Kehilath Aish Kodesh, founded 14 years ago in Boulder to spark the “holy fire” of Orthodox Judaism, is seriously considering shutting the doors.
A Jan. 10 email sent to congregants and others, including the IJN, prepared recipients for sad news in the subject line: “Farewell Dear Aish.”
“While people love Aish Kodesh and want an Orthodox synagogue, no one is able to take on the financial or logistic responsibilities” needed to maintain the congregation at this time, the missive stated.
The names of President Elan Bar-Evan, Chazzan Lev Ettelson and board members Shari Kark, Avraham Kornfeld and Ovadia Jones were affixed at the end of the two-page email.
The email sounds dire. However, the situation may result in a reorganization of the shul rather than permanent closure.