Tuesday, January 26th 2021   |

Jewish community matriarch Karen Soll succumbs to cancer

KAREN ZUCKERMAN SOLL, a lifelong resident of New Orleans, passed away peacefully in her home on January 12, 2021. She was 75.


A distinguished Lion of Judah, Soll was very active in the Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans, a lifetime member of Hadassah and a member of Women’s American ORT. Dedicated to the Jewish community, she was a member of Congregations Chevra Thilim, Beth Israel and Gates of Prayer.

She was a graduate of Fortier High School, 

During her years-long battle with cancer she found joy traveling including family trips to Israel, summers in Colorado, worldwide cruises and enjoying out-of-town life cycle events with family members. 

She is survived by her husband of over 55 years, Dr. Edward Lee Soll; her three children Michael (Stacey), Shea (Michelle) and Gregg (Ellen); eight grandchildren; and her sister Esther Shaiman of Philadelphia.

A graveside funeral will be a private on Thursday, January 14 at 1:00 p.m. The service was  officiated by Rabbi David Gerber and Emeritus Rabbi Robert Loewy, both of Congregation Gates of Prayer.

In lieu of flowers please consider making a donation in her honor by designating a gift to the Karen Soll Lion of Judah Endowed Fund to support the many causes close to her heart. (Checks may be sent to the Jewish Endowment Foundation of Louisiana at One Galleria Blvd., Suite 1040, Metairie, LA 70001 or made at www.jef@jefno.org with designation in Karen’s memory.)

Alternatively, please feel free to make a donation in her memory to the charity of your choice.

Arrangements were by Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home.

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