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Family Learning: All about the Jewish holidays
Jewish Religious School in Boulder, CO for Families

Family Learning

All About the Holidays

For Parents and their Children (3rd grade and older)

* Learning * Community * Fun *

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Does your child know the difference between Tu B’Shevat and Sukkot?

How about Shmini Atzeret and Lag B’Omer?

Do you?

This class, for adults and children third grade and older, meets prior to each holiday to learn about the holiday and prepare you to celebrate with new meaning and relevancy.

You will learn about the history, ritual practice, texts, songs, foods and stories associated with each holiday.

Your new knowledge and know-how will enable you to enjoy the holidays in a deeply meaningful way. This class will leave you with sense of belonging to and comfort with your Jewish heritage.

You will leave each session with a take-home packet, giving you the tools to celebrate the holidays either with the Adventure Rabbi community or on your own.

This class in intended for families who:

  • Like learning together
  • Want to supplement ARK with a holiday curriculum
  • Cannot make ARK weekday classes


People interested in learning about Jewish Holidays


Adults and children third grade and older


14 sessions: 10 sessions with Elaine Barenblat plus 4 All-School sessions with the other Adventure Rabbi Kids families, Elaine and Rabbi Jamie Korngold


4:30-6:00 pm
(all school programs are 6:30-8 pm)


Adventure Rabbi Headquarters, 5353 Manhattan Circle Suit #103 Boulder CO 80303 (all school programs are at Bear Creek Elementary 2500 Table Mesa Drive Boulder, CO 80305.)


$250 for members
$299 for non-members same price for adult or child
Tuition Insurance: $36/person


Saturdays (please note because of the way the holidays fall, there are many classes in the first months, but then it meets less often)

All- School programs are on 2 Saturdays, 1 Monday, and 1 Wednesday

1. August 20, 2016 (Saturday) 3:30 -7:30
Opening Adventure: We Join the rest of the Adventure Rabbi Kids for an outing at Glacier View Ranch 40-minutes from Boulder. We will enjoy games, walk-abouts, Shabbat, havdallah, and s'mores around a bonfire.

2. September 10, 2016 (Saturday) 4:30-6:00 pm
Shabbat and Havdallah

3. September 24, 2016 (Saturday) 4:30-6:00 pm
Rosh Hashanah

4. Oct 8, 2016 (Saturday) 4:30-6:00 pm
Yom Kippur

5. Oct 15, 2016 (Saturday) 4:30-6:00 pm
Sukkot  and Shemini Atzeret

6. Oct 22, 2016 (Saturday) 4:30-6:00 pm
Simchat Torah

7.Oct 24, 2016 (Monday) 6:30-8 pm
All School Simchat Torah celebration

8. Dec 10, 2016 (Saturday) 4:30-6:00 pm

9. Dec 14, 2016 (Wednesday)6:30-8 pm
All School Chanukah celebration

10. Feb 4, 2017 (Saturday) 4:30-6:00 pm
Tu B’Shevat

11. March 4, 2017 (Saturday) 4:30-6:00 pm

12. March 11, 2017 (Saturday) 6:30-8 pm
All School Purim celebration

13. April 1, 2017 (Saturday) 4:30-6:00 pm

14. May 13 4:30-6:00 pm (Saturday)
Shavuot and Lag B’Omer

Note: We require 12 people to run the program. 

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Elaine Barenblat - Adventure EducatorAbout Elaine Barenblat, Adventure Educator:

Elaine is a full-time Adventure Educator, serving our base in Boulder, CO and our ever-growing Distance Learning community.

Elaine is adored by our students because she makes learning fun and genuinely cares about their experience. Her enthusiasm for Jewish learning has brought an extra spark to ARK.

In addition to ARK, Elaine tutors many of our students in Hebrew and additional Jewish studies, runs our teen program, mentors our interns and runs our 20s/30s program.

Elaine is a native of San Antonio, Texas, but has always had her heart in Colorado's mountains. She received her Interdisciplinary Studies degree from the University of North Texas with a focus in early childhood and special education.

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    All About Holidays Fee: special new course rate
    $250 / for members (adult or child)
    $299 / for non- members (adult or child)
    - After August 1, 2016 fee is +$25 student if there is room.
    - Refunds are not available unless you purchase $36 tuition insurance per person, in which case classes will be pro-rated and you will receive refund for remaining classes, minus $36.

Considering a membership
to the Adventure Rabbi Program?

Let us tell you why this is both:

  • Cost Effective
  • Helps Sustain the Adventure Rabbi Program

Our membership year runs from January - December.

But even if you sign up now, there's lots of great events that you can still attend for free, including:

  • Summer Flagstaff Services
  • Winter Shabbat Services
  • Rosh Hashanah
  • Yom Kippur (Kol Nidre, Kids Program)

+ You'll save a bit on tuition.

... And if you don't use all of the included events, you can convert the "unused" membership into an end-of-year tax deduction

More information about membership is here >>

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Priority Registration for Members, Current and Wait-list Students
Opens May 10, 2016

General Registration Opens May 17, 2016
Register Here >>

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