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 Hanukkah with Latkes, Legos and Music, Dec. 19, 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
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. 




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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.



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

Details and Registration 



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 HanukkahAs 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.  


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

Upcoming Events

Monday, December 22, 2014 (All day)
Tuesday, December 23, 2014 - 12:30pm
Thursday, December 25, 2014 (All day)
Thursday, December 25, 2014 - 10:00am
Friday, December 26, 2014 - 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!


Librarian's Blog

Rabbi Shoshana's Blog

Spiritual Practices Blog

Recent Blog Posts

Shmita Shabbat is a new experiment developed by Har Shalom members combining Torah study and the morning service into one experience.

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


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