Baruch Dayan HaEmet – Barbara Trager z”l

Baruch Dayan HaEmet – Barbara Trager z”l

Tom Trager z”l and Barbara Trager z”l

Barbara Trager passed away in the early hours of Shabbat morning, July 6th, 2024 from heart failure.  Barbara is predeceased by her husband Tom by just over a year and this is a very sad loss indeed.  Barbara is adored as mother to Mara and Josh, grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin and close friend to many.  She has a been a pillar of Bonai Shalom’s community as a great activist in many ways and she will be greatly missed.

The memorial and burial will be on Tuesday morning, July 9th
9.30am – Service at Bonai Shalom (on livestream here )
11am – Burial at Mountain View Cemetery, 3016 Kalmia Ave, Boulder, CO 80301

Following the burial, immediate and out of town family only will go back to the house

Wednesday July 10th
4-6pm Shiva visitation with a short service at 5pm at Barbara’s home
3561 4th Street, Boulder, 80304

Please repsect the family’s specific request for this to be a quiet and respectful gathering following traditional etiquette in house of mourning.  You can learn more here.

There may be more shiva gatherings and minyanim in Denver and we will keep you informed.

If you would like to sit shmirah for Barbara, you can sign up here
If you feel moved to give tzedakah in Barbara’s memory, the family ask it be directed to Bonai Shalom or a charity of your choice.
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May the neshama of Basha Leah, Barbara Trager, be at peace and remembered always for a blessing.

Hamakom y’nachem
 – we wish strength and comfort to Mara and Josh and their families, including her three adored grandchildren, to Barbara’s siblings, nieces, nephews and cousins.

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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