God in the Wilderness

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The God Upgrade

The God Upgrade by Rabbi Jamie Korngold
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Upcoming Events

Jan 12 9 am Shabbat on Snow Hike and Hevruta

Join Elaine Barenblat for a new winter event, Hike and Hevruta. We will skin up Eldora's beautiful uphill track then we will thoroughly enjoy the well -deserved ski down. Bring your burning existential question about Judaism! More>>

Jan 17 6:15-8:30 pm Adventure Bar and Bat Mitzvah Class

Service Planning Class Celebration. We will walk through the entire Bar or Bat Mitzvah Service and explain the flow of the service, how to assign parts, how to set up the room and prepare for the ceremony. More>>


Jan 20 1-3 pm Boondocks Teen Program

We're heading to Boondocks for laser tag, bowling and more. Going to Boondocks is always a great adventure, and it will be even more spectacular when the Adventure Rabbi Teens take over! More>>

Jan 23

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Adventure Rabbi Kids

Our alternative religious school for students in grades 1-6 meets for fun and learning! More>>


Jan 27 9 am Shabbat Service Bar Mitzvah of Jake Malinzak, Vail CO More>>
Feb 11 1- 3pm Hike with the Rabbi

Adults are invited to join Rabbi Jamie for a 2-hour hike. Meet at the corner of Juilliard St and Lehigh St. (Free for members, non-members $10. No dogs please. No need to RSVP.) More>>

March 3 11 am Shabbat on Snow

Join Elaine Barenblat at Eldora's Lookout Shack for 15 minutes of Shabbat schmoozing and Torah discussion. Then we'll hit the slopes. It's Purim so you are encouraged to come in costume. More>>

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Rabbi Korngold's Books (Over 500,000 sold!)

Sukkot: Sadie's Sukkah Breakfast

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Winner of a Sydney Taylor Award!

Sadie's Lag Ba'omer Mystery

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Chanukah: Sadie's Almost Marvelous Menorah

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Sadie, Ori & Nuggles Go to Camp

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Sadie & Ori and the Blue Blanket

Sadie Ori and the Blue Blanket

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Passover: Seder in the Desert

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Bris / Brit Bat: Mazel Tov: It's a Boy! Mazel Tov: It's a Girl! (FlipBook)

Mazel Tov! It's a Boy.  Mazel Tov!  It's a Girl!

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Mommy, Can I Have A Puppy?

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Kids Can't Say Shehechiyanu

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The Mouse on Masada

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About our community


About Our Community: The Adventure Rabbi Program (AR) is a new type of Jewish congregation, striving to make Judaism relevant, meaningful, and accessible for the 21st century. Our community centers around our retreat program. People of all ages, singles, couples, and families, come from all over the country (but especially Colorado) for our Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur and Passover retreats to learn, celebrate and create a new kind of Jewish community.

In between retreats, Rabbi Jamie Korngold leads AR events in Boulder Colorado and Rabbi Evon Yakar leads AR events in South Lake Tahoe, California. We are thrilled to have expanded so that we now have two bases for our alternative approach to Judaism, one in Boulder Colorado and the other in South Lake Tahoe California. We gather for Shabbat, holidays, hikes, skiing, and learning.

Rabbi Jamie Korngold is a best-selling author (more than 400,000 books sold) and travels to Jewish communities around the country teaching at congregations, colleges, camps, and JCCs. She trains clergy and counselors in her innovative approach to Judaism combining nature and the ancient wisdom of Jewish tradition.

We are especially proud of our innovative Bar and Bat Mitzvah programs. Our students hail from all over the world and study with us by Skype. Our Colorado based students are able to participate in a monthly Adventure Class where they climb peaks and snowshoe alongside their Hebrew studies. From Destination Bar & Bat Mitzvah ceremonies to Bar/Bat Yisrael ceremonies, which have no Hebrew, we have something for almost every Bar / Bat Mitzvah candidate.

In general, we are a "pay as you go" community, but we do rely heavily on membership (inexpensive!) donations and grants in order to sustain our community. Read more at the Adventure Rabbi blog.