Baruch Dayan HaEmet – Zafrira Ben-Joseph z”l

Zafrira Ben-Joseph (Zafi), mother of Eirit Yonatan and Ron Ben-Joseph and mother-in-law of Bonai Board member Alon Yonatan died on Thursday, November 30, 2023.  She passed away peacefully with Eirit by her side after several years of illness. Zafi was always very proud to have been born in 1948 in Haifa just a few months before the State of Israel! Zafi was a Hebrew School teacher, a journalist and always very involved in community and loved her family!  She was a beloved and devoted mother, grandmother and friend and will be greatly missed.

There was a graveside funeral at Mountain View Cemetery, 3016 Kalmia Ave, Boulder, CO 80301 on Sunday at 1pm

Shiva will be on Sunday from 4-8pm with a short service at 6pm
at the Yonatan’s home 5336 Oak Tree Court, Boulder, CO. 80301

Anyone wanting to give Tzedakah in Zafi’s memory can direct it to:
Hadassah , Friends of the Israeli Defense Forces (FIDF) or Bonai Shalom .

Zafi is mourned by her husband Israel, her sister Dalia Perel in Israel, daughter Eirit, son Ron, son-in-law Alon and her granddaughters Amanda and Ellie, whom she adored!  

May the memory of Zafrira bat Eliyahu v’Shulamit be for a blessing and her neshama at peace. 
Hamakom y’nachem – strength and comfort to all the mourners.

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.