Leo Habel z”l

star-of-david Leo Habel (Yehuda Leib ben Yosef Meir v’Necha), father of Jeanette Goldman, passed away earlier today, Thursday.  The funeral will be on Sunday in New York and Jeanette and family may be returning for some of the shiva back here in Colorado. We will keep you posted.

Hamakom y’nachem – blessings of strength and comfort to Jeanette and her family.  Shalom al nishmat Yehuda Leib – peace on his soul.
Rabbi Marc


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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  1. My condolences to you and your family Jeanette. I am so glad that we met. Your father was a very special man – it was my privilege to know him. My heart is with you during this sad time. I hope that the time you spent with him in his last days will be a comfort to you always. I am here for your mom, should she choose to contact me.
    Sincerely yours,
    Randi Kaplan

  2. Jeanette will be sitting shiva and visits are invited from 6-7.30 pm Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday with mincha at 7 pm. Please help with this mitzvah of comforting the mourners and making a minyan each evening at the Goldman’s home.

    If you want to bring any food to the shiva house, please make sure it is vegetarian/dairy.
    Hamakom y’nachem – comfort to Jeanette and her family in her mourning and peace on the neshamah of Yehuda Leib.
    Rabbi Marc