May 31, 2016

Brunch & Learn: Death With Dignity

A Discussion with State Representative Lois Court and Rabbi Tzvi Steinberg of Congregation Zera Avraham

Rabbi Tzvi Steinberg and State Representative Lois Court

Rabbi Tzvi Steinberg and State Representative Lois Court

Representative Court will discuss the outcome of the Colorado End of Life Options Act and Rabbi Steinberg will present the Jewish philosophy of this legislation. As Rabbi Steinberg said “far from being black and white, it’s a very complicated issue with many shades of grey.”

Date: Sunday, March 13, 10 am-12 pm

Location: Jewish Community Center Board Room, 350 S. Dahlia St., Denver, CO 80246

Donation: $10 members, $15 non-members, includes brunch.
Bagels and lox and beverages will be served.

Please RSVP to:
Pay at the door.

YLN Denver Happy Hour for Urban Peak

YLN Denver Happy Hour

YLN Denver Happy Hour

YLN Denver
Happy Hour for Urban Peak
Wednesday, March 30, 5:30-7:30
View House DTC
7101 S Clinton St, Centennial, 80112

Join B’nai B’rith Denver’s Young Leadership Network for Happy Hour at the View House DTC! It’s free to attend and we’ll provide the appetizers!

Please bring an item to donate to Urban Peak
-gift cards (small dollar) for fast food, Target, Walmart, Safeway
-new men’s boxers
-new reusable water bottles

We’ll also have a sign up list for anyone who is interested in volunteering at Urban Peak

Urban Peak is a homeless shelter and nonprofit organization for at risk and homeless teens and young adults.

No need to RSVP – FREE to attend!
We hope to see you there!

Dates set for 2016 Leadville Cemetery Mitzvah Weekend!

Leadville Cemetery CleanupThe 20th annual Leadville Cemetery cleanup, sponsored by B’nai B’rith Denver and the Temple Israel Foundation (Leadville) will be held the weekend of June 25-26, 2016.

The weekend will offer:

  • camping on Friday and Saturday nights (Printer Boy campground at Turquoise Lake) for those who want to enjoy the great Colorado outdoors;
  • potluck dinners at the campground;
  • Saturday morning shabbat service at the restored Temple Israel, followed by an oneg;
  • a Saturday evening meal to the less fortunate at St. George Episcopal Church (across from Temple Israel);
  • Sunday cleanup at the Leadville Jewish Cemetery, with complimentary breakfast and lunch for all volunteers;
  • other activities organized by B’nai B’rith’s Young Leadership Network.

The town of Leadville will also be hosting its BBQ and Brews Festival the same weekend, for additional activities and entertainment.

We hope to make this year a special celebration in recognition of 20 years of performing this mitzvah.

For volunteer opportunities (and we always need volunteers!) please either contact the B’nai B’rith office (303-393-7358) or president Bill Berger (720-988-0754).

Member Appreciation and Open House

BB Oct BlogJoin us FREE Open House event!
Monday, October 12, 5:30 – 8:00
Stoney’s Bar & Grill, 1111 Lincoln St., Denver
All members, friends and guests are invited!

Come mix and mingle with other B’nai B’rith members, meet the board, and learn more about B’nai B’rith in Denver, community service projects, young leadership events, and professional networking. Whether you’re a current member, a previous member, or considering membership, you’re all invited to attend!

Appetizers and the first round of drinks are on us. Happy hour prices until 7:00 p.m.

This is a perfect opportunity to become a member of this great organization or to renew you membership!

We hope to see you there!

WHAT: Member Appreciation and Open House

WHEN: Monday, October 12, 5:30 – 8:00 p.m.

WHERE: Stoney’s Bar & Grill, 1111 Lincoln St., Denver, 80203

Golf Outing with B’nai B’rith Denver and DJCC

GolfEnjoy a morning of golf with B’nai B’rith Denver and the Denver Jewish Chamber of Commerce as we begin planning a 2016 golf tournament.

When: Monday, August 31, 2015

Tee times: Starting at 7:30 a.m.

Where: South Suburban Golf Course
7900 S. Colorado Blvd., Centennial, CO 80122

Cost: Regular green fees, paid at pro shop

Prizes: Long drive and closest to hole – $10 to participate

Please RSVP to:  
Bill Berger,, 720-988-0754
Shel Spiegelman,, 720-291-5500

NO NUKES FOR IRAN – Rally Sunday at the State Capitol – 2:00 p.m.


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Volunteer with Newborns in Need

Sunday, October 6th from 12:30PM-3PM

777 Bannock Street, Denver 80204

Nearly 3,200 babies are born each year at Children’s Hospital.  Many families are low-income and struggle to provide the things they need for their newborns. With support from volunteers and donors like you, every baby leaves the hospital with a “Warm Welcome” bag filled with diapers, blankets and clothing to help them get off to a healthy start in life.

Please join us to help us assemble these “Warm Welcome Bags”.   Children ages 6 and older are welcome and we have a limit of 20 volunteers.  Kosher pizza will be served from 12:3oPM-1PM and we’ll sort from 1-3PM.

Volunteers will meet me at the information desk at the main front entrance of the hospital, also called Pavilion A.  For Mapquest directions, use the address 777 Bannock Street, Denver 80204.  Parking is available in the visitor’s garage and the entrance is on the east side of Delaware Street between 6th Avenue and 8th Avenue (free parking provided).

Please bring a water bottle, wear comfortable shoes and bring a new gift for the babies.

We need:

Disposable diapers (size 1 or 2)
Onesies, Undershirts
Outfits, Sleepers
Bibs, Socks, Booties
Baby wash/ shampoo, lotion
Nursing supplies (pads, cream, etc.)
Baby ear thermometers
Baby picture books
Infant toys
Car seats
Umbrella strollers
Cribs and Crib sheets

Please note that all items must be NEW, and please no bottles or formula.

Image by Jan de Graaf

Children’s Colorado Mobile Blood Drive

Tuesday, August 27th from 9AM-12:45PM at the JCC-Denver Parking lot
Please read below to find out if your eligible to donate.
If you are eligible and you would like to donate, sign up here.

Are you eligible to donate?

If your answer is yes to any of the below questions on the day you present to donate, you may not be eligible.
1. In the past 12 months, have you traveled outside the U.S. or Canada?
2. Have you received a tattoo or piercing in the past 12 months?
3. Are you currently taking antibiotics for an active infection?
4. Are you taking any medications or received a vaccination?
5. Do you weigh less than 110 pounds?
6. Are you younger than 17 years of age?
7. Are you feeling ill or not well?
If you answered yes to any of the questions, please call to review your eligibility ~ 720-777-5398
Thank you for your help with ensuring our blood supply is safe for the little ones that need it

If you choose to donate, please read the following:

  • Arrive at the bus as close to their scheduled time as possible
  • We will try our best to accommodate you if you arrive late but due to the nature of our schedule that may not be possible.
  • Bring a government issued photo ID
  • Check the eligibility criteria before signing up for an appointment.  It is linked to the online schedule or anyone can call us here at the donor center with any eligibility questions 720-777-5398.

Summer Barbecue- Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Summer Barbecue

Tuesday, July 23, 2013 starting at 5pm
at Cranmer Park: 4501 E 1st Ave, Denver, CO 80220

Join B’nai B’rith for a potluck barbecue at Cranmer Park. B’nai B’rith will be honoring the Denver Jewish Chamber of Commerce for their ongoing support. We’ll play Frisbee, play games, eat food and have fun! Please bring a Kosher pareve or meat potluck item (no dairy) such as a side dish, salad, fruit, snacks, dessert or beverage. Please comment below the item you are planning to bring, so we have enough food.

This is a family-friend picnic, so all are welcome. B’nai B’rith will provide kosher hamburgers, hot dogs, condiments and buns.

Please RSVP here.

Denver Jewish Bowling League- Kick Off Meeting

DJBL Do you love to bowl and want to learn more about the Denver Jewish Bowling League?  Come join us for our first meeting. We will form teams and explain the rules of the league.  Free bowling to follow!

Thursday, August 22nd from 6:30-8:30pm at Monaco Lanes: 6767 Leetsdale Dr, Denver, CO 80224

The cost is just $15.00 per week for 28 weeks, plus a one-time registration fee of $25.00.
  • League beings Thursday, August 28th (we skip Jewish holidays)
  • The League is a mixed league with handicaps
We would love to have you join us once again – and bring your friends and family with you!  Form teams, or we will be happy to place you – either way is great!
If you have any questions, please call Shel at 720-291-5500 or Ed at 720-480-9079. To register online, please visit here.