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Froma Fallik, z”l

It is with such deep sadness that I share that Froma Fallik died early Sunday morning at Hospice Care in Louisville.  Her loving and devoted husband Josh was by her side throughout her dying process and in her final moments, Froma was very comfortable and very peaceful.

Froma has been the wonderful director of Bonai Shalom’s Hebrew school, loved by students, teachers and parents alike and loved and respected throughout the community.  We are all devastated by this loss.

Froma at the Chidush Awards, April 2010

Because of the Sukkot Holiday starting Sunday night, the funeral is delayed until Wednesday, October 3, 2 pm at Mountain View Cemetery, 3016 Kalmia Avenue (next to the JCC).  Shiva will not start until after Simchat Torah next week.  We will keep everyone informed as we get more information.

Alehah hashalom – Peace on Froma’s gentle soul as she continues her journey.

Hamakom y’nachem – May God grant comfort and strength to Josh, Yoni, Nomi and Rachel, and to Froma’s sister Rosie and brother Mark and their families.

Blessings of strength and comfort to all of us,
Rabbi Marc

Update: Froma will be at Crist Mortuary for three days until the burial on Wednesday and the Chevra Kadisha needs some volunteer help filling slots for shemirah, the holy mitzvah of sitting with the deceased, helping her on her journey. 

Shifts are generally two hours long and will be needed night and day. 

To volunteer and be placed on the schedule, call Ruth Seagull at: 303 554 8180. If you want to help out, but have never done this mitzvah before, please mention this to Ruth when you call and she will guide you through it. 

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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One comment

  1. I am just now learning that my long-time friend Froma is gone. I've tried to contact her a couple of times over the last year, and just assumed that she was busy or whatever. Rabbi Soloway, thank you for the beautiful eulogy I found on your blog, and thank you to your congregation for loving my friend while you had the opportunity.