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The Detroit Jewish News, 2003-06-06

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Jewish Puzzler

Cookies And Love

that the family be together for Friday
night dinners; and until she got sick, her
Staff-Writer
mother continued to bake her own chal-
lah and cook the chicken. She enjoyed
Igri hen highlighting Esther
the simple pleasures of her grandchil-
Goldenberg as a winner
dren and great-grandchildren, like hear-
of an Eight Over 80 sen-
ing great-grandson Alex Sklar reciting
ior adult hall of fame
the HaMotzi blessing over bread on
award two years ago, the Jewish News
Shabbat, seeing Sydney Gordon, her
noted she was known as the "the cookie
youngest great-grandchild, born 17
lady." She said she motivated fellow vol-
months ago on her birthday, and listen-
unteers by rewarding them with her
ing to her great-granddaughter Emily
homemade chocolate chip cookies, of
Sklar, who will become a bat mitzvah
which love was the "main ingredient."
June
14, practice her Torah portion.
Her family and friends knew her as
"She taught her family that
volunteer extraordinaire,
everyone has to give and do
who, among other accom-
good works," said her daugh-
plishments, collected over
ter. "She taught us to save
a quarter-million dollars
money at the beginning of
for her temple's religious
the week, not at the end. And
school.
always have enough to give
Esther B. Goldenberg,
somebody else, if not dollars,
90, of Farmington Hills
then pennies. And that you
died June 2, 2003, of kid-
have to do something with
ney failure.
your life besides play."
"She wasn't physically
When her husband of 60
able the past few years —
years died in 1992, Mrs.
she had troubles with her
Esther Goldenberg
Goldenberg moved in with
back and feet," said her
her daughter and her son-in-
daughter, Donna R. Sklar
law,
the
late
Lawrence Sklar. "I was
of Farmington Hills. "But sitting down,
amazed
by
the
multi-generations of
my mother accomplished more than
friends she has who love her," said her
most people who could walk miles."
Rabbi Norman Roman of Temple Kol daughter. "She was a strong-willed,
opinionated woman and everyone
Ami, where Goldenberg was a longtime
respected her for that and truly loved
member, agreed. "Esther coordinated
her."
much of our temple's fund-raising cam-
Rabbi Roman added that Mrs.
paign," he said.
Besides raising money for the religious Goldenberg wouldn't say "no" when
someone asked for help or advice. "And
school, she handled the ad book for a
Jewish National Fund auction, selling _ people wouldn't say 'no' to her, either,
when she asked them to buy ads or
$32,000 worth of advertising; and she
received a citation of honor on behalf of come to a meeting at the synagogue,"
the rabbi said.
the JNF's former Young Women's group
"At the synagogue, Esther was the
and a community service award. In
queen
bee," the rabbi added. "People
addition, Mrs. Goldenberg served as
always
came by to hug and greet her."
coordinator of the speakers bureau of
Esther
Goldenberg is survived by her
the Jewish Community Council of
daughter, Donna R. Sklar of
Metropolitan Detroit.
Farmington Hills; grandchildren, Stuart
But she was more than a fund-raiser.
Long before networking became a word, and Donna L. Sklar, Val Sklar, Karen
and Vernon Gordon; great-grandchil-
said Rabbi Roman, Mrs. Goldenberg
dren Emily and Alex Sklar, Adam and
connected those with similar values and
Sydney Gordon.
brought people together.
Mrs. Goldenberg was the beloved wife
"The three most important things in
of the late N. Norman Goldenberg and
my grandmother's life were her family,
the dear mother-in-law of the late
Judaism and doing good deeds for oth-
Lawrence
Sklar.
ers," said grandson Stuart Sklar of West
Interment
was at Adat Shalom
Bloomfield. He remembers sleeping at
Memorial Park. Contributions may be
his grandmother's house as a young
made to Hospice of Michigan, Temple
child when she would teach him the
Kol Ami, Botsford Hospital or the
Shema prayer and the value of Jewish
Kidney Foundation. Arrangements by
traditions and customs.
Ira Kaufman Chapel. 111
Donna Sklar said her mother insisted

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Across
1 Sass
4 Comedian George
10 Hester Street time
zone
13 Tzedakah
Hummus sauce
15 601
16 Freud inventions
17 Had by a gonif
18 Dreidel letter
19 Koufax specialty
21 Screech
22 Arthur Miller's spe-
cialty
24 Chazzer house
25 Name on towel
27 Air organization
28 More than one
29 Sanhedrin
33 Rothstein
36 Nizer's option
37 Brenner or Brubeck
38 Dinah or Pauly
39 Soon
40 Abram's brother
41 Saucy
42 Genesis starter
43 The Amidah at
times
44 Ancient Israeli capi-
tal
46 Actress St. John
47 Eve starter
48 Marx

49 Merrill to friends
52 Challah
55 Round for Spitz
56 Mourning week
58 Actor Steiger
59 Elijah disciple
62 Last word in syna-
gogues
63 Tel Aviv to Bet
She'an (direction)
64 Jacob's favorite
for peace?
65
66 Daniel's test locale
67 Shvitzes (English)
68 Dotted vays



Down
1 "Let there be
2 Tusks
3 Sephardic shekel?
4 Jewish Theological
Seminary
5 Deli
6 Teva offering
7 Fabric
8 • Gaza, to Jerusalem
(direction)
9 Mission Impossible star
10 Writer Ferber
11 Singer work
12 "Ginger" actress
Louise
13 Divorce documents
20 Jonah's prison
23 Felix Unger, actor

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26 Tzitzit site?
27 Canaanite or
Amorite
28 Kidnap victim
29 Mohel specialty
30 Nurse
31 " the Terrible" of
Treblinka
32 Acted the usurer?
33 Cleo killers
34 "Cheers" star
35 Lear to his friends
36 Prepare for seder
39 Affirmative
40 Tels
42 Baby's cover
43 Title for Jacob
Epstein
45 Never on Shabbat!
46 Noah's eldest
48 Buckwheat groats
49 Platform
50 Matzah makers?
51 The Klezmatics
52 Raised
53 Zionist Halprin
54 Adam's homeland
55 Plague?
57 Uriel's headgear
60 Golden rule
61 Einstein and
Dreyfuss

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