Baruch Dayan HaEmet – Ellie Berg z”l

Ellie Berg, daughter of Carly and Josh Berg, died Sunday afternoon, November 19, 2023 in a tragic accident.  The family and community are heartbroken at the loss of this sweet, funny, radiant, energetic, loving little girl, who has been described as a beautiful spirit and an old soul, who loved and cherished life.  Everyone is in shock and there are no words to express this grief.

There will be a graveside funeral on Tuesday November 21st at 2pm at Mountain View Cemetery, 3016 Kalmia Ave, Boulder, CO 80301.
We invite parents to use their discretion in whether to bring children to what is likely to be a very emotional funeral.

​​​​​​​Carly and Josh Berg have been very comforted by the presence of family, friends and community following the devastating loss of their daughter Ellie.  They are very grateful for the visits and would like to extend the shiva visitation times as follows:
Friday November 24, 11am-3pm
Saturday 6-9pm
Sunday 2-5pm
at their home: 833 Laurel Avenue, Boulder, 80303

There will be short services and opportunities for kaddish during these times.

Josh and Carly are grateful for the stories and memories of their beautiful daughter and they welcome your children to their home.

If you would like to help with food, here is a mealtrain for the Berg Family:

Ellie was a beloved student at the JCC preschool and at Bonai Shalom’s Hebrew School. Carly is Bonai Shalom’s bookkeeper and the family is adored in the JCC community, where Josh has been on the safety and security team for years, and beyond.  We offer Ellie’s parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends, who all love her so much, strength and comfort at this time.

Anyone wishing to make a donation in Ellie’s memory can direct it to the Boulder JCC ,  Congregation Bonai Shalom or Humane Society of Boulder Valley

Shalom on the neshama of Gavriella Luba bat Yehoshua Avraham v’ Tziril Fagel. May Ellie’s wise and gentle soul, taken far too soon, be at peace and may her memory always be 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.

One comment

  1. Dear Berg and Grossman family,
    It is so hard to put words on paper to express the sympathy empathy and compassion for what we can not begin to imagine you are going through . You are in our thoughts and prayers.. we are truly pained .
    G-d works in mysterious ways & there must be a bigger plan and purpose for Ellie …
    The Kluge Family