Emy Lee Wong, z”l

Emy Lee Wong, mother of Mark Wong, died peacefully early on Saturday September 3rd at the great age of 87 years old. Her family will celebrate her life in Durham, North Carolina the weekend of September 23rd. Emy was an optimist, except for politics and religion. She had all her faculties and was a great source of wisdom on marriage and raising strong children. Emy was an advocate for pro abortion rights, stemming from experiences witnessed as a very young girl in San Francisco’s Chinatown. She was a great influence on Mark’s and Jackie’s lives.

We wish Mark, Jackie and the whole Wong family blessings of strength and comfort. May Emy Lee Wong’s memory be a source of blessing and inspiration for all who knew her.


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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One comment

  1. Susan Ossanna Wong

    A very nice tribute to a great lady! Many thanks.