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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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Tech Teens
Jan
21
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: January 21st @ 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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Jewish Summer Camps' Presentations!
Jan
21
12:00 PM12:00

Jewish Summer Camps' Presentations!

Get ready for the best Jewish summer ever!  

Nevei Kodesh is hosting Jewish Summer Camps' Presentations.

Join the Colorado Jewish Overnight Camps to learn all about the thrills, benefits and awesomeness of Jewish residential camping.  Meet the camp directors and professionals - Everyone is welcome!

Camps that will be presenting:

When: Sunday, January 21st from 12:00pm - 12:30pm

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

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Born in the J'USA - Session 2
Jan
20
11:00 AM11:00

Born in the J'USA - Session 2

This is a 4-part series of current event topics in the United States viewed through a Jewish American history lens - government, loyalty, civil rights, and  immigration. We'll look at these trending topics to see how Jews have had an impact on and been impacted by them since they arrived in America in 1654. 

The topic for this class is Immigration. We'll look at this important topic through the lens of American Jewish history leading into the issues we face today. Open to all 8-12th graders who are interested in these topics. Come learn,  discuss, and debate! 

Taught by Jeff Raizen

Where: Bonai Shalom (in the classroom in the back of the social hall)

When: 11:00 am-12:00 pm on Saturday, January 20

 

 

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Congregation Har HaShem: Youth Shabbat
Jan
19
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, January 19 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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Christmas Day of Service
Dec
25
1:00 PM13:00

Christmas Day of Service

Join BJTI in partnering with the Muslim Jewish Alliance of Boulder County for a Christmas Day of Service. In the spirit of the season, let's give back to our Boulder neighbors and grow our interconnected, inclusive, and caring community. 

Hosted by the Muslim Jewish Alliance of Boulder County this day has  two parts; Part 1 from 1-3pm and the other beginning at 5:30pm.

BJTI will be participating in the first part of the day, which is focused around spreading holiday cheer with snacks and teachings. BJTI is inviting teens in our community to volunteer at the Teen table, where they will be creating gift bags from 1:00-3:30 pm with students from the Islamic Center of Boulder.

Please note that there are other volunteer options aside from the Teen Table occuring between 1 and 3pm at the Islamic Center - please feel free to participate in any of these options. 

RSVP to join us at the Teen Table here:  www.SignUpGenius.com/go/60B0F4BACA62EA5F85-christmas 

If you are also interested in volunteering for the second part of the day of service, find more information here: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/60B0F4BACA62EA5F85-christmas1

When: Monday, Dec. 25 from 1:00-3:30pm

Where: Islamic Center of Boulder 5495 Baseline Rd

Eligibility: Everyone

Note: Please bring hats, gloves, and other warm items that will be delivered later in the day to Atonement Lutheran Church. These items will be available to people experiencing homelessness.

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BTY: Annual White Elephant
Dec
16
5:00 PM17:00

BTY: Annual White Elephant

Every December BTY meets up for a white elephant style winter gift exchange. BTY’ers will gather for dinner and laughs at Kathmandu! An annual favorite! 

To find out more about BTY events join their facebook group here!

When: Saturday, December 16  from 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Where: Kathmandu 1964 28th St. Boulder CO 80301

Eligibility: 9th-12th graders

Want more information about BTY events such as times, locations and RSVP info? Email Bryant Heinzelman with any questions.

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The Big Deal: Chanukah Party & Open Mic
Dec
14
5:00 PM17:00

The Big Deal: Chanukah Party & Open Mic

Latkes! Doughnuts! Chocolate Gelt! Come take a break and relax from school with a Chanukah celebration.

Show up in your finest attire for a red carpet worthy evening to enjoy delicious dinner and some incredible talent from the teen community at our open mic night!

When: Thursday, Dec. 14th @ 5-8 pm (Drop by at any point, performances start around 7) 
Where: Boulder JCC

RSVP is required!

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Tech Teens
Dec
10
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: December 10th @ 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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jHub Opportunity Fair
Dec
3
3:00 PM15:00

jHub Opportunity Fair

All 8th-12th graders are welcome to come and explore leadership, social and volunteer opportunities at the jHub Opportunity Fair on Sunday, Dec. 3!

When: Sunday, Dec. 3rd from 3:00-4:30pm

Where: Thomas Jefferson High School

Register here: bit.ly/2hOtdNn

Questions? Contact:
jHubopportunityfair@gmail.com

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Eitanim Launch Night
Nov
28
6:00 PM18:00

Eitanim Launch Night

Come learn more about IAC Eitanim, a unique leadership and entrepreneurship project-based program for 9th-12th graders. The program allows students to connect, explore, and experience Israel while preparing for college and developing professional skills. The program is designed to help students develop practical skills such as problem solving, research, development, critical thinking, leadership, communication, collaboration, time management and debate. The Boulder Jewish Teen Initiative is partnering with IAC to host the Eitanim fellowship for the year of 2017-2018! 

Our launch night will be for students interested in participating in this year long curriculum to learn more about this fantastic program and experience a sample session. Light dinner will be provided!

When: Tuesday, November 28th from 6:00-8:00PM

Where: Boulder JCC

Eligibility: 9th-12th graders

For more information contact Executive Director Gary Brandt at gary@boulderjewishteens.org

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