Shirl Sarbin z”l

star-of-david Shirl Sarbin (Sirtel Hindel bat Chana v Jacob), mother of Jackie Seltzer, died February 4th, 2014 in Phoenix at age 83, with Jackie’s dad by her side. Jackie and Wayne were just with her as she transitioned into hospice and will be returning tonight for the funeral.  They will likely return to Boulder for some of the shiva and we will keep you updated as we get more information.

Hamakom y’nachem – strength and comfort to Jackie and all the family and peace on the neshama of Sirtel Hindel.

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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  1. May her memory be for a blessing.

  2. deepest condolences, Jackie and family


    Shirl Myland

    Myland, Shirl Sarbin
    Shirl Sarbin Myland passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 with her husband and children at her bedside. Shirley Ann Sarbin was born on March 2, 1930 in Youngstown, Ohio to the late Jack and Margaret Sarbin. Shirl graduated Valedictorian from Highland Manor Preparatory School, where she was editor of her high school year book. Shirl graduated from Ohio State University with many honors, was the editor of her college year book, the "Makio," and was elected to the Mortar Board National College Senior Honor Society. Shirl's passion was journalism and she served as President of the Phoenix Chapter of WIKI (Women in Communica
    tion). Shirl was active in both Beth Israel and Beth El Synagogues, and served as a Board member for both congregations as well. In the community her interests included The Jewish Federation, AIPAC, ADL, AJC, Hadassah, Technion, Ort, IFCJ (International Fellowship of Christians and Jews), St. Mary's Food Bank, and the North Phoenix Corporate Ministry. Shirl was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and sister. She leaves behind her beloved husband of 58 years, Mel, son Steve, daughter Jackie Myland Seltzer and son-in-law Wayne Seltzer, grandsons Alan and Michael Seltzer, and sister Elaine Gilberg. The family requests that donations be made to the St. Mary's Food Bank, IFCJ (International Fellowship of Christians and Jews), or Beth El Congregation. Graveside services will be held Thursday, February 6th at 12:00 pm at Greenwood Memory Lawn, 2300 W. Van Buren St. in Phoenix. A bereavement meal follows at Beth El Synagogue, 1118 W. Glendale Rd, in Phoenix at 1:30 pm. Arrangements by Sinai Mortuary.

    Published in The Arizona Republic on Feb. 6, 2014

  4. There will be one night of shiva on Tuesday evening, Feb. 11 at 7 pm, which is the last night of shiva at the Seltzer's home.

    If you would like to help with food and set-up, please contact Rona Cantor at
    May the memory Sirtel Hindel bat Chana v' Yaakov be a blessing.

    Strength and comfort to Jackie and her family

    Rabbi Marc