Perfect Pairing: Wine & Gratitude - A Jewish Pop Up Experience


with Reb Irwin Keller and winemaker, Marc Krafft

for an insanely satisfying Jewish Pop-Up in beautiful wine country - 

a little study, a little winemaking. 

Definitely surprising, classy, and with a nice finish.

Just like a good Orpheus wine.

For more information: contact Carol Appel 415-847-2992 or

Interests: Arts & Culture
August 20, 2017
12:00 AM
Orpheus Winery
8910 Sonoma Hwy(HWY 12) 95452
$15 Earlybird per person. $20 after August 17. Space is limited.


Organized By: 
Congregation Ner Shalom
Orpheus Winery
Event Contact Person: 
Carol Appel
Reb Irwin Keller
Reb Irwin Keller is Ner Shalom's Spiritual Leader since 2008. Reb Irwin brings a lifetime of study, spirit and song to his joyous work with Ner Shalom. His most visible past work focused on LGBT and HIV advocacy: Reb Irwin authored Chicago's Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Ordinance, passed into law in 1989; he later served as staff attorney and executive director of the AIDS Legal Referral Panel of the San Francisco Bay Area. In 2014 he retired after 21 years as a comedian-actor-singer-writer with the acclaimed Kinsey Sicks, known as "America's Favorite Dragapella Beautyshop Quartet." Reb Irwin studied Hebrew, Aramaic, Yiddish and a range of Jewish Studies at the University of Chicago and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He has worked as a Jewish educator and cantorial soloist at synagogues in Illinois, California and Washington, DC. Reb Irwin is also a Storahtelling Maven®, trained in the ritual art of bringing Torah off the page. Reb Irwin is currently continuing his studies through the Aleph Ordination Program.
Marc Krafft

Background: studied biology, microbiology, and dance in college. Ten years in the Navy/Army as hospital corpsman/medic, and where he trained to be a laboratory scientist. Thirteen years working in medical and research labs.

Eureka moment: summer of 2001, on a train to Paris, during a trip contemplating how to find a career that would fulfill both the part of him that was a 'science geek' and the part that loved dance and creative expression. A serendipitous meeting with an apprentice winemaker sitting next to him on the train led Marc to realize that winemaking was his true calling.

Winemaking experience: literally from the ground up - Marc started in the vineyard learning viticulture and vineyard management, then moved to the cellar and the lab learning the science and art of winemaking. He moved to Napa in 2007, took classes at UC Davis and learned on the job at several local wineries, then spent five years as the enologist at Hess Collection Winery, where he honed his skills and developed his personal style.