Sue and I were in Maui when we heard of the Rabbi's passing. It hit me pretty hard. Edna, I'm still here for you if you need anything...at all. Thinking of and praying for you,
Randall was my cousin. I knew him before he became a Rabbi and was proud to call him my friend. I will miss him greatly. He was truly an inspiration to me. I am sorry I wasn't able to attend his funeral and that I am not in Nashville so I could be of help to Edna who I love also. Shalom, Mac Lyons
Over the past 50 years Randy was my Rabbi, teacher and friend. He presided over my Bar Mitzvah in 1964 and, along with my father, imparted to me much of the heart of my Jewish identity and sense of connection to my faith. As I grew older I was fortunate to get to know him as an adult. He performed my marriage ceremony in 1981 and when my father died in 1997 he officiated at his funeral and once more touched my heart deeply. Over the years we lunched together periodically and I visited him in his home. I hold a deep abiding love for him in my heart both as a mentor and dear friend. He is and will alway be a blessing. I extend my deepest sympathy to Edna and family. What a beautiful service in commemoration of his life the last two days have been. I know how proud he'd be of you all. Warmest regards always.
Dear Edna: Randy was a kind, gentle, brilliant man. He was the perfect Rabbi. It was a privilege to know him and to call him cousin. My thoughts and prayers are with you, Edna, and Jonathan and Heidi.. Harriet Lefkowitz Fader
I am from the family of the late Radford & Mettie Stewart and Rabbi Falk and his family were always so good to our family who were caretakers at Temple Cemetery back in the 50s and 60s. Rabbi Falk comforted my grandfather when it was his time to go. Our family's thoughts and prayers go out to Edna and her entire family.
As a 72 year old man, I think back to when I was a teenager and remember the encouragement and support I received from Rabbi Falk. It evokes many strong and positive feelings. He was a good man. My sympathy to his family.
Our prayers and thoughts are with you.
Martha and Don Arkovitz
I was saddened to learn of the death of Rabbi Falk. He was the rabbi at my confirmation and my wedding in 1953
at Anshe Hesed Temple. I remember him as a warm and inspiring leader. My sincerest condolences to his family.
Our hearts and sympathy extend to Edna and the entire Falk family in loving memory of this fine and kind human being. Rabbi Falk married us over 42 years ago and influenced our lives and family in so many subtle and meaningful ways. The community knew him as a courageous leader and we knew him as an endearing, thoughtful, spiritual Rabbi and friend. Blessed is his memory.
Randy was my rabbi growing up, and a good friend for several years in which I lived near Nashville. He was a true teacher, giving us one of the seminal experiences in social justice that I've had in my long life through his chaplaincy of a NELFTY (youth group) weekend in Sharon PA in 1957. His teaching on the prophets in general and Isaiah in particular (which I took at the University of the South in 1988-90) deepened both my love of scripture and my understanding of my own spirituality and work. I will miss him greatly.
Peace to you all,
Lynn (Wallerstein) Huber
Rabbi Falk was truly one of the most inspiring people I have ever known. He will be greatly missed.
Rabbi Falk was very ecumenical, we saw him often in the United Methodist Discipleship series on the Old Testamentfeatures. At Dodson Chapel United Methodist Church he preached for us, after our visit to The Temple, and he is the only Rabbi that ate with us in my 40 plus years of ministry. Thank you Rabbi and God bless you and yours. Rev. Jacqueline Sojourner
Uncle Randy was an important part of my family's life from my birth in Erie PA. At Rabbi Falk's invitation we moved to Nashville where for 3 years my father Franklin Fox worked as director of Eduation at the Temple. Rabbi officiated at my wedding and my father's funeral in Erie.
We kept in touch over the years and I treasure a hand written note Uncle Randy sent me a few years ago.
May his memory be for a blessing.
I am sending love to Aunt Edna and the family.