High Holidays Information + Registration

Thank you for visiting Aish Denver High Holidays for 5780-2019. Please join us for an amazing High Holiday experience for the whole family! We look forward to greeting you this High Holiday Season.

Special Guests for Rosh Hashana:

Rabbi & Mrs. Jamie & Ilana Cowland

Returning for a second year in a row, Rabbi Jamie Cowland is Founder and CEO of Justifi, a Jewish social justice organization. Rabbi Cowland lectures internationally on mindfulness, leadership, self-actualization and relationships. Ilana Cowland is a highly sought-after international lecturer and educator and specializes in relationships and women’s studies. Mrs. Cowland is Aish Jerusalem’s Director of the Women’s Programming. Ilana and Jamie often present jointly delivering special charisma to their impactful content.

Rabbi Menachem Lehrfield
Presenter for Yom Kippur

Rabbi Menachem Lehrfield is the Director of JOI Denver, Co-Director of The SITE, and a member of the Leadership Team at the Southeast Center for Judaism. Rabbi Lehrfield’s passion lies in spreading the beauty and relevance of Judaism to all Jews and connecting with people of all ages and from all backgrounds.

Rochel Goldbaum

Rochel Goldbaum
Presenter for Yom Kippur

Rochel Goldbaum is a highly sought-after international speaker who has taught Jewish women for over 15 years. Her effervescent joy and engaging style has drawn many to her classes and lectures focusing on the topics of parenting, self-development, marital harmony, and intimacy in the Jewish home.

Zev Jacobs
Presenter for Yom Kippur

Zev Jacobs, Director of Operations for the Southeast Center for Judaism, is a member of the Leadership Team of SEJC and an educator. Zev enjoys exploring the essence of a subject by developing underlying themes. He involves humor, insight and relevant outcomes with each presentation.

Pricing for Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur: 

  • High Holiday seating for all services is included in your paid membership. 
  • If this is your first time attending Aish Denver for the High Holidays and you are not a member, there is no charge – we’re glad to have you! 
  • For returning non-members, there is a $150 fee for adults (ages 14 and up) attending High Holiday services; there is no charge for children attending services.  For each child (13 and under) attending the High Holiday Youth & Teen Program the fee is $15 for each day of Rosh Hashana, $10 for the Eve of Yom Kippur, $15 for Yom Kippur Day, and $10 for Yom Kippur Evening. 

YOUTH PROGRAM

Rosh Hashana from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm, daily.
Yom Kippur night from 5:45 pm – 9:00 pm; Yom Kippur Day from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm and 5:30 pm – 7:15 pm.

The theme for this year’s Youth Program is JEWISH NINJA WARRIOR. Participants will be challenged with obstacle courses, competitions, an escape room, games, crafts, creative thinking and so much more, all within the framework of Jewish thought and actions.

Danielle Shwartz returns as our Program Manager, joined by our talented staff: Dovi Ort, Rabbi Yonatan Nuszen and Raina Balsam.

Advanced registration is required. Appropriate for ages 5-13.

There will be childcare for children ages 0-5.

Rosh Hashana Day 1 at Aish Denver (begins Sunday, September 29 through Monday, September 30)

CANDLE LIGHTING TIMES

Sunday, Sept 29 First Night of Rosh Hashana
Light Candles at 6:27 pm

YOUTH PROGRAM

Monday, Sept 30
10:00 am – 2:00 pm

SERVICE SCHEDULE

Sunday, Sept 29 – Eve of Rosh Hashana
1:30 pm – Early Midday Mincha Service
6:25 pm – Mincha followed by Maariv – There will be a speaker between Mincha/Maariv

Monday, Sept 30 – Rosh Hashana First Day
7:30 am – Shacharis Service
10:00 am – Torah Reading
10:50 am Rabbi Meyer speaks prior to Shofar Blowing
11:35 am – 1:45 pm – Mussaf Service
5:00 pm – Tashlich Walk from Aish Denver
6:10 pm – Mincha followed by Maariv Service – There will be a speaker between Mincha/Maariv

CLASSES

Monday, Sept 30 – Rosh Hashana First Day

10:10 am
Letting Go When You Just Can’t Let Go
Ilana Cowland

10:30 am
Class for Teens (Ages 14+) – Session 1
A Fantastic Educator!

11:45 am
Class for Teens (Ages 14+) – Session 2
A Fantastic Educator!

11:50 am
Loving People Despite Their Faults
Rabbi Jamie & Ilana Cowland

12:50 pm
New Year’s Resolution: How To Be Really Happy
Rabbi Jamie Cowland

Rosh Hashana Day 2 at Aish Denver (begins Monday, September 30 through Tuesday, Oct 1)

CANDLE LIGHTING TIMES

Monday, Sept 30 – Second Night of Rosh Hashana
Light from existing flame, not before 7:25 pm

YOUTH PROGRAM

Tuesday, Oct 1
10:00 am – 2:00 pm

SERVICE SCHEDULE

Tuesday, Oct 1 – Rosh Hashana Second Day
7:30 am – Shacharis Service
10:00 am – Torah Reading
10:50 am Rabbi Meyer speaks prior to Shofar Blowing
11:45 am – 1:45 pm – Mussaf Service
6:20 pm – Mincha followed by Maariv Service – There will be a speaker between Mincha/Maariv
7:24 pm – Conclusion of Yom Tov

CLASSES

Tuesday, Oct 1 – Rosh Hashana Second Day

10:10 am
Tikun Olam: Judaism’s Approach to Changing the World
Rabbi Jamie Cowland

12:00 pm
Giving vs. Taking: The Secret to Everything
Rabbi Jamie & Ilana Cowland

12:55 pm
Be Happy … Or Else!
Ilana Cowland

Yom Kippur at Aish Denver (begins Tuesday, October 8 through Wednesday, October 9)

YOM KIPPUR SCHEDULE

Tuesday, Oct 8 – Yom Kippur Eve
Candle Lighting should take place before Kol Nidrei at home or at shul. If lighting before coming to shul, first recite “I am not yet accepting the sanctity of the Holy Day at this time.”

YOUTH PROGRAM

Tuesday, Oct 8
Yom Kippur Night from 5:45 pm – 9:00 pm

Wednesday, Oct 9
Yom Kippur Day from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm and 5:30 pm – 7:15 pm

SERVICE SCHEDULE

Tuesday, Oct 8 – Yom Kippur Eve
1:30 pm – Early Midday Mincha Service
5:10 pm – Second Mincha Service
5:50-8:50 pm – Kol Nidrei followed by Sermon and Maariv Evening Service

Wednesday, Oct 9 – Yom Kippur Day
7:30 am – Shacharis Service
11:30 am – 12:20 pm – Sermon followed by Yizkor Memorial Service
12:20 pm – Mussaf Service
3:15 pm – Break
4:00 pm – Mincha
5:30 pm – Pre-Neilah talk by Rabbi Meyer
5:40 pm – Neilah Service
6:00 – 8:00 pm – Teen Program – Nail It: Close the Day Up Successfully & Break-the-Fast
7:11 pm – Shofar Blowing, Fast Ends, Havdalah
7:15 pm – Break-the-Fast in the Social Hall
7:15 pm – Maariv Service followed by Kiddush Levana

CLASSES

Yom Kippur Eve

7:30 pm
G-d Is Great, Beer Is Good & People Are Crazy
Rabbi Menachem Lehrfield

Yom Kippur Day

Rochel Goldbaum10:15 – 10:50 am
Own It! (Take Responsibility, Be Empowered, New Year, New You)
Rochel Goldbaum

10:55 – 11:25 am
Mindful Meditation
Rabbi Menachem Lehrfield

11:45 am
Class for Teens (Ages 14+) – Session 1
A Fantastic Educator!

12:45 pm
The Original Original
Rabbi Menachem Lehrfield

1:00 pm
Class for Teens (Ages 14+) – Session 2
A Fantastic Educator!

2:00 pm
What The Angel Taught Me
Zev Jacobs

Rochel Goldbaum4:45 – 5:25 pm
Yom Kippur: Seize the Day!
Rochel Goldbaum

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