January 2013 eNewsletter

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


Sundays: The first Sunday of the month

11 am – 4:00 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.

Group Tours

Tours for schools and groups of 4,000 Year Road Trip: Gathering Sparks can be tailored to enhance your group’s interests or class curriculum.

Membership Has Benefits!

Become a member today and receive free admission all year, discounts on programs and free events. 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.

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Start the new year right with a tour of 4,000 Year Road Trip: Gathering Sparks and a treat from the new One Nosh Cafe. It’s just one of the ways the Mizel Museum is welcoming 2013. Many of our programs in January through April are part of a community effort, led by the Colorado Ballet, to educate and promote the protection of human rights against all forms of hate and bigotry. Look for “Light” programs in all of our promotional materials.

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First Sundays & The One Nosh Cafe

First Sundays in 2013 beginning January 6

Beginning in 2013 the Mizel Museum will be open on the first Sunday of every month for exhibit tours, storytelling hour for children and the new One Nosh Cafe, serving a Jewish treat to warm your tummies and enhance your museum experience. In January we’ll be serving mini latkes and applesauce with cranberry tea and cranberry juice. Regular museum admission rates apply.

11:00am  One Nosh Cafe opens

11:00am–12:00pm  Storytelling hour for families

1:00–4:00pm  View the exhibit 4,000 Year Road Trip: Gathering Sparks

Light Project

Colorado Ballet will close out the 2012/2013 season with Light/The Holocaust & Humanity Project March 29-31 at the Newman Center. Making its Denver debut, the ballet explores the issues surrounding the Holocaust, human suffering in the face of genocide, as well as people’s capacity to survive and flourish as individuals and as a community.

The project combines a full-length contemporary ballet and a community effort to educate and promote the protection of human rights against all forms of hate and bigotry through arts, education, and public dialogue. More than 80 community partners have joined the initiative, which will take place in 2013 from Martin Luther King Jr. Day (January 21) through Holocaust Remembrance Week (April 15). Watch our monthly M!News for Mizel Museum’s Light programs and check the Ballet’s website for a the full list of community programs.

I Never Saw Another Butterfly

A Light Program

Sunday, January 27, 3:00-4:30pm

In honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, Jefferson County Open School students will read excerpts from I Never Saw Another Butterfly, sharing the inspirational writing from the children detained at Terezin Concentration Camp. During this touching remembrance, artwork created by the children of Terezin will be shown and the readings will be underscored by traditional violin music. Held at the Central Library, 10 W. 14th Ave., Denver. CLICK HERE to RSVP or call (720) 865-1206.

Light Project

Coming in February


At the Table with Dr. King

A Light Program

Tuesday, February 12

Two performances: 10:00am 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 or call (303) 749-5019.

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Storyshop Intensive with Sariel Beckenstein

Dates to be announced

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. For more information email Jan or call (303) 749-5015.

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The Art of Shabbat: One Land, Two Stories

A Light Program

A Community Shabbat Dinner

Friday, February 22, 6:00-7:30pm

Professors Shaul Gabbay and Amin Kazak, authors of One Land, Two Stories, will discuss their backgrounds and the process in cooperatively writing this book that delineates the opposing realities from Israeli and Palestinian points of view. Enjoy an ethnic vegetarian Shabbat dinner and great conversation. To make a reservation email Georgina or call (303) 749-5014.

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Salon Night: The Survivor Portraits of Deborah Howard

A Light Program

Thursday, February 28, 5:30pm

Artist and director of the painting program at the University of Denver, Deborah Howard, will discuss the portrait series featured in Mizel Museum’s exhibit, 4,000 Year Road Trip: Gathering Sparks. Interestingly, Howard has purposely omitted the personal stories that accompany each portrait she paints. Find out why, hear her plans to expand her portrait project, and learn more at this stimulating Salon Night. Includes light refreshments. To make a reservation email Georgina or call (303) 749-5014.

Mizel Museum is Proud to Support

Save the Date! Taking a Stand: Youth Against Genocide

A Light Program

Sunday, March 10, 8:00am-4:00pm, Venue to be announced

A program of the Colorado Coalition for Genocide Awareness and Action, whose mission is to challenge our society to end complacency towards and raise awareness of genocides past and present, and take action to stop genocides present and future.

Light Project

Ongoing Programs

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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.

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Jewish Meditation with Rabbi Stephen Booth Nadav

Sundays, January 6 & 27, 4:00-5:30pm

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, chanting, walking, Torah and text study. Drop-in class; donations accepted.


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