God in the Wilderness

God In The Wilderness
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The God Upgrade

The God Upgrade by Rabbi Jamie Korngold
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Upcoming Events

Oct 17 12-1:30 pm Lunch and Learn

Bring your lunch, and Join Rabbi Jordie Gerson at the Boulder JCC study ancient and contemporary Jewish texts about Sukkot. We’ll learn about the ancient connections between nature and Sukkot – and how an ancient holiday can still be made meaningful – and relevant – to our Jewish lives today. More>>

Oct 20 5:30 - 8 pm Sukkot Party Adventure Rabbi Members are Invited to the Rabbi's Sukkah More>>
Oct 21 7 pm 20s/30s Sukkot Picnic Potluck More>>
Oct 22 3 pm Shabbat Bar Mitzvah of Charlie Barsch Boulder CO More>>
Oct 24 6:30 - 8 pm Simchat Torah Adventure Rabbi Kids, our alternative Religious School, and our Congregational Members are invited to join us for a festive celebration. Put on your dancing shoes! More>>
Oct 28   20s/30s Halloween Themed Shabbat Dinner at Elaine's More>>
Oct 29 12 - 5 pm Teens Elitch Garden Amusement Park More>>
Oct 30 9-11:30 B'nai Mitzvah Class
Cohort A
Life Skills: Change a Tire, Change a Diaper and Oh, What is God? More>>
Oct 30 1-3:30 B'nai Mitzvah Class
Cohort B
Life Skills: Change a Tire, Change a Diaper and Oh, What is God? More>>
Nov 6 10:30- 12 noon Book Reading / Signing Rabbi Jamie will be in Toledo Ohio for the Jewish Federation Book Festival
Temple Congregation Shomer Emunim
6453 Sylvania Avenue, Sylvania More>>
Nov 10 10 am Book Reading / Signing Rabbi Jamie will be at the The Lessans Family Annual Book Festival at the JCC of Greater Washington More>>
Nov 12 10 am Bar Mitzvah Bar Mitzvah of Ariel Oster, Key Biscayne FL More about Distance Learning>>
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Rabbi Korngold's Books (Over 400,000 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.