Baruch Dayan HaEmet – Florence Lavin z”l

Florence Lavin (Feigele bat Rach Leah v’Beryl), mother of Francine Lavin Weaver, passed away this morning in Springfield, Massachusetts.  Florence was 99 years old and lived a full life!

There will be a service and burial in Springfield at Congregation Beth El at 11am (9am mountain time) this Friday September 23rd. The service will be livestreamed through the synagogue’s website here.

Even though Rosh HaShanah traditionally ends the shiva, we will be gathering in support of Francine and her family on Wednesday and Thursday evenings next week (28th and 29th) for them to mourn their loss and share memories with their Boulder community.  

We will gather 7:00 pm on Wednesday and Thursday at 2930 Broadway St #201, Boulder, CO 80304

May the neshama of Feigele be at peace after her long journey in this world and her memory be a blessing.
Hamakom y’nachem, we wish Francine, her sisters and all their families, including Francine’s children Shayna (Stacey), Becca (Jeff) and David and grandchildren Avital, Oren, Erez and Julian, strength and comfort along with all the mourners.

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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