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Am I My Lover’s Keeper?

The Jewish Obligation to the Other with David Shneer at Bonai Shalom

On this obscure Jewish Holiday of Tu B’Av, a festival that celebrates love, Professor David Shneer from CU will explore some texts on love and obligation as Bonai Shalom’s First Friday Program continues this summer.

On Friday, August 3, Shabbat Services are at 6 pm (open to the public). After services the program continues with Shabbat Dinner at 7:00 pm and  lecture at 8:00 pm, followed by questions and discussion. Babysitting will be provided. Reservations required for dinner and lecture: $15/adult, $12/child (under 12 years old), $50 max per family. Space is limited and will fill quickly, so RSVP now!  Please email office@bonaishalom.org

David Shneer is Professor of History and Director of the Program in Jewish Studies at CU-Boulder. His work concentrates on modern Jewish society and culture, especially Yiddish culture, Russian Jewish history, and Jews and sexuality. He authored several award-winning books and serves as consultant to numerous Jewish agencies on questions of contemporary Jewish identity and on the board of directors of the Association for Jewish Studies.

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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