Adventure Rabbi Teens

Adventure * Friendship * Learning * Fun

with Elaine Barenblat

Our teens meet once a month for an adventure. Sometimes it’s a physical adventure, like hiking or geocaching. Other times it’s an indoor adventure such as working together to cook Shabbat dinner or getting out of an escape room. It is always an adventure in building community and deepening friendships.

Our enrollment fee is very low, covering only Elaine’s time. Each individual event has a cost attached to it and you pay only for the events your teen attends and a share of Elaine’s entrance fee. If any of the venues we use increase their prices, ours will also change. 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.


– For Congregational Members in 2018 and 2019 ($200) Note: Must be a member for 2018 & 2019. Your card will automatically be charged on 1/1/19 for your membership.
– For Congregational Members in 2018 only ($250)
– For Non-Member ($299)

June 15, 2018 – Shabbat on Flagstaff

Our teens will join our congregation for Shabbat on Flagstaff, the classic Adventure Rabbi summer event combining friendship, fun, Judaism and nature. We will sit together for the 6-7 pm service and then relax at the picnic dinner. Your family is welcome or come alone if you prefer and have them pick you up around 8:30 pm. Bring a picnic! More about this event »

Time: 6-9 pm
Cost: free for members of our congregation; $5 for non-congregational members
Location: Sunrise Amphitheater; Flagstaff Mountain

September 21, 2018 – Empty Quiver Archery

September’s weather can be iffy, but the weather outside will not affect the amazing time we’ll have with bows and arrows! This is an awesome chance to do something you’ve maybe never done before! We’ll meet at Empty Quiver Archery and practice our aim in an indoor range.

Time: 6-8 pm
Cost: $20
Location: Empty Quiver Archery; 7180 W 117th Ave, Broomfield CO

October 27, 2018 – Haunted House

We’re daring to re-enter the scary unknown that awaits us at Boulder High School. Each year they put on one of the best haunted houses in Boulder, and this year is sure to impress. Either meet at 7 pm, or 6:30 pm if you’d like to do the sensory walk, which is a tour of the haunted house that is designed to be less scary. After we go through the house and get our full of “tricks,”  we’ll walk together around the Pearl Street Mall for our “treats”  ice cream. Don’t forget to dress up in costume bring some treat money!

Time: 7-9 pm
Optional: 6:30 pm start for a less-scary tour
Cost: $20 + bring money for Pearl St.
Location: Drop-off Boulder High School; 1604 Arapahoe Ave. Boulder CO
Pick-up intersection of Pearl Street Mall (your teen will text you  a location)

December 7, 2018 – Chanukah & Shabbat Dinner

This event is a favorite of our group each year that we do it. Our cooking skills will be put to the test as we prepare our own Chanukah/ Shabbat dinner in a host home complete with challah and latkes. This beautiful evening that will combine the festive spirit of the holiday and the meaningful traditions that accompany it. Dreidel, games, and fun are guaranteed!

NEW THIS YEAR: The current Adventure  B’nai Class students will also be invited to see what the teen group is all about, but also to pit their culinary skills against the teen cohort. A secret dish will be asked of each group, and we’ll see who can come up with the best food and presentation before the timer runs out!

Time: 6-8 pm
Cost: $20
Location: TBD

January 12, 2019 – WinterSkate

Enjoy an old-fashioned winter wonderland at the historic Downtown Louisvillle outdoor ice skating rink! It’s a fun atmosphere. WinterSkate is an old-fashioned ice skating rink complete with skate rental, concessions and traditional holiday music. Celebrating its fourteenth year as the original outdoor ice skating rink in the community, WinterSkate presents the perfect opportunity to enjoy the winter season in a beautiful small-town setting.

Time: 5-7 pm
Cost: $25
Location: WinterSkate Steinbaugh Pavilion in Historic Downtown Louisville, 824 Front St., Louisville, CO  80027

February 23, 2019 – Puzzah! Escape Room

We’ll have to keep our wits about us for this 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!

Time: 5-7 pm
Cost: $25
Location: Puzzah, Inside Flatirons Crossing Mall, Broomfield, between Old Navy and the food court)

March 21, 2019 – Purim Carnival

Adventure Rabbi Kids enjoys a fun carnival each year complete with costumes, carnival games and prizes. Our teens get to help run the whole thing from manning the alligator pit to handing out tickets and prizes all in one really fun night.

Time: 6-8:30 pm
Cost: Free
Location: Bear Creek Elementary School Gym; 2500 Table Mesa Dr. Boulder CO 80305

April 6, 2019 – Indoor Climbing at The Spot

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.

Time: 5-7 pm
Cost: $28
Location: The Spot 3240 Prairie Ave, Boulder, CO 80301

May 4, 2019 – Field Day, Ripple and Scott Carpenter Park

We’ll start off at Ripple Frozen Yogurt, get a swirl, and then walk to Scott Carpenter Park where we’ll enjoy a day outside! Bring a Frisbee, football, picnic blanket, or anything else to enjoy a lovely spring day. We’ll also look for a few nearby Geocaches!

Time: 5-7 pm
Cost: $18 + bring money for Ripple
Location: Drop off Ripple 1682 30th St, Boulder, CO 80301
pcik up Scott Carpenter Park 1505 30th St, Boulder, CO 80303

June 2, 2019 – Boulder Jewish Festival

The Boulder Jewish Festival is quite a sight to behold. There is food, music, arts and crafts, and booths featuring Boulder’s Jewish organizations. People from miles around converge on the Pearl Street Mall for a day of fun, food, and getting to know the community. Adventure Rabbi has a tent right by the best food tents and our teens get to home base there and talk to everyone about how fun our programming is. Slots are 2 hours each, but you can sign up for as many as you like with as many AR teens as you want!

Time: Between 11-4 pm (you decide!)
Cost: No fee
Location: Pearl Street Pedestrian Mall by the Courthouse Lawn and 13th St.

June 14, 2019 – Shabbat on Flagstaff

We’re back together for the 1st Shabbat on Flagstaff of the season. 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! More about the event>>

Time: 6-9 pm
Cost: free for members of our congregation; $5 for non-congregational members
Location: Sunrise Amphitheater; Flagstaff Mountain

We’re so excited to welcome you to the teen program!