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Rabbi Marc Soloway

Vote for a Green Israel in the Parliament of the Jewish People

Rabbi Marc Soloway
Rabbi Marc Soloway

Did you know that there is an International Parliament of the Jewish People?  It represents all of us and we can all vote and be represented in Israel.  The elections for the World Zionist congress are happening right now and you can make your voice heard by voting to influence Israel’s future.  You can vote here.

I am proud to be on the slate for the Green Zionist Alliance, which is the first and only organization focused on the environment ever to participate in the World Zionist Congress, and we need your votes to build our strong presence! In 2010, the GZA secured three seats at the 36th World Zionist Congress — a big step up from 2002, when we held one delegate for the 34th Congress, and 2006, when we won two delegates for the 35th Congress. You can see our platform for the 37th World Zionist Congress on our website, and scroll down the page for previous platforms.

Meet our 2015 slate of delegate candidates on Aytzim’s website here.

The Green Zionist Alliance has been embraced by all streams of the Zionist movement — left to right, secular to orthodox — leading to what many referred to in 2006 as “the Green Congress.” Though our Congress delegations have been small, we have passed seven environmental resolutions at the last two Congresses, and we have appointed some of Israel’s leading environmental activists to the board of directors of Keren Kayemet L’Yisrael / Jewish National Fund in Israel.

Some may feel more inclined to vote for other alliances that represent the Conservative, Reform or Orthodox coalitions, which is fine, but I do urge everyone to use their Jewish vote in this election, and I invite you to vote green! Vote today.

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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One comment

  1. Congratulations and Mazal tov on the inception of this innovative and very needed party!
    We will all vote for you of course!

    B'yedidut,
    R. Tirzah Firestone