Selichot Program with Film at Bonai Shalom


Just one week from tonight we will be heralding in the New Year. Hard to believe.

To help get us prepared emotionally and spiritually for the awesome days ahead, we have our Selichot program this Saturday night, with the haunting words and melodies of these prayers of pardon to get us in the mood!

9:00 pm – Havdalah, followed by a screening of the film “An Unfinished Life.”

A down-on-her-luck woman, desperate to provide care for her daughter, moves in with her father-in-law from whom she is estranged. Through time, they learn to forgive each other and heal old wounds. Starring Jennifer Lopez, Robert Redford and Morgan Freeman.

There will be a brief discussion and some snacks before the Selichot Service.

11:30 pm, Selichot service led by Jan Kirschner and Rabbi Marc.

We hope you can join us!


About Rabbi Marc Soloway

Marc is a native of London, England where he was an actor and practitioner of complimentary medicine before training as a rabbi in London, Jerusalem and Los Angeles. He was ordained at the Ziegler School of Rabbinical Studies at the American Jewish University in 2004 and has been the the spiritual leader at Bonai Shalom in Boulder ever since. Marc was a close student of Rabbi Zalman Schechter Shalomi and received an additional smicha (rabbinic ordination) from him in 2014, just two months before he died. He has been the host and narrator of two documentary films shown on PBS; A Fire in the Forest: In Search of the Baal Shem Tov and Treasure under the Bridge: Pilgrimage to the Hasidic Masters of Ukraine. Marc is a graduate of the Institute of Jewish Spirituality, a fellow of Rabbis Without Borders, has traveled to Ghana in a rabbinic delegation with American Jewish World Service and co-chair of the Rabbinical Council and national board member of Hazon, which strives to create more sustainable Jewish communities. In 2015, Marc was among a group of 12 faith leaders honored at The White House as “Champions of Change” for work on the climate. Marc is a proud member of Beit Izim, Boulder’s Jewish goat milking co-op.

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