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If you would like to get on the waiting list for Passover at The Grand please
email Jill Waldman at
or call

When: Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - the 2nd night of Passover

Seating begins at 5:30 p.m. with services starting promptly at 5:45 p.m.

Where: Steamboat Grand Hotel - Priest Creek Ballroom

Valet parking is available, or self-parking is across the street at Ski Time Square.

Our next selection for Book Club is titled The Forgetting River: A Modern Tale of Survival, Identity, and the Inquisition,” by Doreen Carvajal.  A pot-luck and discussion will take place on Wednesday, March 19th at 6:00 p.m. at Susan Handloff and Bert Halberstadt’s home, 173 Maple Street.  Please RSVP to Susan at  to let her know you will be coming and whether you will bring a side dish or dessert.

The following is a review of the book by
The unexpected and moving story of an American journalist who works to uncover her family’s long-buried Jewish ancestry in Spain.

Raised a Catholic in California, New York Times journalist Doreen Carvajal is shocked when she discovers that her background may actually be connected to conversos from Inquisition-era Spain: Jews who were forced to renounce their faith and convert to Christianity or face torture and death. With vivid childhood memories of Sunday sermons, catechism, and the rosary, Carvajal travels to the centuries-old Andalucian town of Arcos de la Frontera, to investigate her lineage and recover her family’s original religious heritage.

In Arcos, Carvajal comes to realize that fear remains a legacy of the Inquisition along with the cryptic messages left by its victims. Back at her childhood home in California, she uncovers papers documenting a family of Carvajals who were burned at the stake in the 16th-century territory of Mexico. Could the author’s family history be linked to the hidden history of Arcos? And could the unfortunate Carvajals have been her ancestors?

As she strives to find proof that her family had been forced to convert to Christianity six hundred years ago, Carvajal comes to understand that the past flows like a river through time—and that while the truth might be submerged, it is never truly lost.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Home Shabbat Service

Susan Handloff and Bert Halberstadt would like to invite you to a Shabbat service on Friday, March 28th, at their home on 173 Maple Street.

Services will begin at 7:00 p.m., followed by an Oneg.  Please feel free to bring something to share! 

RSVP to to let them know you will be coming.

We are looking forward to sharing this evening with you.


Upcoming Events*

March 28th - Home Shabbat
Bert & Susan's home

April 15th - Passover Seder (2nd night)
Steamboat Grand

May 30th - Home Shabbat
Rosenthal-Iversen home

June 27th - Home Shabbat
Location TBD

July 25th - Home Shabbat
Karen and Bruce Schiller's home

August 29th - Home Shabbat
Location TBD

October 24th - Home Shabbat
Jill and John Waldman's home

November 21st - Home Shabbat
Location TBD

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


Congratulations to Lauren Ehrlich
from Steamboat Springs,
who tied for 1st Place in the Grades 4-6 category of the
IJN Doris Sky 2013 Chanukah Coloring Contest!
Way to go, Lauren!!



2013-2014 Membership Renewals and High Holiday tickets are now available!
Special Introductory Rates
for new members*

If you would like to download a membership packet (including "Book of Memories" form) or renew online please click here to go to our membership page.

*Available for new or former members who have been away for over 3 years.


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P.O. Box 776108
Steamboat Springs, CO 80477

(970) 457-4270