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Bonai Shalom Hosts Gun Violence Prevention Sabbath

Bonai ShalomBonai Shalom invites the community to join us in observance of Gun Violence Prevention Sabbath at our Shabbat service on the morning on March 15th at the Universalist Unitarian Church, 5001 Pennsylvania Ave., Boulder, at 9:30 a.m. There will be prayers and reflections during the service from Rabbi Marc Soloway, UUCB’s minister Howell Lind and others. You are invited to join us for a Kiddush lunch during which there will be time for further discussion.

Places of worship across the nation are joining the Washington National Cathedral and Faiths United to Prevent Gun Violence, a coalition of 50 national denominations and faith-based organizations, to remember those who have lost their lives to gunfire, pray for those whose lives have been forever changed because of the loss of a loved one, and to continue the discussion on how communities of faith can work together to help reduce gun violence.

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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  1. There are over a million crimes per year prevented by the use of guns as a deterrence. And, Americans should still remember how the British used governmental overreach to oppress the Americans during our period of national conflict leading to the 1776 American Revolution. They should also remember that millions of Jews died in the Holocaust who were unarmed and not allowed to arm. And they should remember how important it was to Jewish Holocaust survivors that they stepped from the fields of European revanchism to the fields of Palestinian conflict and died because of the lack of arms to defeat the onslaught of six Arab armies, fully equipped and trained (by the British, who refused to allow the Jewish population to properly arm themselves).