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On this upcoming Pearl Harbor Day, join Rabbi Ruth Gelfarb at Congregation Bonai Shalom as she shares moving and amusing stories of her former career as a US Navy chaplain.

On Pearl Harbor Day, Hear Tales of a US Navy Chaplain

Rabbi Ruth Gelfarb

First Friday, December 7 – Tales of a US Navy Chaplain with Rabbi Ruth Gelfarb

On this Pearl Harbor Day, join Rabbi Ruth Gelfarb as she shares moving and amusing stories of her former career as a US Navy chaplain.

Rabbi Gelfarb, now in the Boulder community, has also worked as the Senior Jewish Educator at University of Chicago Hillel, Director of Service at the American Jewish World Service, and in other positions in the non-profit/philanthropy sectors. Rabbi Gelfarb is a graduate of Harvard College, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion and the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies. 

Services begin at 6:00 pm and dinner is at 7:00 pm. The lecture begins at 8:00 pm, followed by questions/discussion. Reservations required for dinner and lecture: $15/adult, $12/child (under 12 years old), $50 max per family. If you would like wine with your dinner, it is BYOB (Kosher only). RSVP by Wednesday, December 5 to

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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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