Upcoming Events


March 25-27 - Shabbat weekend with Rabbi Mark

  • Friday, March 25th, 7pm - Shabbat Services led by Rabbi Mark Asher Goodman at the Methodist Church Fellowship Hall (8th & Oak St) with Oneg following the service. All members and guests are invited to bring Challah, cakes and goodies of your choice for the Oneg.
  • Saturday, March 26th, 10am: A Fun Family and Children's Program, "Hangin' with Rabbi Mark" at the Methodist Church. All families, especially those with young children, are invited. Refreshments will be served.
  • Saturday, March 26th, 3-4pm - Rabbi's Seminar: "Introduction to Torah, Part 2", for all members and guests. A wonderful stimulating experience, interactive, thoughtful and enlightening for all. Location is the Halberstadt/Handloff residence, 173 Maple Street.  RSVP REQUIRED -  Please call (970) 875-1199 to RSVP and for more information.
  • Sunday, March 27th, 9:30am - "Breakfast Bites with Rabbi Mark", who will be speaking on current events. An opportunity for discussion with the Rabbi in an informal and relaxed setting. Location is The Ranch at Steamboat, in the upstairs lounge.

Friday, April 1st - 6:00 pm - Home Shabbat - Handloff/Halberstadt home

June 3-5 - Shabbat weekend with Rabbi Mark. Details to be announced.

June 24-26 - Shabbat weekend with Rabbi Mark. Details to be announced.

July 29-31 - Shabbat weekend with Rabbi Mark. Details to be announced.

September 2-4 - Shabbat weekend with Rabbi Mark. Details to be announced.

*Dates are subject to change - please check our Calendar for event dates, locations and details

PJ Library

PJ LIBRARY IS A JEWISH FAMILY ENGAGEMENT program implemented on a local level throughout North America. We mail free, high-quality Jewish children's literature and music to families across the continent on a monthly basis.

PJ Library is a program of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, made possible through partnerships with philanthropists and local Jewish organizations. Today, families in hundreds of communities across the United States and Canada are able to explore the timeless core values of Judaism through books and music.

All families raising Jewish children from age six months of age through five, six, seven or eight years (depending on the community) are welcome to sign up.

Har Mishpacha is currently working with PJ Library to obtain a sponsorship to offer FREE monthly books to families in our community.

Book Club


Our next selection for Book Club is titled "In The Unlikely Event," by Judy Blume. A potluck and discussion will take place on Tuesday, February 9th, at 6:00 p.m. at Lynn Sidman's home, 580 Anglers, #303.
Please RSVP to lynnsidman@gmail.com to let her know you will be coming and whether you will bring a side dish or dessert.

The following is a description of the book by amazon.com:

In her highly anticipated new novel, Judy Blume, the New York Times # 1 best-selling author of Summer Sisters and of young adult classics such as Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret, creates a richly textured and moving story of three generations of families, friends and strangers, whose lives are profoundly changed by unexpected events.
In 1987, Miri Ammerman returns to her hometown of Elizabeth, New Jersey, to attend a commemoration of the worst year of her life. Thirty-five years earlier, when Miri was fifteen, and in love for the first time, a succession of airplanes fell from the sky, leaving a community reeling. Against this backdrop of actual events that Blume experienced in the early 1950s, when airline travel was new and exciting and everyone dreamed of going somewhere, she paints a vivid portrait of a particular time and place—Nat King Cole singing “Unforgettable,” Elizabeth Taylor haircuts, young (and not-so-young) love, explosive friendships, A-bomb hysteria, rumors of Communist threat. And a young journalist who makes his name reporting tragedy. Through it all, one generation reminds another that life goes on.

In the Unlikely Event is vintage Judy Blume, with all the hallmarks of Judy Blume’s unparalleled storytelling, and full of memorable characters who cope with loss, remember the good times and, finally, wonder at the joy that keeps them going.

Hope to see you there!

Home Shabbat


YOU ARE INVITED...The Halberstadt/Handloff Home invites Har Mishpacha Members to join them for a Shabbat Service Friday, April 1st, 6pm and would love for someone to lead this event as well.

There is limited space available, please bring a side or dessert and RSVP to reserve your spot, get directions or lead the evening service contact Bert or Susan via email halbyatlaw@aol.com or phone 302-540-5666.

If you are interested in hosting an upcoming Shabbos at your home during any of the upcoming 2016 weekends, please contact notices@harmishpacha.org


Membership Information

2015-2016 Membership Renewal information and High Holiday tickets are now available on our Membership page

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