Ibn Gabriol, and an orchestral piece
commissioned by the Chabad-
Lubavitch Foundation of Michigan
had its roots in the gematria, the
system of Jewish numerology.
On Feb. 3, the Jewish Communi-
ty Center's Festival Dancers, for
whom Mrs. Lebenbom had written
several compositions, co-presented
her with a special lifetime award for
her contributions to Jewish artistic
expression at the Jewish Women in
the Arts awards.
In November 1997, the Detroit
Symphony Orchestra premiered
Mrs. Lebenbom's orchestral tour de
force, Kaleidoscope Turning, which
was performed on 550 radio stations
nationally and internationally.
After his wife's death, David
Lebenbom received a call from the
New York City Ballet. In her memo-
ry, the ballet will choreograph
Kaleidoscope Turning for perform-
ance next year in New York.
"It's very hard to describe the feel-
ing you have for someone you are so
close to for so many years," David
Lebenbom said about his wife. "But,
in retrospect, I can say: I've met
popes, kings and presidents — but
she was the most remarkable person
I ever met."
Mrs. Lebenbom is survived by her
husband, David Lebenbom; daugh-
ters and sons-in-law, Dr. Miriam
Lebenbom-Mansour and Dr. Alfred
Mansour of Franklin, Sally and Don
Keaton of Grand Rapids; sons and
daughters-in-law, Matthew and
Andrea Lebenbom of West
Bloomfield, Michael and Dr. Kaudia
Lebenbom of Birmingham; grand-
children, Joshua and Moriah
Mansour, Benjamin and Shayna
Keaton, Steven and Daniel
Lebenbom and Sonja Lebenbom;
brother and sister-in-law, Eugene
and Gail Friedman of Illinois; sister
and brother-in-law, Barbara and
Edward Klarman of Southfield; and
sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law,
Milton and Marjorie Lebenbom,
Pearl and Tony Bellom.
Interment was at Beth El
Memorial Park. Contributions may
be made to Children's Hospital of
Disorders Department, 3901
Beaubien, Detroit, MI 48201.
Arrangements by Ira Kaufman
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