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Magda Korda z”l

star-of-davidMagda Korda (Malka bat Yaakov), mother of Paul Korda, died last week in Florida and was buried Sunday. Paul has been taking care of his mother for the last month and was with her in her final moments. She died peacefully at home. Magda was born in in Hungry in 1918 and was a Holocaust survivor.

Paul will be sitting one night of shiva here in Boulder at his home on Thursday night. We will have a minyan at 8:00 pm and people are invited to pay shiva calls from 7:30 pm.

Hamakom y’nachem – blessings of strength and comfort to Paul, Ann and the family. Shalom al nishmat Malka bat Yaakov.

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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