Judaism Your Way provides an inclusive, accessible, and meaningful Jewish experience for Jews and their loved ones in the Denver/Boulder metro area. Not affiliated with any one Jewish denomination, JYW welcomes all Jews and their loved ones who are looking for a robust and unambiguous welcome and connection. At the heart of every JYW program and event is a commitment to radical hospitality, to meeting people where they are, and to honoring people for who they are.
Judaism Your Way offers many different ways to connect: from holiday celebrations in inspiring settings, to cutting-edge Jewish educational opportunities, to rabbis available to officiate lifecycle events and offer spiritual counseling.
Judaism Your Way holds creative and unique holiday services and celebrations throughout the year, including our signature free High Holy Day services at Denver Botanic Gardens.
Lifecycle Event Officiation and Rabbinic Services
Judaism can be a generous host to diverse cultures and spiritual styles. At JYW, our rabbinic staff officiate at lifecycle events, including: baby namings; Bar and Bat Mitzvah ceremonies; weddings and commitment ceremonies of Jewish and interfaith heterosexual and same-sex couples; funerals; and conversions. We also offer individual spiritual counseling, and coaching for interfaith couples.
Youth Education and Programming
Open Tent B’nai Mitzvah
JYW’s innovative Open Tent B’nai Mitzvah program includes a year-long class and a choice of five paths to prepare for and celebrate the Bar/Bat Mitzvah in a way that is meaningful for each individual student. Classes are offered in Boulder and Denver.
Rosh Hodesh: It’s a Girl Thing!
Rosh Hodesh: It’s a Girl Thing! is a program developed by Moving Traditions that uses Judaism to enrich the lives of girls, building self-esteem, Jewish identity, leadership skills, and friendship networks. Groups are currently forming in Denver and Boulder for girls in 8th and 9th grade.
Adult Education and Programming
JYW offers a variety of educational programs for adults on a range of topics, including one-time workshops and class series.
A Portal to Local Jewish Life
For those looking for a deeper connection to the local Jewish community, Judaism Your Way is happy to provide referrals to other community organizations, synagogues, and activities. Click here to view our list of partner organizations and resources.