LETTER TO THE EDITOR: In Memory of Keta Sodrel

Dear Editor,
The Jewish Community of Louisville and Israel lost a true friend on New Year’s Day when Keta Sodrel succumbed to cancer at South Central Indiana Hospice.

Indeed, Keta a vibrant, 65-years-young lady, was an avid supporter of Israel as an active member of Christians United For Israel (CUFI). Keta was a remarkable, petite, elegant lady with a large, caring heart.

She and her husband, Mike Sodrel, former congressman from southern Indiana, were known by many in the Jewish community for sharing private tours of
Congress and entertaining multicultural groups in their welcoming home. Together, the Sodrels travelled to Israel dozens of times.

All who knew her have fond memories of lunches and dinners with Keta and Mike, discussing ways of supporting Israel in its constant and uninterrupted battle to survive and prosper as the only democracy in the Middle East.

We will greatly mourn the loss of our good friend and ally; and, cherish the sweet memories of our time with her. Our hearts go out to Mike and the family that lost a loving wife, mother, grandmother, daughter and sister all too soon.

Helen Wahba

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