Haver, Boulder’s Rabbinical Council, Welcomes New Director

Organizing a group (a rabble?) of busy rabbis has often been compared to herding cats.  We are very grateful to Rachel Amaru for her years of service to Boulder’s rabbis and wish her great success and fulfillment as she transitions into a new path.  We are thrilled to announce that Haver’s new director is Bonnie Houghton who has already started full throttle in the position.

Bonnie Houghton comes to Haver from 25 years with the US Forest Service and a passion for interfaith and integrated spiritual experiences.  While successfully working with diverse constituencies and communication styles, she has experience as an effective leader and dedicated team member in areas of creative problem solving, cooperation and project management.  As a newly minted Aleph Rabbinic student, Bonnie remains committed to ecology and sustainability, is comfortable and motivated to engage wider support for interfaith and integrated spiritual practices, and brings enthusiasm and dedication to the Jewish organizational ideals of partnership and collaboration in the Boulder community.
We hope you will join us in welcoming Bonnie to Boulder’s vibrant Jewish community.
Members of Haver, Boulder’s Rabbinic Council:
Rabbi Deborah Bronstein
Rabbi Tirzah Firestone (Board Secretary)
Morah Yehudis Fishman
Rabbi Ruth Gelfarb (Board Treasurer)
Rabbi Sarah Bracha Gershuny
Rabbi Fred Greene
Rabbi Nadya Gross
Rabbi Victor Gross
Rabbi Ori Har
Rabbi Jamie Korngold
Rabbi Marc Soloway (Board President)


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. Kathryn Bernheimer

    Bonnie is a terrific asset! I look forward to working with her.