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Jewish Explorers – Now in Year 7!

Jewish Explorers is a multi-age, values-based Judaic program that welcomes Jewish and Interfaith families with preschool and elementary school-aged children. Jewish Explorers offers weekly and monthly classroom programs, and Shabbat dinners and holiday celebrations throughout the year. Jewish Explorers provides opportunities for families to explore Judaism together and learn about Jewish values, culture, traditions, history, and holidays in the Highlands and Stapleton communities, although families join us from across the metro area. Through a fun, innovative and experiential educational framework, Jewish Explorers engages, educates, and empowers families to find meaningful and relevant ways to practice Judaism in their homes and out in the community.

 

 

 

Stapleton Jewish Explorers (SJE) Family Program 

This is a monthly Family program for 2-5 year olds. This class is designed for parents and grandparents to participate along with their student. Classes meet one Sunday each month from 10:30 am -12:00 pm, September-April, in the Northwest Highlands neighborhood.

Tuition – SJE Family Program:

  • First Child: $180
  • Second+ Child: $172 (discount offered to siblings enrolled in same classroom program)

 Click HERE to Register for SJE Family Program                                                                                                         

 

Stapleton Jewish Explorers (SJE) K-5th Grade Program

Weekly drop-off program for children entering K-5th grade. Classes meet on Tuesdays from 4:15-5:30 pm, September – May, in the Stapleton neighborhood.

Tuition – SJE K-5th Grade:

  • First Child: $520
  • Second+ Child: $472 (discount offered to siblings enrolled in same classroom program)

 Click HERE to Register for SJE K-5th Grade Program 

 

Highlands Jewish Explorers (HJE) Family Program 

This is a monthly Family program for 2-5 year olds. This class is designed for parents and grandparents to participate along with their student. Classes meet one Sunday each month from 10:30 am -12:00 pm, September-April, in the Northwest Highlands neighborhood.


Tuition – 
HJE Family Program:

  • First Child: $180
  • Second+ Child: $172 (discount offered to siblings enrolled in same classroom program)

 Click HERE to Register for HJE Family Program 

 

Highlands Jewish Explorers (HJE) K-5th Grade Program

This is a monthly drop-off program for children entering K-5th grade. We offer a K-2nd grade class and a 3rd-5th grade class. These classes meet at the same time on Sunday each month and run concurrently with the Family Program, from 10:30am-12:00pm, in the Northwest Highlands neighborhood.

Tuition – HJE K-5th Grade:

  • First Child: $168
  • Second+ Child: $158 (discount offered to siblings enrolled in K-5th grade program)

 Click HERE to Register for HJE K-5th Grade Program

 

Jewish Explorers Shabbat Dinners and Holiday Celebrations 

Shabbat dinners and Holiday celebrations are offered throughout the year and are open to Stapleton and Highlands Jewish Explorers families, their extended family and friends, and to the greater community. Registration for each event will open 4 weeks prior to each event. Please check back at that time for registration links. Thank you.

Jewish Explorers “Breakfast for Dinner” Pajama Tikkun Olam Shabbat with PJ Library

November 1, 2019 (Please note that this is a change of date from Nov 15th to Nov 1st)

Highlands United Methodist Church Social Hall
6:00 – 7:30pm

Jewish Explorers and Judaism Your Way “Latkes & Light” – A Family Chanukah Celebration

*December 15, 2019

JCC Denver Social Hall
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
*Note, this is a Sunday program, not a Friday night.

Jewish Explorers “Breakfast for Dinner” Tu B’Shvat Shabbat with Ekar Farm

January 31, 2020

Central Park Rec Center, Multipurpose Room B
6:00 – 7:30pm

Jewish Explorers “Nosh & Dessert” Passover Seder

*March 22, 2020

Highlands United Methodist Church Social Hall
2:30-4:30pm

*Note, this is a Sunday program, not a Friday night.

Scholarships available. For more information, please contact Cindy Coons at CCoons@JEWISHcolorado.org or at 303-951-8498. All information will be kept confidential.

For more information about Jewish Explorers or for assistance with registering for our programs, Shabbat Dinners or Holiday Celebrations, please contact Cindy Coons at CCoons@JEWISHcolorado.org or at 303-951-8498.

Cindy is the Director and Founder of Jewish Explorers, a program of JEWISHcolorado, which welcomes Jewish and Interfaith families with preschool and elementary school-aged children. Cindy helped create, develop, and grow this innovative multi-age program, which teaches children and their families about Jewish values, culture, traditions, history, and holidays through a fun, interactive, experiential educational framework. Jewish Explorers offers weekly and monthly immersive classroom programs and Shabbat dinners, holiday celebrations and community-partnered events throughout the year.

Cindy earned her Master of Science in Occupational Therapy with a specialty in Pediatrics from Columbia University and her Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education from the University of Delaware. She has over 30 years of experience working with children and their families as a Pediatric Occupational Therapist and as an educator and volunteer in the Denver Jewish Community. Cindy is excited to share her love of and passion for Judaism and teaching with the community and loves working with children and their families, providing opportunities to explore Judaism together in fun and meaningful ways.