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Baruch Dayan Ha’emet: Ellen Kurry, z”l

Ellen Kurry (Esther bat Leah v’Melech), mother of Drew Kurry, passed away on Friday in Florida, almost exactly a month after his father.
Ellen had end stage renal disease and just had a second kidney transplant shortly after her grandson Jacob’s Bar Mitzvah, from which she was not able to recover with sepsis and multiple infections.

The funeral was today and Drew will sit shiva all week with his family in Miami.

Peace on the neshama of Esther bat Leah v’Melech. Hamakom y’nachem – our blessings of strength and comfort to Drew and all his family after this painful loss.
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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