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Irwin Cantor z”l

Irwin Cantor, Yechiel ben Moshe, Rona Cantor’s father, passed away in the early hours of Sunday morning at Sunrise Senior Living Community here in Boulder. Rona and her sister Gail and Lizzie and Alan had been there much of the time in the hours leading up to his death. Irwin had Alzheimer’s and been living in Boulder for a little over a year and was happy here. He contracted pneumonia, which led to his passing.

The family will be transporting him to Florida for burial probably on Tuesday and they will likely be sitting shiva there. We will keep you informed of any changes.

Alav hashalom – peace on the soul of Yehiel ben Moshe v’Golda as he makes this transition, and much strength to Rona, Gail and their families.

Hamakom y’nachem – May God grant them comfort in their mourning.


Rabbi Marc

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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