We Get Questions
Q : I just returned from our neighbor's visitation
at a Christian funeral home. There were hundreds
of floral arrangements. Why is it that flowers seem
to be so rare at a Jewish funeral?
For Jewish funerals, there is no "visitation"
before the ceremony and that accounts for the lack
of flowers. Generations ago, visitation occurred at
the deceased's home. Prior to modern embalming
techniques — still prohibited in Jewish funerals —
flowers not only beautified a home, but also
protected against any unpleasant odors from
having the deceased lying there for days.
Program for Holocaust
Survivors and Families hosts
a benefit pre-glow and preview
showing of Fiddler on the Roof
Wed, April 21, with
Cantor Harold Orbach as Tevya.
Fiddler on the Roof
7:30 pm, April 21.
JET Theater in the
D. Dan and Betty. Kahn
Jewish Community Center,
6600 W. Maple Road,
Eugene & Marcia Applebaum
Jewish Community Campus
6:15 pm, pre-glow in lobby
of Jewish Community Center;
7:30 pm, performance in
JET Theater; intimate program
Tickets are $118 or $180,
depending on seating.
A service of the Jewish
Home & Aging Services.
To purchase tickets,
or for more information,
call Program for Holocaust
Survivors and Families at
(248) 661-2999 ext. 299.
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a housewares executive and a founding
member of Temple Emanu-El.
Mr. Sachs is survived by his son
and daughter-in-law, Michael and
Maureen Sachs of California; daugh-
ter and son-in-law, Rosanne and
Stephen Ezer of California; grand-
children, Melissa and Paul Martin,
Deborah Ezer; great-grandchildren,
Bradley Martin and Derek Martin.
He was the beloved husband of the
late Shirley Sachs; dear brother of
the late Murry Sachs.
Interment at BettEl Memorial
Park. Contributions may be made to
the ATMRF, 1801 Century Park E,
Suite 1910, Los Angeles, CA 90067.
Arrangements by Ira Kaufman
MARLENE KEYSTONE SCHATZ,
73, of Sparks, Nev., died April 5,
2004. She was born in Detroit and
lived in Albuquerque, N.M., Palm
Desert, Calif., and most recently,
Sparks. She received her undergradu-
ate degree from the University of New
Mexico and graduate degree from
Wayne State University.
Mrs. Schatz owned a party plan-
ning business for 30 years in
Detroit. She returned to college to
become a physician assistant and
practiced in Albuquerque, primarily
in the field of organ donation and
transplantation. She was also an
artist, lover of adventure, animals
and spent four years traveling
around the U.S. and Canada.
She is survived by her son and
daughter-in-law, Mark Schatz and
Amy Peele; daughter and son-in-law,
Andrea Schatz and Zachary Nathan;
grandchildren, Gracie and Bennett
Schatz; brother and sister-in-law, Jay
and Lanie Keystone; partner, Elissa
Hepner. She was the loving daughter
of the late John and the late Anne
A celebration of her life will take
place May 30 in Reno, Nev.
Contributions may be made to a char-
ity of one's choice or to the Friends of
Novato Library South Novato
Furnishings Fund, 3501 Civic Center
Drive, Suite 414, San Rafael, CA
94903. This announcement was
placed at the request of the family by
Ira Kaufman Chapel.
BESSIE SIMON SOLOM, 92, of
Farmington Hills, died April 6, 2004.
She was a life member of Hadassah.
Mrs. Solom is survived by her hus-
band, Archie Solom of Farmington Hills.
Interment at Clover Hill Park
Cemetery. Contributions may be
made to Hadassah, 5030 Orchard
Lake Road, West Bloomfield, MI
48323 or Jewish Hospice and
Chaplaincy Network. Arrangements
by Ira Kaufman Chapel.
HELEN STONE, 81, died April 7,
She is survived by her son, Harold
Stone of Royal Oak. She was the
beloved wife of the late Harry Stone;
loving daughter of the late Harry and
Netti Williams; dear sister of the late
Services and interment at Hebrew
Memorial Park. Arrangements by
Hebrew Memorial Chapel.
HAROLD LOUIS STRALSER, of
Las Vegas, formerly of Detroit, died
April 4, 2004. He was a furniture
Mr. Stralser is survived by his wife,
Deanne Stralser; son and daughter-
in-law, Steven and Rosemary Stralser
of Arizona; daughter, Carol Heiser;
grandchildren, Amy and Gary Neiss,
Marcy and Randy Lewis, Lisa,
Jennifer and Scott Heiser; four great-
grandchildren; sister, Dorothy
Brown of Bloomfield Hills. He was
the beloved husband of the late
Janice Stralser; loving brother of the
late Ruth Stein and the late Bernard
Stralser; dear brother-in-law of the
late Peter Brown and the late Sol
Interment in Phoenix, Ariz.
Contributions may be made to the
Peter and Dorothy Brown Adult Day
Care Fund, c/o Jewish Federation,
PO Box, 2030, 6735 Telegraph
Road, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48303.
This announcement was placed at
the request of the family by Ira
BERNARD WERBE, 82, former
Detroiter of Hollywood, Fla. Died
March 29, 2004.
He is survived by his daughter and
son-in-law, Susan and Robert
Hermann of Scarsdale, N.Y.; son and
daughter-in-law, Johnny and
Christina of Brooklyn; four grand-
sons; sister and brother-in-law, Lois
and Phillip Brodax of Los Angeles;
brother, Robert Werbe of Healdsburg,