PJ Library provides children who reside in the Roaring Fork Valley from ages six months to eight years with an opportunity to explore the timeless values of Judaism through free, high-quality books and music. PJ Library is a program of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation and is made possible by your generous support.
Hebrew Schools and Jewish Camp
UJA Aspen Valley currently supports three Hebrew schools and local synagogues in the Roaring Fork Valley. These are Aspen Jewish Congregation, Chabad Jewish Community Center, and Neshama. We also fund scholarships for children to attend Jewish summer camp.
Bar/Bat Mitzvah Stipend
Bar and Bat students within the Aspen community are eligible to receive a stipend for a qualifying trip to Israel. Each year, UJA Aspen Valley gifts this unique opportunity to create a special memory that will help strengthen the Jewish connection and identity.
UJA Aspen Valley provides annual funding for Golshim L’Chaim (Ski to Live), a volunteer based program that brings disabled Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) veteran soldiers to Aspen for a week of healing and physical challenge.
In collaboration with Chabad Jewish Community Center of Aspen, Golshim L’Chaim provided 16 IDF veteran men and women in 2015 with a week-long opportunity to ski and snowboard. A documentary “Beyond the Boundaries” shares the experiences of four participants as they savor the freedom from wheelchairs and disabilities to conquering the mountains.
UJA Aspen Valley is committed to supporting Israel and other partner organizations working overseas, such as The Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA), The Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI), and the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC). 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.