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Boulder Interfaith Vigil for Charleston Victims

The group Showing Up for Racial Justice is putting together a simple interfaith vigil this Tuesday, June 23, in Boulder, to mourn the deaths and honor the lives of the nine black people murdered in Charleston at the Emanuel AME Church. We will gather in support and solidarity, and to call for a world in which #blacklivesmatter.

Please join people of faith/spirit to grieve, love and raise consciousness around anti-Black violence.

I will be there and hope others from the Jewish community can join too.

Here’s the facebook page.

The offering will go to Black Lives Matter 5280.

We will meet at Unitarian Universalist Church of Boulder, 5001 Pennsylvania Ave, Boulder, Colorado, 80303 on Tuesday, June 23rd at 7:00 pm-8:30 pm.

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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2 comments

  1. why was this sent on the 24th?

    • It was published on the night of the 22nd, and was supposed to be sent by our mail service on the 23rd. We don't know why the mail service misfired on the 23rd, but when that happens, it goes out the next day. We apologize for the delay.