For Adults

The “Road Trip” comes to life with your participation in creative adventures of collective inquiry. Events, classes and workshops are designed to cultivate expression and promote dialogue. In keeping with the theme of journeys, our accessible programs explore narrative and the arts in various types of dynamic media. Our contemplative Hatha Yoga and Jewish Meditation classes stimulate the body and spirit. And Salon Nights are a meaningful evening out featuring interesting discussion topics and great wine and food.

SALON NIGHTS
Salon Night with Zion Ozeri
Thursday, November 8, Reception 5:30-6 pm/Program 6-7:30 pm
The museum’s permanent exhibition, 4, 000 Year Road Trip: Gathering Sparks, features the photography of Israeli artist Zion Ozeri. For this special Salon Night, Zion will be with us in the museum galleries for the first time. He’ll discuss the themes his photography so organically describes — migration, immigration and the contemporary Jewish diaspora — through a close look at his stunning portrait photographs from Yemen, Uzbekistan, the former Soviet Union and Latin America. Light refreshments and beverages will be paired with the program.
Location: Mizel Museum
Price: $12 members/$16 non-members
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CREATIVE SUNDAYS WORKSHOPS
Sing Your Heart Out! with Claudia Schmidt
Sunday, October 28, 12-2 pm
Singing as a group is an important part of our heritage as human beings. When we sing together we support each other, which makes it easier to shake off our fears and inhibitions. Join the incomparable Claudia Schmidt, an extraordinary vocalist, songwriter, and performing artist whose musical vision embraces folk, jazz, storytelling and prose. She has toured and recorded for close to four decades as a self-proclaimed “creative noisemaker.” Join Claudia for a dynamic, experiential workshop that celebrates the joyful nature of singing in community. We will sing songs and do exercises together to remove the blocks that keep us from singing from our soul. For all lovers of singing, no prior musical or singing experience necessary.
Price: $30 members/$36 non-members
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Fused Glass: Bowls of Light
Sunday, December 3, 1:00 – 3:30 pm
Gather sparks with Michael Thornton, stained glass artist for over 30 years. Participants of all levels explore this colorful, fun medium and create and assemble their own fused glass bowls. Over 35 colors of glass are available for your creation as well as a variety of special, brightly colored dichroic glass. After assembly and gluing, Michael fires the projects and returns them to the artists. Create a one-of-a-kind, food safe treasure and bring a friend.
Price: $55 member/$60 non-members
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COMMUNITY SHABBAT DINNERS
The Art of Shabbat with Zion Ozeri
Friday, November 9, 4:15-6:30 pm
For this very unique shabbat dinner, Israeli photographer Zion Ozeri will thoughtfully consider the week’s Torah portion, in which Abraham responds to various requests and challenges asked of him. Zion will select photographs from his collection that coincide with this Torah portion, illuminating words that on any other Shabbat are simply read. Candle lighting and a vegetarian Shabbat dinner is included; don’t miss this lively and multi-faceted evening.
Price: $28 members/$32 non-members

The Art of Shabbat: Chanukkah
Friday, December 14, 4:00-6:30 pm
Music will provide the sparks for this festive Shabbat dinner in celebration of Chanukkah. Musician and ethnomusicologist Sheldon Sands will lead us on an exploration of the rich tapestry of Jewish music around the world. A journey through music will expand our appreciation for the diverse music cultures of world Jewry, along with a delicious vegetarian meal!
Price: $30 members/$36 non-members

SPECIAL EVENTS
On the Road Again: Ramblin’ Tour of Jewish Denver
Sunday, October 21, 11 am-3 pm
Hit the road with the Mizel Museum! Join us on this behind the scenes tour of Jewish Denver as it was and as it is today. Your guide will be historical-raconteur-about-town, Phil Goodstein, author of North Side Story. The tour will highlight historical and contemporary institutions on the East Side, and then delve into the romantic core of the old West Colfax Jewish community. Phil’s colorful stories and outrageous anecdotes will help you experience local Jewish history in a new light.
Price $30 members; $36 non-members

Gathering Sparks: Mixed Media Performance and Holiday Art Market
Join us for this artsy day that celebrates the light of the Winter season through visual art and music. Both masters of their art forms, photographer Zion Ozeri and contemporary Jewish musician Rabbi Joe Black will deliver a mixed media performance crafted especially for our program. Artist members of the Mizel Museum will exhibit their fine art, crafts and jewelry, all available for sale–just in time for the winter holidays!
Sunday, November 11
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Klez Fest
Tuesday, December 24, 7:00-11:00 pm
Celebrate the holidays with Klezmer concert, featuring Hal Aqua and the Lost Tribe, Rabbi Joe Black and the Boulder Klezmer Consort. At the Mercury Café, 2199 California St., Denver.
Two Shows! 6:30 and 9:00 pm
Price: $18
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ONGOING PROGRAMS
Painting with Boris Shoshensky
Restorative Hatha Yoga
Jewish Meditation with Rabbi Stephen Booth Nadav
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