Baruch Dayan HaEmet – Dr. Leonard Brown z”l

Dr. Leonard Brown (Leib ben Shmuel v’Bayla), father of Beth Ornstein, died peacefully at his home early on Thursday afternoon at his home in San Diego. He would have turned 95 on June 14th, he was aware until the very end and was surrounded by family for which he was very grateful.

Leonard will be buried on Sunday at 11am in San Diego and there will be two nights of shiva back in Boulder.

Tuesday 13th and Wednesday 14th at 7pm at Beth and Peter’s home
5265 Centennial Trail, Boulder, 80303

May the soul of Leib nem Shmuel v’Bayla be at peace.

Hamakom y’nachem – strength and comfort to the mourners, Beth and Peter, Adam and Maya and Beth’s siblings Linda (David), Richard (Ellen) and Andy and all their families.

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.