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September Programs

  • A Harvest of Stories–Shalom v’sippurim b’sukkah; Peace & Stories in the Sukkah

    Wednesday, September 22 at 1:00 pm at the JCC Denver Sukkah

    Come share a harvest of stories in the Sukkah with Storyteller and Author Cherie Karo Schwartz. We will feast on Jewish folktales, family stories, Talmudic tales and modern original tales, and we will share family memories of Sukkah stories with each other, including a special family Sukkot story from Cherie’s great-grand-zaide in London!

    350 S. Dahlia Street, Denver
    Click here for location & directions.

    In partnership with the JCC Denver

  • The Historical Roots of the Shmita

    Thursday, September 23 at 11:00 am MDT via Zoom

    Like many festivals in the calendar derived from the Torah, the Shmita has its roots in agrarian norms. In this talk, CU Professor Samuel Boyd will look at the historical roots of the Shmita, beginning with the passages in Exodus 23 and Deuteronomy 15. He will talk about some research on this practice in the biblical law, and then trace the evolution and importance of the Shmita in Jewish thought over time.

    Presented by Professor Samuel Boyd, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies and Jewish Studies University of Colorado Boulder – Program in Jewish Studies:  He is a scholar of biblical texts and the ancient Near East. He researches the Bible through various critical methods and in light of wider historical contexts to understand both the production of these documents as well as their history of interpretation. His particular areas of research include the development of the Pentateuch (or first five books of the Hebrew Bible), legal hermeneutics in the ancient Near East, language ideology in the ancient world, and ritual theory applied to biblical texts. He also has interests in archaeology, Semitic philology and linguistics, and Late Antiquity (Rabbinic biblical interpretation, Ethiopic Christianity, and the advent of Islam).

    Please RSVP to receive Zoom logon instructions.

    In partnership with Hebrew Educational Alliance

  • WOOP Motivational Psychology

    Thursday, September 30 at 11:00 am MDT via Zoom

    We all have hopes and plans for the future. But what strategies can people actually use to achieve their desired goals? During this workshop, you will be guided through a motivational strategy called WOOP–Wish, Outcome, Obstacle, Plan–that has been scientifically shown to help people achieve their goals and overcome obstacles hindering their life satisfaction and happiness. Notably, WOOP has effectively altered people’s behavior and attitudes in numerous domains, from shortening recovery times after surgery, to helping people find success with romantic interests, to improving performance on a variety of tasks. WOOP is also an autonomous self-sufficient strategy, meaning that after the workshop you will be able to use WOOP on your own without any help from the presenter or other psychologists.

    Presented by: Anton Gollwitzer, a Post-Doctoral Researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin, Germany. He completed his Ph.D. in the Department of Psychology at Yale University and his Bachelor in Psychology and Computer Science at New York University.

    Please RSVP to receive Zoom logon instructions.

    In partnership with Temple Emanuel.

October Programs

  • Technology Series: Spotify

    Monday, October 11 at 11:00 am via Zoom or at the JCC Denver

    In-person at the JCC in the Wolf Room or virtual via Zoom.

    Spotify is a great digital music service for enjoying millions of songs, podcasts, and videos for free! In this lecture, you’ll learn about Spotify’s important features, including how to search for songs and create your own playlists. You’ll also learn how to follow your friends and the artists you love.

    Presented by the JCC Denver.

    Please register for the in-person or virtual participation.

    This technology series continues for the remainder of the year on the second Monday of each month at 11:00 a.m. Presented by Senior Planet Colorado. Click here for a description of upcoming programs.

  • Denver Neighborhood Series: Montclair, Park Hill & Lowry

    Tuesday, October 12 at 1:00 pm at Temple Emanuel

    Tour these historic east side neighborhoods with Tom Noel, a professor of history and director of public history emeritus at CU-Denver. Tom is a longtime former history columnist for the Rocky Mountain News and The Denver Post and appears on Channel 9 as “Dr. Colorado.” Tom is the author or co-author of 53 books, including ones on these three areas.

    The Baron Walter von Richthofen founded Montclair in 1885 and built the still-standing Richthofen Castle as its show home. Many 1880s homes have been preserved in one of Denver’s first historic districts.

    Park Hill, on a hill overlooking City Park, is one of the oldest preserved upper-middle-class neighborhoods. It is also one of the most successfully integrated neighborhoods.

    Lowry, on the site of the former Lowery Air Force Base, has repurposed many military structures, including two giant hangers, and added hundreds of new residences. Even the old power plant is now trendy new lofts.

    In partnership with Temple Emanuel.

    Please RSVP

  • The History of Jewish Cemeteries & More with Phil Goodstein

    Tuesday, October 19 at 1:00 pm at Hebrew Educational Alliance

    Burying and honoring the dead was a challenge of early Jewish Denver. Land that is today the parking garage of Botanic Gardens was once the Hebrew Cemetery. Some bodies might remain there. As with the rest of the community, rich Jews remained divided from poor Jews after their death. So were divisions between those along West Colfax and in East Denver. Mention will be made of a virtually forgotten Jewish burial plot in Riverside Cemetery.

    In partnership with Hebrew Educational Alliance.

    Please RSVP

  • Music as Therapy with the Mind & Body

    Wednesday, October 20 at 1:00 pm at the JCC Denver

    The idea of music as a healing influence goes as far back as the writings of Aristotle and Plato. This presentation will explore some of those ideas and put them into practice. While we are not yet able to safely use our expressive musical talents, due to the pandemic, this will be an immersive hour of discovery into the ways that music is able to access our brains and bodies in ways that other modalities simply cannot.

    In partnership with the JCC Denver.

    Please RSVP

  • A Tribute To The Oscar Peterson Trio with Kevin Matthews Trio

    Thursday, October 21 at 1:00 pm at BMH-BJ, Gallery

    Oscar Peterson, who remains one of the most towering figures in music, changed the art of jazz piano forever with his soulful, virtuosic style rooted in the blues. Perhaps his most well known band consisted of bassist Ray Brown and drummer Ed Thigpen. This concert will be our humble tribute to these three masters and their iconic album, “We Get Requests.”

    In partnership with BMH-BJ.

    Please RSVP.

    * Please walk to the Chapel entrance and go directly to the gallery.