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
|12/19||6:00pm||Potluck Shabbat & Hanukkah Party led by Rabbi Ben|
|12/20||9:00am||Torah Study led by Charna Rosenholtz|
|12/20||10:15am||Shabbat led by Rabbi Ben|
|12/26||7:00pm||Erev Shabbat led by Beth Hammer|
|12/27||9:00am||Torah Study led by Barbara Sherrod|
|12/27||10:15am||Shabbat led by Beth Hammer|
|1/2||7:00pm||Erev Shabbat led by Beth Hammer|
|1/3||9:00am||Torah Study led by Barbara Sherrod|
|1/3||10:15am||Shabbat led by Beth Hammer|
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or Rita Kissen at email@example.com. Both Rita and Beth have celebrated adult Bat Mitzvahs and would love to tell you more about this life-changing experience.
ENGAGING ISRAEL: FOUNDATION FOR A NEW RELATIONSHIP
A Hartman Institute Lecture & Study Series
Select Tuesdays beginning January 20, 7:00-8:30pm
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. Led by Rabbi Shoshana and Erin Statter
MY JEWISH JOURNEY
Select Sundays beginning January 11, 10:30am - 12:pm
How can you bring positive change to your life and the world? Find your inner Jew as we discover meaning in our personal and shared journeys. Led by Rabbi Shoshana.
Religious School Challenge Grant
We are less than $3000 away from matching the $25,000 pledge from our anonymous donor to support Religious School scholarships well into the future! We are so proud of what this community has already given and are hopeful that we can take full advantage of the offer to match $25,000.
With less than THREE weeks to go, we need your help! Either a donation or a pledge (payable within the next 3 years) to the Challenge Grant will count towards reaching our goal. Can you help us aim CHAI with a quarterly pledge of $18 or more?
Thank you for aiming CHAI with us to support! the community!
Click here to donate to the Challenge Grant
News & Highlights
Hanukkah is here...
Hanukkah is here and, as always, our friends at Jvillage have collected and packaged resources, ideas and inspirations to help you make Hanukkah even more meaningful.
This year's Holiday Kit features creative craft ideas, fun videos, inspired gift ideas, and even a collection of favorite latke recipes guaranteed to make the Holiday one that you and your family will remember. Visit now to get started on your holiday planning.
Think Scrip for Hanukkah!
For your convenience, we have more than 30 kinds of gift cards in stock right now. Come by Har Shalom to purchase your gift cards for the holidays during regular office hours. Need something special? Email Trudy to let her know which cards to set aside for you. During the Holidays, Har Shalom receives additional rebates from many of the vendors, so please think Scrip first!!
Menorah Lighting at CHS
6:00pm Nightly during Hanukkah
As part of our celebration of the Sabbatical or Shmita year, the Har Shalom Board voted that we will count down the lights on our public Menorah out front of the building. So don't be surprised by 8 lights on our Chanukiah Tuesday night and then 7 on Wednesday. This rekindles a very old debate about which way to go with the candles, and here is the link if you want to read more about it. Chag sameach.
With special thanks to Peter Dratch and Karen Trevino, we will be welcoming Chad Moore, who heads up Night Skies Program for the National Park Service nation wide. Chad will be joining us to light our public Hanukkiah on Tuesday night, the 8th night of Hanukkah. As we gaze the lights illuminating the night sky, Chad will speak on the goals of the Night Skies program including "protecting people's right to starlight." There will be telescopes for us to use so dress warmly and join us for 8th night at 6 pm!
Hanukkah Items For Sale at Har Shalom!
We still have a limited supply of gelt, dreidls and Hanukkah candles in the office for sale.
Dreidls - .25 each
Gelt - $2.00/bag
Candles - $3.00/box
Celebrate with Latkes, legos & music!
Friday, December 19, 6:00pm
Join us for dinner, crafts and dreidle. Attention all Lego Experts (adults too!) start building your Lego Chanukias now. Prizes will be awarded!! Click here to RSVP!
Musical Shabbat will follow at 7:00pm and the evening will conclude with a sufganiyot (jelly donut).
Oneg Baking Day
Sunday, December 21, 9:30am
Our Mother’s Day and follow-up baking days left us with enough goodies to get through the summer and fall. However, we now find ourselves in serious need of yummy treats to get us through the winter. Join the GREAT bakers of CHS in spending a warm day in the kitchen laughing and learning while baking treats for Onegs.
Planning an event? Email the Har Shalom office first to see if the date is available!
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!
Recent Blog Posts
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.
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