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We Get Questions
Q : Can you explain the concept of a plain
A: Although there is no religious connotation
to the use of pine, there is the implication of
simplicity, just as it is with a plain shroud for
everyone. Pine was a soft wood, readily available
and inexpensive. The casket business began in the
times of the plagues, when great numbers of
people were dying suddenly. Caskets insured that
people would not have to come into direct
contact with the dead.
5th Annual Jewish Community
Center Lenore Marwil
Jewish Film Festival,
The, April 27 — Sat, May 8,
at various locations
Films include dramas, documen-
taries, features and shorts. Topics
involve Israel; The Holocaust;
Jewish Life; Jewish humor, and
homosexuality and Judaism.
Appearing at: United Artists
Theatre, Commerce; Birmingham
8 Theatre, Birmingham; The
Michigan Theatre, Ann Arbor, and
The Palace Theatre, Windsor.
Tickets $95/person for festival pass
for unlimited number of films; or
$8/person for individual films in
advance or at door.
For schedules, refer to
www.jccdet.org, or call JCC
Jewish Life and Learning
Department at (248) 432-5577.
Sponsored by -Park West Gallery,
To purchase tickets,
or for more information,
call David Magidson at
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OBITS from page
LEE LIPNER, 60, of Southfield, died
April 17, 2004. He was an executive
in the motion picture industry. He
received his master's degree from
Illinois Institute of Technology in pho-
tography and trained. as a film lab
technician at Technicolor-Chicago
before beginning his career locally with
Producers Color Service.
Mr. Lipner was a co-founder of
Image Express creative film boutique.
He also helped direct operations at the
Film Craft Labs division of Grace &
Wild. Recently, Mr. Lipner was pre-
sented with a ceremonial slate for
great vision and service to the com-
munity on behalf of the Detroit
Producers Association. Grace & Wild
announced the Lee Lipner Scholarship
Program, which will annually fund a
paid internship in the industry
He is survived by his wife of 39
years, Pearl Lipner of Southfield;
daughter, Lisa Anne Lipner Drostova
of San Francisco; sister, Janet M.
Lipner of Chicago.
Interment in Chicago. Contribu-
tions may be directed to Michigan
Humane Society, 3600 Auburn Road,
Rochester Hills 48309. Arrangements
by Ira Kaufman Chapel.
HENRY REMINGTON, 97, of
Detroit, died April 17, 2004.
He is survived by his wife, Greta
Remington; many dear friends.
Services and interment at Adat
Shalom Memorial Park. Arrangements
by Hebrew Memorial Chapel.
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RUTH ROSE,NTHAL, 92, of West
Bloomfield, died April 14, 2004. She
was a. member of Hadassah, the
National Council of Jewish Women,
Maimonedes and Adat
and its sisterhood.
Mrs. Rosenthal is
survived by her sons
Dr. Leonard and Janet
Rosenthal of West
and Carol Rosenthal of
Farmington Hills, Benjamin and Marta
Rosenthal of Franklin, Dr. Jerome and
Laurie Rosenthal of West Bloomfield;
grandchildren, Beth and Ry.n Lescoe,
Alan, Eric, Jill, Rachel, Jennifer, Eryn
and Julie Rosenthal; great-grandson,
Ashton Lescoe; sisters, Blanche
Feigenson, Gertrude Schmittel; brother
and sister-in-law, Philip and Evelyn
Feigenson; sisters-in-law and brother-in-
law; Goldie Rieger, Sigmund Rosenthal,
Ann Rosenthal and Paula Posen. She
was the beloved wife of the late Dr.
Samuel Rosenthal; dear sister-in-law of
the late Harry Rosenthal, the late Willie
Rosenthal and the late Joel Rosenthal.
Interment at Adat Shalom Memorial
Park. Contributions may be made to a
charity of one's choice. Arrangements
by Ira Kaufman Chapel.
BESSIE SIMON SOLOM, 92, of
West Bloomfield, died April 6, 2004.
She was a life member of Hadassah.
Mrs. Solom is survived by her hus-
band, Archie Solom of West
Bloomfield; nieces and nephews,
Florence and Maxwell Schwartz of
Farmington Hills, Jacqueline and
Martin Bleich of Tucson, Natalie and
David Eisenberg of Tucson, Jack and
Jeanne Simon of West Bloomfield. She
was the beloved sister of the late Calvin
Simon, the late Nathan Simon, the late
Meyer Simon, the late Morris Simon,
the late Reuben Simon, the late Mary
Brader, the late Esther Mendelsohn and
the late Emma Silverman.
Interment at Clover Hill Park
Cemetery. Contributions may be
made to Hadassah, 5030 Orchard
Lake Road, West Bloomfield 48323 or
Jewish Hospice and Chaplaincy
Network, 24123 Greenfield Road,
Southfield 48075. Arrangements by
Ira Kaufman Chapel.
POLINA VAYSENBERG, 91, of Oak
Park, died April 3, 2004.
She is survived by her sons and .
daughters-in-law, Daniel and Susana
Vaysenberg of West Bloomfield,
Monya and Bronya Vaysenberg of
Israel; daughters and sons-in-law,
Yeleni and Michael Averbukh of Rego
Park, N.Y., Shifra and Reuvain
Ochakovsky of Israel; eight grandchil-
dren; 17 great-grandchildren. She was
the beloved wife of the late Joseph
Contributions may be made to a
charity of one's choice. Interment at
Beth Abraham Cemetery. Arrangements
by Hebrew Memorial Chapel.
The obituary for Doris Seifert (April
9) should have indicated that she was
the beloved wife of the late Harry