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Baruch Dayan HaEmet: Phyllis Dinhoffer, z”l

Phyllis Dinhoffer (Zipporah), mother of Kara Mertz, died on September 14, 2018 at her home at The Carillon, just three months after her beloved husband Joel.  Phyllis was surrounded by her daughters and her grand children as she passed away.  Her grandson Aaron said “while her health wasn’t great, she truly passed away of a broken heart after having to say an unexpected goodbye to my pop, the love of her life, just three months ago..She was confident, brilliant, savvy and beautiful.”
The funeral will be in New York on Monday, September 17, and there may be one shiva minyan on Tuesday morning before Yom Kippur. Details to follow.
May Zipporah’s neshama be at peace.  Strength and comfort to Kara, Steve, Aaron, Zoe and all the mourners.
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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