Congregational Guestbook for Frances “Frankie” Sontheimer Wolff

Frankie was an amazing person, and an inspiration to all of us who became involved in Jewish community work in New Orleans. Much love and deepest condolences to the entire family and to everyone who loved her. Her memory will live on in our hearts. 

Lisa Gurk Herman

Although I knew this was inevitable, it still saddens me to learn of Frankie’s death. Rabbi Ehrlich voiced all the attributes that I would have used. Frankie encouraged me and showed me how to become involved in the Jewish community when I first moved to New Orleans. I am grateful for all that I learned from her. 

Joanie Cox

I had the pleasure of knowing Frankie through Sue, my next-door neighbor. Although I didn’t know Frankie well, I always found her to be so full of energy and great warmth. It was a true pleasure to be with her and share in great conversation and laughter. I am so blessed to have known her and will miss her. I will always think of her as a lovely force of nature! My husband, Art, and I send our very deepest condolences to Sue, Izak, and the entire family. May God and happy memories of Frankie give you comfort. 

Sue Mohn

Our sincere condolences to all of Frankie’s family. Frankie was a lovely woman and will be remembered fondly by all who knew her.

Jaymi and Mark Baum

Frankie was a great woman and a loving friend whom we will miss profoundly. May her memory be a blessing to all who knew and loved her. 

Rabbi Victor and Hinda Hoffman, Jerusalem

Dear Len and Sue,
We were sorry to learn of your mother’s passing.She was certainly a blessing to those of us lucky enough to have been part of her life in New Orleans. She leaves a legacy of love and service in her NewBridge community and her lifelong home New Orleans. We have such fond memories of Frankie and Len’s friendship with Lil and Irv. We feel fortunate to have known her and been part of her world over many decades. She will be sorely missed.
Love Marilyn and Alan

Marilyn and Alan Levin

Memories of a lost friend like Frankie are much stronger than to be erased by physical presence , it is engraved in the heart . Goodbye Frankie. 


Frankie was my neighbor and special friend in the Charles House condos in New Orleans, LA for about 20 years. I was most fortunate to have her as a close friend. I will miss her and her wonderful spirit and cherish many wonderful memories of times shared together. 

Leila Schumacher