Baruch Dayan HaEmet – Naomi Harris z”l

Naomi Harris (Naomi bat Baruch v’Esther) passed away peacefully on Friday, February 11, 2022 from cancer, at home in the presence of her daughters, Sasha and Leah.  A strong, loving, compassionate and fearless woman, Naomi will be missed by so many family and friends.

The funeral was held on Sunday, February 13th at Bonai Shalom, followed by a graveside burial at Mountain View cemetery.

Sasha and Leah are sitting shiva in their mother’s home in Nederland (262 Bonanza Dr. Nederland, CO 80466.) They are requesting only small groups to visit in person and to sign up here. They are also asking that any visitors be fully vaccinated and masked.

In-person shiva time slots are:
Monday, Feb 14, 2-5
Tuesday, Feb 15, 10-1
Wednesday, Feb 16, 4-7
Thursday, Feb 17, 4-7

There will be one Zoom shiva gathering and minyan with kaddish and some prayer and memory on Tuesday, Feb 15, 4-5:30 pm Mountain Time
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If anyone wants to make a donation in Naomi’s memory, she requested they be directed to the “Water Protector Legal Collective” in her honor: https://www.waterprotectorlegal.org/donate

Naomi is survived by her daughters Sasha Harris-Cronin and Leah Hammond of San Francisco, CA, stepson Noah Hammond of Martinez, CA, grandson Z Harris Taylor and his parent Nyx Taylor; older brothers Ethan, Michael and Joel Harris, sisters in-law Ruth Weiner Harris, Diane Harris, Louise Dubé and Arlene Iverson, Brother in-law Bob Hammond, nephews Av, Baruch, Menachem, Aaron, Simon and Daniel Harris, and niece Yehudis Barmatz, and many loving cousins. Naomi is also survived by her two former husbands Tom Hammond of Nederland, CO and John Cronin of Garrison, NY.

Strength and comfort to the mourners. Peace on the neshama of Naomi bat Baruch v’Esther. May her memory be always for a blessing,

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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