A Eulogy for Alan Soloway z”l

Alan Soloway z”l

July 5, 2016 — I found out today that on the Gregorian calendar my father died on the same date as a great teacher of mine, Rabbi Louis Jacobs and yesterday, July 4th, was the same day that my beloved teacher Reb Zalman was buried and was my father’s funeral. Powerful and meaningful connections for me. Once again, I am filled with gratitude that I could be here this whole time sharing my dad’s last days in the world with such presence.

The eulogy I gave yesterday is now up on my blog page and you can read it here: A Eulogy for Alan Soloway z”l
I am sitting shiva with my family until Sunday morning and then hope to return to Boulder early next week.

Thank you so much for the endless outpourings of love and support

Many 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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