Parents of Teens - Connect, Schmooze and Learn
Sep
12
6:00 PM18:00

Parents of Teens - Connect, Schmooze and Learn

Topic: Creating Authentic Connections with Your Teen
with Adriana Balentine, MSW, LCSW, CACII, EMDR

Adriana Balentine is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Colorado, a level two certified addiction counselor (CACII) and is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). She has over a decade of experience working in a variety of settings giving her a diverse background. She has worked in crisis settings such as hospitals, out patient community mental health centers, substance abuse facilities, as well as residential treatment and public school settings. Adriana is currently in private practice and is the founder and clinical lead at the Strength In Motion and wellness center. She utilizes holistic approaches to wellness and has created programs for people to engage in healing though movement, somatic psychotherapy, dance movement therapy as well as therapeutic yoga and mindfulness as a part of their treatment. Strength in Motion has a significant emphasis on tweens, teens and their families.

 

When: September 12th 6:00 - 7:30 pm

Where: Boulder JCC

Registration coming soon!

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IST: Israel Study Tour Info Night
Sep
26
6:00 PM18:00

IST: Israel Study Tour Info Night

Come to the Boulder JCC to learn about the Joyce Zeff Israel Study Tour (IST). IST is a journey of a lifetime and life-changing experience. From sunrise at Massada to Shabbat at the Western Wall (Kotel), it combines extraordinary adventure, exceptional leaders, a commitment to education, Jewish values, and years of experience to guide students to learn, explore, discover and soak up every moment. Students have the opportunity to become more independent, learn more about themselves, connect to Israel and strengthen their Jewish identity. IST is one of the premiere Israel teen trips and is the longest running annual community-based Israel trip in the U.S. It’s a 5-week immersive program where we spend the first 4 days in Poland then the next 30 days in Israel. The trip is for students that are currently juniors in high school.

Who: Parents & 11th graders

When: Wednesday, Sept. 26 from 6:00-7:30 pm

Where: Boulder JCC, 6007 Oreg Avenue, Boulder, CO 80302

If you have questions, comments, or concerns, please contact:

Josh Samet
Director of the Joyce Zeff Israel Study Tour (IST)
(303) 951-8493
jsamet@jewishcolorado.org

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Dear Evan Hansen
Oct
7
2:00 PM14:00

Dear Evan Hansen

Moving Traditions is thrilled to announce an afternoon of theatre, conversation, and connection at the Denver production of Dear Evan Hansen, winner of six 2017 Tony Awards --- including Best Musical ---  and 2018 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theatre Album.

This bold musical explores the stresses and challenges that teens face today as they internally and externally navigate a complex, confusing contemporary world. Both deeply personal and profoundly contemporary, Dear Evan Hansen is a new American musical about life and the way we live it.

We encourage parents to attend the performance and the post-show discussion with their teens as the themes of the show offer a meaningful opportunity for dialogue and to experience our approach to empowering and supporting healthy Jewish teens.

Sunday, October 7, 2:00 p.m. at Buell Theatre, DCPA
Moving Traditions' post-show discussion immediately following performance in the Director's Room at the Helen Bonfils Theatre Complex, 4:30 - 6:00 p.m.

Join us for this special event. Balcony seat tickets are available for $136 each. Ticket sales will CLOSE on Sunday, July 8 at 11:59 p.m. MST. THIS WILL SELL OUT FAST so please purchase ASAP..

Click here to purchase tickets.

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Parents of Teens - Connect, Schmooze and Learn
Oct
10
6:00 PM18:00

Parents of Teens - Connect, Schmooze and Learn

Topic: Managing screens and technology with your teens in the current times
with Adriana Balentine, MSW, LCSW, CACII, EMDR & Ryan Dawson, MA, LPC

Adriana Balentine is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Colorado, a level two certified addiction counselor (CACII) and is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). She has over a decade of experience working in a variety of settings giving her a diverse background. She has worked in crisis settings such as hospitals, out patient community mental health centers, substance abuse facilities, as well as residential treatment and public school settings. Adriana is currently in private practice and is the founder and clinical lead at the Strength In Motion and wellness center. She utilizes holistic approaches to wellness and has created programs for people to engage in healing though movement, somatic psychotherapy, dance movement therapy as well as therapeutic yoga and mindfulness as a part of their treatment. Strength in Motion has a significant emphasis on tweens, teensand their families.

Ryan Dawson is committed to helping youth, families and adults thrive in an increasingly competitive and tech-dependent culture.  He studied psychology at the University of Washington to learn the best of what the West has to offer.  In order to more fully develop his approach, he moved to beautiful Boulder Colorado to study Eastern philosophical and psychological approaches at Naropa University.  It is from this background that he is able to offer both the modern technique to deal with healing on a biological level and ancient wisdom to guide life approaches that has stood the test of centuries.

When: October 10th 6:00 - 7:30 pm

Where: Boulder JCC

Registration coming soon!

 

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Helping Teens Thrive in a Polarized World
Jul
23
7:00 PM19:00

Helping Teens Thrive in a Polarized World

A workshop for parents and teen educators.

Monday, July 23, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m., location tbd.

Back in Denver by popular demand, Moving Tradition's Chief of Education and Program, Rabbi Daniel Brenner, will co-lead a workshop for parents and teen educators. Rabbi Brenner will offer an expert's perspective on issues facing teens today (stress, anxiety, social isolation, technology, conflict with authority, etc.) and what tools Jewish wisdom offers us as parents and as educators. Parents and educators will have the opportunity to reflect on these issues in relation to their own child/student(s) and get a taste of Moving Tradition's innovative teen programs, Rosh HodeshShevet, and Tzelem.

Click here for more information and to register (no cost to attend).

Please contact Jen Kraft, Moving Traditions Colorado Director, for more information about either of these upcoming events.

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Nominate a teen for Rose Youth Foundation
Jun
29
to Jun 30

Nominate a teen for Rose Youth Foundation

The application for Rose Youth Foundation is now open, and due by Friday, June 29!

Rose Community Foundation is seeking diverse Jewish teens to apply to participate in Rose Youth Foundation 2018-2019. We depend on our community to recommend applicants who would bring a lot to the Rose Youth Foundation experience and gain a lot from it. Applicants should be entering grades 10 through 12 in the fall of 2018, identify as Jewish, and live in Greater Denver or Boulder.

Do you know someone who would make a great Rose Youth Foundation applicant? Please use this form to connect us to them. We will reach out to nominees with more information about the program and encourage them to apply.

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Think Like A Computer
Jun
25
to Jun 29

Think Like A Computer

Camp Inc. Coding Camp

We live in an open-source society where coding is the popular form of creating. During this course, campers will learn how to develop in Python, build databases, build programs, and gain a competitive advantage in school and beyond. Campers will learn how to build their own software programs using Raspberry Pi computers. 

All skill levels welcomed.

Contact: David Levine   Phone: 303-998-1900    Email: david@boulderjcc.org

Monday June 25 - Friday June 29 | 1pm - 4pm | age 13 - 17 | $179 + optional $45 material fee | REGISTER NOW

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The Big Deal: End of School Celebration!
May
24
4:00 PM16:00

The Big Deal: End of School Celebration!

School is out for the summer! Celebrate the year with outside games and BJTI at the Rayback Collective. Drop by whenever you can. Bring some cash to buy Kombucha or food from the food trucks. BJTI will be providing snacks for the table!

Let us know if you plan join us!

 

When: Thursday, May 24th @ 4-6 PM

Where: Rayback Collective, 2775 Valmont Rd, Boulder, CO 80304

Eligibility: 9th-12th grade

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Interfaith Soccer Match for Peace
May
6
10:00 AM10:00

Interfaith Soccer Match for Peace

For their Bar Mitzvah projects, Martin Libertun and Calvin Boykoff are bringing different faith communities together with their passion for the game of soccer!

When: Sunday, May 6th from 10 am to 12 pm

Where: Boulder Indoor Soccer 3203 Pearl Street, Boulder, CO

Cost: FREE but $5 donations are appreciated! Funds will be donated to MJAB (Muslim Jewish Alliance of Boulder)

Come show your support and have fun!

The first 40 people to RSVP can get a shirt. 

Sign up here! 

Special thanks to sponsors: Boulder Indoor Soccer and Anthem Branding

 

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Parenting Safe Children Workshop
Apr
30
1:00 PM13:00

Parenting Safe Children Workshop

The Parenting Safe Children workshop offers valuable information, ideas, and tools to help you prevent child sexual abuse in your home and community! The workshop covers three prevention areas and empowers you to discuss body-safety with children and caregivers in a positive and effective manner. This 4.0 hour workshop is for parents, relatives, educators, therapists—anyone who cares about children!

Sunday, April 30 | 1 - 5 pm | Boulder JCC | $50

Contact: Kimberly Baker  Phone: 303-998-1900  Email: kimberly@boulderjcc.org

REGISTER HERE

Objectives

Identify what makes children vulnerable to sexual abuse, so you are empowered with the facts.

  1. Learn body-safety rules, so you can teach your children about personal body safety, in an age- appropriate, positive, and non-threatening manner.
  2. Develop screening techniques, so you can decide more confidently which caregivers you want to entrust with your children.

It’s never too early to start talking with children about keeping their bodies safe. By starting early, you can create an environment that fosters safety and open communication.

Topics

Specifically, the Parenting Safe Children workshop will cover the following topics:

  • Creating a communication-rich environment for children
  • Empowering children to set and maintain boundaries
  • Body-safety rules
  • Characteristics of safe homes & schools
  • Secrets
  • Age-appropriate sexual behavior
  • “Teachable Moments”
  • Tips for screening childcare providers
  • Teaching manners while also teaching kids to say, “NO” if they are un-safe
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Congregation Har HaShem: Youth Shabbat
Apr
27
6:00 PM18:00

Congregation Har HaShem: Youth Shabbat

Youth Shabbat is a special Shabbat service held once a month for kids and teens in grades 3-12. It is planned and led by the youth group board. These services are fun and interactive! The youth group board creates services that encourage participants to move around and talk to each other. We also are very musical and have song leaders that lead prayer with their guitars. Everyone is welcome! 

When: Friday, April 27 from 6:00 - 7:00 PM

Where: Youth Shabbat Services are in the South Building at Har HaShem (at the same time as regular services in the North building).

For more information click here or contact the Youth Director Bryant Heinzelman.

 

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Tech Teens
Apr
22
1:00 PM13:00

Tech Teens

Community Service Hours!

As Tech Teens we will meet and connect with residents while helping out with various tech needs! We begin to roll our eyes at the adults in our lives at about age 10 with their inefficiency with technology.  But we must remember it is a generational thing! There is nothing more frustrating than not being able to figure out how to download a book on your Kindle or how to look at that photo of your adorable grandchild sent over e-mail.

When: April 22nd @ 1 pm-3 pm
Where: Meridian Boulder – Brookdale Senior Living
Consistency: Weekend (Sunday)
Eligibility: 7-12 Grade

For questions please contact Program Director, Shayna Hamburg at shayna@boulderjewishteens.org

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Celebrate Israel's Independence Day
Apr
18
5:00 PM17:00

Celebrate Israel's Independence Day

Please join the BIET - Boulder Israel Engagement Team for this community-wide celebration of Yom Ha’atzmaut, Israel’s Independence Day.

5:00pm: Doors open
5:15pm: Israel 70th Birthday Ceremony
5:30pm:
- Family Friendly Activities: Bouncy House, Face
Painting, Israeli Games with Israeli Teen Emissaries, Juggling Workshop, IAC Israeli Books and Art
- Breakout Sessions: 70 years of Israeli Music, Stories of Lone Soldiers, Israel in the 1970’s, Teen Session
- Israeli Music
- Food for Purchase
7:00pm: Keynote speaker: Stacy Warden -
“How Israeli Technology Changed My Family’s Life”

Pre-keynote: Eitanim - IAC- Teens presenting:
“70 Years of Humanitarian Aid”


To register, please visit:
boulderjcc.wufoo.com/forms/zks8kpt0klsdhy/

For more information, contact Jodi Zicklin jodi@boulderjcc.org (720) 749-2531

Yom Ha’atzmaut is produced by BIET– Boulder Israel Engagement Team, a partnership between JEWISHcolorado and the Boulder JCC.
We would like to thank our sponsors:
AIPAC
Congregation Bonai Shalom Congregation Har Hashem Cornerstone Church
The Ferndale Family of Companies Hillel CU Boulder
Israeli American Council
Jewish National Fund
Veronique and Gideon Markman Aza and Ron Squarer
Jennifer and Eric Weissmann Jackie and Mark Wong
Zeff Kesher Foundation

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Boulder Jewish Culture Club
Apr
18
2:30 PM14:30

Boulder Jewish Culture Club

Spring Party! Pizza & Candle Making!

When: Wednesday, April 18th @ 2:30pm-3:15pm
Where: Room 2247 (Mr. Bishop’s Room)

Grab a friend and stop by, nosh for a while, meet new people, and enjoy the activity offered today!

*Don't want to miss a club? Join the Boulder Facebook group.

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J-Serve Registration & Showcase
Apr
15
2:00 PM14:00

J-Serve Registration & Showcase

J-Serve: Be part of international movement of Jewish Teens committing to a cause! 

Step 1: Register. If your organization wants to be a part of JServe, keep an eye on your email for the registration form! Either email raltman@bbyo.org or sign up today on our email list to receive all the updates and interest forms.

Step 2: Incorporate your chosen cause/partner organization into at least three programs by April 15th. Be creative! This can include clothing drives, volunteer opportunities, education, and more!

Step 3: Join us on April 15th for a project showcase and advocacy training! Show off your projects to the community and give your teens the opportunity to learn about the next steps in their service, advocacy, and community involvement!

What does this mean for you?

-       Formal training and structure to enhance community service and social justice

-       Community wide engagement and visibility

-       Additional funding for projects already in the natural scope of your programming

-       Building partnerships with local non-profits

-       Expanding the scope of your community service programming

Please reach out to Rocky at raltman@bbyo.org with any questions!

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J-Street Conference Scholarships!
Apr
14
to Apr 18

J-Street Conference Scholarships!

J-Street is offering scholarships for teens to attend the 2018 "A Voice for Today, A Vision for Tomorrow" conference. You will have the opportunity to meet with our Representatives in Congress to lobby for a fair two-state solution to the Israel-Palestine conflict. The scholarship includes waiving the conference fee ($450) and up to $600 for travel and a hotel.  Learn more about this exciting opportunity here!

When: April 14 - 17

Where: Washington DC

 

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Yom Hasoah Teen Program
Apr
11
5:15 PM17:15

Yom Hasoah Teen Program

Join us for pizza, mixers, and a presentation by Holocaust Survivor Barb Steinmetz. There will be an opportunity for asking questions following. Optional: Stay for the  community-wide commemoration service!

Come prepared with questions for the end of the presentation and thinking about the following questions:

What does it mean to be a survivor?
What does it mean to be a collaborator?
What does it mean to be a decent human being?
What might it be like to be an outsider in a foreign land? Surrounded by animosity & hate? How might you try to overcome that?

When: April 11 from 5:15-6:30

Where: Congregation Bonai Shalom, 1527 Cherryvale Road, Boulder, Colorado, 80302

Eligibility: Middle School Students

Food graciously sponsored by Jewish Colorado

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Boulder Jewish Culture Club
Apr
4
2:30 PM14:30

Boulder Jewish Culture Club

MATZAH PIZZA!

When: Wednesday, April 4th @ 2:30pm-3:15pm
Where: Room 2247 (Mr. Bishop’s Room)

Grab a friend and stop by, nosh for a while, meet new people, and enjoy the activity offered today!

*Don't want to miss a club? Join the Boulder Facebook group.

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Boulder Jewish Culture Club
Mar
21
2:30 PM14:30

Boulder Jewish Culture Club

Becca Droz from The Amazing Race is leading a beat-boxing and freestyle workshop!! 

When: Wednesday, March 21st @ 2:30pm-3:15pm
Where: Room 2247 (Mr. Bishop’s Room)

Grab a friend and stop by, nosh for a while, meet new people, and enjoy the activity offered today!

*Don't want to miss a club? Join the Boulder Facebook group.

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Tech Teens
Mar
18
1:00 PM13:00

Tech Teens

Community Service Hours!

As Tech Teens we will meet and connect with residents while helping out with various tech needs! We begin to roll our eyes at the adults in our lives at about age 10 with their inefficiency with technology.  But we must remember it is a generational thing! There is nothing more frustrating than not being able to figure out how to download a book on your Kindle or how to look at that photo of your adorable grandchild sent over e-mail.

When: March 18th @ 1pm-3pm
Where: Meridian Boulder – Brookdale Senior Living
Consistency: Weekend (Sunday)
Eligibility: 7-12 Grade

For questions please contact Program Director, Shayna Hamburg at shayna@boulderjewishteens.org

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