Baruch Dayan Ha’emet: Ralph Henry Baer z”l


Last Shabbat, Ralph Henry Baer (Hertzel ben Eliezer haLevi), father of long-time Bonai Shalom member, Jim Baer, passed away.  Ralph was 92 years old and died at home in Manchester, NH. He was born in Germany in 1922 and escaped to the US with his family in 1938. Ralph is seen as the inventor of video games.
The funeral was today in Manchester today and Jim will be returning to Boulder on Sunday.  There will be one night of shiva at the Baer’s home for the last night of shiva this Sunday evening at 6:00 pm.  
If you are able to volunteer to help with food and set-up for the shiva, please contact Dove in the Bonai office,
Thank you!
Peace on the neshama of Hertzel ben Eliezer HaLevi.  Hamakom y’nachem et ha’aveilim – strength and comfort to Jim, Andrea, Jonathan and Danielle, along with all the other children and grandchildren and all who mourn.
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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