Leadville Cemetery Cleanup 2016

Leadville Cemetery CleanupJune 24-26, 2016
20th Annual Leadville Cemetery Cleanup Project

Leadville, Colorado

leadville9 copyYoung Leadership Network Camping Trip

Everyone is invited!
June 24-26, 2016
To RSVP click HERE

Join the Young Leadership Network (YLN) for a weekend of camping and PERFORMING A MITZVAH. We will kick off our weekend celebration Friday night with a Kabbalat Shabbat at the Printer Boy Campground (Site GR2 – Loop GRP2) at Turquoise Lake. All Leadville Hebrew cemetery volunteers are invited to camp for any portion of the weekend. The main event, cleaning up the cemetery, is on Sunday.

YLN Schedule For everybody. Feel free to join us for all or some of the activities!!!

Friday, June 24, 2016

Weekend activities will begin with a Shabbat experience. We will be lighting candles at 8:15 PM at the Printer Boy Campground. We will be providing wine and/or grape juice and challah. Please bring your own food and beverage for Friday night. There will be a campfire AND SMORES!!!

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Official B’nai B’rith activities begin at 10:00 a.m. with a Shachrit service, followed by an oneg at the restored historical synagogue Temple Israel (at the corner of 4th & Pine, 1 block west of Harrison Avenue). Rabbi Sara Gilbert from Greeley’s Beth Israel Congregation will lead services. Alice Forshner will read from the torah.

Dinner that evening will be at 4:00 p.m. at the Printer Boy Campground, we will have a kosher-style dairy potluck organized by the Young Leadership. To participate in this potluck, please sign up here HERE to bring a non-meat dish or two to share (salads, sides, desserts, chips etc). The potluck will be followed by Havdalah.

For those that are interested there will be an opportunity to serve the hungry in the Leadville community at St. George Episcopal Church at 5:00 p.m. (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.

Feel free to bring canned goods to support the church’s ongoing meals program. Non-perishable protein items (e.g., tuna, peanut butter, etc.) are especially appreciated.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Leadville-2012 033We will begin the annual clean up of the Leadville Hebrew Cemetery at 9:00 am on Sunday, beginning with a free continental breakfast. Our goal this year is general clean up of the cemetery grounds; which will include cutting weeds, pruning tree branches, 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 re-consecrated 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 gravesite that has been researched regarding the history of the deceased. The brief service will be led by Rabbi Joel Newman of B’nai Vail Congregation.

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.


Map – Printer Boy Campground

B’nai B’rith Leadville Weekend Schedule

Friday – June 24th

6:30 pm Arrival and Setup Printer Boy Campground

8:00 pm Kabbalat Shabbat Printer Boy Campground

8:20 pm Dinner on your own Printer Boy Campground

Saturday – June 25th

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

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

2:00 pm Afternoon Activity Hike, BBQ Festival, whatever you choose

4:00 pm Potluck dinner Printer Boy Campground

5:00 pm Meal For the Less Fortunate St. George Episcopal Church

9:43 pm Havdalah Official Time

Sunday – June 26th

9:00 am Continental Breakfast Leadville Jewish Cemetery

9:15 am Cemetery Service Project Leadville Jewish Cemetery

11:00 am Gravesite Memorial Service Leadville Jewish Cemetery

11:30 am Lunch Leadville Jewish Cemetery

4:00 pm Clean-up ends

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