Kavod on the Road

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Explore, learn & connect!

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!

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

July Programs

Tuesday, July 2 | 11:00am – 12:00pm
via Zoom – Register for logon information
No cost

Welcome back to the Jewish Geography series for the armchair traveler with Rabbi Eliot Baskin who provides “roadside assistance for the spiritual traveler with kosher routes to your roots.” This will be another fun and informative visual tour of his experiences of Australia’s Jewry from prisoners to professionals. You might even hear stories about “mates” he met and baby joeys that crossed his path.

Wednesday, July 10 | 11:00am – 12:00pm
at Temple Emanuel

Professor Meg Frisbee returns to share her knowledge, expertise and humor about the highlights and heartbreaks of one of the most iconic sports franchises in the United States. The team’s move from Brooklyn to Los Angeles will be the central focus of the talk and if you wonder how they earned the respectful nickname “Dem Bums,” join us to find out and go down memory lane.

Advanced registration and payment required.

Thursday, July 11 | 1:00 – 2:00pm
Cost: $5

Come learn all of the wonderful things you can do at your public library with Amy Delpo, Manager of Older Adult Services.

Contrary to popular belief, modern public libraries are much more than quiet spaces for reading and children’s storytimes. They are now dynamic community centers with materials and opportunities for older adults to do and learn whatever they need to have a high quality of life. For example, you can learn how to start a new business, engage through volunteering, seek accurate health information, meet friends, and dive into new experiences such as Qigong. You can take an art class or join a choir. You can learn a new language and research your ancestry. Memory Cafes offer people with dementia the opportunity to engage in meaningful activities and connections. If you cannot make it to the library, there are programs to deliver materials to your home, book clubs over the phone, bookmobiles to visit residences, and eBooks and streaming music, movies, and audiobooks. Plus we offer tons of virtual programs over Zoom.

Advanced registration and payment required

Wednesday, July 17 | 1:00 – 2:00pm
at The JCC Denver
Cost: $5

Join one time National Mandolin Champion and six time Telluride Mandolin contest winner Charlie Provenza and his band for an hour of music that is bright, complex and contains a sparkling sound. Their selections will include songs by John Denver, some classic country and light rock which are guaranteed to delight!

Advanced registration & payment is required.

Tuesday, July 23 | 1:00 – 2:00pm
at Hebrew Educational Alliance
No cost – Thanks to the generosity of the Colorado Humanities

The year is 1937. Meet first lady, Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt during her husband’s second term as president. Continuing work started in the 1920’s, Mrs. Roosevelt seeks to advance many progressive causes the midst of an unfolding New Deal. No other first lady has ever taken on such a public role. Behind this public life is the story of a little girl who lost both parents before the age of ten, a debutante who felt trapped by society’s expectations, and a young wife who raised five children before emerging as one of the 20th century’s most remarkable women.

Hear Eleanor Roosevelt’s views on how we can each make a difference in a strife-filled world – views at least as relevant today as they were eight decades ago.

We are pleased that scholar/presenter/actor Susan Marie Frontczak will return in a series of vignettes as Eleanor Roosevelt where you will catch glimpses into her public and private personae. Following the in character monologue, there will be a Q&A with “Mrs. Roosevelt” and then a Q&A with the
Susan Marie Frontczak.

Advanced registration required

Wednesday, July 24 | 8:15am – 11:30am
No cost thanks to the generosity of the Murnick Family Foundation

Space is limited – registration closes July 10 or before. Individuals with caregivers must have caregivers accompany them.

Have you driven or walked by the Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception on Colfax and Logan Streets? Have you wondered about the Catholic religion or what it looks like inside? Thanks again to the generosity of the Murnick Family Foundation, we will have the opportunity to be awed by the Cathedral interior with a tour, learn about the architectural and religious history and be treated to an hour of organ music and vocalist.
This will be our second excursion to enrich our religious understanding and find commonalities with our neighbors.

Schedule for the day:
8:15am: Pick up at the JCC Denver lower parking lot
9:00 – 11:00am: Program
11:30am: Return to JCC Denver

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Kavod on the Road Partners