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Ruth Hannum, z”l

I am sad to inform you that Ruth Hannum, Rachel bat Fishel v’ Ada, Wayne Seltzer’s mother, passed away on Monday afternoon right before Passover. She was 80 years old and died suddenly of a heart attack. The funeral was Thursday afternoon at the Hebrew Cemetery in Charlotte, NC, where Ruth will be buried near her mother Ada Aronowitz.

Wayne will be returning to Boulder in the next few days.  The shiva officially starts after Passover and there will be three minyanim:  Tuesday, April 26th at 9:00 pm, Wednesday, April 27 at 7:30 pm and Monday, May 2nd (last night of shiva) at 7:30 pm.

All services will be at Wayne and Jackie’s home.  Please note that any food brought into their house must be strictly peanut and pinenut free.

Thank you all in advance for supporting Wayne and Jackie at this time.  Alehah hashalom – peace on Ruth’s soul and great strength and comfort to Wayne, his brother and the rest of the family. Hamakom y’nachem.

Blessings,

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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