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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Tech Teens
Nov
12
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: November 12th @ 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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ADL: Words to Action®
Nov
2
6:30 PM18:30

ADL: Words to Action®

The Anti Defamation League's Words to Action® program provides an organized framework for combating bias, bullying and hatred. This event will be for students. There will be light snacks provided. 

When: Thursday, November 2nd @ 6:30-8:30pm

Where: Boulder JCC

Eligibility: 8th-12th graders

Sign up for this event here!

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PresenTense Colorado Teen Fellowship 2017-2018 - Deadline Extended!
Oct
2
to Oct 3

PresenTense Colorado Teen Fellowship 2017-2018 - Deadline Extended!

THE DEADLINE IS EXTENDED TO OCTOBER 3RD! 

We've got some exciting news for Colorado - applications are now open for a 2017-18 social entrepreneurship Fellowship for Jewish high school students in Denver/Boulder!

PresenTense Colorado (a program of UpStart) is a six-month Fellowship that trains and mentors Jewish high school students interested in flexing their entrepreneurial muscles. Fellows learn new tools and gain access to expert coaching to develop and test an idea that makes an impact in our community.

Do you know a high school student who may be a good fit? Please send them this link and help us spread the word - applications are due by October 3rd!

Want to learn more? Check out their website or contact program Director Sarah Cohen at sarahc@upstartlab.org 

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Tech Teens
Apr
9
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 9th @ 1pm-3pm
Where: Meridian Boulder – Brookdale Senior Living
Consistency: Weekend (Sunday)
Eligibility: 7-12 Grade

For questions please contact Program Coordinator, Maya Osterman at maya@boulderjewishteens.org

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Tech Teens
Mar
19
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 19th, 2016 @ 1pm-3pm
Where: Meridian Boulder – Brookdale Senior Living
Consistency: Weekend (Sunday)
Eligibility: 7-12 Grade

For questions please contact Program Coordinator, Maya Osterman at maya@boulderjewishteens.org

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Seed to Table
Mar
19
9:00 AM09:00

Seed to Table

SEED TO TABLE
The confluence of gardening, local food, and Jewish Community

A day of experiential workshops to inspire and empower you to grow and enjoy your own food in a Jewish context. Engage with like-minded members of our community, glean wisdom and training from experts, and get hands-on experience. There will be sessions for newbies and experienced growers in addition to home gardeners and those who are growing food in Jewish institutions. There’s something for everyone. Join us and take it from seed to table!

When: Sunday, March 19th @ 9am-3pm
Where: Boulder JCC
Eligibility: 13+ Years
Fee: $50 for first person, $30 for additional guests
*Click here to register for this event!

Contact: Becca Weaver Email: becca@boulderjcc.org

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J-Serve
Mar
5
2:00 PM14:00

J-Serve

J-Serve provides teens with the opportunity to fulfill the Jewish values of gemilut chasidim, acts of loving kindness, tzedakah, just and charitable giving, and tikkum olam, the responsibility to repair the world. Across the globe, teens will join each other to make their community and the world a better place. 

This year, teens can choose between an advocacy program or the opportunity to rotate through 3 community service projects.   The advocacy program will be led by Ekar Farms and will address issues of food justice and insecurity. Teens who chose this track will spend time learning about these issues and how to make a positive impact. The community service projects will directly impact individuals in our Denver community and children in Israel. 
 
When: March 5, 2017 @ 2 pm - 4 pm
Where: Hebrew Educational Alliance (HEA), 3600 S. Ivanhoe St.
Eligibility: 6th - 12th Grade Teens
What to Wear: Clothes that you can ruin.
Registration is required. *Register Here!

Thank You Sponsors:

 

 

 

 

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Tech Teens
Feb
26
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: February 26th, 2016 @ 1pm-3pm
Where: Meridian Boulder – Brookdale Senior Living
Consistency: Weekend (Sunday)
Eligibility: 7-12 Grade

For questions please contact Program Coordinator, Maya Osterman at maya@boulderjewishteens.org

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Better Together Goes Disney
Jan
29
1:00 PM13:00

Better Together Goes Disney

Come learn about Jewish values in amazing Disney movie clips with the senior residents of Frasier Meadows and NFTY Colorado teens.

When: Sunday, January 29th @ 1-2pm
Where:
Frasier Meadows (350 Ponca PL)
Eligibility: 9th-12th Grade9
Fee: All Boulder area teens are welcome and it is FREE to participate!

Better Together Boulder will bring together 9th-12th graders and active seniors in the Boulder community to explore differing notions of spirituality. High schoolers will learn how different individuals practice their Judaism and work with a professional to create and lead a variety of worship opportunities. We will meet once a month and will also have a Shabbat service in the Spring celebrating our new relationships and learnings

 

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Tech Teens
Jan
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: January 22nd, 2017 @ 1pm-3pm
Where: Meridian Boulder – Brookdale Senior Living
Consistency: Weekend (Sunday)
Eligibility: 7-12 Grade

For questions please contact Program Coordinator, Maya Osterman at maya@boulderjewishteens.org

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Mitzvah Day!
Dec
25
11:00 AM11:00

Mitzvah Day!

Help out those less fortunate who do not have a place to turn to on this holiday. Join us as we partner with Bridge House - Serving Boulder's Homeless & Working Poor. We will meet at the Boulder JCC to create "sockings" (new socks filled with items that Bridge guests can use if they are living on the street).  We will then carpool to Lazy Dog and deliver them to Bridge guests during lunch.

When: Sunday, December 25th @ 12:00pm-3:00pm
Where: BJCC and Lazy Dog
Eligibility:  6th-12th Grade

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Tech Teens Special Edition!
Nov
6
1:00 PM13:00

Tech Teens Special Edition!

When: Sunday, November 6th, 2016 @ 1pm-3pm
Where: Meridian Boulder – Brookdale Senior Living
Consistency: Weekend (Sunday)
Eligibility: 7-12 Grade

Community Service Hours!

Join us as we help the masses learn how to wish their adorable grandchildren a happy holiday!!

For this special edition of Tech Teens we will be presenting an interactive workshop for senior residents on how to use Skype (always important with the holiday season coming!) Don't know how to use Skype yourself? NO WORRIES! Arrive at 1pm to learn how to use Skype so you too can be an expert. BJTI staff will lead the instructional piece (unless you would like too!) and Tech Teens will be out in the field helping residents in places they get stuck.

*Open to 7th-12th Grade, please RSVP
**Community service hours available

 

For questions please contact Program Coordinator, Maya Osterman at maya@boulderjewishteens.org

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Tech Teens
Oct
23
1:00 PM13:00

Tech Teens

When: October 23rd, 2016 @ 1pm-3pm
Where: Meridian Boulder – Brookdale Senior Living
Consistency: Weekend (Sunday)
Eligibility: 7-12 Grade

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.

For questions please contact Program Coordinator, Maya Osterman at maya@boulderjewishteens.org

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Tech Teens
Sep
25
1:00 PM13:00

Tech Teens

When: Sunday, September 25th, 2016 @ 1pm-3pm
Where: Meridian Boulder – Brookdale Senior Living
Consistency: Weekend (Sunday)
Eligibility: 7-12 Grade

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.

For questions please contact Program Coordinator, Maya Osterman at maya@boulderjewishteens.org

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Sep
17
9:00 AM09:00

Better Together Boulder

Better Together Boulder will bring together 9th-12th graders and active seniors in the Boulder community to explore differing notions of spirituality. High schoolers will learn how different individuals practice their Judaism and work with a professional to create and lead a variety of worship opportunities. We will meet once a month and will also have a Shabbat service in the Spring celebrating our new relationships and learnings.

All Boulder area teens are welcome and it is FREE to participate!

Eligibility: Grades 9-12
Length: Saturdays, once a month beginning Saturday, September 17, 2016, 9 AM - 12 PM
Location: Har HaShem, Boulder, CO
Experience: Monthly activities for teens and seniors

  • A schedule will be shared shorty and participants are expected to attend all ten sessions.
  • High School Community Service and Confirmation hours documentation available upon request.

For more information and to register for this program click here!

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