From Facebook

imagejpeg_0“I don’t recall the last time I read a book cover to cover in one night. I couldn’t put it down and didn’t want to…It is educational, inspiring, real, and courageous how you tell your story of marrying religion and politics. What struck me is your authentic sharing of your journey, your family, and your life together. It was interesting to read how you both connected with community and the world at large, the stories you shared, and the actions you took to make a difference for social justice issues and causes. You both truly care! True leaders with beautiful hearts, who are both front and center making the world a better place for us. I was especially touched when reading the Afterword.”
– Cindy Levy

From the Launch Party

“What a extraordinary evening with my friend Senator Joyce Foster and da Rabbi, at their book signing…….I must say that,I thought the Kennedy’s were a fairy tale story, but after listening to the Q&A, looking at the photos of this distinguished couple……I’m thinking my HOMIES are the talk of our city. Thanks for writing and sharing your journey with us who believe you both are heaven sent…much LOVE and respect.”
– Sylvester Tally

“Mazel tov to my former neighbors, former boss, mentors and life long friends Senator Joyce Foster and Rabbi Foster on their book launch. You both have done so much for the Jewish Community and the State of Colorado! Make sure to get your copy of ‘The Rabbi and Senator Sleep Together’”
– Josh Miller

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Review from Tim Gill, LGBT rights activist (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender), philanthropist and computer software entrepreneur

“For as long as I can remember Steven and Joyce Foster have been quiet – and sometimes not so quiet – advocates for justice and fairness.  They were there when I had my philanthropic ‘coming out’ two decades ago and they are there today always pushing for people to do the right thing.  The world is a better place because of their efforts.  They are a reminder to us all that you must think smarter, think bigger and never stop in pursuit of your goals.”


Larry Kent Graham, Emeritus Professor of Pastoral Theology and Care at the Iliff School of Theology

“Rabbi Steven Foster and Senator Joyce Foster, dear friends and colleagues, have written a wonderful account of their lively relationship beginning with their ‘love at first sight’ and continuing through their retirement memories. Their leadership, humor, love of family and friends, and, above all, their dedication to the synagogue and to the quality of life in the city of Denver and the state of Colorado are richly chronicled and engagingly recounted.  They deserve unending gratitude for their contributions to making the world a better place for us all, and for adding this memoir as a reminder of how marital and familial love can be a foundation for wise leadership and enduring contributions.”


Review from Ken Salazar, former: U.S. Secretary of the Interior, U.S. Senator (D-Colo.) and Colorado Attorney General

“Rabbi Steve Foster and Senator Joyce Foster have been wonderful friends to me for many years. Their passion for their community, public service, and social justice issues is unsurpassed. Throughout their over 50 years of marriage, they have taught their children, grandchildren and those of us who are lucky to have them as friends the meaning of love, friendship and giving back to their community and the country. In my own journey of public service as Colorado Attorney General, United States Senator, and Secretary of Interior, Steve and Joyce have inspired and guided me with their wisdom and example. I wholeheartedly endorse their wonderful biographical work and hope that others will learn of their rich history and giving spirit.”

Review from Hank Brown, former: U.S. Senator (R-Colo.) and president of the University of Colorado and University of Northern Colorado

“For those who have a passion for serving others The Rabbi and Senator Sleep Together is a must read. Strong advocacy along with a genuine respect for those who may disagree has guided the path of Rabbi Steven and Senator Joyce Foster. In the process, they have aided all of us in learning how to make a difference in our own lives.”

Review from Federico Pena, former Denver Mayor, U.S. Secretary of Transportation and U.S. Secretary of Energy

“If you want to learn how a remarkable couple can engage deeply in their community, and thrive, we should read The Rabbi and Senator Sleep Together. I have known and worked with Steve and Joyce Foster for decades and their lives have been “profiles in courage”. As a former Mayor of Denver, I could always count on the Fosters standing up against prejudice, tackling difficult challenges, and fashioning constructive solutions to divisive issues. They have never hesitated or wavered in the face of controversy or criticism. We can all learn from their lives and experiences and our community is truly better because of their enormous contributions.”

Review from Denver’s first African American Mayor Wellington Webb on his 40-year friendship with Steve and Joyce Foster.

“We shared the same interest; we fought for the same principles.”

Review from The Very Rev. Peter Eaton, former Dean of Saint John’s Cathedral in Denver, current Bishop Coadjutor of the Episcopal Diocese of Southeast Florida

“I learned a lot from Steve over the years about Israel and contemporary Jewish life. We could disagree but it was important to have the conversation with Steve and learn from him. He is a leading light in Jewish education in America and an important voice.”

Review from Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner, Director Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism  and Senior Vice President Union for Reform Judaism

“This book is an antidote to both the cynicism that has poisoned politics for so many Americans and the skepticism that too many feel about religious communal life in our society. Theirs is a refreshing story of political idealism, relevant spirituality, and sacred service.  Of course, at the end of the day it is a love-story.  Joyce and Steve’s story is a call to all of us (Jewish or not) to be our best selves.”

Review from U.S. Senator Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) and former superintendent of Denver Public Schools

“For five decades, Rabbi Steven and Senator Joyce Foster have spent their lives giving back to their community and family. They both have taken leadership roles fighting for social justice issues and bringing different segments of the community together for real change. Their book, ‘The Rabbi and Senator Sleep Together’ chronicles these achievements and also offers helpful advice for politicians and clergy. They stand as fine examples of what politicians and clergy should strive to achieve.”.