was a little girl
when her mother became gravely ill. Yet
she still remembers the Jewish social
worker who helped her cope during that
Today Pearl is a JHCN volunteer who
spends her free time comforting patients at
the end of their lives. While her hospice
friend can no longer communicate, she
smiles every time she sees Pearl.
"I am happy when she recognizes me,"
Pearl says. "This is not hard. I hold her
hand and rub her back. It's the right thing
No JEW IS EVER ALONE
is one tcf the Hospice Heroes who
keeps the promise so that
No Jew Is Ever Alone
J & EWISH6SPICL
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School for Boys • Beth Jacob School for Girls
• Early Childhood Development Center
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"One who provides the education for another's child is considered
in Heaven as a partner in the raising of that young person"
During the coming week, the students of Yeshiva Beth Yehudah will study in memory of
the following departed friends. In oddition, Kaddish will be said during the daily minyan.
October 19, 2008
Harry A. Davidson
October 20, 2008
Mortimer J. Liss
October 21, 2008
Louis Julius Cohen
Herbert H. Freedland
John Sidney Ketchen
Louis H. Levine
October 22, 2008
Viola Newman Kopp
October 23, 2008
Dr. Harold Mark Dana
Aaron David Levin
Aaron B. Margolis
Mary Rose Jacobs
October 24, 2008
Wolfe Willliam Atlas
A Howard Bloch
Dr. Daniel Cohn
Rose T. Deitch
Bertha Fagenson Gombein
Helen G. Klein
October 25, 2008
Samuel Louis Goodman
Isaac Edward Sperling
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October 16 • 2008
Obituaries from page C39
RUTH KAUFMAN, 86, of West
Bloomfield, died Oct. 8, 2008.
She is survived by her sons and
daughters-in-law, Harold and Laurie
Kaufman of West Bloomfield, Richard
and Sue Kaufman of West Bloomfield;
daughter and son-in-law, MiMi and
Dr. Mark Clemons of Germantown,
Tenn.; grandchildren, Michelle (Bill)
Futornick, Matthew (Karen) Kaufman,
Jeremy (Michelle) Kaufman, Stephanie
Kaufman, Lauren Kaufman, Laura
Clemons and Jonathan Clemons;
great-grandchildren, Aviva, Shira,
Shaina, Philip and Zosia; mother-in-
law, Molly Kaufman; sister-in-law,
Mrs. Kaufman was the beloved wife
of the late Irving Kaufman; mother of
the late Philip Kaufman.
Interment at Adat Shalom Memorial
Park in Livonia. Contributions may be
made to the Jewish Home and Aging
Services or to a charity of one's choice.
Arrangements by Dorfman Chapel.
LASH, 58, of West
Oct. 10, 2008, after a
geous battle with
knew Jerry knew
what a kind, hard-
working, devoted and unassuming
man he was; his greatest joy came
from helping others. His family meant
the world to him just as he meant the
world to his family.
Mr. Lash was employed at Serta
Restokraft Mattress Company for more
than 20 years. He was able to continue
the job he loved up until the end of his
He is survived by his loving wife of
35 years, Annie; loving children, Kelly
Lash of Farmington Hills; son and
daughter-in-law, Ryan and Samantha
Lash of Commerce; devoted sister-in
law, Rosalie Gold; adoring nieces and
nephews, Julie, Dwayne and Ashley
Phillips of Walled Lake and Stacey,
Steve, Maya and Josh Erd of Potomac,
Md.; many wonderful friends.
He was the beloved son of the late
Ruth and Nathan Lash; beloved son-
in-law of the late Pauline Kaufman.
Interment was at Machpelah
Cemetery. Contributions may be
made to ALS of Michigan, 21311 Civic
Center Drive, Suite 200, Southfield MI
48076. Arrangements by Dorfman
JACK LIPSON, 93, of West Bloomfield,
died Oct. 9, 2008.
He is survived by his sons and
daughters-in-law, Dr. Lawrence and
Lori Lipson of Farmington Hills, Dr.
Martin and Wendy Lipson of Potomac,
Md.; daughter and son-in-law, Andrea
Lipson and Jerry Fishman of Ann
Arbor; grandchildren, David and Amy
Lipson, Marc and Jill Lipson, Robyn
and Greg Minkoff, Craig Lipson, Anna
Fishman, Mira Fishman; great-grand-
children, Rachel Lipson, Jamie Lipson,
Spencer Lipson, Hayden Minkoff.
Mr. Lipson was the beloved husband
of the late Beatrice Lipson.
Contributions may be made to
American Cancer Society, 20450 Civic
Center Drive, Southfield, MI 48076.
Services and interment at Hebrew
Memorial Park. Arrangements by
Hebrew Memorial Chapel.
ELAINE MIRKES, 64, of Farmington
Hills, died Oct. 8, 2008.
She is survived by her beloved hus-
band, Dr. Seymour Mirkes; daughters
and son-in-law, Deborah and Steven
Marchand of South Lyon, Laura and
Darrell Anderson of Farmington Hills;
son and daughter-in-law, Scott and
Michelle Mirkes of West Bloomfield;
sister and brother-in-law, Marcia
and James Rosenbaum of Highland
Park, Ill.; grandchildren, Charles, Jack,
Nicholas, Sydney, Zachary and Simon;
many other loving family members
Interment at the Beth El Memorial
Park in Livonia. Contributions may be
made to the Susan G. Komen Breast
Cancer Foundation. Arrangements by
GARY R. NISKAR, 39, former
Detroiter of Phoenix, Ariz., died Oct.
He is survived by his wife, Dawn
Niskar; mother, Arlene Niskar; brother,
Michael Niskar; niece, Joella Niskar;
sister and brother-in-law, Terri and
Wayne Janda; nephew, Alex.
He was the son of the late Irwin
Memorial services were held in
Phoenix. Arrangements by Sinai
Mortuary of Arizona.
GERTRUDE NUSBAUM, 95, of West
Bloomfield, died Oct. 9, 2008.
She is survived by her nieces
and nephews, Leonard and Phyllis
Mondrow, Arnold and Janey Mondrow;
great-nieces and great-nephews,
Steve and Linda Mondrow, Carolyn
Szlamkowicz and Francie Golsky, Erik