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Baruch Dayan Ha’emet: Faye Leibtag, z”l

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Faye Leibtag, mother of Ira Leibtag, died peacefully at her home, surrounded by her loving family early on Monday morning in Canada.

Faye made an impression on all who knew her, always gracious, caring, loving and passionately committed to her family. She will always be remembered for her love and devotion to her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, friends and everyone who was part of her life.

She was buried in Hamilton, Ontario on Tuesday and the family are staying there through shiva.

Blessings of strength and comfort to Ira, Mary, Maggie, Natalie and all their family.

May Faye’s memory be for a blessing!

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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