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VOLUME 3, ISSUE 5

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MAY 2010 LYAR – SIVAN 5770

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

Share in the Thrill of the 2010 Denver JCC Maccabi Games® Over 1,200 Jewish teen athletes from around the world are coming to Denver this summer to participate in the JCC Maccabi Games®, an Olympic-style event that provides a unique combination of sports, cultural and social activities. Proud to host the Games for the very first time in Denver, the Robert E. Loup JCC invites you to share in the thrill of the Games August 1–6, 2010.

To register or to learn more about other volunteer opportunities during the Games, please visit www.jccdenvermaccabi.org or call (303) 316-6318.

More than 1,000 volunteers are needed to ensure the success of the 2010 Denver JCC Maccabi Games®. There are many ways you can assist to help make these Games memorable for the athletes and our community. The visiting athletes will travel with their local delegations to Denver on August 1, just in time for the first big event - Opening Ceremonies at DU’s Magness Arena. Volunteers are needed at the Opening Ceremonies to help usher, welcome, and direct people in all the right directions. The Games’ activities will continue bright and early on Monday morning, August 2, with the beginning of the athletic competition. The sporting events will take place at multiple venues throughout Denver. Volunteers are needed at each venue to keep score, assist athletes in boarding the right busses, and be hosts and hostesses of our community, providing information to spectators at hospitality tables daily Monday through Friday. The Games are about a lot more than just athletics. The Games are about socializing and connecting with Jewish teens from around the world as well as celebrating Jewish values and culture. Volunteers are needed to help out in the Hang Time room and to serve meals and snacks throughout the week at the JCC where the athletes will be found taking breaks from competitions to relax and socialize. This is the perfect opportunity for YOU to be involved in this momentous event, don’t miss out!

CONTENTS Senior Resources Directory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 02 Community Senior Activities • Allied Jewish Apartments. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 03–04 • BMH/BJ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 04 • Hebrew Educational Alliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 04–05 • Jewish Community Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 05–07 • Jewish Family Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 07–08 • Shalom Park. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 08 • Temple Emanuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 08–09 • Temple Micah . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 09–10 • Temple Sinai. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10


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from OY to JOY Volume 3, Issue 5 May 2010 Lyar – Sivan 5770 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 Temple Sinai (303) 795-1827 www.sinaidenver.org Pam Stroman, Editor stroman@ EmanuelDenver.org Submission deadline is the 3rd Monday two months prior to the event run-date.

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

• 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

May Programs Activities are grouped by sponsoring synagogue or agency

Allied Jewish Apartments Every 1st Sunday, May 2 From Inner Smiles to Profound Joy A fun class that will easily counteract apathy, negative moods and low spirits. There's a simple technique called the “Inner Smile”, in which we are encouraged on-the-spot to smile inside, despite the circumstances in which we find ourselves. This creates a glow we can actually feel, and that is the key to actively taking charge of feeling better. Francine Juhasz, Ph.D. will be the instructor. Francine has a Ph.D. in psychology from Case Western Reserve University, and is an energy management coach, wellness writer (two published books), psychotherapist and accomplished artist. Location: Allied Jewish Apartments’ Penthouse Classroom, 11 S. Adams St. Time: 1 p.m. Cost: Free Contact: Front Desk at (303) 399-1146 or Connie Mather at (720) 382-7813

Wednesday, May 5 Lunch on the Royal Gorge Train! We will travel on a beautiful charter bus to the Royal Gorge and board the Royal Gorge Train for breathtaking views of the Rocky Mountains! Enjoy a chef prepared three-course lunch on the train as we ride through the Gorge! Dine in an old-fashioned, restored dining car complete with tablecloths and real silver! Our estimated return time is 5 p.m. Location: Allied Jewish Apartments Main Entrance, 22 S. Adams St. Time: Departure time to be determined, please contact us. Cost: $109. Sign up before Friday, April 23. Contact: Front Desk at (303) 399-1146 or Connie Moore at (720) 382-7813

Wednesday, May 12 Colorado Mountain Casinos Trip Join us as we travel to our beautiful Colorado mountain casino towns of Blackhawk and Central City, once booming gold mining towns in Colorado. While Black hawk is famous for their exciting casinos, the town is quite rich in history, too.A short history of Black Hawk is available courtesy of the Gilpin County Museum staff. We will park in a central location and everyone will have an opportunity to go to the casino of their choice! You can gamble or just enjoy the beautiful scenery and explore the towns. There is a free shuttle that travels to both towns

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and stops at the casinos. *You must have a photo I.D. to get a Players Card. Be sure to insert your Players Card into the machines when playing! The casinos will then send you coupons and special deals. Please encourage your neighbors to come along and join in the fun! We will only be able to take a maximum of 39 people, so sign-up soon! Location: Allied Jewish Apartments Main Entrance, 22 S. Adams St. Time: 9 a.m.—2 p.m. Cost: $5. Sign up before Monday, May 10. Contact: Front Desk at (303) 399-1146 or Connie Moore at (720) 382-7813

Sunday, May 16 Peter Pan, the High Flying Broadway Musical! Boulder Dinner Theatre – Matinee Peter Pan is the story of a boy who didn’t want to grow up and spent his life in Neverland, battling pirates and Indians. When he brings the Darling children to Neverland with him, he finally defeats his foe, Captain Hook, and befriends the Indian Chief. A delicious lunch is included in the price, with several delicious entrees to choose from, and the actors are our servers! Coffee, sodas, and tip are included. Alcoholic beverages and dessert are not included. Location: Allied Jewish Apartments Main Entrance, 22 S. Adams St. Time: 11 a.m. Cost: $35 + $4 roundtrip fee. Sign up before Monday, May 3. Contact: Front Desk at (303) 399-1146 or Connie Moore at (720) 382-7813

Sunday, May 23 Fiddler on the Roof at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House Fiddler on the Roof, the Tony Award-winning musical that has captured the hearts of people all over the world with its universal appeal, embarks on a North American tour. Based on the stories of Sholom Aleichem, Fiddler on the Roof has been lauded by critics and won the hearts of people all around the world. No other musical has so magically woven music, dance, poignancy and laughter into such an electrifying and unforgettable experience. Relive a glorious tradition of the musical theatre. Location: Allied Jewish Apartments Main Entrance, 22 S. Adams St. Time: 1 p.m. Cost: $45 + $2 roundtrip fee. Sign up by Friday, May 14. Contact: Front Desk at (303) 399-1146 or Connie Moore at (720) 382-7813


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Every 4th Tuesday, May 25 Art Therapy

Mondays Judaism in the 21st Century

Join Hans Houtman, an accomplished Dutch artist who has exhibited his art in numerous exhibitions in Germany, Spain and Holland. He will help you feel at home with paint and paper by giving you tips and easy shortcuts on how to proceed. More than this, he will help you and inspire you to give freedom to your feelings and emotions with color and your own designs that are guaranteed to surprise and delight you.

Join us for discussions of various pertinent topics, led by Rabbi Selwyn Franklin.

Location: Allied Jewish Apartments’ Penthouse Classroom, 11 S. Adams St. Time: 11:30 a.m. Cost: Free Contact: Front Desk at (303) 399-1146 or Connie Mather at (720) 382-7813

Anytime One on One Technology Assistance Need help with a computer problem? Can’t work your digital camera? Arrange for a personal session with Michael Bloczynski, AJA’s Computer Center Director. Location: Allied Jewish Apartment’s Resident Computer Center, 22 Adams St. Cost: Free Contact: Michael Bloczynski at (303) 598-8610 for an appointment.

BMH - BJ Wednesday, May 12 Good to Know: N’ Balance Improve your balance with an exercise program to improve strength, gait, posture, cognition, equilibrium and other balance-related systems, presented by St. Anthony’s Hospital. Location: BMH-BJ - Blitt Learning Center in Fisher Hall, 560 S. Monaco Parkway Time: 1 p.m. Cost: Free but donations appreciated. Contact: Selma Zwerdlinger at (303) 745-5006

Wednesday, June 16 Tai Chi Learn gentle, graceful moves promoting flexibility and balance, presented by St. Anthony’s Hospital Location: BMH-BJ - Blitt Learning Center in Fisher Hall, 560 S. Monaco Pkwy Time: 1 p.m. Cost: Free but donations appreciated. Contact: Selma Zwerdlinger at (303) 745-5006

Location: BMH-BJ Congregation – Miller Library, 560 S. Monaco Pkwy. Time: 9:45 a.m. Cost: Free and open to the community. Contact: Josh Gold at (303) 951-8235.

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) Through May 7th Art Exhibit by Artist Marilyn Lande This miniature museum, created as folk art, highlights Jewish artists from the 17th to the 20th century and includes special exhibit rooms, such as Marc Chagall's Workshop in Venice, Sonia DeLaunay's Movie Set from the1930's as well as Myer Meyers Silversmith Shop and Store, dating around the 1750's. Location: Hebrew Educational Alliance, 3600 S. Ivanhoe St. Time: During regular business hours Cost: Free Contact: Naomi at (303)758-9400, ext. 213 or nkirshner@headenver.org .


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Monday evenings Mah Jongg Join Mah Jongg players every Monday evening. People of all levels (including new players) are accommodated. Location: Hebrew Educational Alliance - Library, 3600 S. Ivanhoe St. 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 so contact Naomi for information. 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 bagels and lox lunch. No charge if bringing own dairy brown bag. Contact: Naomi Kirshner at (303) 758-9400, ext.213, or nkirshner@headenver.org.

Thursday Afternoons Mah Jongg Join Mah Jongg players every other Wednesday afternoon. Location: Hebrew Educational Alliance - Library, 3600 S. Ivanhoe St. Time: 1—3 p.m. Cost: $2/person for refreshments Contact: Naomi Kirshner at (303)758-9400, ext 213 or nkirshner@headenver.org.

Jewish Community Center (JCC) The JCC will be closed for Shavuot on Wednesday, May 19 and Thursday, May 20 and Memorial Day, May 31. There will be no VOA meals on Wednesday, May 19; Thursday, May 20; or Monday, May 31.

Computer Classes will resume in September Tuesdays Senior Forum The first Tuesday of every month, Active Minds® will present a program at the JCC. Active Mind’s mission is to expand lives and minds by providing outstanding educational programs. Active Minds believes in lifelong learning and fostering active minds for life.

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May 4 – Medical Marijuana Marijuana dispensaries have proliferated in Denver to the point where there are more of them than Starbucks locations or liquor stores. Join Active Minds® as we seek to understand why this trend has exploded here and what the various arguments are in this debate. We will explore the legal issues, societal challenges and medical pros and cons of this interesting issue. This event is sponsored by JFS At Home. May 11 – Ely Karasik Ely Karasik and two additional performers will be playing Jewish and Russian music. This will be a lively and exciting experience. May 18 – Elizabeth Naidu Elizabeth Naidu will explore her life growing up in India and the transitions of moving to the United States. May 25 – Cherie Karo Schwartz – Where in the World…? A Tapestry of Worldwide Jewish Tales. As the Jewish people, we have lived in countries throughout the world for centuries, giving to and borrowing from many, many cultures. Come on a journey of discovery to experience Jewish tales from exotic and familiar lands. Enter the world of the Israel Folktale Archives, which has gathered 25,000 Jewish stories and become part of our rich legacy: the stories which have sustained us for thousands of years. Location: Robert E. Loup JCC-Senior Lounge, 350 S. Dahlia St. Time: 10 a.m. for all of the above events. Cost: Free for Senior Forum members. Contact: Lil at (303) 316-6359

1st & 3rd Tuesdays, May 4 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- Perlmutter Room, 350 S. Dahlia St. Time: 12:30—2 p.m. Cost: $5/session. Contact: Lil at (303) 316-6359.

2nd and 4th Tuesdays, May 11 and 25 Shmooz Susan Jacobs leads a discussion of the issues of the day with this dynamic group. Location: Robert E. Loup JCC–Perlmutter Room, 350 S. Dahlia St. Time: 12:30—2 p.m. Cost: Free Contact: Lil at (303) 316-6359


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Wednesday, May 26 Professional Foot Care Clinic

Monday–Friday Poker Poker Poker!

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

Men and women are invited to join this lively group.

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

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 JCC–Senior Lounge, 350 S. Dahlia St. Time: 9—11 a.m. Cost: Free Contact: Lil at (303) 316-6359

Mondays & Wednesdays Mah Jongg For the experienced player. If four or more players 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.

Monday–Friday VOA Kosher Lunch Program There will be no VOA meals on Wednesday, May 19; Thursday, May 20; or Monday, May 31. Enjoy a mid-day meal with lively company complete with table service. Location: Robert E. Loup JCC–Senior Lounge, 350 S. Dahlia St. Time: 11:45 a.m. Cost: Suggested donation is $2.50/individual (Seniors who cannot afford $2.50 are welcome to dine and donate whatever amount they can.) Contact: Lil at (303) 316-6359.

Location: Robert E. Loup JCC–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.

Wednesdays Duplicate Bridge Group Join in for a stimulating afternoon playing bridge. 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 cannot afford $2.50 are welcome to dine and donate whatever amount they can.) Contact: Lil at (303) 316-6359.


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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.

Arthritis Aquafitness (sponsored by the Arthritis Foundation) Beneficial joint and range of motion exercises and fun. M/T/W/F, noon—1 p.m.

Low Impact Aerobic dance, light weights and fun for all fitness levels. M/W/F, 7—8 a.m. M/F, 11 a.m.—noon

T’ai Chi Chuan 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 & 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 Through May Gail benEzra Although born in New York City, Gail has fallen in love with the light and expansiveness of Colorado and the Southwest. Her oil paintings delight the viewer with the interplay of color, pattern, and design. She uses an interpretive and creative style in her landscapes, florals and figure paintings. Location: Rafael Spiritual Healing Center (in the JFS building), 3201 S. Tamarac Dr. Information and viewing: Cynthia Heller at (303) 597-5000, ext. 392 or cheller@jewishfamilyservice.org.

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Tuesday, May 4 Medical Marijuana Marijuana dispensaries have proliferated in Denver to the point where there are more of them than Starbucks locations or liquor stores. Join Active Minds® as we seek to understand why this trend has exploded here and what the various arguments are in this debate. We will explore the legal issues, societal challenges and medical pros and cons of this interesting issue. This event is sponsored by JFS At Home. 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, May 11 JFS Executive Luncheon Tickets are on sale now for the JFS Executive Luncheon on Tuesday, May 11. This year the featured speaker is Christopher Buckley, hailed as “the quintessential political novelist of his time” by Fortune Magazine. Audiences have called Buckley’s talks “the wittiest, funniest, wry-est presentation of them all!” Location: Donald R. Seawell Grand Ballroom, 1101 13th Avenue Time: Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Program begins promptly at noon. Cost: $150. Contact: Lynn Cooper at (303) 597-5000, ext. 365, lcooper@jewishfamilyservice.org or www.jewishfamilyservice.org.

Tuesdays, May 4 – May 25 “Before the Mourning: Sacred Conversations about End-of-Life Concerns” Beth Nehamah Hospice, Feldman Mortuary, and the Rafael Spiritual Healing Center of Jewish Family Service continue, “Before the Mourning: Sacred Conversations about End-of-Life Concerns,” a lunch time series. Kosher dietary laws will be followed. The series is hosted by Shalom Park, 14800 East Belleview Drive in Aurora, and tours are available before and after each event. Free transportation will also be provided by Shalom Park B’yahad program; please inquire when you RSVP. Presenters and Topics: May 4:“The Well-Intentioned Mourner” presented by Rabbi David Zucker, PhD, chaplain and director of spirituality at Shalom Park, and chaplain with Beth Nehamah Hospice. May 18: “Coping with Our Losses” presented by Rabbi Steven E. Foster, Temple Emanuel. **Note date change. May 25:“Act Toward Me with Truth and Kindness: The Values and Integrity of Jewish Burial” presented by Rabbi Edward S. Shapiro, president and executive director of the Rocky Mountain Chevra Kaddisha. ** Note date change. Reservations are required.


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Location: Shalom Park, 14800 E. Belleview Ave. Time: Noon Contact: Cynthia Heller at (303) 597-5000, ext. 392 or cheller@jewishfamilyservice.org.

Location: Temple Emanuel, 51 Grape St. Time: 10:45 a.m.—noon. Cost: No charge. RSVP by April 29 Contact: Jodi Glater at (303) 388-4013, ext. 307.

Tuesday, June 22 Active Minds Presentation on the Future of Pakistan

Tuesday, May 11 Understanding the Holiday of Shavuot and the Giving of the Torah

Formed in 1947 in the partition of what was British India, Pakistan has a history characterized by periods of tension and warfare with its neighbor, India. Recent events have been marked by increasing conflict within Pakistan’s borders between the secular government and the rising tide of Islamic Fundamentalism lead by the Taliban. Join us as we explore the seeds of the current situation and discuss the ongoing political struggle in this important country, particularly as it relates to the US involvement in Afghanistan. This program is sponsored by JFS at Home.

Lecture and holiday dairy lunch with Rabbi Mitch Delcau. Location: Temple Emanuel, 51 Grape St. Time: 11 a.m.—1 p.m. Cost: No charge for lecture only; $5 for lunch due by May 3 Contact: Jodi Glater at (303) 388-4013, ext. 307.

Tuesday, May18 Japan

Location: Temple Emanuel, 51 Grape Street Time: 10:45 a.m.—noon Cost: Free Contact: Jodi Glater at (303) 388-4013, ext. 307

From imperialist empire to economic power, Japan has a fascinating history. Join Active Minds® as we trace the evolution of the modern Japanese state from its ancient roots to the present. We will cover the impact of Japan's involvement in World War II as well as their economic recession in the 1990's.

Shalom Park

Location: Temple Emanuel, 51 Grape St. Time: 10:45 a.m.—noon. Cost: No charge. RSVP by May 13 Contact: Jodi Glater at (303) 388-4013, ext. 307.

Every Thursday B’Yahad (formerly Play at the Park) Join the residents of Shalom Park for a fun afternoon activity and refreshments or visit with friends who live there! Transportation will be provided from locations throughout the community. Please call for your nearest pick-up location. Location: Shalom Park 14800 E. Belleview Drive Time: 1:30—3:30 p.m. Cost: No charge Contact: Jody at Shalom Park at (303) 680-5000 to RSVP or request transportation.

Temple Emanuel Tuesday, May 4 The Comedy of Burns and Allen Who could possibly forget Allen’s uniquely vocal comedic turns to Burns’ irrepressible straight man? Many people know their comedy but few know their fascinating life story. Join Robert Landau as he talks about their story, both on and off the stage. Clips will be shown.

Thursday, May 27 (Date rescheduled from April) Dazzle Senior Jazz Lunch Denver’s premier Jazz Supper Club presents The Lenny Kaye Trio Location: Meet at the Grape Street entrance for bus transportation to 930 Lincoln Street. Time: Please call the voice message at Temple Emanuel for departure time. Cost: $22 includes transportation, a choice of entrée, soda, coffee, tea, wine, beer or well drink, tax, tip and great live jazz with Temple Emanuel member Lenny Kaye. Payment Deadline: Thursday, April 8 Contact: Jodi Glater at (303) 388-4013, ext. 307.


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Tuesday, June 1 Danny Kaye – Performer and Humanitarian Extraordinaire Robert Landau discusses one of the most beloved and admired entertainers of his time. From the Catskills to Broadway to Hollywood – clips included! Location: Temple Emanuel, 51 Grape St. Time: 10:45 a.m.—noon Cost: Free. RSVP by May 27. Contact: Jodi Glater at (303) 388-4013, ext. 307.

Tuesday, June 8 L’Dor V’Dor – From Generation to Generation A photo digitizing event! Learn how to preserve those precious photos, videos and audio files – even children’s art work. Loose photos (up to 25) can be scanned at Temple and preserved on a CD by Memories to Digital.You can also bring a list of things you would like to preserve and they will provide a free consultation. Memorial website information will be available from 225 Media. Sponsored by Feldman Mortuary Location: Temple Emanuel, 51 Grape St. Time: 10:45 a.m.—noon. Cost: Photo digitizing - $10 donation to The Network of Temple Emanuel (Limited to the first 25 prepaid reservations). RSVP by June 4. Contact: Jodi Glater at (303) 388-4013, ext. 307.

Tuesday, June 15 The Network’s 26th Birthday Bash in Honor of Rabbi Steven and Joyce Foster Ice Cream Social and Musical Program with Temple Emanuel’s Cantor Regina Heit, Pianists Ken Mervine, Leonard Kramish and Bryan Zive, Musical Director at Temple Sinai. Location: Temple Emanuel, 51 Grape St. Time: 1:30—3 p.m. Cost: $5 due by June 7 Contact: Jodi Glater at (303) 388-4013, ext. 307.

Tuesday, June 22 The Future of Pakistan Formed in 1947 in the partition of what was British India, Pakistan has a history characterized by periods of tension and warfare with its neighbor, India. Recent events have been marked by increasing conflict within Pakistan’s borders between the secular government and the rising tide of Islamic Fundamentalism lead by the Taliban.Join us as we explore the seeds of the current situation and discuss the ongoing political struggle in this important country, particularly as it relates to the U.S. involvement in Afghanistan. Sponsored by JFS at Home.

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Location: Temple Emanuel, 51 Grape St. Time: 10:45 a.m.–noon Cost: Free. RSVP by June 3. Contact: Jodi Glater at (303) 388-4013, ext. 307.

Sunday Matinees Reserve Now, Pay Group Rates Later! Young Frankenstein – June South Pacific – July 101 Dalmatians – September Shrek - Fall For play description: www.denvercenter.org Location: Denver Center for the Performing Arts Time: Sunday Matinees 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. Please do not delay as there will be a short turn around and I will need a group minimum in order to offer you the best prices! Depending on the interest, we may be able to arrange for a bus or carpools. Contact: Jodi Glater at (303) 388-4013, ext. 307

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

Temple Micah Fridays, May 7 (Sephardi) Funky Friday Shabbat Tune up your spirit with Rabbi Adam Morris leading Shabbat rituals and Hal Aqua presenting Sephardi-style music this evening. Place: Temple Micah, 2600 Leyden St. Time: 6 p.m. Cost: Free Contact: Temple Micah at (303) 388-4239, office@micahdenver.org or www.micahdenver.org


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Thursdays, May 20 Rabbi Mo’s Roundtable

Sunday, May 16 Jewish Chapel Tour

Rise and dine on breakfast or just enjoy a cup of coffee, with a stimulating conversation moderated by Rabbi Adam Morris, also known as “Rabbi Mo.”

Join Rabbi Joel Schwartzman, former Air Force chaplain on a fascinating insider tour of the Air Force Academy Chapel and Jewish Chapel. A bus will leave Temple Sinai at 9 a.m. and will take you to the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs.

Meeting Places - Downtown – Snooze, 2262 Larimer St. Time: 7:30 a.m. Cost: The talk is free; buy a meal, nosh or beverage, if you wish. Contact: Temple Micah at (303) 388-4239, office@micahdenver.org or www.micahdenver.org

Temple Sinai Friday evening, May 7 The New Sinai Shabbat Dinner Experience – “Back to Bread “ You are invited to come celebrate Shabbat with a delicious dinner. It’s a time for family and friends with fabulous food, exciting themes, music and fun for everyone. Location: Temple Sinai, 3509 S. Glencoe St. Time: 5:30 p.m. Cost: $12 for adults; $5 for children (12 and under) Contact: Lisa Thorner at (303) 759-1827 or lisa@sinaidenver.org

Date: May 16 Time: 9 a.m.—3 p.m. Lunch: Please pack a sack lunch or you may purchase lunch at the Subway at the Academy Cost: $25/person Contact: Lisa Thorner at (303) 759-1827 or lisa@sinaidenver.org

2nd Mondays Memoir Writing Chavarah Join a new group and learn to write your memoirs. No experience is needed. Location: Temple Sinai, 3509 South Glencoe St. Time: 1—3 p.m. Cost: Free Contact: Marsha Gold at mdgold@att.net

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Thursday afternoons Drop–in Mah Jongg Please join us for monthly Mah Jongg games at Temple Sinai. We will be playing on May 27 and June 24. Location: Temple Sinai, 3509 S. Glencoe St. Cost: Free Time: 1:30–3:30 p.m. Contact: Lisa Thorner at (303) 759-1827 or lisa@sinaidenver.org for more details

Thursdays Lunch and Learn Join us to study and discuss a special selection of text from classical Jewish literature. The emphasis will be on discussion, questions and thoughts, led by Rabbi Rick Rheins or Rabbi Jay TelRav. It is an open forum, an opportunity to bring up any topic to explore with the Rabbis. Location: Temple Sinai, 3509 S. Glencoe St. Time: 12—1 p.m. Cost: Free. Bring your own brown bag lunch. Contact: Lisa Thorner at (303) 759-1827 or lisa@sinaidenver.org

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