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Friday, October 24, 2014

I don’t remember who asked the question. It was so long about, maybe 10 years ago?


I don’t remember who asked the question. It was so long about, maybe 10 years ago? I do remember the question.

I do remember that it was a golden day in early autumn.  The leaves were shimmering and shaking and the sun softly warmed our backs as we sat on the rocks overlooking Boulder.

Some congregants and I are were on a Shabbat Hike, as is the minhag in our adventurous congregation. My sermon that day was about Shabbat. I’ll admit, my sermons are often about Shabbat, the concept of a day off, which I believe to be among the greatest gifts the Jews gave the world.

I tend to go on and on about “creating palaces in time” and taking time to be with family, community and friends and so on.  Honestly, I love Shabbat and think everyone else will too if they just make time to try it. 

So there we were on the rocks, under the sun, listening to the leaves. As I said, I don’t remember who asked the question although I do remember the question.

“I like my work. Really, there is little I would rather do. My work is my favorite thing to do.  So, why shouldn’t I work on Shabbat?”

I don’t remembered what I answered.  I probably said something about the importance of creating havdil, separation, something about making one day different than they rest. Or maybe I went with, “We all need down time to re-inspire and re-invigorate ourselves.”

I don’t know what I said but I do know that none of my answers satisfied me. They probably didn’t satisfy the asker either.  I’ve been thinking about her question for years.

Last Shabbat, when I felt exhausted by being a mom and a rabbi and a wife and a friend and an author, and all the other things I am, I escaped into my office to do some work on my computer.  FYI, I don’t work on Shabbat. I don’t use my computer or phone. But I was so worn out at that moment that being on my computer seemed relaxing, like just the Shabbat escape I needed.  I felt at that moment like the asker,  ““I like my work. Really, there is little I would rather do. My work is my favorite thing to do.  So, why shouldn’t I work on Shabbat?”


Right before I turned on my computer, I remembered that question, from years ago and I think I finally understand the answer.

Here is the thing. Shabbat is a day designed to remind us of what is important in our lives. The idea of Shabbat is not just to check in with ourselves and make sure our life is properly expressing our priorities but to make sure we have the correct priorities!

If work is the most important thing in my life, then I am missing out on some other amazing parts of life.  If work is what I love more than anything else, I am missing out on the opportunity of experiencing loving other people, places, animals, etc.

Years ago my friends Jennifer O’Conner told me that life is like a bicycle. “Draw a two-wheeled bicycle,” She said. “The front is your work, the back is your personal life. Both tires have to be blown up all the way for the bike to cruise.”

I did not turn on my computer. I walked back into the mayhem of Shabbat in my  living room.

Shabbat may not always be peaceful or pretty, quiet or calm.  Sometimes Shabbat is not even relaxing. But it is a day that reminds us that to live  a full and meaningful lives, we need to create loves in our lives other than work. 


As I turn off my computer for Shabbat, I wish you a Shabbat Shalom.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Should I bring my kids to Kol Nidre?

Many people have been asking me if they should bring their kids to Kol Nidre. Yes. No. Maybe. Let me explain.

My daughter Sadie has been coming to Kol Nidre since she was 5. She has always been enchanted by the decorum of the evening. I've seen many kids like her who sit rapt, listening intently. Even if they don't quite understand what is being said, they draw meaning from the experience.

I believe it is powerful for our children to learn that Judaism is not just something suitable for children but meaningful to adults as well.

On the other hand, my daughter, Ori, (age 6 almost 7) will not be at Kol Nidre. For her, the service feels long and boring and she becomes distracting to those around her.
Should your child come to Kol Nidre?

If they can sit quietly, either listening or playing a NON-ELECTRONIC GAME such as coloring or reading, bring them.

But if they cannot, let them stay home with a babysitter or neighbor and give yourself the gift of meaningful Judaism for yourself. If we want Judaism to be long lasting for our children, we must make it meaningful for ourselves too.

A reminder of all our offerings are below:
Warmly,

Jamie
Rabbi Jamie Korngold
Adventure Rabbi

Rabbi Jamie Korngold, Adventure Rabbi
Jamie@AdventureRabbi.org
303.443.2642


Join us in Israel for a family hiking and camping trip, Thanksgiving 2015

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Yom Kippur: Who Should Come to What? Who Needs to Register?
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Kol Nidre: Friday Millennium House 7 pm (doors open at 6:30 pm)
What: Kol Nidre is our most solemn service of the year. It is usually about 2 hours long. It is mostly indoors, but we do go outdoors briefly so bring a flashlight.
Who: It is geared for those who are able to sit quietly for the length of a service. There is no children's program. Adventure Bar and Bat Mitzvah Students meet at 6:30.
Register: 
Members are free and register here >>
Non-Members register here >>

Special Cases: 
Teen Program participants are free, but please tell us you are coming. You may register as a member here.

Adventure Bar and Bat Mitzvah Students: We are assuming you will be there. You do not need to register. Your family members do need to register.
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Adult Retreat: Sat, Oct 4, 2014 CUCC, 2650 Table Mesa Dr. 9:30-2:30
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What: A mixture of yoga, strolling and contemplative Yom Kippur work.

Who: Our Adult retreat is geared for adults. Post-B"Mitzvah age teens are welcome to come with their parents.
Register: 
Members are free and can register here >>
Non-Members register here >>

Special Cases: 
Teen Program participants are free, but please tell us you are coming. You may register as a member.

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Children's Retreat: Sat, Oct 4, 2014
CUCC, 2650 Table Mesa Dr. 9:30-2:30
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What: Yom Kippur Activities geared for children with Elaine Barenblat. A drop-off program
Who: Grades k-6th
Register: 
Members are free and can register here >>
Non-Members register here >>

NOTE: ARK tuition does not include this event. ARK tuition does not make your child a member. Membership is optional.
Special Cases: 
Adventure Bar and Bat Mitzvah Students: if you are in 6th grade, you may come to this retreat but it is optional for you. Register as a member.

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Middle-School and Teen Program: Sat, Oct 4, 2014
CUCC, 2650 Table Mesa Dr. 3:30 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.
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What: An age-appropriate Yom Kippur program
Who: Middle school and teenagers. Mandatory attendance for students in the Adventure Bar and Bat Mitzvah class.
Register: 
Members are free and can register here >>
Non-Members register here >>

Special Cases: 
Teen Program participants are free, but please tell us you are coming. You may register as an member here >>

Adventure Bar and Bat Mitzvah Students: We are assuming you will be there. You do not need to register.
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Pre-School - 1st Grade Children's Program with Rabbi Korngold
CUCC, 2650 Table Mesa Dr. Sat, Oct 4, 2014 3:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
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What: An age-appropriate Yom Kippur Program

Who: Pre-schoolers - 1st graders and their adults (not a drop–off program)
Register: 
Members are free and can register here >>
Non-Members register here >>

NOTE: ARK tuition does not include this event. ARK tuition does not make your child a member. Membership is optional.

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Closing Service and Stroll All Ages Sat, Oct 4, 2014 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
CUCC, 2650 Table Mesa Dr.
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What: A stroll and service to close Yom Kippur
Who: Anyone who wants to walk
No registration is required...
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Did you know that you aren't supposed to wear leather in Yom Kippur? For those of us who dress up, it creates areal dilemma: what to wear on your feet on the holiest of days?  Jeff and I each have a white pair of crocs.  One of our congregants, Josh Zapin, has searched and found some really great ideas. Learn about some interesting Yom Kippur Shoe styles at yomkippurshoes.com.




Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Yom Kippur: Who Should Come to What? Who Needs to Register?

We are happy to offer many Yom Kippur options to meet the diverse needs of our community.
We also know options make us confusing, so please allow me to clarify:
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Yom Kippur: Who Should Come to What? Who Needs to Register?
************************************************************************************************

Kol Nidre: Friday Millennium House 7 pm (doors open at 6:30 pm)
What: Kol Nidre is our most solemn service of the year. It is usually about 2 hours long. It is mostly indoors, but we do go outdoors briefly so bring a flashlight.
Who: It is geared for those who are able to sit quietly for the length of a service. There is no children's program. Adventure Bar and Bat Mitzvah Students meet at 6:30.
Register: 
Members are free and register here >>
Non-Members register here >>

Special Cases: 
Teen Program participants are free, but please tell us you are coming. You may register as a member here.

Adventure Bar and Bat Mitzvah Students: We are assuming you will be there. You do not need to register. Your family members do need to register.
************************************************************************************************
Adult Retreat: Sat, Oct 4, 2014 CUCC, 2650 Table Mesa Dr. 9:30-2:30
************************************************************************************************


What: A mixture of yoga, strolling and contemplative Yom Kippur work.

Who: Our Adult retreat is geared for adults. Post-B"Mitzvah age teens are welcome to come with their parents.
Register: 
Members are free and can register here >>
Non-Members register here >>

Special Cases: 
Teen Program participants are free, but please tell us you are coming. You may register as a member.

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Children's Retreat: Sat, Oct 4, 2014
CUCC, 2650 Table Mesa Dr. 9:30-2:30
************************************************************************************************

What: Yom Kippur Activities geared for children with Elaine Barenblat. A drop-off program
Who: Grades k-6th
Register: 
Members are free and can register here >>
Non-Members register here >>

NOTE: ARK tuition does not include this event. ARK tuition does not make your child a member. Membership is optional.
Special Cases: 
Adventure Bar and Bat Mitzvah Students: if you are in 6th grade, you may come to this retreat but it is optional for you. Register as a member.

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Middle-School and Teen Program: Sat, Oct 4, 2014
CUCC, 2650 Table Mesa Dr. 3:30 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.
************************************************************************************************

What: An age-appropriate Yom Kippur program
Who: Middle school and teenagers. Mandatory attendance for students in the Adventure Bar and Bat Mitzvah class.
Register: 
Members are free and can register here >>
Non-Members register here >>

Special Cases: 
Teen Program participants are free, but please tell us you are coming. You may register as an member here >>

Adventure Bar and Bat Mitzvah Students: We are assuming you will be there. You do not need to register.
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Pre-School - 1st Grade Children's Program with Rabbi Korngold
CUCC, 2650 Table Mesa Dr. Sat, Oct 4, 2014 3:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
************************************************************************************************


What: An age-appropriate Yom Kippur Program

Who: Pre-schoolers - 1st graders and their adults (not a drop–off program)
Register: 
Members are free and can register here >>
Non-Members register here >>

NOTE: ARK tuition does not include this event. ARK tuition does not make your child a member. Membership is optional.

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Closing Service and Stroll All Ages Sat, Oct 4, 2014 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
CUCC, 2650 Table Mesa Dr.
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What: A stroll and service to close Yom Kippur
Who: Anyone who wants to walk
No registration is required...
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Whatever options you choose, we hope to see you this weekend.
Warmly,

Jamie
Rabbi Jamie Korngold
Adventure Rabbi


Monday, September 29, 2014

Yom Kippur begins Friday... we still have room for you!

Wishing you and yours a happy and healthy 5775!

I hope I will have the opportunity to observe Yom Kippur with many of you. 

We have many Yom Kippur options this year including:
  • Kol Nidre, Fri 10/3/2014: 7 pm
  • Adult Retreat, Sat 10/4/2014: 9:30 am - 2:30 pm
  • Retreat for Grades K-5, Sat 10/4/2014: 9:30 am - 2:30 pm
  • Afternoon Programs for Middle School, High School - Sat 10/4/2014: 3:30 pm - 5:15 pm
  • Pre-School Program, Sat 10/4/2014: 3:30 pm - 4:15 pm
  • Closing Hike for Everyone Sat 10/4/2014: 5:30 - 6:30 pm
For Yom Kippur Details and to RSVP, visit here >>
However you observe Yom Kippur, I wish you a meaningful fast.
Warmly,

Jamie
Rabbi Jamie Korngold
Adventure Rabbi

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Kirkus Review: Sadie, Ori, and Nuggles Go to Camp


Kirkus just reviewed Rabbi Jamie Korngold's forthcoming book, "Sadie, Ori, and Nuggles Go to Camp."  It's illustrated by Julie Fortenberry.



Kirkus Review:
SADIE, ORI, AND NUGGLES GO TO CAMP
Author: Jamie Korngold
Illustrator: Julie Fortenberry

Review Issue Date: June 15, 2014
Online Publish Date: May 28, 2014
Publisher:Kar-Ben


Experienced camper and older sister Sadie helps younger brother Ori get ready for his first year at sleep-away camp.
Sadie loves summer camp, a place where she feels at home with her Jewish friends, acting in plays, playing sports, singing around the campfire and enjoying ice cream sundaes. Seven-year-old Ori will attend this year and, while packing, becomes concerned  about taking Nuggles, the favorite stuffed animal he has slept with since birth. Though Sadie assures him that bringing Nuggles will be OK, Ori worries that “the kids will think I’m a baby.” After a trial night at home without Nuggles, Ori cannot sleep and decides to pack the stuffed zebra. Trepidation turns to a welcome surprise when he arrives at camp and sees his bunkmates, each cuddling or sitting with his own beloved “stuffy.” Korngold’s talent for taking stressful childhood moments and developing them into simple yet satisfying storylines continues to be in evidence in this fifth installment of her Sadie and Ori series. Though briefly alluding to the Jewish camping experience through one double-page spread highlighting a Shabbat candle lighting and the occasional yarmulke, this should serve most new and first-time campers well in providing a positive response to the anxiety that inevitably accompanies excitement at leaving home. Gentle, loosely defined paintings depict a middle-class home and woodsy camp.

Children will appreciate the sweet reassurance on display here. (Picture book. 6-8)


Monday, May 19, 2014

Lag Ba'Omer Book & Video

Interested in learning more about Lag Ba'Omer? Check out Sadie's Lag Ba'Omer Mystery, the fifth book in the Sadie and Ori series by Adventure Rabbi Jamie Korngold. View the book trailer here, or get the book on the Kar-Ben website!

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Rabbi Jamie Korngold was named one of the most inspiring Rabbis in America by the Forward

America's Most Inspiring Rabbis

Rabbi Jamie Korngold was named one of the most inspiring Rabbis in America by the Forward!
http://forward.com/specials/americas-most-inspiring-rabbis-2014/

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Do you know someone in search of a Bar or Bat Mitzvah Program?

Do you know someone in search of a Bar or Bat Mitzvah Program?

We want to meet them! Please share this invitation:

  • Sunday, Feb 9, 2014 - 2:30 pm - Bar and Bat Mitzvah Open House: Prospective Bar and Bat Mitzvah students and their parents are invited to meet with Rabbi Jamie and hear about our three bar and bat mitzvah programs. Bear Creek Elementary School on Table Mesa. RSVP welcome but not required>>
  • Friday, Feb 28, 2014 - February Shabbat: Rabbi Jamie leads this upbeat, 60-minute song-filled service followed by a pot-luck oneg. More>>
  • Adventure Rabbi Kids: Come meet Rabbi Evon and the staff of our alternative religious school, grades K-6. Learn about our innovative teaching style. Bear Creek Elementary School on Table Mesa. Open House coming this spring. More >>

The Adventure Rabbi community is a vibrant and thoughtful congregation with two rabbis, an innovative religious school, engaging (never boring) retreats, and the best bar and bat mitzvah program in the world.

Warmly,
Jamie

Rabbi Jamie Korngold
Adventure Rabbi

PS: Become an AR member and attend all AR events including the Passover Retreat in Moab for free.

Membership is only $375 per Adult | $180 per child (3-12) | $236 per teen (13-17) More>>


Meet our Community!

 

 
 

 

Register for Passover >>

More Information About Passover in Moab >>

 

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Kirkus Book Review: Sadie's Lag B'Omer Mystery

SADIE'S LAG BA'OMER MYSTERY by Jamie Korngold

Kirkus Review for SADIE'S LAG BA'OMER MYSTERY!

Read more here >>


KIRKUS REVIEW

One full moon in spring heralds a Jewish holiday that is not familiar to the savvy Sadie but has its own reason for celebration.

At school, Sadie learned that Jewish holidays often begin with a full moon. What spring holiday is forthcoming after Purim and Passover? Curious, Sadie reads the calendar and learns it is something called Lag Ba’Omer. What’s that all about? She explores the house with her little sister and finds only items related to Rosh Hashanah, Simhat Torah, Hanukkah, Passover and Shabbat. Stumped, she begins to question everyone, including family members and the parcel delivery man (who must know all about holidays). Her grandfather finally tells her that this new holiday is not about presents, might involve picnics, songs and campfires, and of course includes delicious food. She’s still mystified, so he tells a story about an ancient rabbi who was forbidden by the Romans to teach and study Torah and so did it secretly in a cave. Lag Ba’Omer is a day dedicated to his steadfast bravery. It is remembered with picnics, bonfires, singing and storytelling and usually celebrated between the holidays of Passover and Shavuot. The evenly told story is laced with mild suspense. It is coupled with cheery illustrations that include carefully placed details that indicate the centrality of faith to this suburban family.

A welcoming introduction to an often overlooked minor holiday. (author’s note) (Picture book/religion. 3-6)
Pub Date:Feb. 1st, 2014
ISBN:978-0-7613-9047-3
Page count:32pp
Publisher:Kar-Ben
Review Posted Online:Jan. 29th, 2014
Kirkus Reviews Issue:Feb. 15th, 2014

Friday, December 6, 2013

Adventure Rabbi in Washington Post

Shabbat on Snow begins soon! Come make some turns with us:
12/16/13 at Copper
12/21/13 at Heavenly

10 am to Ski
12:30-12:45 Shabbat Service

Don't miss this great article by Cathy Grossman about the Adventure Rabbi Program in the Washington Post. Visit here >>

It includes interviews with Jason Zickerman and Stefanie Clarke plus a description of Ethan Csapo's Bar Mitzvah, at which a bear was hunkered down in the location in which we had planned to read Torah. Cathy also talks about Doug Gilmer, the Backcountry Chaplain, who teaches a course at Liberty University using my book God in the Wilderness as a text.

Early Bird registration for Passover in Moab is now open: $99/ person until 12/31/13. Includes the seder meal. Details >>


Upcoming Melton Opportunities for Adults:

  • 4-month Melton course on Jewish Ethics begins in February. More info contact Yael
    Yael Weinstein
  • Two free events with visiting Rabbi Efrat Zarren-Zohar on January 9 and 10, 2014 More>>

Warmly,
Jamie

Rabbi Jamie Korngold
Adventure Rabbi

P.S. Please remember Adventure Rabbi: Synagogue Without Walls as you make your end of year donations. Donate here >>

 

 

Rabbi Evon Yakar lights the Chanukah
candles in the snow in Boulder, Colorado.
 
Adventure Rabbi Chanukah
Celebration 2013

Friday, October 25, 2013

Kids Book Talks in Colorado, California, Ohio and Maryland in November 2013

 

November is Jewish Book Month. Please read a Jewish book this month!

I will be touring with my newest book, Sadie's Almost Marvelous Menorah. If you have kiddos who enjoy a story, I hope you will bring them.

Upcoming Tour Schedule:

  • South Denver, CO:
    Sunday, Oct 27, 2013, 3 pm. More >>
  • La Jolla, CA:
    Sunday, Nov 3, 2013, 11 am - 1 pm. More >>
  • Toledo, OH:
    Sunday, Nov 10, 2013, 10 am. More >>
  • Rockville, MD:
    Sunday, Nov 17, 2013, 3:30 pm. More >>

Our Shabbat service 11/1/13 at 6:00 pm will be a little different. Usually our services are more oriented for adults. But this month's event is perfect for children. The program will be lead by Rabbi Evon and the Adventure Rabbi Kids Staff with help from me. The students enrolled in Adventure Rabbi Kids and the Adventure Bar and Bat Mitzvah programs their families will be joining us. If you have been waiting for a more kid-oriented Shabbat, here it is!

  • Shabbat Service and BYO Picnic
    Friday, November 1, 2013, 6:00-8:00 pm Free for members and Religious School (ARK and B"M) families.
    All others must register. Limited space More>>

Warmly,
Jamie

Rabbi Jamie Korngold
Adventure Rabbi

 

PS: Hanukkah begins November 27, 2013. My books for kids and adults make great gifts and you help support our organization when you purchase them.

Books available at our 11/1/13 Shabbat service, at your the Boulder Bookstore or at Amazon

 

Rabbi Korngold's Books:

 
Sadie's Almost Marvellous Menorah
Sadies Almost Marvelous Menorah
 
Sadie and the Big Mountain
Sadie and the Big Mountain
 
Sadie and the Sukkah Breakfast
Sadie's Sukkah Breakfast
 
God in the Wilderness
God in the Wilderness
 
The God Upgrade
The God Upgrade

Buy on Amazon >>

 

Recent Book Q&A
Interview with
Rabbi Jamie Korngold
Read More >>

 
 

 

1. Author Speaking Schedule: Special Events for Kids
 
  • Oct 27, 2013 3 - 4pm
    South Denver, CO:


    Families are invited to join Rabbi Korngold at the Denver South JCC for a story and fun project, based on Rabbi Korngold's latest book Sadie's Almost Marvelous Menorah South JCC: 9625 E. Arapahoe Rd. Greenwood Village, CO, 80112 at the corner of Arapahoe and Dayton (303) 799-6975. Perfect for kids 3 and up. More>>

  • La Jolla, CA:
    Nov. 3, 2013 11 am - 1 pm


    Families are invited to join Rabbi Korngold at the La Jolla JCC for a book reading and arts project, based on Sadie's Almost Marvelous Menorah. Perfect for kids ages 3-7. Free
    LFJCC, Jacobs Family Campus, 4126 Executive Drive La Jolla, California 92037
    On the Target Stage 11 am - 1 pm
    •Ann Stampler, "The Cats on Ben Yehuda Street"
    •ON THE TOWN, J Company'
    s critically-acclaimed singing ambassador troupe will perform selections from the current "Once Upon A Time" season
    •Jamie Korngold, "Sadie's Almost Marvelous Menorah" More>>

  • Toledo, OH:
    Nov. 10, 2013 10 am


    Children, ages 3-7, are invited to join Rabbi Korngold at the Toledo JCC for a book reading and arts project, based on Sadie's Almost Marvelous Menorah.

  • Rockville, MD:
    November 17, 2013 3:30 PM


    The Lessans Family Annual Book Festival invites you to join Rabbi Korngold at the JCC of Greater Washington for a book reading and arts project, based on Sadie's Almost Marvelous Menorah. Perfect for families with children ages 3-7 JCC of Greater Washington 6125 Montrose Road, Rockville, MD 20852 301-881-0100 More>>

New Video about Sadie's Almost Marvelous Menorah

Enjoy this fun Vimeo Video about Sadie's Almost Marvelous Menorah, put together by Julie Fortenberry:
Sadie's Almost Marvelous Menorah Video on Vimeo

View Video Clip >>

Buy (Kar-Ben)
Buy (Amazon)

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Kirkus Review for Sadie's Almost Marvelous Menorah Book

Rabbi Jamie Korngold's latest book, Sadie's Almost Marvelous Menorah, just received a prestigious Kirkus review:
https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/jamie-korngold/sadies-almost-marvelous-menorah/

SADIE'S ALMOST MARVELOUS MENORAH by Jamie Korngold

Friday, September 13, 2013

Yom Kippur Services Still On (for Now). Video Message from Rabbi Korngold.

Is this message garbled? View in a Web Page >>
Adventure Rabbi - Synagogue w/o Walls
         

Adventure Rabbi Friends:

I've recorded a quick Yom Kippur video message for you, live from rainy Boulder. If you're in Colorado, I hope you're okay.

As for now, we are intending on holding services. I'm hearing from many of you how important it is to see each other, especially now. So as long as it's safe, we'll go ahead. If the plan changes, we will email all of our registered participants and post it on the Adventure Rabbi site. Watch now >>

We have many options this year - here's a quick schedule:

Friday, September 13, 2013 (Millennium Harvest House):

Saturday, September 14, 2013: (Chautauqua)

  • Yom Kippur Day Retreat (Adults) - 9:30 am - 2:30 pm - SOLD OUT
  • K - 2nd Grade Program (Drop Off) - 9:30 am - 11:30 am - $18 / child. With Debbie Popiel.
  • 3rd - 5th Grade Program (Drop Off) - 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm - $18 / child. With Debbie Popiel.
  • Pre-School - 1st Grade (NOT Drop off - Parent must attend) - 3:30 pm - 4:15 pm - $10 / adult; $5 / child. With Rabbi Jamie Korngold.
  • Teen / Pre-Teen Service (Drop Off) - 4:30 pm - 5:15 pm - $10 / teen
  • Closing Stroll & Service (All Ages) - 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm - Free

    More info / Register >>

Yom Kippur 2013

 

 

Also, we had a moose join us this year for Rosh Hashanah; here's an image of me reading from the Torah with the moose in the background:

Rosh Hashanah Retreat with Moose

Here's a closer up view of the moose with her baby:

Moose at Rosh Hashanah

 

L'Shana Tova,
Jamie

Rabbi Jamie Korngold
Adventure Rabbi

 

 
 
Adventure Rabbi Blog >>
Adventure Rabbi on Facebook >>
 
 

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Yom Kippur is this Friday!


L'Shana Tova! Yom Kippur begins Friday night, and I hope you can join us for some or part of the holiday.

We have many options this year - here's a quick schedule:

Friday, September 13, 2013 (Millennium Harvest House):

Saturday, September 14, 2013: (Chautauqua)

  • Yom Kippur Day Retreat (Adults) - 9:30 am - 2:30 pm - $72 / person
  • K - 2nd Grade Program (Drop Off) - 9:30 am - 11:30 am - $18 / child. With Debbie Poppiel.
  • 3rd - 5th Grade Program (Drop Off) - 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm - $18 / child. With Debbie Poppiel.
  • Pre-School - 1st Grade (NOT Drop off - Parent must attend) - 3:30 pm - 4:15 pm - $10 / adult; $5 / child. With Rabbi Jamie Korngold.
  • Teen / Pre-Teen Service (Drop Off) - 4:30 pm - 5:15 pm - $10 / teen
  • Closing Stroll & Service (All Ages) - 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm - Free

    More info / Register >>

Yom Kippur 2013

 

 

Also, we had a moose join us this year for Rosh Hashanah; here's an image of me reading from the Torah with the moose in the background:

Rosh Hashanah Retreat with Moose

Here's a closer up view of the moose with her baby:

Moose at Rosh Hashanah

 

L'Shana Tova,
Jamie

Rabbi Jamie Korngold
Adventure Rabbi

 

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Time to Sign Up for Rosh Hashanah in the Rockies

Friends-

Rosh Hashanah is early this year. It's the Wednesday after Labor Day weekend.

We've moved our Rosh Hashanah in the Rockies retreat closer to Boulder to Glacier View Ranch, so that you, your friends and your family can attend more easily.

If you haven't already signed up, I wanted to invite you to join us for Rosh Hashanah this year. More details / register >>

Rosh Hashanah in the Rockies - Sep 4-5 2013


New This Year:

  • A la carte options. Join us for just the evening, the day, or the whole retreat.
  • Glacier View Ranch is just 20 minutes from North Boulder - so it's an easy drive.
  • Camping by the lake is included. It's an amazing spot!
  • Catered dinner and breakfast is included with the full retreat registration.
  • Lodge rooms are still available, but will likely sell out soon.
  • If you're 21-30 years old, we have a 90% off scholarship for the retreat.

If you haven't joined us for Rosh Hashanah in the past, it's an amazing way to spend the High Holidays.

It's great for couples, singles, and families with kids.

We still have room for your friends and family, so please let them know.

I visited Glacier View Ranch's 550 acres last week, and here's a view of the campground, in front of the lake:

Camping at Glacier View Ranch

Here's another image of the the lake, with the Continental Divide in the background, close to where we'll hold outdoor services for Rosh Hashanah:

View of the lake at Glacier View Ranch

I hope to see you soon for Rosh Hashanah!

If you have any questions or need more information, please email me or call Jeff at 303.417.6200.

L'Shana Tova,

Jamie

Rabbi Jamie Korngold
Adventure Rabbi

P.S. We still have 1-2 more spots in the Adventure Bar & Bat Mitzvah class that begins this Saturday, August 23, 2013. More details >>

 

 

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Shabbat Services Friday, Hike Sunday & Rosh Hashanah Registration Open

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Adventure Rabbi - Synagogue w/o Walls
August 6, 2013              
 

Friends:

This Friday, August 9, 2103 please join Rabbi Evon Yakar and me for a new event, a Friday night Shabbat service and picnic in Bear Mountain Park (corner of Bear Mountain Dr. and Lehigh St., Boulder, CO). Bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on and a picnic dinner. (Note: there are no bathrooms in the park)

Rabbi Evon Yakar and the faculty of our alternative religious school, Adventure Rabbi Kids (ARK) will be there to welcome you.

Then, on Sunday August 11, 2013, Jeanette Domber and I are heading on an 8.4 mile hike up to Pawnee Pass in the Brainard Lake Recreation are. I hope some of you hard core hikers can join us! More>>

  • Open House for Adventure Rabbi Kids: Come meet Rabbi Evon Yakar and ARK staff: Bear Creek Park, Friday, August 9, 2013, 5:30 - 6:00 pm More>>

  • Shabbat Service and Picnic: Bear Creek Park, Friday, August 9, 2013, 6 pm
    Led by both Adventure Rabbis,
    Rabbi Evon Yakar and Rabbi Jamie Korngold
    More>>


  • Hard Core Hike August 11, 2013 More>>

Registration for Rosh Hashanah at Glacier View Ranch (20 minutes from N. Boulder) and Yom Kippur in Boulder, CO are in full swing. We are staying close to Boulder this year, since Rosh Hashanah falls mid-week. I hope you can join us.

See you on the trail,
Jamie

Rabbi Jamie Korngold
Adventure Rabbi

Featured Programs:

Adventure Bar & Bat Mitzvah Class

Rosh Hashanah in 2013

Fridays On Flagstaff

 

1. Hard Core Hike

Jewish Hike ColoradoCome meet Rabbi Korngold and Jeanette Domber for a day of rigorous hiking through awe inspiring wildflowers complemented by contemplative conversation.

We will hike, learn, and hike some more.
(Mostly hike though!)


Sunday, Aug 11, 2013
: Join Jeanette Domber and Rabbi Jamie for another fabulous wilderness adventure.

Join us for our last hard core hike of the season, an 8-9 mile round trip hike to Pawnee Pass in the Brainard Lake Recreation area. We'll climb about 2000' feet from the trailhead to the pass as we pass alpine lakes and meadows, with plenty of wildflowers, and a few creek crossings.

We will get an early start to avoid the chance of afternoon thunderstorms by meeting at 6:00 am sharp in Boulder to carpool to the trailhead. (If you are willing to drive, please come with a full tank of gas.)

You must be in Colorado shape to do this hike. Plan on being out all day and pack accordingly (hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, rain gear, a warmer layer just in case it's cool as we climb up to 12,550 ft, plenty of water, and food, etc.). We will return to the car pool location by 5 pm at the latest (but usually earlier). Please RSVP for car pool location and just in case we make any last minute trail changes due to weather

What: 8-9 miles at altitude with 2000 feet elevation gain.

When: August 11. 2013
We will meet in Boulder at 6 am at a location to be disclosed when you sign up. We should be back by 4 or 5 pm.

Suggested equipment: Plenty of water, lunch & snacks, sunscreen, rain gear, warm layers, waterproof boots, & poles (We might be crossing some snow fields here and there)

Fee: free for members, all others $22 per hike or (Late fee of + $5/hike, begins 7 days before before the hike)

Guides: Rabbi Jamie Korngold, and Jeanette Domber

Who Should Sign Up?
To come on this trip you must be in strong physical condition and able to hike at a sustained pace on an adventure which will last up to 8 hours. (If you are in "Boulder" shape, you'll be fine. This won't be as hard as a peak climb. But, for people that don't get out much, it would be hard. Call us if that doesn't make sense!)
You must be willing to work with a group. We are unable to accommodate dogs or children under 16.

Please do not show up at the trail head without advanced registration.
Participants must speak to Jeanette
or have been on hikes with us before to be eligible for this trip.


To sign up, please click on this page and let us know in the comments field
for which trip you are registering sign up here>>

 

 
 
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Monday, July 29, 2013

Adventure Bar/Bat Mitzvah Class Open House, Last Friday on Flagstaff

Adventure Rabbi - Synagogue w/o Walls
July 29, 2013              
 

Our last Friday on Flagstaff of the summer is this Friday, August 2, 2013. (We will offer a service Aug 9, 2013 in Bear Creek Park) I hope you can join us for our joyous service and picnic.

At the August 2, 2103 service we will be bidding "Safe Journeys!" to Jennah and Scott Lagomarsino, long time AR members, who are moving to Eagle, Colorado. Jennah was on our board for many years. Scott used to cater our Passover and Rosh Hashana events and Jennah was the event coordinator. Please come wish them well.

Our July Hard Core Hike to Chasm lake was a treat. We have another high alpine hike coming up on August 11, 2013.

  • Open House for Potential Bar and Bat Mitzvah students and their families, Tues July 30, 2013, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm. More>>

  • Shabbat Service: Fridays on Flagstaff, Friday, August 2, 2013, 6 pm More>>

  • Shabbat Service: Bear Creek Park, Friday, August 9, 2013, 6 pm
    Potential Adventure Rabbi Kids (ARK) families are invited to come at 5:30 to meet Rabbi Evon Yakar and ARK staff More>>


  • Hard Core Hike August 11, 2013 More>>

If you know someone who might like to hear more about our alternative Bar and Bat Mitzvah Programs, please invite them to join me for a Q and A opportunity on Tuesday July 30, 2013 from 6:30 - 8:00 pm. RSVP required>>

Registration for Adventure Rabbi Kids ARK, (our alternative religious school) is open for grades K-6. Rabbi Evon Yakar and the ARK staff will be available at 5:30 PM, August 9, 2013, before services to meet you and answer your questions. There is a waiting list for the K-2 grade class, but there is room in the 3rd -4th, 5th- 6th grade classes and in the Adventure Bar and Bat Mitzvah Class. Register here >>

See you on the trail,
Jamie

Rabbi Jamie Korngold
Adventure Rabbi

Featured Programs:

Adventure Bar & Bat Mitzvah Class

Rosh Hashanah in 2013

Fridays On Flagstaff

 

1. Hard Core Hike

Jewish Hike ColoradoCome meet Rabbi Korngold and Jeanette Domber for a day of rigorous hiking through awe inspiring wildflowers complemented by contemplative conversation.

We will hike, learn, and hike some more.
(Mostly hike though!)

HIKE #3

Sunday, Aug 11, 2013
: Join Jeanette Domber and Rabbi Jamie for another fabulous wilderness adventure. Although we have not yet decided which trailhead, we promise fun and adventure somewhere up high. Where we go depends on the weather patterns we hit in August. But these hikes tend to be at altitude, 6-10 miles, at a relatively quick pace. Designing for experienced hikers, although you need not be a mountaineering super-pro, just someone who is in shape and enjoys long stretches outside and can move at a not super slow pace.

What: 6-10 miles at altitude. If you have a higher clearance vehicle and are willing to drive, please come to the meeting location with a full tank of gas.

When: August 11, 2013
We will meet in Boulder at 6 am at a location to be disclosed when you sign up. We should be back by 4 or 5 pm.

Suggested equipment: Plenty of water, lunch & snacks, sunscreen, rain gear, warm layers, waterproof boots, & poles (We might be crossing some snow fields here and there)

Fee: free for members, all others $18 per hike or (Late fee of + $5/hike, begins 7 days before before the hike)

Guides: Rabbi Jamie Korngold, and Jeanette Domber

Who Should Sign Up?
To come on this trip you must be in strong physical condition and able to hike at a sustained pace on an adventure which will last up to 8 hours. (If you are in "Boulder" shape, you'll be fine. This won't be as hard as a peak climb. But, for people that don't get out much, it would be hard. Call us if that doesn't make sense!)
You must be willing to work with a group. We are unable to accommodate dogs or children under 16.

To sign up, please let us know in the comments field
for which trip you are registering visit here>>

 
2. Open House/ Q and A for Potential Bar and Bat Mitzvah Students
     and Parents: Tuesday July 30, 2013, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
 

Do you know a 12-14 year old who might be interested in our Bar and Bat Mitzvah Adventure Class?

I would like to invite them to our Bar and Bat Mitzvah Open House on Tuesday July 30, 2013, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm. I'll offer a presentation about our Bar and Bat Mitzvah program choices and answer questions about the options.

To RSVP email Rabbi Jamie Korngold here>>

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