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Our love and support to the Family of Rabbi Coran on her Passing

Dear Rockdale Temple Family,

It is with great heaviness in our hearts that we inform you of the death of our beloved rabbi, Sigma Faye Coran. Rabbi Coran passed away peacefully on Friday morning after spending her last days surrounded by her family and loved ones.

We turn our hearts to her husband, Rabbi Matthew Kraus, her children, Jacob (Kim), Shirah, Micah, and Eden, and her entire family, as they grieve their enormous loss. We join them in sorrow, remembering Rabbi Coran with great love, admiration, and respect. As we sit with our own pain and grief, we ask for privacy for Rabbi Coran’s family.

Due to the current pandemic, funeral services will be private. We will have opportunities in the coming days to come together as a sacred congregation to mourn, remember, and honor our rabbi, teacher, and friend.

Baruch Dayan HaEmet – We praise You, Judge of Truth.

Zecher tzadika livracha – May the memory of our righteous one be for a blessing.

James G. Heldman, President

Rabbi Meredith Kahan, Associate Rabbi


Letter from Rabbi Coran with postscript from Jim Heldman and Rabbi Kahan      

Letters from Rabbi Coran with postscript from Jim Heldman and Rabbi Kahan; and from our board president, Jim Heldman. Click on the thumbnail to enlarge.

Mi Shebeirach Prayer Service for Rabbi Coran, May 6, 2020
Fri, May 29 2020 6 Sivan 5780