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.


 Celebrate Purim -Wednesday, March 4, 6:00pm

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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
3/4 6:00pm Purim Celebration
3/6 7:00pm Erev Shabbat - Layled
3/7 9:00am Torah Study - Layled
3/7 10:15am Shabbat Service - Layled

Kids & Teens



Preschool Summer Camp

We are excited to announce a new summer camp for preschoolers at CHS! Join us for “A Trip Through Israel” from June 8-August 7 on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9-12. There will be four camp sessions, each two weeks long, open to children from age 3 through kids who will start kindergarten in the fall. Registration opens in March. Questions? Contact chssummercamp@gmail.com.


Preschool and Kindergarten logo

Pre-Registration is now open for the 2015-16 school year. 

Details and Registration



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 Learning

Yiddish Through Culture

Wednesday, March 11, 7:00pm

Join Rabbi Ben as he guides us through an exploration of the Yiddish language. We will consider a variety of audio, video, and writings in order to expand our knowledge and appreciation of this gorgeously colorful language. This class is appropriate for Yiddish beginners and also for the Yiddish machers (experts) out there. 

Click here to register

New Session Added

My Jewish Journey

Leading a Passover Seder: The Freedom to be Creative!

Sunday, March 29, 10:30am

Please join us in the preschool classroom as we share wisdom and best practices about how to lead a meaningful, age-appropriate, and challenging seder. Facilitated by Rabbi Shoshana. 

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.




Chicago Klezmer band to Perform!

Saturday, March 28, 7:00pm

Har Shalom is excited to announce that Tum Balalaika, a nationally-known Klezmer band, will perform a lively concert of 'Yiddish Soul Music' at the Lory Student Center Theatre on the CSU Campus. 

Preview their music by clicking here! 

Click here to purchase tickets!

Event Details

News & Highlights

Hadassah Tuesday - Miriam's Cup

Tuesday, March 3, 7:00pm

Paint on a wine glass with an artist in her studio and create your own masterpiece to take home for your Seder. 



Celebrate Purim

Need ideas for Purim? A recipe? A game? Or perhaps you'd like to revisit the story of Purim. JVillage's online Holiday Purim Kit contains all this and more. 

Dr. who comes to purim @ chs

Wednesday, March 4, 6:00pm

Join us for a very special Purim celebration. Our shpiel this year will be a special episode of Doctor Who where the Doctor goes back to ancient Persia to help Queen Esther. We will begin with a musical reading of the Scroll of Esther in Hebrew and English, followed by a special teaching from the Zohar on Purim at 6:30. At 7pm, we will come together in the sanctuary to celebrate and watch our Doctor Who themed Purim shpiel.  This will be followed by a dessert pot-luck. We will be collecting donations to the Food Bank.  One of the mitzvot of Purim is matanot l'evyonim - gifts to the poor.

Homelessness and Affordable Housing in Fort Collins

Social Action Committee Meeting

Monday, March 23, 7:00pm

Community leaders will discuss the state of homelessness and affordable housing initiatives.  Congregant, Mary Davis, will facilitate the discussion.


Community-Wide "Seder Match"

Enjoy a home seder with friends, old and new! We are currently looking for members who are willing to host or have empty chairs at their seders. We will take all of your needs and wants into account.  You say you haven’t led a seder before, but love to entertain, we will find you a leader.  

More Information


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

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 7:00pm
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 (All day)
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 6:00pm
Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 6:30pm
Friday, March 6, 2015 - 7:00pm

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

Tu B’Shevat (The fifteenth day of the Hebrew month of Shevat) is known as the “New Year for the Trees.” It has become a festival celebrating our connection to eretz Israel, tickling our imagination

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