Baruch Dayan HaEmet – Dagmar Dayan

Dagmar Dayan (Devorah bat Tzvi David v’Tovah) passed away late Sunday night in her home.  Dagmar would have been 96 years old this October and was a remarkable and strong woman who lived an extraordinary life. 

Dagmar lived in many different places, travelled the world, worked as a diamond cutter, ran her own electrolysis business, a caterer, seamstress and Jewish educator/Hebrew School teacher.  Dagmar was very involved in the Jewish communities in the Philippines, New York, Connecticut, Puerto Rico, Florida and Boulder, teaching Hebrew School, active in Hadassah and Sisterhoods and so much more.

Dagmar was instrumental in Bonai’s sisterhood and an inspiration and good friend  to so many and will be greatly missed.  Dagmar faced many challenges in her life and the last few years have been very hard and painful and we pray that she is now  at peace. 

There will be a graveside funeral at Mountain View Cemetery, 3016 Kalmia Ave, Boulder, CO 80301 today (Tuesday) at 11am. We will  be hosting two Zoom shiva gatherings on Wednesday at 7.30pm and Sunday at 3pm

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At some point when we all feel safe to gather fully again, we will have an in-person memorial gathering to honor Dagmar and to eat some of her favorite desserts!

Blessings of strength and comfort to all who mourn this loss. Shalom al nishmat Devorah bat Tzvi David v’Tovah – Peace on Dagmar’s soul and blessings on her memory.

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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