Baruch Dayan Ha’emet: Sidney Sturtz z”l

Sidney Sturtz (Yisrael ben Reuven v’Fayga), Robert Sturtz’s father, passed away suddenly on Monday night (24 Tevet 5776) from complications from an illness. He was 94 years old and was married to Elaine for 71 (almost 72) years.  He was a very special man, the family’s greatest cheerleader, who always stayed on top of knowing what was happening with all his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.  He will be greatly missed.
Robert and Sara are currently in Florida for the funeral and are sitting shiva there with family and friends. They expect to return to Boulder later this month.
Shalom al nishmat Yisrael ben Reuven v’Fayga – peace on Sidney’s soul
Hamakom y’nachem – blessings of strength and comfort to Robert, Sara and all the family among the mourners of Israel.

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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