Baruch Dayan HaEmet – Solomon Kimerling z”l

Solomon Kimerling (Shlomo Pinchas ben Mordechai Lieb v’Tamara), father of Elise, Michael, Judith and Leslie, passed away peacefully early on the morning of April 7, 2022, surrounded by his family in Boulder.  Sol was very deeply loved for his wit, wisdom, kindness and generosity and will be greatly missed. Sol moved to Boulder to live with his daughter Leslie and her partner Butch in 2018 and loved his last years of life here with mountain views, blue skies and clouds of Colorado. Before Covid, Sol loved attending services at Bonai Shalom and shared his amazing stories with the community. 

Sol will be buried back home in Birmingham next to his beloved Rita on Sunday.

Service Times and locations
Temple Beth El, Birmingham – Sunday April 10th at 11 am CDT/ 10 am MDT, followed by burial at Elmwood Cemetery. The Temple service will be streamed here.

Shiva location and hours in Birmingham
Sunday following service until 5pm and Monday (11th), 4-7pm at the home of Rachel and Tony Fargason (5028 Mountain Ridge Parkway, Birmingham, AL 35222)

Shiva location and hours in Boulder
Wednesday (13th) and Thursday (14th), 4-7 pm with 6pm Minyan at the home of Leslie Kimerling and Butch Weaver (1162 Cherryvale Road, Boulder, CO 80303)

Anyone wishing to give tzedakah in Sol’s honor, the family are requesting The Street Squash Rita C. Kimerling College Scholarship Fund ( https://streetsquash.org/ ) or a charity of your choice.

We wish great peace on Sol’s neshama.

Blessings of comfort and strength to the mourners Elise Kimerling Wirtschafter (Gary Wirtschafter) of Beverly Hills, CA; Judith P. Kimerling of New York City; Michael E. Kimerling (Anne Dumoulin) of Paris, France; and Leslie M. Kimerling (Butch Weaver) of Boulder, CO; three grandchildren: Eric D. Wirtschafter (Gloriana Mohr), Carla M. Wirtschafter (Joseph Thorpe), and Valerie A. Wirtschafter (Cody Giddings); and six great-grandchildren: Landon and William Wirtschafter; Avital, Erez, and Oren Gan-Levy and Julian Weaver-Ulrich and his sister Paula Fae Kimerling Wolfe.

Blessings
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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