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Baruch Dayan Ha’emet: Mel Myland z”l

star-of-davidMel Myland (Moshe ben Moshe), father of Jackie Seltzer, died peacefully early this morning, August 19th, 2015, in Phoenix just two hours after Jackie got there to be with him in his final moments. Mel just celebrated his 94th birthday. The funeral  will be on Sunday in Phoenix and Jackie and Wayne will be returning to Boulder on Monday.

There will be three shiva minyanim on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 8 pm at the Seltzer’s home.

Jackie has requested that we not bring food to the shiva house and that we minimize socializing, so I ask that we all respect this wish and plan to leave promptly after the service and paying our respects.  Thank you.

Shalom al nishmat Moshe ben Moshe – peace on Mel’s soul. Strength and comfort to Jackie, Wayne, Alan and Michael and to Jackie’s brother.

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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