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First Friday with Keshet’s Rafi Daugherty

Bonai Shalom’s popular First Friday program at continues in November and into 2013.

Friday, November 2, 7:00 pm – “My Transgender Journey” with Rafi Daugherty

Join us for a dinner and discussion with Rafi Daugherty, Keshet’s Colorado Outreach Coordinator, who works for the full inclusion of LGBT Jews in Jewish life. He was born in Colorado and raised in Missouri as an Orthodox Jew. He moved to New York in 2003, came out as queer in 2004, and trans in 2007. He has taught at conferences, including Limmud CO, about transgender experiences.

Services begin at 6:00 pm, dinner is at 7:00 pm, and the lecture begins at 8:00 pm, followed by questions and discussion. Reservations required for dinner and discussion: $15/adult, $12/child, $50 max per family. Please email office@bonaishalom.org  by Tuesday, October 30 to RSVP. If you would like wine with your dinner, it is BYOB (Kosher only. Please label your wine with your name unless you plan to share.)

Coming up, December’s First Friday: December 7th – On this Pearl Harbor Day, join Rabbi Ruth Gelfarb, a former U.S Navy Chaplain as she shares moving and amusing stories of this career. Please email office@bonaishalom.org  by Tuesday, December 4 to RSVP.

We also have a very diverse and exciting program planned for 2013, including guests Rabbi Steve Greenberg and Dr. Caryn Aviv!

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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