We are locals, part-timers, and people in the community who come together to support Jews locally and around the world. Through our local advisory committee and community organizations, we secure funds, host community wide outreach events, and work to strengthen and create Jewish community in the Aspen Valley.
• Religious school subsidies to Aspen Jewish Congregation (AJC), Chabad Jewish Community Center, and Neshama Center
• PJ Library allows kids and their families to explore the timeless values of Judaism through free books delivered monthly
• Connects the Colorado Community Israel Emissary (Shlichah) to Aspen Valley religious schools via visits, helping student families to deepen their personal connection to Israel. This program is new this year!
• Summer camp scholarships
• $1,000 Bnai Mitzvah Israel trip stipend
• Skiing: Fund Golshim L’Chaim (Ski to Live), which brings disabled Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) veteran soldiers to Aspen for a week of healing and physical challenge
• Biking: Fund Cycling Academy, Israel’s professional cycling team, and provides an opportunity to ride with the team
• Music: Fund Israeli students to the Aspen Music School, enabling Aspen Valley children to meet their Israeli peers
Many of our programs (text in blue!) have an Israel component to build living bridges between the people of the Aspen Valley and the land of Israel.
• Neshama’s Yom HaShoah program
• AJC Summer Concert
• Yom Ha’azmaut Celebration
• Locals’ Happy Hour
• World Cup Après Ski
• Premier Summer Event
• Lion & Pomegranate Luncheon
UJA Aspen Valley is committed to supporting Israel and other partner organizations working overseas, such as The Jewish Agency for Israel, the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, and The Jewish Federations of North America. We provide significant funding to ensure that life-saving and life-enhancing services are available for those in need. This includes trauma counseling and financial assistance for families in Southern Israel and providing relief to thousands of poor, elderly Jews in the Former Soviet Union.