November 24, 2017

Leadville Cemetery Cleanup

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Leadville Edition

Saturday, June 29

Weekend activities begin at 10:00 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, Rabbi Elliot Baskin, Chaplain at Jewish Family Services, and Rabbi Birdie Becker will lead services with B’nai B’rith’s restored, 90 year old Polish Torah scroll.

During the early evening, we will serve a non-dairy pot luck dinner and dine with the 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.  We’d suggest all volunteers to bring a minimum of five canned goods for the church’s ongoing meals program.

The community is invited to a Havdalah Ceremony and campfire at the Printer Boy Campsite following the pot luck dinner.

Please register here for the Leadville Cemetery Cleanup.

  Sunday, June 30

We will begin the annual clean up of the Leadville Hebrew Cemetery at 9:00 am.  Breakfast will be provided for early ariving 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.

B’nai B’rith Denver partnered with the Temple Israel Foundation, starting in 1995, to restore the cemetery after decades of neglect.  The cemetery was reconsecrated in August, 1999 and is currently accepting new interments.  Annual volunteer clean ups continue every summer.

A graveside memorial service honoring those early Jewish pioneers buried in the Leadville Hebrew Cemetery will be conducted by Rabbi Rappaport at noon.  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.

Please register here for the Leadville Cemetery Cleanup.

NEEDED:  rakes, tree pruners, lawn mowers, weed eaters, rags, work gloves, and drop cloths.


CampingCamping with the Young Professional Network at Printer Boy Campground

Friday Night: We will be camping at Printer Boy Campground on Turquoise Lake. We will have a kosher-style, diary pot luck when we arrive at the campground

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

Saturday Night: Young professionals can join the Kosher pot luck dinner for the hungry at St. George Episcopal Church (across the street from Temple Israel) or attend a vegetarian potluck dinner at Printer Boy 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

The cost for camping is $10. Please complete this short survey if you are planning to join us and register here for the Leadville Cemetery Cleanup.


B’nai B’rith Leadville Weekend 2013 Itinerary (Times and Locations Subject to Change)
Friday – June 28th
5:00pm                 Arrival and Setup (Start Time)                    Printer Boy Campground
7:00pm                 Kabbalat Shabbat                                              Printer Boy Campground
7:30pm                 Potluck Shabbat Dinner                                  Printer Boy Campground
Saturday – June 29th
10:00am               Shachrit and Musaf                                           Temple Israel
12:00pm               Oneg                                                                        Temple Israel
2:00pm                 Afternoon Hike                                                   Meet at Camp Site
4:00pm                 Mincha                                                                   Printer Boy Campground
5:00pm                 Meal with the Hungry                                      Church Across from Temple Israel
5:00pm                 Potluck Dinner at Campsite                           Printer Boy Campground
9:48pm                 Havdallah Official Time
Sunday – June 30th
9:00am                 Continental Breakfast                                       Leadville Jewish Cemetery
9:15am                 Cemetery Service Project                                Leadville Jewish Cemetery
12:00pm               Memorial Service                                              Leadville Jewish Cemetery
12:30pm               Lunch                                                                      Leadville Jewish Cemeter


Our Generous Sponsors

a la Carte Publishing, 970-949-4000,

Aspen Jewish Congregation, 970-925-824,

Bagel Deli, 303-756- 6667,

Bagel Store, 303-388-2648,

B’nai B’rith Denver, Bill Berger, Chair, Leadville Jewish Cemetery Project, 720- 988-0754

B’nai B’rith Denver Young Professional Network, Rebecca Saltzman, 720-300-2424

B’nai Vail Congregation, 970- 477-2992,

Costco Wholesale, Aurora, Colorado, 303- 750-2116,

Eastside Kosher Deli, 303-322-9862,

Feldman Mortuary, 303-322-7764,

King Soopers, S. Monaco Parkway, 303-333-1535,

Knosh’s Deli, 719-431-9999, Canon City, Colorado

New York Deli News, 303-759-4741,

Rocky Mtn. Jewish Historical Society, 303- 871-3016,

Synagogue of the Summit, 970- 668-8270,

Temple Israel Foundation,, 719- 486-3625

Zaidy’s Deli, 303-333-5336,