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Bonai Shalom’s Upcoming Services: Times and Venues

Bonai ShalomFriends,

As you all know, our wonderful shul took quite a hit in the flood and it will likely be quite a while until we can resume services and events in our facility.
The good news is that we are working hard to ensure that our regular scheduled services will continue as planned, but in different locations.
This Wednesday night our final round of services begins with Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah and we are celebrating our first Bat Mitzvah of the New Jewish Year too!  Thursday and Friday services for this week only will be at Congregation Har HaShem, 3950 Baseline, in their South building. Saturday services for the Bat Mitzvah will be in Har HaShem’s North building (main sanctuary). 
Full schedule below:
For the month of October and probably beyond, all Friday night and Shabbat morning services, including all our childrens’ and family programming, as well as 6th and 7th grade Hebrew School will be at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 5001 Pennsylvania Avenue, Boulder.
In the spirit of the community helping each other out in extraordinary times, we will need volunteers on Wednesday afternoon to help move books, Torah scrolls and other ritual items.  Please meet at 1pm at Larry Cohn’s house on Wednesday.
Here is a full schedule for this week and Shabbat at Har HaShem
Thursday 9/26, 9 am – Shemini Atzeret Service, including Yizkor at approximately 11am and Teffilat HaGeshem (prayer for rain!) led by Reb Zalman
(South Building)
Thursday 9/26, 5.30pm – Simchat Torah Shelanu.  A short, fun program for 0-5s and their families to dance with the Torah
(South Building)
Thursday 9/26, 6pm – 9pm – Community Simchat Torah Celebration.  We encourage people of all ages to join in this spirited service, which will include unwrapping the entire Torah and lots of dancing!
(South Building)
Friday 9/27, 9am – Simchat Torah Services.  More dancing as we honor our Chatan Torah, Jason Blau and our Kallat Bereshit, Janine Starr
(South Building)
Friday 9/28, 6pm – A short Kabbalat Shabbat Service (TBC – South Building)
Saturday 9/29, 9.30 am – Shabbat morning services, including the Bat Mitzvah of Anna Jaffe with wonderful kiddush lunch provided by Anna’s family to follow.
(North Building/Main Sanctuary)

Blessings for a joyful completion of our holiday cycle amid the chaos!
Rabbi Marc and Steve Hill

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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