February 24, 2018

2014- 18th Annual Leadville Cemetery Cleanup Project

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Friday, June 27, 2014

Camp with the Young Leadership Network : Everyone’s invited!

Join the Young Leadership Network (YLN) for a weekend of camping.  We will kick off our weekend celebration Friday night with a Kabbalat Shabbat and a kosher-style dairy pot luck when we arrive at the Silver Dollar Campground  on Turquoise Lake. Everyone is invited to camp for any portion of the weekend.  Find more information about the Young Leadership events under the Young Leadership Network Section.

 Saturday, June 28, 2014

Weekend activities begin at 10 am with a Shachrit service, followed by an oneg at Temple Israel (at the corner of 4th & Pine, 1 block west of Harrison Avenue).  Rabbi Debra Rappaport, from B’nai Vail Congregation and Rabbi Eliot Baskin from Jewish Community Chaplaincy & Rafael Spiritual Healing Center of Jewish Family Service of Colorado will lead services.

During the early evening, we will serve a non-dairy pot luck dinner and dine with those who are hungry at St. George Episcopal Church at 5 pm (directly across the street from Temple Israel). Donations to B’nai B’rith Denver to help cover the food and clean up expenses would be greatly appreciated

Please bring canned goods to support the church’s ongoing meals program.

A communal Havdalah Ceremony will follow the pot luck.

 Sunday, June 29, 2014

We will begin the annual clean up of the Leadville Hebrew Cemetery at 9:00 am.  Free breakfast will be available for early volunteers.  Our goal this year is the general clean up of the grounds, which will include cutting weeds, pruning tree branches, cemetery picket fence painting, and sprucing up soiled grave markers.

Starting in 1995, B’nai B’rith Denver has partnered with the Temple Israel Foundation to restore the cemetery after decades of neglect. The cemetery was reconsecrated in August 1999 and  is currently accepting new interments. Our partnership has remained and annual volunteer clean ups have been continued every summer.

A graveside memorial service honoring those early Jewish pioneers buried in the Leadville Hebrew Cemetery will be conducted at  11 am.  Each year the service is held around a different grave site that has been researched regarding the history of the deceased.

Following the  memorial service, B’nai B’rith will provide a kosher lunch to thank all volunteers for their hard work and devotion to this annual mitzvah.

Clean up will continue throughout the day until approximately 4:00 pm.



B’nai B’rith Leadville Weekend Schedule

Friday – June 27th

5:00 pm                 Arrival and Setup (Start Time)                       Silver Dollar Campground

7:00 pm                 Kabbalat Shabbat                                                 Silver Dollar Campground

7:30 pm                 Potluck Shabbat Dinner                                     Silver Dollar Campground

Saturday – June 28th

10:00 am              Shabbat Service                                                   Temple Israel (4th and Pine)

12:00 pm              Oneg                                                                          Temple Israel (4th and Pine)

2:00 pm                 Afternoon Hike                                                    Meet at Camp Site

4:00 pm                 Mincha                                                                    Silver Dollar Campground

5:00 pm                 Meal For the Less Fortunate                          Church Across from Temple Israel

5:00 pm                 YLN Potluck Dinner at Campsite                  Silver Dollar Campground

9:22 pm                 Havdalah Official Time

Sunday – June 29th

9:00 am                 Continental Breakfast                                        Leadville Jewish Cemetery

9:15 am                 Cemetery Service Project                                 Leadville Jewish Cemetery

11:00 am              Memorial Service                                                 Leadville Jewish Cemetery

11:30 am              Lunch                                                                         Leadville Jewish Cemetery

 Young Leadership Network Schedule

Saturday: We will join  10:00 am Shabbat services at Temple Israel and  have the option to go on a mountain hike in the afternoon, hang out the campground or walk around town.

Saturday Night: Young Leadership can  join the Kosher pot luck dinner for the Less Fortunate at St. George Episcopal Church (across the street from Temple Israel) and Havdalah Service conducted by Rabbi Rappaport.

Or attend a vegetarian potluck dinner at Silver Dollar campsite followed by Havdalah. Bring a dish to share.

If your last name starts with…

  • A-F: Bring a Noodle/Potato (Salad, Kugel, etc.)
  • G-L: Bring Fruits/Veggies
  • L-R: Cheese/Dairy Dish or Salad
  • S-Z: Chips & Salsa/Guacamole or Dessert