Jean Becker Jacobs z”l

star-of-davidJean Becker Jacobs, mother of Gary Jacobs, passed away early in the morning on February 27, 2014, in New York City at the age of 96. Jean was a loving and devoted mother and grandmother to her four children, Lois, Jill, Gary and Randy Jacobs, her 11 grandchildren, her 16 great grandchildren, and all their spouses and companions.

Jean was surrounded by her 4 children and many of her grand children during her final days. There was a memorial service and shiva in New York. It has been exhausting and overwhelming for Gary with many trips to and from the east coast and he appreciates everyone’s support and thanks you all for giving him space.

Strength and comfort to Gary and Janet and all the family and peace on Jean’s (Yocheved’s) soul.


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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