TEN is a group of Jewish organizational professionals and lay leaders who meet monthly to develop collaborative programming, learn from member organizations’ areas of expertise, and build a better Jewish community for us all.
TEN’s mission is to build continuity, community, and collaboration between Jewishorganizations who serve individuals in their 20’, 30’s, and 40’s in Denver and surrounding areas.
TEN Members Include:
The Mountain States Regional Office has been fulfilling the Anti-Defamation League’s mission “to stop the defamation of the Jewish people…to secure justice and fair treatment to all,” in Colorado and Wyoming for the past 66 years. We do this by: confronting anti-Semitism; fighting for the separation of church and state; standing up for all victims of discrimination; shining the light on hate groups; advocating for Israel and peace in the Middle East; training teachers, students and law enforcement officers, educating about the Holocaust; fighting for religious freedom; supporting stronger hate crimes legislation; speaking out against bigotry; promoting interfaith dialogue; protecting Jewish institutions; and preserving democratic values. Our Robert B. Sturm Leadership Program engages emerging leaders passionate about civil rights in our mission.
AIPAC’s mission is to strengthen the ties between the United States and its ally Israel. As America’s leading pro-Israel lobby, AIPAC works with Democrats, Republicans and Independents to enact public policy that enhances the U.S.-Israel relationship. AIPAC’s staff and citizen activists educate decision makers about the bonds that unite the United States and Israel and how it is in America’s best interest to help ensure that the Jewish state is safe, strong and secure.
BThere: The Jewish Young Professional Network of Denver is a group of Jews in their 20s through early 40s who are interested in engaging our Judaism together in ways that are fun, meaningful and allow us to network and socialize. We are based out of BMH-BJ: The Denver Synagogue which is a diverse community and Denver’s largest Modern Orthodox congregation. Throughout the year we host Shabbat dinners, weekend gatherings and our annual SukkahFest. Our active participation in the Tribe Engagement Network (TEN) allows us to co-host the Purim Party and Vodka Latke in addition to maintaining a strong connection to the Young Adult community in Denver.
E-3 Events at MACC bridges the gap between popular culture and traditional Jewish values while providing connections and exploring Jewish identity. With cocktails. E-3-style programs are designed to demonstrate how featured artists’ works are inflected with their Jewish roots and values, with the goal of provoking discussions about Jewish identity. Marketing materials invite and encourage participants to bring a diversity of perspective and opinions to each event. E-3 Events at MACC’s underlying function is to establish and strengthen social networks, creating a venue for both newcomers and those already connected to the community to meet and empower each other. We continue to attract young adults on the fringes who are seeking out non-threatening, no-agenda opportunities to find their way into the Jewish community. Look for our signature Chai Life events (three times yearly) and our blow out bash, Heebonism, every Dec. 24.
Hazon brings resources and expertise directly to the Denver and Boulder areas to strengthen and support existing Jewish institutions and start-ups. We work with local leaders and organizations to respond to their expressed needs and desires to build and strengthen Jewish food, outdoor, and environmental programs. Hazon catalyzes energy and passion that already exist, gives people a sense of Jewish possibility, seeds programs and ideas, and supports nascent leaders, so that a growing range of programs and experiences transform people’s lives and materially strengthen the Jewish community overall. Becky O’Brien, Boulder Director, and Sarah Kornhauser, Denver Director, and a local A, support local programs and institutions to take their work to the next level and enable the Jewish community to contribute to creating healthier and sustainable Denver and Boulder communities overall. As ambassadors for Hazon, we also provide access to our national programs and foster connections with the growing Jewish environmental community throughout the country. Hazon is excited to work hand-in-hand with individuals and organizations interested in growing the Denver/Boulder Jewish Food Movement and in enhancing their Jewish environmental programs. If any of this sounds exciting and relevant to you, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We want to hear from you!
The Hineni Project is the young adult group of Temple Emanuel. We meet monthly for Torah on Tap: An opportunity to study Torah while enjoying drinks, food and the company of great people. We also engage in other seasonal events including Sushi and Sake in the Sukkah, a yearly Shabbat overnight at Shwayder Camp, and beer brewing all in the name of building Jewish community. We invite anyone regardless of synagogue affiliation to join!
Flatiron Tribe is the young adult programming arm of the Boulder JCC. Our mission is to bring together Boulder Jews and friends, ages 21-45. We have monthly happy hours on the 3rd Thursday of the month and expanded our program to include hikes, days on the slopes, Torah yoga, small learning groups, pot luck dinners, co-ed sports, and more!
The Denver JCC is a vibrant and inclusive family and social gathering place that provides educational, cultural and recreational programs to serve and strengthen the community, guided by timeless Jewish values. The JCC promotes a public pride in Jewish heritage and in modern Jewish civilization and respects the diversity of religious, cultural and intellectual expression in contemporary
JConnect seeks to connect young Jews to Jewish life and each other. JConnect has social action, educational, religious, recreational and social events on a bi-weekly basis.
We educate, motivate, and engage the next generation of young Jewish professionals to be committed to environmentalism and community development in Israel. In doing so, we provide educational social programs, fundraisers, and trips to Israel in order to connect participants to the Jewish National Fund’s mission to care for the land of Israel and its people. We also raise awareness of Israel’s critical influence in regards to environmental innovations across the globe. Our signature events include: Wine and Trees, educational salons, and the JNFuture Summit, the first of which was held in April 2013 in Las Vegas.
The Jewish Outreach Initiative offers unprecedented access to a team of Jewish educators dedicated to rekindling a passion for Judaism and Jewish experiences through engaging classes, innovative programming, and exciting social events.Enhancing relationships. Anywhere. Anytime. Enriching lives. Through our TNT (20s & 30s) division, we offer exciting programs specifically for Young Jewish Adults. Our programs have unique blend of fun, social interaction with enriching Jewish content. We offer monthly SNL – Shabbat night live Shabbat Dinners (visit www.joiataish.org/snl to sign up or for more information ), Challah Baking Workshops,(www.joiataish.org/challah to sign up or for more information ) Weekly Wednesday night mysticism classes at the Moishe House, Holiday Programs, Adult Bar & Bat Mitzvah Program, Trips to Israel, New York, Sporting events and much more.
Judaism Your Way’s mission is to provide innovative opportunities to connect Jewishly for all Jews and their loved ones. JYW offers preparation and officiation for lifecycle evens including Bar and Bat Mitzvah, weddings and commitment ceremonies, and baby namings; educational programming for adults and teens; and holiday celebrations. We welcome all Jews and their loved ones, including those not affiliated with a synagogue or otherwise disengaged from active Jewish life; interfaith couples and families; and LGBTQ individuals, couples, and families.
Keshet works for the full inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Jews in Jewish life. We do education and consultation with local Jewish agencies to help them develop an inclusive organization. We also utilize a community Planning Team to develop unique LGBT Jewish programming in Colorado. These events are opportunities for LGBTQ Jews to bring seemingly disparate aspects of their identity together in one place. We host an annual Queer Seder, regular Shabbat potlucks, workshops, and others.
YAD, a program of JEWISHcolorado (formerly known as Allied Jewish Federation of
Colorado) provides adults ages 21-45 with robust programming, connects people, and makes Colorado a vibrant, inclusive and meaningful place to be Jewish. YAD has a dramatic impact through a myriad of programs, joint ventures, collaborations, sponsorships, and grassroots initiatives. Programs include YAD Shabbat, YAD Cares, Cocktails with a Macher, Leadership Conferences, Community Birthright, It’s Real | Israel, the Tribe Engagement Network, and the Jewish Philanthropic Educational Group to name a few. YAD is the largest engager of this demographic in Colorado and is scaling its impact. With the vision to build our community in a sustainable way, YAD’s strategy impacts young adults in three categories: LIVE JEWISH: We create a meaningful Jewish community to invigorate the next generation; GIVE JEWISH: We develop the understanding of Tzedakah and the value of being a part of Jewish philanthropy; LEAD JEWISH: We foster the next generation to impact, improve and lead our Jewish community into the future. YAD… This is where it starts!