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.

London Calling: Message for Community From Rabbi Marc

Every Friday morning, my mother gets her weekly copy of The Jewish Chronicle, delivered along with The Times and I have been reading it with considerable alarm. Almost every story is one that relates to the sharp and shocking increase in incidents of anti-Semitism since the awful escalation of violence in Israel and Gaza.

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Prince Philip and My Dad

It is hard to believe that we are approaching the fifth anniversary of my father Alan’s death, and I believe that in some way his soul is still sailing.

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Solidarity Against Racism

George Floyd, Tony McDade, Sean Reed, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery - all human beings created in the Divine image with rights to dignity and safety like all of us - have been murdered in the last few months by law enforcement that is supposed to keep us all safe. How can it be?

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Rabbi Marc’s A Dash of Drash – Smiling Behind a Mask is Episode 107

Today is Lag BaOmer, the 33rd day of counting towards Sinai. As well as bonfires, this is a festival whose themes include the power of the eyes and the mouth.

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