Passover Shabbat Experience 2021
2021 called for innovation in celebration... so, drawing on the success of our Torah Study and Shabbat events on Zoom, we celebrated the end of Pesach hybrid style! The Passover Shabbat Experience was short, sweet, music-filled and a very welcome in-person gathering for those who attended in person, as well as a way to connect for those participating from their homes.
Children of the Inquisition online film event- October 2020
Temple Aaron held an online screening event of the incredible documentary film Children of the Inquisition Oct. 22-24, 2020. After film, participants attended a Zoom discussion with producer Joseph Lovett, Carlos de Medeiros, a contemporary descendant featured in the film, and Corinne Brown, Vice President of Communications at Society for Crypto-Judaic Studies and Editor of their journal, HaLapid.
Rosh Hashana Services 2020
Rabbi Dr. Robert Lennick led inspiring socially distanced Rosh Hashana services in Sept. 2020. In a first, we streamed the services via Zoom so that many others could participate. In addition, Nancy Thompson-Lloyd played traditional Jewish and Hebrew music on the pipe organ prior to each service.
Rosh Hashana Services 2019
Temple Aaron celebrated the new year with Sunday evening and Monday morning services led by Rabbi Bernard Gerson, Rabbi Shimon Moch, and Rabbi Dr. Robert Lennick. What an honor and a blessing! The congregation enjoyed a pre-service dinner, post-service Oneg and a lunch together as well. L'Shana Tovah!
130th Anniversary Gala Celebration, Temple Aaron in Trinidad
June 21-23, 2019 was a momentous celebration of Temple Aaron's 130th anniversary. Highlights included dedication of an historic marker, Shabbat services, storytelling with Cherie Karo Schwartz, live music with Beth Cohen and musicians from Nahalat Shalom, screening of the film Raise the Roof, a delicious dinner and brunch, and much more.
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New York Deli News Fundraiser/Social in Denver
About 50 people attended the (first annual??) NY Deli News fundraiser on May 15, 2019. We got to hear from Temple Aaron Board members, Dana Crawford, Corinne Brown, a representative from Ken Buck's office, and others. We also had a small but successful auction of several items -- a Persian rug donated by Sarkisian's and antiquities from Jerusalem donated by Neal Paul. Most importantly, we met lots of new folks who share an interest in Temple Aaron, and got to enjoy delicious food provided by the New York Deli News.
Passover Seder 2019
Rabbi Jack Shlachter officiated a beautiful seder with about 45 attendees in April 2019. We had a fabulous meal, got to meet others from all over CO, NM, and beyond, and it was simply a wonderful evening.
Rosh Hashana 2018
We had a wonderful weekend Sept. 8-10 2018, including a Havdalah meal, music and service on Saturday evening, followed by Rosh Hashana services Sunday evening and Monday morning. L'Shana tovah to all!
Abandoned Synagogues of Denver Bus Tour
The July 15, 2018 Denver bus tour was sold out, with 55 people attending the three-hour tour led by Phil Goodstein, PhD. Thank you to all who made the day a great success!
Ritual and Remembrance Among the Crypto-Jews in the Americas
About 50 people attended the fascinating talk by Janet Jacobs, PhD, Professor of Women and Gender Studies and Sociology at the University of Colorado, May 19, 2018. Crypto-Jews are the descendants of European Jews forced to convert to Christianity during the Spanish Inquisition. Professor Jacobs' book The Hidden Heritage: the Legacy of the Crypto-Jews won the 2004 Distinguished Book Award of the Society of the Scientific Study of Religion and the Hazel Barnes Prize.
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Passover Seder 2018
Over 30 people attended the second annual Passover Seder Saturday, March 31, 2018. Last year we had a wonderful Seder, and we are thrilled it has become annual event. Heartfelt thanks to Rabbi Jack Shlachter, PhD, and his wife Beverly for traveling to Trinidad and officiating the 2018 Seder.