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Kavod on the Road offers engaging programs for active, older nonresidents living in the greater Denver community. Our team brings exciting events to various partner locations throughout the month. Join us in exploring new horizons, building connections and enjoying enriching experiences right in your community!

April Programs

Registration required. Walk ins may be added in the order of arrival; admittance is not guaranteed without advanced registration.

Friday, April 26 | 11:30am – 12:45pm

at the JCC Denver
In partnership with Kavod on the Road, JCC Denver & Jewish Family Service of Colorado

Register at JCC Denver: https://www.jccdenver.org/portfolio-items/senior-passover-seder/

Join us at the JCC Denver for a celebration of Pesach at our Taste of Passover event. Immerse yourself in the rich traditions of this meaningful holiday, surrounded by a warm and welcoming community. You will enjoy a traditional Passover lunch, complete with a short recitation of the Haggadah, traditional prayers, and symbolic ritualsLet us create lasting memories as we celebrate the spirit of Passover.

Register today while seats last! Registrants must be 60 and older.  

May Programs

Thursday, May 2 | 1:00 – 2:30pm

Cost: $5

Join the Denver Regional Mobility & Access Council (DRMAC) for an 1.5 hour program on learning how to get around town independently. DRMAC’s mission is to ensure people with mobility challenges have access to the community by increasing, enhancing, sharing, and coordinating regional transportation services and resources. This program will focus on the basics of using the Lyft and Uber smartphone applications.

Advanced payment and registration required.

Wednesday, May 8 | 11:00am – 12:00pm

at Temple Emanuel
Cost: $5

Join Dr. Gwen Chanzit as she presents her fully illustrated lecture based on the landmark exhibition” Women of Abstract Expression” that opened at the Denver Art Museum in 2016, before traveling to venues on both the East and West coasts. Her 2016 landmark exhibition celebrated the extraordinary contributions of 12 (mostly unknown) female artists to the male-dominated movement we know as Abstract Expressionism. Abstract Expressionism is today recognized as the first fully-American modernist art movement and this exhibition is now credited as the first to understand the importance of female artists to the entire history of 1950s American art.

Advanced registration and payment required.

Thursday, May 9 | 7:00 – 9:00pm

at JCC Denver
Cost: Sliding Scale ($12, $8, $4)

Let’s party like it’s 1965! It is time to relive your glory days at the second annual “Senior” Prom at the JCC Denver for all adults over the age of 55. Come with a date, friend, sibling, or just fly solo. The theme this year is “Old Hollywood,” so be sure to dress in your finest eveningwear that is fit for the red carpet. Get ready to boogie, enjoy some light nosh, and clink your champagne glasses. Register on the JCC Denver website or by calling 303.316.6320.

Friday, May 10 | 10:15am – 2:30pm
No charge; space is limited
Register by May 3

  • Meet the Kavod van at JCC Lower Level Parking Lot at 10:15am
  • Program begins at 11am at the Tri-State Buddist Temple
  • Return approximately 2:30pm

Kavod Senior Life received a generous grant from the Murnick Family to Build Bridges of Understanding through Religion. Together with Kavod residents, Kavod on the Road participants will have an opportunity to take an “adventure in understanding” to the Tri-State Buddhist Temple in downtown Denver.

This trip will include: A presentation by Reverend Diana Thompson in their very ornate sanctuary to learn about the Temple, its’ contents, Buddhism and the community that has been in Colorado for over a century.
A light lunch of traditional Japanese food.
A video tutorial about their religious dance with an opportunity to learn a few dance movements and hear an ancient chant from this religious culture.

An open conversation with both Reverend Thompson and Rabbi Stephen Booth-Nadav with time for questions and answers.

Background history: The Tri-State Buddhist Temple is rooted in the culture of Japanese-Americans and their ancestors. It is a member of the Buddhist Churches of America and a part of the Jodo Shinshu Hongwanji-Ha school of Jodo Shinshu Buddhism, headquartered in Kyoto, Japan. Founded 850 years ago, the Jodo Shinshu school of Pure Land Buddhism is Buddhism for all people, just as they are.

The library at Tri-State Denver Buddhist Temples contains many of the memories and artifacts of the founding and flourishing of sanghas (congregations), as well as Japanese American communities, in Colorado and many neighboring states.

Hope you will join us!

Please note: If you require a caregiver or assistance on a regular basis, for your safety your caregiver must accompany you on any Kavod on the Road trip and registration for that person is also required.

Wednesday, May 15 | 1:00 – 2:00pm
at JCC Denver

Cost: $5

How far would you go to protect your friends and neighbors? In Nazi-occupied Amsterdam in 1943, the college student Hannie Schaft made the radical choice to risk everything to save her Jewish friends. This is the true story of how three young women faced down the Nazis and became heroes.

Join award winning author Buzzy Jackson as she brings these incredible and memorable young women to life.

Advanced registration and payment required

Tuesday, May 28 | 1:00 – 2:00pm
at Hebrew Educational Alliance

Cost: $5

Enjoying coffee, tea, and chocolate wasn’t always so easy as a quick trip to Trader Joe’s or to the neighborhood café. These treats only became available for the wealthy in 16th-century Europe, a result of globalization and colonization that brought such luxury goods from the Americas, India and Africa. As the pleasures of consumption took off, so did the visual and material culture related to these delicacies.

In this one-hour presentation, we’ll look at the fine and decorative arts surrounding these substances, delighting in European and American paintings that depict the social and sensorial pleasures of imbibing, fine porcelain wares that saw many raised pinky fingers, and caricatures that lampoon these newfangled delights.

Throughout the lecture, art historian Molly Medakovich will interrogate the colonial context of this visual and material history.

Advanced registration and payment required.

Register Here

Kavod on the Road Partners