Weekly Update Newsletter


withtheJ_emailWe mentioned last week that we had lots of big things to announce soon, and finally, we can break the news! Over the past several weeks, you have probably noticed some small changes, new artwork, updated paint, new furniture and carpet. Well, that’s not all that is new!

We now have several screens mounted around The J highlighting news and events as well as iPads where you can learn about what is going on inside and outside of our building, and even email us directly with questions. We have a new website and in an attempt to make content more relevant and limit the number of emails being sent, we have also made changes to our emails. If you haven’t already done so, click on preferences in an email you have received from us to update which newsletters you would like to receive.

We are also launching a new community based campaign called “With The J”. We believe that being a member of the J extends beyond the walls in which you walk in and out of each day. You instantaneously become part of a larger community, a community which feels like home. A community that is both warm and welcoming. A community we call “The J”. We will be using, and encourage you to as well, the hashtag #WithTheJ on social media and elsewhere. We look forward to sharing more with you.

camp, youth and teens | community engagement
Did you know on April 4,1818, the United States Congress adopted the flag of the United States with 13 red and white stripes and one star for each state (then 20)?

Camp, Youth and Teens

Man from La Mancha

Featured MACC Camp: Hits, Tricks, Jabs: Stage Combat

Develop technique in stage combat by studying under a skilled artist who will teach basic and intermediate techniques with a focus on safety and storytelling.

Participants will devise their own scenes incorporating hand to hand and sword combat which they will share during the final class. Learn more about this performance workshop here.

Video Camera

After-School Enrichment

Think your 3rd-6th grader is the next Nancy Meyers or JJ Abrams? Then we’ve got the class for them! Beginning April 13, we are offering an iMovie after-school course that will run on Wednesdays for 6 weeks from 4:15 pm – 5:30 pm. Want more information? Call Melanie at 303.316.6392 or email her at campshai@jccdenver.org.

Camp Shai Campers

Camp Shai Vacation Camp (Grades K-5)

Passover will be here before you know it! Are your campers out of school? Camp Shai has you covered! We’re running vacation camp on Thursday, April 21 and April 25 – 28 from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm with optional drop-in care available at an additional cost. Questions? Call Melanie at 303.316.6392 or email campshai@jccdenver.org.

Community Engagement


Spa for the Body and Soul

Time is running out, so don’t forget to sign up for this amazing event!

Bring yourself and your friends to a night of activities to enhance your physical and spiritual health and hear from Keynote Speaker, Chaya Parkoff who will discuss Living Life on a Positive Note.

Date: April 14th
Time: 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Where: Temple Sinai

Download flyer for more information and how to register.


We Need Your Donations!

We are collecting items to pack 400 Comfort Bags for J-Serve, the International Day of Jewish Teen Service May 1. 150 Teens will gather to create Comfort Bags for foster children, refugee children and people experiencing homelessness. Can you help? A collection bin is in the lobby.

We need the following items:

  • Backpacks and Duffle Bags
  • Throw blankets
  • Reusable Water Bottles
  • Socks – men’s and women’s sizes
  • School Supplies
  • Toys/Activity and Coloring Books
  • Books
  • Toiletries
J Pride

Colorado’s 8th Annual

Queer Seder

Join lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and allied Jews along with our family and friends as we celebrate Passover on April 26.

Reserve your spot today for Colorado’s 8th Annual Queer Seder. Doors open at 5:30, Seder begins at 6:00 pm. Click here for more information.