Baruch Dayan Ha’emet: Ann Brown, z”l

Ann Brown (Chasha bat Laib v Leah), mother of Beth Ornstein, died peacefully on Saturday evening, July 14, 2018 in San Diego in the presence of family. She was 85 and has had a long decline after being diagnosed with vascular dementia years ago. Ann’s last days were spent with loved ones in a very comfortable assisted living facility where she was able to hear the sounds of the waves and the seals from the ocean in La Jolla.
Ann’s family have described her as having unconditional love, equanimity and a sweet presence, even after her illness. She had been a nurse and later a genetics counselor, getting her degree at the same time as Beth. Ann was a devoted daughter, wife and mother, always caring, welcoming and universally adored.
Beth will sit shiva for 3 nights in Boulder this week (7/17-19) and there will be minyanim at the following times:
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday at 8:00 pm at Beth and Peter’s home  556 Aztec Drive, Boulder, 80303
If you want to pay a shiva visit outside these minyan times, please call first on 303-499 2317
Feel free to bring light, healthy snacking food, but Beth and Peter will be leaving town right after shiva and do not want to be left with lots of food.
Peace on the neshama of Chasha bat Laib v’Leah. Hamakom y’nachem – blessings of strength and comfort to Beth, her father, siblings and all the family along with the mourners of Zion.
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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