Training for HUC Students and
Ordained Reform Rabbis and Cantors
May 14-16, 2012
be the Next Adventure Rabbi?
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
skills you will be able to take home and implement immediately
into your congregational work ..... or perhaps as the next
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.
you are interested in joining our AR team, by this time next
year you will need to acquire certain talents and skills.
Passionate about teaching B'nai Mitzvah Students
Comfortable working over Skype
Innovative and Creative
Certified Wildernesses First Responders
Able to lead the music of a service w/o a cantor
Committed to Excellence
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
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
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.
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.
Rabbis and Cantor:.
$250 Program fee (scholarships are available)
$274 hotel ($137/night)
Total cost: $674
Arrive early, stay late, or make the trip quick. We found
May 14: Depart DAY 6:20a arrive DEN 7:30a
May 16: Depart DEN 7:00p arrive DAY 11:31p
LAX to DEN
May 14: Depart LAX 6:30a DEN 9:25p
May 16: Depart DEN 9:50p LAX 10:54p
NYC to DEN
May 14:Depart LGA 7:00a DEN 8:34a
May 16: Depart DEN 6:00p LGA 11:34p
Transportation is made easy by Super
Shuttle, car rentals, or public
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
Applications are due by February 1, 2012 and our group
will be chosen on February 6, 2012.