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Baruch Dayan Ha’emet: Letty Margolis z”l

star-of-davidLetty Margolis (Leah Yetta bat Rachel Sarah), mother of Michael Margolis, died peacefully in the very early hours of Wednesday morning, November 19.  Michael and Beth were both with her as she breathed her last breaths.  Michael moved his parents here to Colorado in the last few weeks and Letty’s decline in health was quicker than expected, even though she was terminally ill.  Letty was a loving and generous woman who leaves behind her husband of 56 years, Mel, her daughter Andi, son Michael and their families.  The burial will be in Chicago and the family will be going there in the next days.  We will keep you informed if any part of shiva will happen back in Boulder.
 
Peace on the neshama of Leah Yetta in her continuing journey.  Hamakom y’nachem et haavelim – strength and comfort to the mourners; Letty’s devoted husband Mel, to Michael, Beth and Ezra and to Andi, her husband Douglas, their sons Eric and Zachary and their daughter Maia.
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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