Allan Guitar, z”l

Allan Guitar, husband to Rona and father of Lizzie, passed away early the morning of October 24th under Hopsice Care at Sunrise Senior Living.  Allan was 64 and was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in the spring.  He had integrity, dignity and warmth throughout his dying process and was always surrounded by loving friends and family.

There will be a service at 9:30 am on Tuesday morning October 25th at Bonai Shalom, followed by the burial at Green Mountain Cemetery, 290 20th Street, Boulder, CO 80302.

There will be three nights of shiva minyan on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings at 6:30 pm at Rona’s home. If you are able to help lead any of these services, please let me know.

Beth Ornstein is coordinating food for Rona and for the shiva house.  Please contact her at if you are able to help.

Alav hashalom – peace on Allan’s soul as he makes this transition.  Hamakom y’nachem – great strength and comfort to Rona, Lizzie and all the family.

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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  1. You can find Rabbi Marc's eulogy for Allan here:….