JTown is a new organization focusing on Jews in the south suburbs who are looking for connections to other Jews and to expand their community.
Co-Founders Cindy Abramson and Amy Becker are excited about this new journey saying, “JTown brings Jewish people of all ages together through adult social programs, engaging family events, alternative worship experiences, and participation in meaningful social action projects. The response has been overwhelming. We are thrilled to start sharing the opportunities we have created for Jews and Jewish families to connect.”
Participation in JTown is different than membership organizations; there are no dues and people only pay to come to the events they choose. For a small fee, participants can become a “JTowner.”
JTowners receive free High Holiday tickets and discounted rates at all JTown programs. Many events will be low cost or free and all programs are always open to anyone who wishes to participate.
Abramson and Becker add, “We believe that everyone can choose the way in which they live Jewishly. Your Jewish identity belongs to you, and whatever way is comfortable and meaningful to observe, is up to you.”
They added, “JTown is about building relationships, making connections and constructing communities. This is what we represent and invite others to join us on this journey.”
JTown will host three High Holiday alternative services at The Lone Tree Hub that will include music, readings, prayers, and opportunities for reflection. JTown welcomes everyone, regardless of upbringing, level of observance, affiliation, or type of family.
Abramson and Becker say JTown is a “great fit” for interfaith families, striving to make it equally as comfortable to both the Jewish and non-Jewish family member.
Reservations must be made in advance for the High Holiday services.
JTown already has many social and family events planned. JTown is putting together a team to participate in the “Out of the Darkness Community Walk,” Sept. 23, at Coors Field. The walk is to benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
In addition, JTown will host a mini-mitzvah day in the spring.