Baruch Dayan HaEmet – Melvin Margolis z”l

Melvin Burton Margolis (Moshe Ber ben Chaim Yosef), father of Bonai Shalom member Dr. Michael Margolis, passed away  in the early hours of Shabbat, December 26, 2020.  Mel has been living locally in the Balfour community and declining mentally and physically in the last months and years.  Michael and Beth have been devoted to his care throughout. 

Melvin Margolis was a dentist and served in the US Air Force as well as the Army Reserves. He is predeceased by his wife Letty who died seven years ago and Mel never recovered from this loss.  Mel will be buried next to her in Chicago later this week once arrangements have been made.  

Any information about shiva will follow when we have it.

Hamakom y’nachem.  Our prayers of comfort and strength to Michael, Beth and Ezra and to Michael’s sister and her family.

Peace on the neshama of Moshe Ber ben Chaim Yosef

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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