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.

On Becoming a US Citizen

On Wednesday December 16th, I was officially sworn in as an citizen of the United States, which was an extraordinary experience that actually gave birth to a surprising range of emotions.

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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.

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My Weekend in Baltimore

My weekend in Baltimore, first with idealistic rabbinic students and then with local people working for change, gave me great hope overall in what can be achieved by the courageous human spirit.

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Hametz and How to Get Rid of It

It’s terrifying and evil, resilient and pernicious and we need all of our physical and spiritual superpowers to wipe it off the face of the counters!

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

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.

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