WASSER, Rabbi Joel, age 50, of Littleton, Colorado, formerly of Tampa died Friday, May 2, 2014. Rabbi Wasser was born in Toronto, Canada to Leo & Rae Wolf Wasser. He earned his BA's from Columbia University and the Jewish Theological Seminary where he received his Rabbinical ordination. He served congregations in Great Neck and Elmira, New York before dedicating 13 years as Rabbi to Congregation Kol Ami in Tampa. He briefly served a Louisville, Kentucky synagogue prior to his move to Colorado. Giving to others and teaching Torah is what fueled Rabbi Wasser's passion along with his love for his children. Survivors include his mother, Rae, wife, Chanah Cohn, four children, Ayala, Shira, Yoni (mother, Amy Wasser) and daughter, Nehara, siblings, Ellen, Eric & Lloyd along with many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, 10:00 AM at Congregation Kol Ami, 3919 Moran Road, Tampa. Interment will be at Gan Shalom Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Jewish National Fund or the charity of ones choice. Condolences amy be expressed online at segalfuneralhome.com.
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Published in TBO.com on May 5, 2014