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BBYO International Convention
Feb
12
3:30 PM15:30

BBYO International Convention

Over Presidents’ Day Weekend, thousands of the Jewish community’s top teen leaders, educators, professionals and philanthropists from around the world will come together in Denver, Colorado for one of the largest Jewish communal events of the year, BBYO International Convention 2019. Hear from and meet inspiring speakers, deepen leadership skills, serve the local community, celebrate Shabbat and learn together, have access to exclusive music performances and do our part to further a strong Jewish future.

Pricing: $1,020 USD ($870 USD for Canadian delegates) and scholarship is available.

Register here!

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2019 Maccabi Information Meeting
Dec
16
4:00 PM16:00

2019 Maccabi Information Meeting

Come to the Denver JCC Phillips Social Hall for an Information Meeting about this year’s Maccabi Games! Get a chance to travel to Atlanta (and maybe Detroit) to play Ultimate, Basketball, Flag Football, Soccer, Tennis, Swimming, Track, Volleyball, Table Tennis, Golf, Dance, Bowling, Baseball, and Star Reporter!

Contact Jodi Asarch for more information at Jasarch@jccdenver.org.

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Teen Tour, Holocaust by Bullets Exhibit
Dec
2
2:00 PM14:00

Teen Tour, Holocaust by Bullets Exhibit

We are bringing high school students together from all backgrounds to experience the Holocaust by Bullets Exhibit. The tour includes a pre-exhibit overview, exhibit tour, and space for debrief and reflection as a group.  

9th-12th graders| Sun. Dec. 2nd | 2 - 4 pm | Boulder JCC | Free

To RSVP, e-mail Shayna.Hamburg@boulderjcc.org

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The Holocaust by Bullets exhibit focuses on the mass shootings of Jews and others that took place throughout Eastern Europe by the Nazi mobile killing units from 1941 to 1944—and the mechanisms of mass violence generally. It pays homage to the memories of the victims while seeking to promote a proactive movement against genocide.

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Taste of Rosh Hodesh: 8th and 9th Grade Girls
Oct
14
4:00 PM16:00

Taste of Rosh Hodesh: 8th and 9th Grade Girls

Please join us for a unique afternoon on Sunday, September 16 from 4-6 pm for Boulder area Jewish 8th 9th grade girls and their parents to get a "taste-of" what Rosh Hodesh is all about.  This intimate gathering will be fun for both parents and teens, enable us to meet each other as well as the caring, compelling and cool group leader, Jenny Sandler.   The first Rosh Hodesh session will take place in late September and meet once per month for 2 hours, September-May.  Following the "Taste-Of,"  parents can register their daughters, if desired.

Please share this invite with any other Jewish families with daughters in 8th or 9th grade.  As we will offer some nosh, please RSVP so that we can plan properly.

To learn more about the program, please view this video:

https://youtu.be/gWeG2pe7RR4

And/or check out the Moving Traditions website: 

https://www.movingtraditions.org/parents/welcome-new-parents/

Please be in touch with any questions and we look forward to hearing from you.

Best,

--Jen

Jen Kraft

Pronouns: she/her/hers
Colorado Director

Moving Traditions

720-295-8665
jkraft@movingtraditions.org

Moving Traditions is highlighted in the Slingshot 2018 Guide and Chicago Supplement for being "a leader in helping Jewish teens thrive."

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College Prep Night
Oct
7
2:00 PM14:00

College Prep Night

IS THE THOUGHT OF COLLEGE STRESSING YOU OUT?

BJTI IS HERE TO HELP!

When: October 7th, 2-4 PM

Where: Boulder JCC 6007 Oreg Ave, Boulder, CO 80303

$5 for Pizza and Expert Help

We’ll cover everything from how to find the right school for you, to how to write the best essay. This is for juniors and seniors in high school.

Register Here

 

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Taste of Shevet: 8th and 9th Grade Boys
Sep
30
4:00 PM16:00

Taste of Shevet: 8th and 9th Grade Boys

Please join us for a unique afternoon on Sunday, September 30 from 4-6 pm for Boulder area Jewish 8th & 9th grade boys and their parents to get a "taste-of" what Shevet is all about.  This intimate gathering will be fun for both parents and teens, enable us to meet each other as well as the caring, compelling and cool group leaders, Bryan Goldstein & Alex Jacobson.   The first Shevet session will take place in late September and meet once per month for 2 hours, September-May.  Following the "Taste-Of,"  parents can register their sons, if desired.

Please share this invite with any other Jewish families with sons in 8th or 9th grade.  As we will offer some nosh, please RSVP so that we can plan properly.

To learn more about the program, please view this video:

https://youtu.be/gWeG2pe7RR4

And/or check out the Moving Traditions website: 

https://www.movingtraditions.org/parents/welcome-new-parents/

Please be in touch with any questions and we look forward to hearing from you.

Best,

--Jen

Jen Kraft

Pronouns: she/her/hers
Colorado Director

Moving Traditions

720-295-8665
jkraft@movingtraditions.org

Moving Traditions is highlighted in the Slingshot 2018 Guide and Chicago Supplement for being "a leader in helping Jewish teens thrive."

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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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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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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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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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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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Congregation Har HaShem: Youth Shabbat
Mar
16
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, March 16 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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BJTI Annual Ski Day!
Mar
11
9:00 AM09:00

BJTI Annual Ski Day!

SPEND THE DAY ENJOYING THE SLOPES AND THE FRESH MOUNTAIN AIR!

When: Sunday, March 11th @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Where: Eldora Mountain Resort (2861 Eldora Ski Rd #140, Nederland)
Eligibility: 8-12 Grade

MUST BE REGISTERED FOR THIS EVENT TO ATTEND, CLICK HERE!

Bring your skis or snowboard for a day on the mountain. We will be spending the morning hitting the runs then join together for lunch, ride to the top for a quick Shechayanu and enjoy each other’s company the rest of the afternoon on the mountain *All ability levels welcome!

*We will meet at the JCC (6007 Oreg Ave) parking lot at 9:00 am and will carpool up to Eldora, we will return to the JCC at 5:00 pm for pick up.

 

 

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Purim Carnival
Mar
4
9:30 PM21:30

Purim Carnival

Do a Mitzvah and Volunteer for the Community Purim Carnival!
    
Purim is coming up and we're excited for our annual Boulder community-wide Purim Carnival on Sunday, March 4 from 9:30 am - 2 pm at the Boulder JCC.

This year's event will be bigger than ever and we need lots of volunteers! Volunteers are needed to help with set-up, clean-up, running the games, supervising the prize area, and selling food. 

We are also looking for volunteers who have experience working with the special needs community to help us with the Sensory-Friendly hour from 9:30 - 10:30 am. 
     
Here is the schedule:
8:30 - 9:30 am - Set up
9:30 - 10:30 am - Sensory-Friendly Hour
10:30 - 11 am - Purim Shpiel
11 am - 2 pm - Games, Crafts, Food, and Activities
2 pm - 3 pm - Clean up

If you are ready to sign-up for the volunteer opportunity full of fun, family, and community, please REGISTER HEREHAPPY PURIM!

Thank you to our Purim Carnival Sponsors!

Congregation Har HaShem, Congregation Bonai Shalom, Congregation Nevei Kodesh, Boulder Center for Judaism, Beth Ami - Colorado Congregation for Humanistic Judaism, JCC Ranch Camp, Adventure Judaism, and Orot Yisroel 

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The Great BJTI Bake Off: Hamantaschen Edition!
Mar
1
6:00 PM18:00

The Great BJTI Bake Off: Hamantaschen Edition!

Did you miss last month's The Big Deal: Chopped? Do you love to bake? This is your chance to compete in our Purim style baking competition. Show off your skills and let's get creative in making Hamantaschen!

When: Thursday, March 1st from 6 - 8 PM

Where: Boulder JCC  

Eligibility: 9th - 12th graders

RSVP is required!

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A Tribute to Moral Courage: Standing Up Against Injustice Essay Contest
Feb
23
11:00 AM11:00

A Tribute to Moral Courage: Standing Up Against Injustice Essay Contest

The Mountain States Regional Office of the Anti-Defamation League’s (ADL) is thrilled to announce the 8th  year of its student essay contest A Tribute to Moral Courage: Standing Up Against Injustice, thanks to a generous, anonymous donor.

 The 2018 contest is now open to submissions. Essays are due on Friday, February 23, 2018. Winners will be notified mid March, and they will be recognized at ADL’s Governor’s Holocaust Remembrance Program in Denver on April 24, 2018.

Similar to years past, this essay contest uses the Holocaust as a backdrop, 7th – 12th grade students are encouraged to recognize those individuals throughout history who took a strong stand on a specific issue based on their personal beliefs or convictions, regardless of the danger or threat to their personal safety. Not only will students write about how that person’s moral courage has an impact on the world, but also and perhaps most importantly, how those actions have influenced their own lives today.

Writers must be Colorado, New Mexico or Wyoming students in grades 7-12. Monetary awards will be granted to the top three winners in two divisions: Division 1 – students in grades 7-9 and Division 2 – students in grades 10-12.

For more details click here!

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The Big Deal presents...Chopped
Feb
8
6:00 PM18:00

The Big Deal presents...Chopped

Back by popular demand we bring you Chopped! Mark your calendar and don't forget to RSVP for this sold out event! No need to have experience in the kitchen just an interest and some creativity in this fun challenge. Teens will get put into groups with a box of surprise ingredients and have one hour to prepare the tastiest and most creative dish. Sign up fast, this program is limited to 20 people!!

When: Thursday, February 8th @ 6:00-9:00pm
*Please note this program ran a little over this designated time last month because we were having so much fun!
Where: Boulder JCC Catering Kitchen
Eligibility: 9th-12th Grade
RSVP FOR THIS EVENT HERE!!!

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Havaya Arts Camp Presentation
Feb
4
12:00 PM12:00

Havaya Arts Camp Presentation

Nevei Kodesh is hosting a Havaya Arts Camp Presentation!

Havaya Arts is a brand new Jewish overnight arts camp based in southern California. At Havaya Arts, top-notch arts and summer camp meet. We are creating a place where vibrant Jewish communal life enhances our art, which in turn enhances Jewish life and identity. All of the art we create at camp will be camper-driven and original

At Havaya Arts, campers learn from working artists. Our arts faculty are expert at teaching to a variety of levels, providing a truly camper-centered experience. Campers choose from one of our four core disciplines during each of our two-week sessions. Electives allow young artists to continue working in their core discipline or to explore another field. With access to various studios and outdoor spaces, all the tools and inspiration possible are right at our fingertips. Whether you go deeply into a chosen art form or you try something for the first time, you’ll grow as an intentional artist and amazing human being. 

Come learn about this new, exciting opportunity!

When: Sunday, Feb. 4th from 12:00 - 12:30 pm

Where: Nevei Kodesh, 1925 Glenwood Dr, Boulder, CO 80304

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NEW: Nevei Teens Event
Jan
27
5:00 PM17:00

NEW: Nevei Teens Event

Nevei Teens is a teen group at Nevei Kodesh created specifically to build community and learning opportunities for our awesome teenagers. Teen leaders, Noah and Shaine, will be planning fun and meaningful teen activities PLUS working closely with Gary, Boulder Jewish Teens, to connect our group with the many cool things teens are doing in the community. There is a small fee for this group to help us cover costs; however, this first night is no charge. We want teens to come and see what a cool experience this group can be for them. 

When: Saturday, January 27

Time: 5pm

Eligibility: 8th-12th graders

Where: Nevei Kodesh

What: Nevei Teens Meet! Pizza, connection, games, a short havdalah service + planning activities together for the rest of the year

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