Rabbis: Is Boulder Post-Denominational?

l-r: Rabbi Josh Rose, Rabbi Marc Soloway, Rabbi Tirzah Firestone, and Rabbi Gavriel Goldfeder

Four Boulder rabbis shared the stage and a bottle of scotch and tried to explain where they came from and where they’re coming from at the second Haver/SoulFood rabbi roundtable Wednesday night at Rembrandt Yard.

Rabbi Marc Soloway of Congregation Bonai Shalom, Rabbi Gavriel Goldfeder of Kehilath Aish Kodesh, Rabbi Tirzah Firestone of Congregation Nevei Kodesh and Rabbi Josh Rose of Congregation Har HaShem answered questions posed by Rabbi Rose as moderator and then answered questions from the audience.  The stated theme, Boulder Judaism and Vague Liberalism was intended to try to cover the denominational differences and the spectrum of Judaic practice in Boulder.

For a “blow-by-blow” description of the evening, check out our “Live Tweets” section in the right-column by searching #5Rmashup on Twitter. We tried to capture the best of it.  SoulFood also videotaped the evening’s discussion.

A few side notes. . .

  • The Sherri Mandell program was cancelled due to weather
  • Same group, same place, next week: Shavuot is Tuesday night
  • LimmudColorado also got plugged tonight – another opportunity to learn more from this group.

Here is a pictorial of the evening:

About David Fellows

I've been writing things since grammar school, and served as a writer, photographer and/or an editor on my junior high and high school newspapers; the Daily Trojan at USC (where I earned my journalism degree); the student newspaper at the Anderson School at UCLA (where I earned my MBA); and written and edited countless business documents and presentations in the ensuing twenty years. I've been involved Jewishly since my bris and in Boulder since 1995. I'm married to my Executive Director Cheryl, and we have two children, Lauren and Ethan.

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  1. You are the father of two children and the son of two parents who think you're the cat's meow. Love Mom.

  2. Here's what's happening in another community:

    Kavana Cooperative: Finally, A Real Jewish Community (click here:
    http://punktorah.org/news/kavana-cooperative-fina… )

    Interesting approach – anyone hear anything else about it?