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Adventure Rabbi Guide Training


Guide Training for HUC Students and
Ordained Reform Rabbis and Cantors

May 14-16, 2012
Boulder Colorado

Could You be the Next Adventure Rabbi?

Join us for three days of hiking and learning in beautiful Boulder Colorado with the Adventure Rabbis, Rabbi Jamie Korngold and Rabbi Evon Yakar. As we hike, we explore ways to use the outdoors to make Judaism relevant, meaningful, and accessible. Rabbi Korngold will share her expertise as the founder of Adventure Rabbi Program and together we will explore ways to use the outdoors to further engage congregants and reach out to alienated Jews.

Rabbi Yakar will share how his work as an Adventure Rabbi compliments and enhances his congregational work with Temple Bat Yam in Lake Tahoe, California.
We'll discuss the new AR branch we have opened in partnership with Temple Bat Yam and how the alliance enables both organizations to grow. You will learn about our cutting edge Bar and Bat Mitzvah training program and the secret we have discovered to bringing thousands of disenfranchised Jews back into meaningful Jewish life.

Learn skills you will be able to take home and implement immediately into your congregational work ..... or perhaps as the next Adventure Rabbi.

We predict that by July 2013 we will be hiring another Adventure Rabbi to work with Bar and Bat Mitzvah students and our distance learning program. Could it be you? This training program will give us the opportunity to get to know each other and help you determine what tools you need to add to your collection so that you will be eligible to apply for this position.

If you are interested in joining our AR team, by this time next year you will need to acquire certain talents and skills.

Adventure Rabbis are:
Experienced Outdoor Guides
Passionate about teaching B'nai Mitzvah Students
Comfortable working over Skype
Innovative and Creative
Risk takers
Certified Wildernesses First Responders
Able to lead the music of a service w/o a cantor
Liberal Theologically
Committed to Excellence

You are welcome to come to the training program even if you do not hope to work for us some day!

11:30 a.m. Monday, May 14, 2012 until 3 pm Wednesday, May 16, 2012

We will be based at the Mission House Lodge, which is located in Chautauqua Park, in beautiful Boulder Colorado. The Park is picturesquely perched at the base of the Flatiron Mountains. World class hiking awaits us, right outside of our front door.

The Mission House Lodge is a historic house, built in the Arts and Crafts tradition of the early 1900. The Lodge was completely renovated in 2001. The Lodge has private sleeping rooms, seven with one queen bed and one with two twins, all with a private baths. Free wireless Internet is available but there are no televisions. The Mission House features a spacious lobby and fireplace, cozy furnishings, a large table for group meals, and a spacious screened in porch.

We will be hiking for three days. The hikes will be moderate by Boulder standards, but long. Therefore, participants should be in good physical shape, which will enable them to hike at altitude. (6,000') Please do not apply if you have a heart condition, respiratory difficulties, or are not physically active.

We will be providing kosher style meals during your stay. We can accommodate vegetarian diets but cannot accommodate those who need meals prepared in a kosher kitchen. Guests with food allergies may have to supplement meals with your own food. There is a small kitchen in the Mission House.

This program has been underwritten by the Adventure Rabbi Guide Training Fund.

HUC students only need to pay for their transportation. (Meaning participants themselves, not HUC, will be responsible for travel costs. But we've found inexpensive flights for you. See below.) Once you arrive at Chautauqua, we will cover your hotel room, meals, and program costs. We require a $200 deposit to hold your spot. If you come to the training and stay the whole time, we will refund the $200.

Ordained Rabbis and Cantor:.
$250 Program fee (scholarships are available)
$150 meals.
$274 hotel ($137/night)
Total cost: $674

Flights: Arrive early, stay late, or make the trip quick. We found these flights:

Dayton, OH
May 14: Depart DAY 6:20a arrive DEN 7:30a
May 16: Depart DEN 7:00p arrive DAY 11:31p

May 14: Depart LAX 6:30a DEN 9:25p
May 16: Depart DEN 9:50p LAX 10:54p

May 14:Depart LGA 7:00a DEN 8:34a
May 16: Depart DEN 6:00p LGA 11:34p

Ground Transportation is made easy by Super Shuttle, car rentals, or public bus.

To Apply:
Please write a few paragraphs explaining why you are interested in this program. Share your background, emphasizing your outdoor experiences and the convergence of Judaism and nature in your life. Email letters to>>

Applications are due by February 1, 2012 and our group will be chosen on February 6, 2012.








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