce-up and remodeling plus a change of furnishings have brought Temple Micah a blatant new look, featuring a charming nook for children, a welcoming lobby, an enhanced sanctuary, updated office areas and spruced-up surroundings. Come celebrate this makeover. Location: Temple Micah, 2600 Leyden St. Time: 6 p.m. Contact: (303) 388-4239 or office@micahdenver.org or www.micahdenver.org


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• Relieve your loved ones from making difficult decisions when they are grief-stricken • Ensure your wishes are fulfilled — you determine the arrangements and control the costs

• Protect yourself from inflation by paying today’s prices for a funeral that’s far in the future

JAMES R. COHEN STEPHEN J. COHEN

Denver’s Only Exclusively Jewish Mortuary for Over Seven Decades

Transitions Counselor

1673 York Street Denver, Colorado 80206 www.FeldmanMortuary.com

Jamie Sarche

303.322.7764

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Robert E. Loup Jewish Community Center 350 South Dahlia Street Denver, CO 80246

Non-Profit Org. U.S. Postage PAID Denver, CO Permit No. 641

Information For JCC Activities Reservations For more information on any of the JCC listings, call (303) 316-6359. Paid reservations in advance are required for all events. To reserve your spot, please SEND A CHECK BY THE RESERVATION DEADLINE to Lil Shaw at: Robert E. Loup JCC, 350 S. Dahlia Street, Denver, CO 80246. Please place trip, class or program name on the remittance line. If you would like to help subsidize future trips please call Elka at (303) 316-6358.

Trip Refund Policy In the event that the JCC must cancel a trip, registrants will receive a full refund. Registrants who cancel a reservation and notify the JCC seven days prior to a trip will receive a full refund. Those who do not notify the JCC of a cancellation seven days prior to a trip will not receive a refund. Please note that there are no refunds for purchased show tickets.

Membership Cost: $30/year for Senior Forum (must have JCC membership: additional $30/year or $60/couple). Additional fees for trips. Non-members are welcome to visit for no cost the first time. For more information, call (303) 316-6359.

Information For The Network Activities—Temple Emanuel Reservations For a reservation, call (303) 388-4013, ext. 307. Separate checks for each event are required, payable to Temple Emanuel. Please send your checks to Jodi Glater, 2598 S, Xenophon St., Lakewood, CO 80228.Your check is your reservation. Refunds available only if you cancel before the deadline. Check the recorded message for weather cancellations. RTD NOTE: When RTD (chartered bus) is designated, call the Network Voice Mail, (303) 388-4013, ext. 307, a few days in advance of the departure date. There is an additional RTD charge of $2 for those under 65 years of age.


From Oy to Joy Aug 2009