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Adventure Rabbi Teens

with Elaine Barenblat

Adventure * Friendship * Learning * Fun


Our teens meet once a month for an adventure. Sometimes its a physical adventure, like hiking or canoeing. Other times its a mind adventure, during which we learn something new about Judaism. All of the time its an adventure in building community and deepening friendships.

  • Deepen your Jewish friendships
  • Make new Jewish friends
  • Outdoor Adventures
  • Led by Elaine Barenblat, Adventure Educator
  • Meets Monthly
  • Experiential Learning
  • You do not need to be a graduate of our Bar and Bat Mitzvah program to participate.
  • Please note: Adventure Rabbi staff is not permitted to drive participants to and from these events. Parents will be responsible for transportation or carpool organization.

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    2015-2016 Schedule:

    June 26,
    6-8:30 pm

    Shabbat on Flagstaff and Picnic

    Thi is our final event of 2014-2015 and first for the 2015-2016 cohort. We join the Adventure Rabbi congregation for this classic event at the Sunrise Amphitheater on Flagstaff Mountain. We'll join together in song and prayer for a beautiful Friday night service led by Rabbi Jamie Korngold on Flagstaff, followed by a delicious picnic-style dinner (BYO) and lots of schmoozing!

    Sept 12,


    10-12 noon

    Geocaching and Picnic Lunch

    The Adventure Rabbi Teens will kick off the year by finding a few geocaches before hiding our very own. Geocaching is a global scavenger hunt, so lace up those hiking boots, apply that sunscreen, and let's see what's out there!

    Bring lunch, snacks, hiking gear ie. good shoes/boots, water, sunscreen, sunhat, raincoat

    Location: Boulder

    Oct 17


    Elitch Garden Amusement Park

    We'll spend the day at Elitch Gardens in Denver. It's sure to be a wild ride! (Entrance fees included in tuition.)

    Nov 6,

    5-8 pm

    Cooking a Shabbat Meal Together

    Our cooking skills will be put to the test as we prepare our own Shabbat dinner complete with challah.
    Dec 5,

    6-9 pm
    Chanukah Party

    Homemade latkes and Chanukah crafts await us on this beautiful evening that will combine the festive spirit of the holiday and the meaningful traditions that accompany it.
    Jan 23,

    Boulder Escape Room

    We'll have to keep our wits about us for this new adventure where we'll be presented with a room full of puzzles. We can't leave until we've solved the puzzles and escape, or until the timer runs out!

    Feb 20,

    Snowshoe on the Trails in Boulder

    What better way to enjoy the snow and the outdoors than strapping on a pair of snowshoes and hitting the trail with a group of friends?

    March 5,
    3-5:30 pm

    Indoor Bouldering

    Pit your climbing skills against your friend's when we visit The Spot Bouldering Gym. There are hundreds of routes to try, which means there will be something for every level climber. (admission included)

    April 9,

    10 am -1 pm

    River Clean-up Project and Lunch

    We will work together to rid an area of Boulder of trash and in doing so, find out just how well we can collaborate (or compete)! Then, we will all go out to lunch to celebrate (Lunch costs not included)

    May 21,

    2-4:30 pm

    Boulder Hike

    Now that the weather is starting to warm up, we're headed outside for a beautiful hike along the trails of Boulder.

    June 10,

    6-8:30 pm

    Shabbat on Flagstaff and Picnic

    Our final event of the year is spent with the entire AR community. We'll join together in song and prayer for a beautiful Friday night service led by Rabbi Jamie Korngold on Flagstaff, followed by a delicious picnic-style dinner (BYO) and lots of schmoozing! We also welcome the graduates of the 2015-2016 Adventure B'nai Mitzvah class and invite them to join our group.

    June17, 2016

    Jewish Festival, Boulder Court House
    w/ apologies: the Jewish Festival date was changed to June 17, 2016
    Share the fun! Teens are invited to take 2-hr shifts working the Adventure Rabbi booth

    Teen Program- Member ($345) Note: Must be a member for 2015 & 2016
    Teen Program- Non-Member ($399)

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    - Refunds are not available unless you purchase $36 tuition insurance, in which case classes will be pro-rated and you will receive refund for remaining classes, minus $36.
    - Limited financial aid is available

Please Consider a Membership for Your Teen
to the Adventure Rabbi Program.

Let us tell you why this is both:

  • Cost Effective
  • Helps Sustain the Adventure Rabbi Program

Our membership year runs from January - December.

But even if you sign up now, there's lots of great events that you can still attend for free, including:

  • Summer Flagstaff Services
  • Winter Shabbat Services
  • Rosh Hashanah
  • Yom Kippur (Kol Nidre, Teen Program)

+ You'll save a bit on tuition.

... And if you don't use all of the included events, you can convert the membership into an end-of-year tax deduction of up to $236

More information about membership is here >>

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    About Elaine Barenblat, Adventure Educator:

    Elaine is a full-time Adventure Educator, serving our base in Boulder, CO and our ever-growing Distance Learning community.

    Elaine is adored by our students because she makes learning fun and genuinely cares about their experience. Her enthusiasm for Jewish learning has brought an extra spark to ARK.

    In addition to ARK, Elaine tutors many of our students in Hebrew and additional Jewish studies, runs our teen program, mentors our interns and runs our 20s/30s program.

    Elaine Barenblat - Adventure Educator
    Elaine Barenblat, Adventure Educator

    Elaine brings with her a deep love for the outdoors and a passion for teaching in new and innovative ways. She loves working in an out-of-the-box, experiential program, with endless opportunities to make Judaism connect for our youth.

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    Other Opportunities for Adventure Kids:

    Learn Hebrew
    via Skype or in Boulder
    Private Hebrew Tutoring

    click here>>

    Adventure Bar and Bat Mitzvah
    Individual or Group
    Local or Distance Learning
    Hebrew or Non-Hebrew options
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