Baruch Dayan HaEmet – Miriam Fields z”l

Miriam Fields passed away on Friday, June 17, 2022.  For years, Miriam co-led our Hesed initiatives at Bonai Shalom and lovingly helped take care of so many in the community.  Miriam had a terminal diagnosis and decided recently to stop eating and died peacefully at Flatirons Rehab.  She was a strong and kind woman with some close friends and a devoted family and will be missed.  

There will be a graveside burial service for Miriam Fields this Wednesday, June 22nd at Mountain View Cemetery, 3016 Kalmia Ave, Boulder, CO 80301 at 10.30am, followed by a gathering and refreshements at Bonai Shalom.  

The family will be sitting shiva on Thursday from 5-8pm with a service at 7pm at the home of Adam and Emily Fields, 7896 South Garfield Way, Centennial, 80122

If you would like to contact the family, you can email Amy on mommyandmecb@gmail.com and Adam on adamf23@comcast.net or send condolences to Adam Fields at 7896 South Garfield Way, Centennial, 80122 or Amy Dukeman at 82 Janet Place, Crested Butte, CO.  81224

​​​​​​​In lieu of any flowers, if you would like to make a tzedakah donation in Miriam’s memory, please consider planting trees through JTree or OneTreePlanted , or a donation to a charity of your choice.

Here is what the family have shared about Miriam:
Miriam Lucille Fields passed away on Friday, June 17 at the age of 80. Miriam was born in Chicago, Illinois along with her twin sister Judith, to parents Robert and Irene Bower. In 1966, Miriam graduated from Stritch School of Medicine at Loyola University. Miriam was one of four women to graduate in her class of 82 fellow Doctors. Miriam moved to Boulder in 2003 to be closer to her children and was welcomed by the Bonai Shalom community. Miriam was a loving mother to daughter, Amy, son Adam, son-in-law, Joe and daughter-in-law, Emily. She was also the beloved Bubbe to grandkids Sam, Max, Cooper and Brody. She was happiest spending time with family and watching her grandkids play hockey. Miriam was an intelligent, caring, resilient woman, a true inspiration to her family and friends. Her beautiful memory will be cherished.

Hamakom y’nachem – comfort and strength to Amy and Joe, Adam and Emily and to and grandchildren Sam, Max, Cooper and Brody and all family and friends who will miss her.

Rabbi Marc and Bonai Shalom

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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