ABOUT SHABBAT SPOT

What is the Shabbat Spot?

Located minutes from downtown Denver and just a block away from Little Man Ice Cream, the Shabbat Spot is designed to be the place to kick-start your weekend.

Our Friday night dinners are warm, inviting, and full of energy. You can always expect outstanding home cooked food, a stocked bar, and engaging conversation.

Who is the Shabbat Spot for?

The Shabbat Spot is best suited for young professionals age 22-32.

Our programming is for all Jews regardless of their denominations, backgrounds, beliefs, and political standings.

OUR MISSION

To bring Jews together, build community, and celebrate our identity and culture through authentic Jewish experiences

Rabbi Ezra Balsam

Originally from Los Angeles, Ezra has spent the last 4 years of his life living in Australia and later Israel before calling Denver his home. A backpacker at heart, he’s travelled more than 45 countries throughout Africa, Asia, South America, and Europe before setting on the biggest adventure of his life: Raising a family.

In his free time, you can find Ezra climbing, hiking, or meeting young professionals at his favorite local coffee shops and breweries. He also volunteers as a diver for the downtown aquarium on a weekly basis.

Ezra is a connector who is passionate about building strong community, giving people a positive Jewish experience, and sharing the relevance of Judaism in modern living.

Raina Balsam

Raina grew up among the palms and warm weather of Scottsdale, AZ. Her energy is contagious. She’s always striving to step out of her comfort zone, reach new heights, and empower those around her to live the most meaningful and fulfilled lives they can.

She is a mother to a beautiful child, a business major, and enjoys cooking, running, yoga, rock climbing, and travel.

Rabbi Ezra Balsam

Originally from Los Angeles, Ezra has spent the last 4 years of his life living in Australia and later Israel before calling Denver his home. A backpacker at heart, he’s travelled more than 45 countries throughout Africa, Asia, South America, and Europe before setting on the biggest adventure of his life: Raising a family.

In his free time, you can find Ezra climbing, hiking, or meeting young professionals at his favorite local coffee shops and breweries. He also volunteers as a diver for the downtown aquarium on a weekly basis.

Ezra is a connector who is passionate about building strong community, giving people a positive Jewish experience, and sharing the relevance of Judaism in modern living.

Raina Balsam

Raina grew up among the palms and warm weather of Scottsdale, AZ. Her energy is contagious. She’s always striving to step out of her comfort zone, reach new heights, and empower those around her to live the most meaningful and fulfilled lives they can.

She is a mother to a beautiful child, a business major, and enjoys cooking, running, yoga, rock climbing, and travel.

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