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Kavod on the Road publishes from Oy to Joy monthly that includes events, programs, lectures and music that is hosted by our community partners (listed below).

On-Going Weekly Offerings

  • Virtual Shabbat Morning Torah Study

    Saturdays at 10:30 am

    Learn Torah after the conclusion of Shabbat Morning Minyan from the comfort of your own home. This weekly Torah class was founded by Rabbi Ray Zwerin and Rabbi Steve Kaye in 1985. The class welcomes everyone regardless of Torah literacy or Hebrew fluency.

    Watch the live stream online

  • Sinai Sundays with Rabbi Rick Rheins

    Sundays at 9:30 am

    This year’s Sinai Sundays class will focus on some of the most important stories in the Babylonian Talmud known as Aggadot. The Aggadot are classic and beloved narrative passages in the Talmud that have taught, entertained, and challenged generations. Each week, we will read and discuss different stories along with selections of traditional commentary. It does not matter if you already have a familiarity with Talmudic text or are exploring it for the first time. Everyone will find this class an exciting and inspiring experience.

    Contact Lauren Bubis for Zoom information

  • This Week in Torah with Rabbi Rick Rheins

    Tuesdays at 12:00 pm

    This Week in Torah with Rabbi Rick Rheins

    We invite you to join us via Zoom at noon for an engaging look at the week’s Torah portion (Parashat HaShavua) with Rabbi Rick Rheins. We’ll review classic and modern commentary and add our own thoughts for a dynamic discussion!

    Contact Lauren Bubis for Zoom information

  • Thought of the Week with Rabbi Jordy Callman

    Wednesdays at 12:00 pm

    Temple Sinai invites you to tune in on Zoom or Facebook Live for a Thought for the Week at noon for a brief and profound insight shared by Rabbi Jordy Callman. Listen in as Rabbi Callman infuses ancient and modern wisdom, Jewish and secular music, deep and relatable concepts into a mid-week boost of inspiration.

    Watch the live stream online: https://www.sinaidenver.org/livestreaming or https://www.facebook.com/SinaiDenver

  • Song Session with Dan Yolles

    Wednesdays at 5:00 pm

    Join Dan Yolles as he leads us in an interactive session of Jewish music and song. Dan uses the healing and uplifting power of music to bring warmth, connection, and joy into the afternoon hours at the end of our weeks. All are welcome to participate, sing, play along, or listen in Dan’s weekly Song Circle.

    Contact Lauren Bubis for information

  • Lunch and Learn with Temple Sinai via Zoom

    Thursdays at 12:00 pm

    Temple Sinai invites you to join us on Zoom for a Lunch & Lean. During Lunch & Learn we have been exploring important social, ethical and moral issues by reviewing relevant responsa from Reform Judaism and other branches of Judaism.

    Contact Lauren Bubis for Zoom information

  • Conversational Yiddish Class

    Fridays at 3:00 pm

    Hosted by Kavod Senior Life.

    Enjoy a fun afternoon of Yiddish conversation! Brush up on your Yiddish and connect with others.

    Click here to join via Zoom. Or you can join by phone: dial 669.990.6833.

    For February:  Meeting ID: 930 7280 8675 | Passcode: 11821

    For March:  Meeting ID: 824 9488 9834 | Passcode: 735828

Upcoming from Oy to Joy Programs

  • Kavod Senior Life and Active Minds Present: Cuba: Past, Present & Future

    Friday, May 14 at 1:00 pm

    With U.S. policy toward Cuba currently at a potential inflection point, join Active Minds for a past, present and future look at our communist neighbor to the south. We will cover Castro’s revolution, the Bay of Pigs, the Cuban Missile Crisis, Guantánamo Bay and current implications of the change in U.S. policy.

    Go to Zoom.us/join
    Enter meeting id: 878 7921 7329
    Passcode: 545111
    When prompted to join audio, select computer or internet audio (do not select dial-in)

    Or call in (audio only)
    Dial 720.707.2699
    Enter meeting id: 878 7921 7329#
    Use passcode: 545111
    Enter meeting id: 878 7921 7329#
    Use passcode: 545111

  • JAAMM Presents: Amy Fish – “I Wanted Fries With That: How to Ask For What You Want and Get What You Need”

    Thursday, May 20 at 7:00 pm

    Join JAAMM as we welcome author Amy Fish to discuss her humorous self-help book, “I Wanted Fries With That: How to Ask For What You Want and Get What You Need.”

    Sponsored by Robin and Ken Glickstein

    Special thanks to the Jewish Book Council for their assistance in routing recently-published Jewish-interest authors to our community. We encourage you to purchase this title through our 2020-2021 Bookstore Partner, The Bookies, to receive a signed bookplate from the author!

    About “I Wanted Fries With That”:

    At some point in our lives, we’ve all experienced a small injustice – like, a fellow airline passenger squashing us by moving their seat back – and we suffer in silence for fear of offending anyone. When we fail to speak up, however, we end up shortchanging ourselves. I wrote this book so that we could all benefit from my career as a university ombudsman, and structure our complaints to make sure we get what we want and need. I illustrate each point with funny real-life stories, which I promise will ring true for you- whether you’re trying to right the wrongs of the world or just claim the French fries you ordered.

    About Amy Fish:

    Amy Fish is the Chief Complaints Officer, also known as the Ombudsperson, at Concordia University in Montreal, Canada. She is responsible for promoting fairness and making sure everyone’s voice is heard. Amy regularly teaches, speaks and writes about how complain effectively (i.e., stand up for yourself and ask for what you need). Amy teaches writing workshops at the Quebec Writing Federation, Hippocamp Conference for Creative Non-Fiction and at her kitchen table. She specializes in humour writing and memoir. Amy’s work has been published in Hippocampus Magazine, Readers’ Digest, Huffington Post and several other journals.


  • Transcribing for the Uninitiated When Doing Your Research hosted by the Jewish Genealogy Society of Colorado

    Sunday, May 23 at 10:00 am

    Presented by: Judy Petersen

    9:30 am to 10:0 am: Schmear, Schmooze, and Share

    10:00 am to 12:00 pm: Progream

    Register Here

  • “Better Widowed than Married”: Conversa Women in Early Modern Europe Professor Rebecca Wartell

    Monday, May 24 at 7:00 pm

    Hosted by the University of Colorado’s Program in Jewish Studies Peak to Peak series.

    The mass forced conversion of Spanish and Portuguese Jews before 1492 reshaped Jewish family life in the early modern period. In this webinar, Professor Rebecca Wartell will explore this transformation, mining discussions of marriage and marital status in legal and popular Jewish literature to recover the neglected experiences and voices of Jewish and conversa women —individuals and their descendants who had been forcibly baptized into the Catholic Church. Professor Wartell will devote particular attention to how missing husbands – lost at war or sea or with fates unknown – left a disproportionate number of widows in early modern Europe. Jewish and conversa women’s lives were often defined by their status as widows or agunot (“chained women”) whose social and economic mobility was, at times, marked with more autonomy than their married counterparts.

    Click here for more information and to register.

    Professor Rebecca Wartell  Rebecca Wartell researches Sephardic Jews in the early modern period, with a particular interest in issues of refugees and migration after the Spanish Expulsion. She is interested in the economic and social dynamics between established Jewish communities, religious authority, and exiles.

    In her teaching, Professor Wartell specializes in Jewish/Christian and Jewish/Muslim historical interactions, with a particular interest in the Roman and Spanish Inquisitions of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. She has taught courses in Jewish culture and history to students of all ages and backgrounds, and enjoys helping students increase their critical thinking and analytic skills.

    Professor Wartell has a Master’s degree in Theological Studies from Harvard University and a PhD in History from Monash University. She is thrilled to live Colorado, where she is a fourth-generation native.

  • Adrienne Suson Presents L’Chaim! A Taste of Jewish Music from- Dreamland (Jewish Lullabies)!

    Monday, May 24 at 7:30 pm

    The Colorado Hebrew Chorale invites you to join presenter Adrienne Suson for a journey through the music that impacts Jewish children and youth in their formative years. It is sure to be a trip down memory lane for some, and a first time encounter with some wonderful songs for others.

    Adrienne ‘Auntie A’ Suson is a licensed Rhythm ‘N’ Ruach facilitator, and marketing director. It was easy for her to follow her passion toward a career in Jewish education, with a background steeped in synagogue life, music, and love for children.

    While still in high school, Adrienne started working as a volunteer for youth care and program development at many Colorado synagogues and non-profit organizations. Her early experience as a preschool teacher motivated her to pursue extensive study, leading to a degree in Human Development, with an emphasis in early childhood education.

    Through her unique and effective “outside of the box” approach, positive attitude, defined focus on secular and religious curriculum, scheduling, structure, and classroom management, she assisted in upgrading her preschool’s Colorado licensing rating.

    Adrienne now lives in Silver Spring, Maryland helping her (rabbi) brother’s congregation, Congregation Har Tzeon -Agudath Achim, focus on family engagement. She is also a licensed Rhythm ‘N’ Ruach facilitator, and marketing director, holding accreditations in Rhythm ‘N’ Ruach & Yoga Yeladim (Kidding Around Yoga); two programs committed to children’s music, mindfulness and Jewish education.

    Click Here to Register for Season 2

    Stay tuned – plans for additional 2021 programs are underway.

    Information will be available soon!


    Information: (303)355-0232, info@coloradohebrewchorale.org

    Sponsorship of L’Chaim includes SCFD (the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District), CCI (Colorado Creative Industries), Union Pacific Foundation, Rose Community Foundation, the City and County of Denver, and the friends and supporters of the Colorado Hebrew Chorale.


  • Book Club with Temple Sinai

    Wednesday, May 26 at 11:00 am

    Book Club – this month’s selection is Karl Marx: Philosophy and Revolution by Shlomo Avineri

    Contact Lauren Bubis for Zoom information

  • Women’s Torah Study with Rabbi Jordy Callman

    Thursday, June 3 at 6 pm | In person and outdoors

    Join us on the first Thursday of the month to come together for Women’s Torah Study, an opportunity to see our tradition in new lights and through new lenses. We’ll look at commentaries, both traditional and also more out-of-the-box, modern works. This group is open to all women and no background in Torah study is necessary!

    If you are thinking of participating in the class, we encourage you to register online (it’s free, and optional):  www.sinaidenver.org/form/womens-torah-study-with-rabbi-jordy-callman

    We will send more regular updates and reminders to those who register, so please register if you want to receive a few extra reminders via email.

  • From Tin Pan Alley to the Great White Way – Jewish Composers of the American Musical

    Sunday, June 6 at 7:30 am

    From Colorado Hebrew Chorale/Kol Nashim:

    Mimi Raizen will present another installment of “From Tin Pan Alley to the Great White Way – Jewish Composers of the American Musical.

    For details, information, and registration go to www.coloradohebrewchorale.org

  • The COVID-19 Weight Gain

    Monday, June 7 at 6:30 pm

    Hosted by Denver Hadassah.

    Remember the Freshman 15 (the 15 pounds many freshman gain when they go to college)? The new worry in today’s world is The Covid-19, the 19 pounds many people seem to have gained
    from being at home more and not getting out.

    Whether you gained weight or didn’t, take this opportunity to learn how to snack and fuel your body during these unique times. We’ll talk about how to stock your pantry and together we’ll prepare tasty, flavorful, simple and healthy snacks (yes, there will be chocolate).

    We are very happy to welcome back Chef Marci Levine who led a very well received talk and demo for Annual Donors.

    $15 Early Bird (register by May 10th), $18 after May 10th, $22 for non Hadassah members

    Register here.

  • Jewish War Veterans Meeting

    Sunday, June 13 at 9:00 am

    More information contact Temple Sinai at 303.759.1827

  • A Continuance of the Jewish Genealogy Society of Colorado Annual Seminar Featuring Jewish Migration in Europe

    Sunday, June 13 at 9:30 am

    9:30 to 10:00 am: Annual Meeting

    10:00 am to 12:00 pm: Program

    9:30 AM to 10:00 AM Annual Meeting

    Register Here

  • Virtual Meditation & Nigun Circle with Dan Yolles

    Wednesday, June 16 at 7:30 pm

    Join Dan Yolles as he offers a virtual meditation and nigun circle! This experience is for those seeking to participate in guided meditation, elevate their kavanah and personal strength, and dig deeper into the practice of chanting nigunim.

    We hope you can join Dan for this wonderful chance to connect with yourself, the community and the Divine through meditation and nigunim. Please contact Dan Yolles at dan@sinaidenver.org if you have any questions.

  • L’Chaim! At Taste of Jewish Music from Abayudaya and Bosnia

    Monday, June 21 at 7:30 pm

    The next installment of the above series will be from  Abayudaya and Bosnia, and will be presented by noted musician Nick Page.

    Nick Page is a song leader, composer, conductor,  author and a great lover of world music. He  has studied with Joseph Shabalala from South Africa’s Ladysmith Black Mambazo as well as musicians from Chile, India, Bulgaria, Israel, West Africa, Ireland and America’s many roots traditions.  He is the recipient of the Zamir Choral Foundation’s Hallel V’Zimrah Award and has been a frequent guest at the North American Jewish Choral Festival.  He has over one hundred published choral works.  Nick directs Boston’s Mystic Chorale, a chorus that breaks down the hierarchy, bringing in their audiences – both singing and dancing along.


    Information at www.coloradohebrewchorale.org; info@coloradohebrewchorale.org. or 303-355-0232.

  • Brotherhood, Bibles, and Beers

    Wednesday, June 23 at 6:00 pm

    Each month Temple Sinai hosts a get together for Brotherhood, Bible & Beers. We have timely and interesting topics that provide food for thought and prompt lively discussion. Whether this will be your first BB&B or you are a regular, make yourself a nice dinner, pour a refreshing beverage and let’s virtually meet, schmooze, learn, laugh, renew friendships and make new friends. No reservations are required!

    Go to Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/SinaiDenver.

    For Zoom information, please contact Yoni Buckman at yoni@sinaidenver.org and indicate that you learned about the program from Oy to Joy!