Preparing Mind, Body and Soul for the Days of Awe

Preparing Mind, Body and Soul for the Days of Awe

Counting the days until Rosh HaShanah?!  Are you ready for a new year?  Who do you want to be?  Join Rabbis Nadya and Victor Gross, Rabbi Ori Har DiGennaro and Rabbi Marc Soloway for Friday night dinner on September 7th  to help us begin to confront the awesome days ahead!  Each of them will share favorite teachings or spiritual practices connected to this season and we will then have an open discussion to help us navigate the inner and outer journeys of the Holidays.

Preparing Mind, Body and Soul for the Days of Awe is the next in the series of First Fridays at Congregation Bonai Shalom with Shabbat dinner and a speaker each month.

6:00 pm – Kabbalat Shabbat Services, 7:00 pm – Dinner, followed by the panel of rabbis

Reservations required for dinner and discussion: $15/adult, $12/child (under 12 years old), $50 max per family. Space is limited and will fill quickly, so RSVP now!  Please email

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.)

Rabbis Nadya and Victor Gross are co-rabbis of Pardes Levavot, a Jewish Renewal congregation in Boulder, as well as co-directors of Ruach Ha’aretz, ALEPH’s mobile retreat center. They are both faculty members of ALEPH, Jewish Renewal’s Rabbinical training program.

Rabbi Ori Har DiGennaro is director of the Center for Spiritual Friendship and Conscious Learning Community of Boulder, offering spiritual direction and mentoring in Sage-ing, as well as dance-based prayer.

Future First Fridays:

October 5th – A Sephardic Sukkot with Carlos Zarur

November 2nd – A Transgender Story with Rafi Daugherty

December 7th – Stories from a US Navy Chaplain with Rabbi Ruth Gelfarb

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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