January 18th, 2024


Dear friend,


During the week of February 26-March 5, 2024, we at the Aspen Chabad Jewish Community Center will once again be hosting our now-famous “Golshim L’chaim – Ski to Live” program.

This is where we bring groups of disabled IDF combat veterans over from Israel for a week of physical recreation and spiritual inspiration in our beautiful city, highlighted by specialized skiing for the disabled, with customized guidance and gear.

This year’s program will be taking on added significance as we will be bringing those who were injured in the heinous attacks of October 7 and its aftermath.

My dear friend, with the horrors of October 7 still fresh in our hearts and minds, and with Israel now in the heat of an existential battle against the forces of evil and terror, this year’s Golshim L’chaim program promises to be a particularly emotional and deeply meaningful one.

As this will give our community an opportunity to show our love and gratitude to our heroes who sacrificed so much for our homeland, I invite and encourage you and your family to be a part of it.

From our end, we will be providing our honored guests with a timely respite from their trauma with a memorable week of skiing, cozy lodging, delicious kosher meals and uplifting entertainment. For your part, we ask you to be a generous and valued sponsor of this effort.

The cost of hosting a single soldier – including airfare, food, lodging, entertainment and medical attention – is approximately $7,200.  Please click here to select your level of support.

You can also elect to join us for one or more communal events with the vets during their visit, including time on the mountain, Shabbat dinner or other meals and activities. As in the past, these are sure to be experiences you will not soon forget. (A full schedule of events is attached and available at jccaspen.com)

Now, more than ever, is a critical time for us to do something special for those who laid it all on the line for the rest of us. I look forward to your participation with generosity of spirit and kindness of heart.

Rabbi Mendel Mintz

Founder & Director