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.


 Tum Balalaika Klezmer Concert, March 28 at 7:00pm. 

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
3/27 7:00pm Erev Shabbat led by Rabbi Shoshana
3/28 9:00am Shmita Shabbat led by Rabbi Shoshana
4/3 6:00pm Soup & Seder led by Rabbi Ben 
4/4 9:00am Torah Study led by Rabbi Ben
4/4 7:00pm Shmita Seder led by Peter Dratch and Paulette Dolin

Kids & Teens



Preschool Summer Camp 

Registration is Now Open

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.  Questions? Contact chssummercamp@gmail.com.

To register, visit https://harshalomrsregistration.wufoo.com/forms/summer-camp/ 


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

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. 

Pre-Concert Dinner with Temple Or Hadash

Saturday, March 28, 5:00pm at the Moot House in Fort Collins

Event Details

News & Highlights

Volunteers Needed!

Faith Family Hospitality

Volunteers are still needed to help with hosting next week, March 29th - April 5th, for the Faith Family Hospitality program, in which Har Shalom partners with Foothills Unitarian to host families experiencing homelessness who stay overnight at the Unitarian Church for the week. Questions, please contact Josh Goldstein at joshuag75@gmail.com. To signup, visit:  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/904054daaa92f4-mar29


Passover begins April 3

Passover is only 2 weeks away.  What are your plans? Home seders seem to go along with our current shmita year and this is what holidays are all about. 

Sign up to host or attend a Passover seder using the following link: 

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080c4ba5a923a64-host  Questions? please contact Helen Graber at HGraber22@gmail.com

More Information


Soup & Seder at CHS

Friday, April 3, 6:00pm

Join us for a Passover Soup & Seder. The Seder will be led by our very own Rabbi Ben and Rabbi Shoshana. This will be a great event for all ages. Soup, Seder plate foods, and dessert will be served. Feel free to bring any Passover props that will add to the service (i.e.masks, puppets, plagues). Thanks, looking forward to seeing you all there.

To sign up, go to: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080c4ba5a923a64-soup

Shmita Seder

Saturday, April 4, 7:00pm

Join us for a Schmita Seder at Har Shalom.  It is a seder that will ask the four questions and discuss many more, including the meaning of Pesach in this Shmita Year.  Ritual food will be just what is needed for the blessings of the seder, so come full and ready to talk and to sing.  Suggested contribution $5 or less.  Make your reservation at the office, and if you have questions leave them with the office and we will be in touch.

Hosting a Passover Seder?

Visit the Jvillage Passover Holiday Kit for helpful hints, recipes, games and more. This year's kit includes articles such as 13 Alternative Hagaddah's to Brighten Up your Passover Seder.


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

Upcoming Events

Friday, March 27, 2015 - 11:00am
Friday, March 27, 2015 - 7:00pm
Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 9:00am
Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 5:00pm
Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 7:00pm

Blogs & Podcast

Rabbi Ben's Zohar Blog

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