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Jewish Explorers is a multi-age, enrichment program that welcomes Jewish and Interfaith families with preschool and elementary school aged children. Now in its fourth year, Jewish Explorers offers weekly and monthly classroom programs and Shabbat dinners, which provide opportunities for families to explore Judaism together and learn about Jewish values, culture, traditions, history and holidays right in their local communities. Through a fun, innovative and experiential educational framework, Jewish Explorers engages, educates, and empowers families to find meaningful and relevant ways to practice Judaism in their homes and out in the community.

Jewish Explorers offers immersive weekly and monthly classroom programs as well as monthly Shabbat dinners, holiday celebration and community-partnered events in the Stapleton and Highlands communities. Families are welcome to participate in these programs even if they don’t live in these communities.

Stapleton Jewish Explorers

Weekly drop-off program for children entering K-5th grade. Classes meet on Tuesdays from 4:15-5:30 pm, September 2016-May 2017, at the Central Park Recreation Center, 9651 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Denver, 80238.  A light snack will be provided.

Register here for Stapleton K-5th Grade

Highlands Jewish Explorers - We offer two programs

Monthly family program for 2-5 year olds. This class is designed for parents and grandparents to participate along with their student. Classes meet one Sunday each month from 10:00-11:30 am, October 2016-May 2017, at the William Scheitler Recreation Center, 5031 W. 46th Avenue, Denver, CO 80212. A light snack will be provided.

Register here for Highlands Family Program

Monthly drop-off program for children K-4th grade. This class meets the same Sunday per month as the family program, from 10-11:30 am, October 2016-May 2017, at the William Scheitler Recreation Center, 5031 W. 46th Avenue, Denver, CO 80212. A light snack will be provided.

Register here for Highlands K-3rd Grade Program

Family Shabbat Dinners and Holiday Celebrations

Monthly Shabbat dinners and Holiday celebrations are open to Stapleton and Highlands Jewish Explorers families, their extended family and friends, and to the greater community. Dinners and celebrations alternate between these communities, October 2015-April 2016.

SHABBAT DINNERS AND HOLIDAY CELEBRATIONS:

  • September 11, 2016: Kick-off Event for ALL programs at Ekar Farm; Honey and Tzedakah Program with Ekar Farm, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • October 14, 2016: **Stapleton, 6:00-7:30 pm – Sukkot
  • November 4, 2016: ***Highlands, 6:00-7:30 pm – Welcoming Guests
  • *December 11, 2016: **Stapleton, 10:00-11:30 am, SUNDAY program – Chanukah Celebration
  • January 20, 2017: ***Highlands, 6:00-7:30 pm; Wear One-Share One PJ Shabbat “Breakfast for Dinner”
  • February 24, 2017: **Stapleton, 6:00-7:30 pm – Purim
  • *March 19, 2017: ***Highlands, 2:00-3:30 pm, SUNDAY program – Family-friendly Passover Dessert Seder

*Note, this is a Sunday program, not a Friday night.

**Shabbat Dinners & Celebrations in Stapleton: Central Park Rec Center, Multipurpose Room B, 9651 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Denver, CO, 80238. 

***Shabbat Dinners & Celebrations in the Highlands: Highlands United Methodist Church, Fellowship Hall, 3131 Osceola Street, Denver, CO 80212.

Register here for Shabbat Dinners

For more information about Shabbat dinners and Holiday celebrations, please contact Cindy Coons, Director of Jewish Explorers at ccoons@jewishcolorado.org or 303-951-8498.

Jewish Explorers is a partner organization of MazelTogether.org

Jewish Explorers is a partner organization of PJ Library, a program provided by JEWISHcolorado.

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For more information about Jewish Explorers or for assistance with registering for our programs, Shabbat Dinners or Holiday Celebrations, please contact Cindy Coons, Director of Jewish Explorers, at ccoons@jewishcolorado.org or at 303-951-8498.