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July 28, 2005 - Image 86

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The Detroit Jewish News, 2005-07-28

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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

Sam Stoller

Tamuz 28 / August 4

Albert A. Craine

Louis Jack Weiss

Benjamin Aronson

Helen Goodstein

Esther Broder

Aby Lantor

Sidney Mitnick

Abe Letvin

Aaron Golub

Morris Trivax

Tamuz 26 / August 2

Abe Chausky

Sadie Weber

Helen Brode

Jack Coleman

Isaac Schmaltz

Dora Weinenger

Dorothy Harrison

Dora Fleischer

Samuel Schumer

Julius Taitelbaum

Esther Kunin

David Fuller

Tamuz 25 / August 1

David Saks

Morton Gottlieb

Dorothy Backhaut

Ben Shaffer

Israel Kojder

Mollie Baschin

Joel Siwek

Shifra Kojder

Mary Been

Philip Weiss

Gussie Kushner

Nathan Bell

Philip Zelickman

David Lakin

Jacob Berman

Alvin Bez

Tamuz 27 / August 3


it Copy Editor

Av 1 / August 6


Moses Israel Beshkin

William Bricker

Fannie Dorf

Jacob Farkas

Hirsh Dovid Unrot

Goldie Waxman (Shafer)

Burton Hornberg

Mollie Hannah Kane

Sanford Louis Coleman

Eva Cohan

Jordan Brian Gunsher

Elias Green

Bessie Krakofsky

Hyman Levine

Isadore Levin

Ida Pessman

Tamuz 29 / August 5

Irving Rosenthal

Clara Reif

Lena Corman


Moshe Glancz

Anna Sherman

Irwin Ronald Wolfe

Eva Scherr

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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
coordinating volunteers.
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
job opportunity.
Shana Duben
"It was a perfect fit," said
daughter Sara.
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.
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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.

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