December M!News

About the Mizel Museum

The Mizel Museum’s exhibits, events and educational programs inspire visitors of all ages and backgrounds to celebrate diversity and honor the journeys of all people.

Museum Hours


9 am – 4:30 pm


9 am – 8 pm


11 am – 4:30 pm

Please check our online calendar for museum closures.

Exhibit Admission

Adults $7

College Students/Seniors $4

Youth ages 6-18 $3

Children under 5 Free


400 S. Kearney St. Denver CO 80224

(303) 394-9993

One block south of Alameda Avenue and four blocks west of Monaco Parkway. View our location on a map.

Attention Teachers!

Get your copy of our 2012-2013 Education Programs brochure to learn about Colorado State-standards aligned programs for students of all ages. CLICK HERE to join our mailing list.

Get a list of all SCFD-supported educational programs in the new Directory of Educational Activities for Teachers and Schools, available HERE.

Educational Group Tours

Group tours of 4,000 Year Road Trip: Gathering Sparkscan be tailored to enhance your group’s interests or class curriculum. The exhibit’s many themes, including the Holocaust, immigration, history, resilience and traditions can be the focus of a tour combined with a program that digs deeper and enhances the learning experience.

To schedule a group tour call Penny at (303) 749-5016.

New Membership Packages Coming in 2013!

Support the Mizel Museum as a member and receive free exhibit admission all year, in addition to valuable discounts on programs. CLICK HERE for details.

Rent the Museum

The Mizel Museum is a special place to hold meetings and celebrations. Set in the midst of our exhibit, your function will be inspired by art, artifacts and symbols of Jewish history and culture.

For information call (303) 749-5018.

CLICK to watch our slide show!

Here at the Mizel Museum we’re looking forward to the last month of the year with programs in the spirit of Chanukah, and to a new year filled with art and inspiration. Watch for the next Mizel Tov newsletter in late December to see what we’re planning for 2013.

Colorado Gives Day

Tuesday, December 4

Colorado Gives Day is an initiative to increase philanthropy in Colorado through online giving. Donations will be accepted through with a goal to inspire and unite Coloradans in supporting hundreds of local nonprofits. 100% of your donation goes to the non-profit of your choice. Click the button above to schedule your donation today!

Fused Glass: Bowls of Light II

Sunday, December 9, 1-3:30pm


Back by popular demand! This popular Creative Sundays Workshop is led by 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 dichroic glass. After assembly, Michael fires the projects and returns them to the artists. CLICK HERE for details and to register.


The Art of Shabbat: Chanukah Community Dinner

Friday, December 14, 4:15-6:30pm

Music will provide the sparks for this festive community Shabbat dinner in celebration of Chanukah. 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. CLICK HERE for details and to register.

Seder Plate

What’s It Worth? Valuing the Artifacts of Our Lives

Sunday, December 16, 7-9pm

Presented by Kabbalah Experience, Dr. David  Sanders and Jack and Judy Wartell, certified appraisers and owners of the Antique Trader will offer a kabbalistic perspective on why we hold onto things and when we let go. Jack and Judy Wartell will appraise ten items (brought by the first ten people who pre-request an appraisal). Hear the history, context and  estimated value of each piece! CLICK HERE to register for an appraisal and purchase tickets.

Klez Fest with Hal Aqua and The Lost Tribe, Rabbi Joe Black and the Boulder Klezmer Consort

Monday, December 24 | Two shows: 6:30 and 9pm

The Lost Tribe

Party with Hal Aqua and The Lost Tribe, singer/songwriter Rabbi Joe Black, and Sheldon Sands’ world-class ensemble, the Boulder Klezmer Consort. You’ll hear eclectic blends of reggae, ska, hip-hop, funk, middle eastern grooves and more. It will be a wild night of high-energy music with the Merc’s cool vibes. Seating is limited. CLICK HERE for tickets.

Coming in 2013


Storyshop Intensive with Sariel Beckenstein

Sundays, January 13 & 20, 11am-3pm

Slam! Thursday, January 24, 7-9pm

A well-crafted story is a powerful tool for your message. This Storyshop Intensive with master storyteller, Sariel Beckenstein, teaches you how to unleash the power of your own story in your own words and with your own voice. Sariel Beckenstein is the founder and creator of WEAVE. He is a passionate, seasoned performer, writer and trainer. CLICK HERE for more information and to register.

Light Project

Fresh City Life and Mizel Museum Present

Other Places

A series of programs in 2013

Other Places

As part of Light/The Holocaust & Humanity Project, the Mizel Museum and Fresh City Life will host a collection of Sunday afternoon programs to bring our communities together in a spirit of unity and celebration of diversity. The programs are free and will be presented at the Central Library at 1300 Broadway in Denver. Watch for details.

Martin Luther King Jr

At the Table with Dr. King

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Two performances: 10am and Noon

At the Table with Dr. King is a powerful event that calls students to action and service in their communities through multimedia, spoken word and live music performance. The program immerses students in the sights and sounds of the American Civil Rights Movement, focusing on a defining moment in the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The performance features award-winning band Dave LeMieux and House of Soul, and American National Slam Poetry Champion Ayinde Russell. Reservations are required. CLICK HERE to register your class or call (303) 749-5019. Limited scholarship and transportation assistance is available.

Mizel Museum is Proud to Support

Eco-Hanukkah: Celebrating a Sustainable Festival of Lights

Sunday, December 2, 2-4:30pm

Join Judaism Your Way at JCC South for an afternoon of eco-friendly food, learning, fun and a music-filled celebration of Chanukah light! Kids, families, and adults of all ages are welcome. JCC South is located at 9625 E. Arapahoe Rd. in Greenwood Village. CLICK HERE to register or call (303) 320-6185.

Top Latke

Temple Micah’s Top Latke Cook-Off and Chanukah Party

Friday, December 7, 5:30-7pm

Join Temple Micah for a light dinner, latkes and a Chanukah service. Latke winning categories include best in show, best presentation, best traditional, most innovative and best junior chef. Bring your family’s favorite Chanukah menorah for the lighting service. To be held at Montview Presbyterian Church, 1980 Dahlia Street, Denver. RSVP and pay in advance by December 5. CLICK HERE for tickets and information.

Ongoing Programs


Painting with Boris Shoshensky

Well-known master painter and professor Boris Shoshensky teaches concepts and techniques for all levels. Fall classes held on Tuesdays mid-day and Wednesday afternoons. To register email Gail or call (303) 749-5018.

Restorative Hatha Yoga

Enjoy a gentle, restorative yoga class in the peaceful, inspiring setting of Mizel Museum’s exhibit. Classes are held on Tuesdays from 4:45-6:00pm. Price per class is $18; pay at the door.

Jewish Meditation with Rabbi Stephen Booth Nadav

Sunday, December 16, 4-5:30pm

rabbi in the clouds

Meditation is the practice of making ordinary moments sacred, or finding the sacred in the ordinary. Join Rabbi Steve to develop the skills of Jewish mindfulness including meditation instruction, chanting, walking, Torah and text study. Drop-in class; donations accepted.