Baruch Dayan HaEmet: Daniel Shawn Haimovich z”l

star-of-davidDaniel Shawn Haimovich, nephew of Gali Beh, passed away early Monday morning in Tuscon, Arizona.  It would have been his 21st birthday Tuesday. Shawn has struggled with epilepsy and autism his whole life. He was very close to his grandmother, Gali’s mother, and will be buried close to her on Wednesday night in Jerusalem.  Gali will be going with her sister to Israel for the funeral.

If anyone feels moved to give tzedakah in honor of Daniel Shawn’s memory, Gali’s sister is creating a co-housing community for adults with autism and has a go fund me campaign here. Also, see Gali’s moving note below.
May Daniel Shawn’s soul be at peace and hamakom y’nachem et ha’avelim – may all the mourners receive comfort and strength.
Rabbi Marc

My sister is building a co-housing community for adults with autism. She has a fundraising campaign:

The coop is called Blue Skies Farm. It was started in honor of my mother and will now also be in honor of Shawn. The first goats where born the night Shawn went into the hospital two weeks ago. Here is a photo of Shawn with my mother below. Thank you for sharing this with the community. It will mean a lot to my sister.

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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