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Purim Celebration and Rabbi Weekend

  • Har Mishpacha 736 Oak Street Steamboat Springs, CO USA (map)

Upcoming Rabbi Weekend Schedule

Friday, March 22nd in the Labyrinth Room

  • 6:15PM: Young People’s Service

  • 7:00PM Shabbat Service and Purim Celebration, with potluck in Fellowship Hall to follow

Please come a few minutes early to help set up, stay a few minutes late to help clean up, and/or bring a kosher style dairy dish to share.

Saturday, March 23 on the Mountain*

  • 11AM: Torah Study (Rabbi’s topic TBD)

  • 4PM Purim for Grownups

    • Over the years Purim has been turned into a holiday that is very much geared toward kids. But actually Purim is a holiday with a number of adult themes and traditions that make it especially interesting and fun. Want to know how much one is supposed to drink? Want to know the “real” story of Esther and Mordechai? Enjoy your day skiing, then join Rabbi Segal at 4PM for a Purim-themed Apres Ski, and stick around for Havdallah before heading out to whatever evening revelry you have in store.

* ”On the Mountain” location is weather-dependent. We’ll designate the actual spot when we know (or can make a better guess) whether conditions make a mountain day realistic. If not, we’ll do exactly the same things, but somewhere in town. Watch your inbox for Newsletter updates, or contact Joella ( for updates. If you would like to join either or both of these discussions, but don’t plan to ski, remember that you can just ride up on the gondola—there’s no charge if you’re just attending a religious event.

Sunday, March 24 in the Fireplace Room

  • 1PM: Learning and Discussion with Rabbi Segal: “Funny…you don’t look Zionist”.

    • The words “Zionist” and “Zionism” get tossed around a lot these days, often with very little understanding of what those words actually mean. This class will be an opportunity to do a deep dive into the many different versions of Zionism and the varied definitions of what makes one a Zionist. We will get in our way-back machines to go to the origins of Zionism, and in exploring its roots, causes, and iterations we will simultaneously explore the emergence and establishment of the State of Israel with all of the delightfully challenging complexities that come with it.

Coffee and a sweet treat will be provided.

Earlier Event: December 7
Annual Hanukkah Party & Rabbi Weekend
Later Event: March 28
Thursday Shakrit