Jean Braunstein Katz, z”l

Jean Braunstein Katz, mother of Froma Fallik, passed away in Chicago on Friday just short of her 95th birthday.  Froma reported that her mother had a very peaceful end, reciting the Shema with Froma’s sister just before she died.  The funeral is at 2pm on Sunday May 2nd in New Jersey with one night of shiva there, then Monday in Chicago .  Froma and husband Josh Fallik will be returning to Boulder on Tuesday where Froma will sit the rest of shiva.

There will be minyanim at the following times:

Tuesday  7:30 pm

Wednesday   7:00 am and 7:30 pm

Thursday   7:00 am and 7:30 pm (the regular Bonai Thursday morning minyan will relocate)

Friday  7:00 am

All at the home of Josh & Froma, 830 McIntire Street, Boulder CO 80303.

Froma will also be sitting in the afternoon if anyone wants to pay a shiva call.

We will need the community’s help with food for the shiva minyanim as well as providing meals for Froma, Josh and Yoni through next Shabbat.  The Fallik’s home is kosher and vegetarian so meals will either need to be prepared in a kosher home or bought and hechshered (certified kosher).  If you would like to help, please email Amy Stein and let her know what and when you can bring food.  She will also be able to answer any questions about kashrut.

Hamakom y’nachem – May God grant strength and comfort to Froma and her family.  Alah hashalom – peace on the soul of Zahavah bat Yitzhak HaCohen v’Rivka.


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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    Jean Braunstein (Bratt) Katz, 94, of Deerfield, Il, formerly Perth Amboy, died Thursday, April 29, 2010 at Glenbrook Hospital Glenview, Il. Born June 20, 1915 in Kansas City, she married William Braunstein and lived in Perth Amboy. Bill died in 1977. Her second husband Seymour Katz is also deceased.

    Surviving are daughters Froma Fallik and husband Joshua, Rosalie Villano and husband Mark, son Marc Braunstein and wife Claudia , grandchildren Naomi Grun and husband Yoel, Jed, Rachel and Yoni Fallik, Bryan, Jeffery, and Elizabeth Villano, William Braunstein, Rosalie Schulman and husband Sol and Philip Braunstein, great grandchildren Sara, Zippy and Moshe Grun, sister Mary Gortenburg, Harry Bratt and late France Duberstein and Helen Sokol, treasured aunt, cousin and friend of many.

    Graveside service Sunday, 2:00pm May 2, 2010 at Beth Israel Cemetery corner of Woodbridge Center Drive and RT 1 North in Woodbridge. Family and friends will meet at the Administrative Offices of Beth Israel Cemetery at 1:30 on Sunday. Arrangements by Flynn and Son Funeral Homes 424 East Avenue Perth Amboy, NJ, Donations in her memory may be made to Hadassah, 3000 Dundee Road, Suite 313, Northbrook, Il 60062. Condolence messages to