Welcome to Congregation Har Shalom

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

  • 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.


      Tashlich at Edora Park Shelter, Monday, October 3, 5pm - POTLUCK! Please bring a dish to share. 

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Rosh Hashanah

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Service Details Here 

Because some congregants are highly sensitive and have adverse reactions to scented body products, colognes and perfumes, we are requesting that people refrain from wearing them when attending Har Shalom functions. Your help with this is greatly appreciated. 

  • Evening Shabbat -Friday at 7:00pm 

  • Torah Study - Saturdays at 9:00am   

  • Morning Services - Saturdays at 10:15am   

Upcoming Services
9/30 7:00pm Erev Shabbat led by Beth Hammer
10/1 9:00am Torah Study led by Stephanie Conn
10/1 10:15am Shabbat Service led by Rabbi Mark
10/7 7:00pm  Erev Shabbat led by Debbie Fidler
10/8 9:00am Torah Study led by Adele Eastman
10/8 10:15am Shabbat Service led by Beth Hammer and Jennifer Geraci


Erev Sukkot and Rent Party

Sunday, October 16th, 4:00pm

Potluck gathering to welcome the holiday of Sukkot. As we celebrate the building of our temporary dwelling we will also support those who only have temporary shelter. We will be collecting for Neighbor to Neighbor to support their rental assistance program to prevent homelessness among our neighbors. 


Shakeup in the Sukkah

Sunday, October 23, 11:30am

Come celebrate the last day of Sukkot in the Sukkah!  A fun event for the whole community! Come and join in with the religious school Shira beginning at 11:30 fun and food to follow.

Beginning Hebrew Classes

Want to be able to decode and read the Torah in Hebrew? Beginning Biblical Hebrew classes starting in October. Contact Beth Hammer at [email protected]

Upcoming B'nai Mitzvah:

Ayden Hinnerfeld October 22, 2016
Ariel Birnbaum March 18, 2017
Andrew Atlas March 25, 2017
Danielle Trevino May 27, 2017


High Holy Days Music

Thank you to our Rabbi for the High Holy Days, Mark Novak, for sending a preview of some of the music that will be used in this year's services. Below is the transliteration of one of the songs, as well as, music file. 

Achat Sha'al'ti

Achat sha'alti me'et Adonai otah avakesh (x2)

Shivti beveit Adonai
kol y'mey chayai,
lach'a'zot b'no'am, b'no'am Adonai
u'l'vaker beheichalo.

Listen Here

More Songs

News & Highlights

high holy days


We are excited to announce that Rabbi Mark Novak will be joining us to lead High Holy Days services this year. He comes highly recommended for his rabbinical and cantorial expertise, with several members having met him in person at ALEPH Kallah a few weeks ago. Many thanks to Peter Dratch and the Spiritual Practices Committee for making this possible.

Challah for Rosh Hashanah

Pre-order round challahs for Rosh Hashanah and support your Fort Collins BBYO chapter. Not familiar with BBYO? B'nai Brith Youth Organization is an international Jewish youth organization open for 8th graders to seniors in high school. It is student led - planning tikkun olam activities and community building gatherings. The deadline for ordering is September 28th. Orders are available for pickup at Har Shalom on October 1. Round challah made by Great Harvest: 1lb $6; 2lbs $8; 1lb with raisins $6; 2lbs with raisins $8

Order Online or at CHS using this form

Junior Congregation Service 

Monday, October 3, 9:45-10:30am

A junior congregation service will be held from in the Religious School building on Rosh HaShanah Day 1. Please plan to accompany kids younger than 6 years old to the service. Content filled babysitting will be available throughout the entire morning service.

Service Schedule: 

All services will be held at CHS and led by Rabbi Mark Novak unless otherwise noted.

Sunday, October 2

  • 6:00-8:00PM - Erev Rosh HaShanah Service (Join us for apples & honey afterward)

Monday, October 3

  • 9:00 AM – Rosh HaShanah, Day 1 Service
  • 5:00 PM – Tashlich Service at Edora Park Shelter (POTLUCK! Please bring a dairy/pareve dish to share.)

Tuesday, October 4

  • 9:00 AM – Rosh HaShanah, Day 2 Service

Tuesday, October 11

  • 6:00 PM – Kol Nidre Service (Please bring a donation for the Food Drive)

Wednesday, October 12

  • 9:00 AM – Yom Kippur Service                          
  • 2:00 PM – Study sessions until 4:00 PM
  • 4:30 PM – Mincha Service
  • 5:30 PM – Yizkor Memorial Service
  • 6:30 PM – Neilah Concluding Service
  • 7:30 PM – Break-the-Fast Potluck

Suggested Donation for High Holy Day Tickets:

  • CHS Members:    $36 for Individual   $72 for Family
  • Non-Members:  $180 for Individual  $360 for Family

High Holy Day donations help cover the additional costs for our High Holy Day programming, including Security, materials, printing, postage, etc.

For inquiries about childcare, tickets or transportation assistance, please contact the CHS Office at (970) 223-5191 or email [email protected]

Printable Schedule


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

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 6:00pm
Friday, September 30, 2016 - 7:00pm
Sunday, October 2, 2016 - 9:00am
Sunday, October 2, 2016 - 6:00pm
Monday, October 3, 2016 (All day)

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   

For Rabbinic emergencies, please call: (970) 599-1037