YESHIVA BETH YEHUDAH
School for Boys • Beth Jacob School for Girls • Early Childhood Development Center
15751 W. Lincoln Drive • Southfield, MI 48076 • (248) 557-6750
"The entire wmid is sustained by the Torah study of young children"
During the coming week, the students of Yeshiva Beth Yehudah
will study in memory of the following departed friends.
In addition, Kaddish will be said during the daily minyan.
Tamuz 24 / July 31
Tamuz 28 / August 4
Albert A. Craine
Louis Jack Weiss
Tamuz 26 / August 2
Tamuz 25 / August 1
Tamuz 27 / August 3
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Av 1 / August 6
Moses Israel Beshkin
Hirsh Dovid Unrot
Goldie Waxman (Shafer)
Mollie Hannah Kane
Sanford Louis Coleman
Jordan Brian Gunsher
Tamuz 29 / August 5
Irwin Ronald Wolfe
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Nana Duben was known as
the "first voice heard" when
persons called the Yad Ezra
kosher food pantry office. Besides
being the Berkley-based group's
administrative assistant for eight
years, Mrs. Duben was also "the
most loving, giving, selfless person"
for her family, said daughter Sara
Mrs. Duben handled a variety of
tasks for Yad Ezra, a group that serv-
ices low-income Jews, including tak-
ing food orders, sending tributes,
providing information to callers and
Mrs. Duben, 59, of
Southfield, died unexpectedly
July 2, 2005, at Providence
Hospital, Southfield. She had a
variety of heart problems for
the past several years, said her
She said that Mrs. Duben
took care of her parents, the
late Cantor Hyman and Ruth
Adler, for much of her adult
life. The Adlers lived with the
Dubens, Mrs. Duben being
their primary caregiver.
She gave up a potential career
as a music teacher to care for
her parents during their lengthy
illnesses. Before her parents
became ill, Mrs. Duben attend-
ed Wayne State University in
Detroit for two years, but
dropped out to care for them.
Nearly eight years ago, she
had completed a computer class
offered to older adults when
she learned of the Yad Ezra
"It was a perfect fit," said
Survivors include her husband,
Mrs. Duben died just five days
Duben; daughters and son-
before marking her eighth anniver-
in-law, Sara and Marc Wasser of
sary with the group, said Lea Luger,
Farmington Hills and Debbie Duben
Yad Ezra's development director.
of Southfield; brothers and sisters-in-
In her position, Mrs. Duben also
law, Haskell and Barbara Adler of
provided information to callers in a
pleasant, helpful and articulate man- Southfield, Cantor Asher and Sandra
Adler of Oak Park, and sister, Prissy
ner," Luger said. "She could be
Bachaiov of Farmington Hills.
counted on to explain familial rela-
Interment was at Beth Tefilo
tionships, kashrut issues and the
Emanuel Cemetery. Contributions
intricacies of our community. She
exuded a sense of calmness and com- may be made to Yad Ezra, 2850 W.
11 Mile, Berkley, MI 48072.
passion and treated everyone with
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and volunteers became her extended
family, Luger said, "quick to offer
advice and support while possessing a
wonderful wit. She genuinely cared
about the clients and could be over-
heard sharing medical advice, recipes
or lending a sympathetic ear. Above
all, she was kind."
Sara said her mother's sense of giving
was passed on to others who knew her.
"Family was most important to
her," Sara stressed. "She called her
brothers and sister daily and was a
caregiver to her extended family."
Even when she developed heart
disease eight years ago, she "lived life
to the fullest — she didn't com-
plain," Sara said.