Date published: August 19, 2010
Journal code: JWEX
Rocky Mountain highs for the High Holidays?
That's what's being offered by the "Adventure Rabbi Rosh Hashanah Retreat," two days of observance and skyhigh reflection on Sept. 8 and 9 in Winter Park, Colo.
Rabbi Jamie S. Korngold, described as a religious leader who, "from scaling mountains to running ultramarathons, has found that the spirituality of the wilderness awakens Judaism," will lead the retreat, which includes hiking, running and singing.
As the brochure instructs: "Leave your fancy clothing at home and come 9,000 feet closer to God."
Participants are encouraged to bring along sensible clothing for a climate that can include snow; prayers and events go on no matter what the weather.
All levels of physical fitness are attended to, with special attention and services for children under the age of nine.
Yom Kippur observances are set for Boulder, Colo.
For information, hike to: www.adventurerabbi.org.