Welcome to Congregation Har Shalom

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  • Community

    All are welcome to participate in our community. We have many programs, events, special services and education opportunities available. We invite you to explore our website as you get to know us.

  • Welcome!

    We are a growing community of 190 families from N. Colorado and S. Wyoming. Our congregation is unaffiliated, though our membership includes various backgrounds. We provide full-time rabbinic support and programs for all ages.

  • Education

    We have education programs for all ages including a vibrant early education program through our Religious School, helping children from preschool to graduation learn about the wonders of Judaism.



Visit Us

725 West Drake Road, Fort Collins, CO 80526



Service Details Here 

Please check here for changes. Childcare is not provided unless otherwise noted. 

  • Evening Shabbat -Fridays at 7:00pm  

  • Torah Study - Saturdays at 9:00am   

  • Morning Services - Saturdays at 10:15am   

Upcoming Services
1/23 6:00pm Table Shabbat followed by 7:00pm service led by Rabbi Ben
1/24  9:00am Shmita Shabbat led by Rabbi Shoshana & Peter Dratch
1/30 7:00pm Erev Shabbat led by Rabbi Shoshana
1/31 9:00am Torah Study led by Rabbi Ben
1/31 10:15am 3rd Grade Community Shabbat led by Rabbi Ben
2/6 6:00pm Pre-K, K & 1st Grade Community Shabbat led by Rabbi Ben
2/7 9:00am Torah Study led by Rabbi Ben
2/7 10:15am Shabbat service led by Rabbi Ben

Kids & Teens

family-friendly events at har shalom

While all events and services at Har Shalom are open to families with children of all ages, some events are particularly kid-friendly. Click here for a list of upcoming Family-friendly events. 




Preschool and Kindergarten logo

Pre-Registration is now open for Alumni, Current and Congregation Families for the 2015-16 school year. 

Details and Registration

Adult Learning

Adult b'nai mitzvah

Are you an adult who never had a Bar or Bat Mitzvah as a teenager? Under the guidance of our Rabbis and tutors, Congregation Har Shalom is planning an adult B'nai Mitzvah program.

If you are interested in this new program, or have questions, please contact Beth Hammer at hammerbe12@gmail.com, or Rita Kissen at kissen@maine.edu.  Both Rita and Beth have celebrated adult Bat Mitzvahs and would love to tell you more about this life-changing experience.




Religious School Challenge Grant

Todah Rabah! Thank you for helping to AIM CHAI with us! We are overjoyed to announce that we hit our fundraising goal for the Challenge Grant with days to spare! Our generous anonymous donor will give the promised $25,000, putting our Scholarship Fund at over $53,000!! To see our community come together and reaffirm the value of educating ALL our children fills us with gratitude and pride. We deeply appreciate this community!


Erika Strote and Brooke Fisher

News & Highlights

CHS Potluck Table Shabbat

Friday, January 23, 6:00pm

Join us for our first potluck Shabbat of 2015. Please bring a parve or dairy dish to share and enjoy dinner with new and old Har Shalom members as we eat, schmooze, and welcome the Shabbat together. Service begins at 7:00pm 

New Class! 


A Shalom Hartman Institute Lecture & Study Series

Select Tuesdays beginning January 20, 6:30-8:30pm

Join us in lively group discussion, text study and video lectures discovering the meaning Israel has in our lives, considering our role in envisioning the future Jewish state and defining why Israel and Zionism can be fundamental to our Jewish identity.  Israel digs deeper into defining the significance of the State of Israel through elevating conversation rooted in Jewish values and shared ideas. Facilitated by Rabbi Shoshana and Erin Statter

Deadline for registration is January 13th! 

Details and Registration 


3rd Grade Community Shabbat

Saturday, January 31, 10:15am

The HSRS 3rd graders are adding to their knowledge about the Torah service and planning a special Saturday morning Shabbat service for the community. There will be songs, kavannot shared and tradition celebrated through this service led by our 3rd grade class and Rabbi Ben. Please bring a vegetarian nosh to share. 

Social action organizing hevre

January 31, 12:30pm at CHS

Following Shabbat services, join a growing group of congregants (25 at our
last meeting!) to develop a mission and structure for social justice
participation at Har Shalom. We will take time to share our personal stories
of involvement in healing the world. You are welcome to bring a bag lunch. 


Tu biShvat

Tu biShvat is coming, February 4th, and the Jvillage Holiday Kit has something for everyone in your community.The Birthday of the Trees, has taken on a whole new form in recent years as we become more aware of our role as caretakers of the earth.  Returning to the vision of the Kabbalists, many have reclaimed the practice of a Tu biShvat seder, as well as planting trees in Israel and in our own backyards.


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Planning an event? Email the Har Shalom office first to see if the date is available!

Upcoming Events

Sunday, January 25, 2015 - 9:00am
Sunday, January 25, 2015 - 9:30am
Sunday, January 25, 2015 - 10:00am
Sunday, January 25, 2015 - 12:15pm
Sunday, January 25, 2015 - 2:00pm

Blogs & Podcast

Rabbi Ben's Zohar Podcast

Rabbi Ben has joined many around the world in studying a half a page of Zohar a day. He has been recording and podcasting his daily study, and has created a blog where his recordings can easily be accessed. Feel free to listen and enjoy!


Blog Roll

Librarian's Blog

Rabbi Shoshana's Blog

Rabbi Ben's Blog

Spiritual Practices Blog

Recent Blog Posts

Office Hours

Tuesday-Friday, 9am-4pm

Closed for lunch: 12-1

Our office is located at the front of the Synagogue. You are welcome to visit any time during office hours. We would be happy to show you around. 

Email the office   

Rabbi Office Hours

Rabbi Shoshana Leis: 

Tuesday 11:30am - 1:30pm

Rabbi Ben Newman: 

Thursday 1:00 - 2:00pm

Friday 12:00 - 1:00pm

Alternative days and times available by appointment. For Rabbinic Emergencies, 

please call 970-599-1037