Baruch Dayan HaEmet – Dianne Lynne Sprinces Bass z”l

Dianne Lynne Sprinces Bass, older sister of Jackie Sprinces Wong, died in her sleep on Monday, March 29, 2021.  The funeral is on Friday April 2, 2021 in Philadelphia. 

Congregation Bonai Shalom will be hosting a Zoom memorial gathering for Jackie and her family on Tuesday April 6th at 6:30 pm JOIN HERE.

“My sister and only sibling, Dianne Lynne Sprinces Bass, aged 76, died peacefully in her sleep on March 29th. She had been struggling with failing health. Dianne grew up in Philadelphia. She was fun, smart, excellent with games and loved her kitty cats ,even the outdoor cats that lived at the front door in a warm box. Her backyard was her nirvana. She fed every animal that visited her private woods, even Turkey Vultures! These birds imprinted on my sister. Neighbors, yes neighbors would see Turkey Vultures hanging out on the Bass roof.  Their wildlife bill was outrageous! That was my sister’s passion. 

Her joy was her relationship and love for her grandson, Larson.  My sister is also survived by Steven William Bass, her husband of 54 years, Renee, her daughter and Larson’s mom, Michael, her son, and cousins and dear friends.” 

— Jackie Sprinces Wong

May Dianna’s memory be a blessing. Hamakom y’nachem – comfort and strength to Jackie and her family and to Steven, Renee, Michael and Larson.

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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