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obituaries

Obituaries from page 85

ZVI WEGENER, 85, of

Farmington Hills, died
March 22, 2013.
Mr. Wegener helped
start the Hebrew school
Ho nusT at Congregation Beth
Sutiort. Shalom. He became a
public school teacher
and then owned an import/export busi-
ness in the 1970s. He went back to school
and then became a financial consultant.
He is survived by his son and daughter-
in-law, Michael and Barbara Wegener of
Birmingham; daughter and son-in-law,
Judy and Dr. Scot Goldberg of Bloomfield
Hills; grandchildren, Sarah Wegener, Josh
Wegener, Jessica Goldberg, Ryan Goldberg.
Mr. Wegener was the beloved husband
of the late Betty Wegener.
Contributions may be made to a char-
ity of one's choice. Interment was held at
Clover Hill Park Cemetery. Arrangements
by Hebrew Memorial Chapel.

Correction
• The obituary for Sylvia Markel (March
14) should have indicated that the address
for her daughter, for visits on April 14, is
1525 Holland in Birmingham.
• The obituary for Emanuel Koenigsberg
(March 21) should have indicated that
interment was at Clover Hill Park Cemetery.

Asian Jewish Leaders To Meet

Shanghai conference to probe how Jews integrate
with Eastern cultures.

Sam Sokol
Jerusalem Post

N

early 200 Jews from Asia and
across the world will gather in
Shanghai on April 4 for a four-
day conference sponsored by Limmud
China. On networking and "what it
means to be Jewish in Asia," the program
will focus on how Jews living in Asia "inte-
grate [their] lives as Jewish expats, navi-
gating between our community and the
local culture we are surrounded by:' said
Limmud China program chairwoman and
Chinese resident Rebecca Kanthor.
"Asia's fast-growing Jewish population
has a talent for home-grown innovation.
"We're proud to create an intensive
space where Jewish leaders can work
together, be creative and use JDC's com-
munity development expertise and global
connections to strengthen emerging
Jewish life in this part of the world:' said
JDC CEO Alan Gill.

According to the JDC, an
estimated 20,000 Jews live
in East Asia, including
many expatriates as
well as those from
indigenous Jewish
communities.
There are
somewhere
between 5,000-
6,000 Jews in
mainland China
and an additional
4,000 Jews in Hong
Kong, which until
July 1997 was ruled by
the British and which fea-
tures an English-speaking Jewish
community.
"Asia is made up of longstanding,
organized Jewish communities — like
those in India, Hong Kong and Tokyo
— and newer, smaller communities of
corporate executives, entrepreneurs,

TRANSFORMING LOSS



TRANSFORMING LOSS

A DOCUMENTARY

The Ira Kaufman Chapel is proud to sponsor a special
screening for the community of this 50-minute film that
provides support and inspiration for people struggling
with the loss of a loved one. It provides an authentic
look at human loss, suffering, hope and transformation.

The screening event will include a panel discussion
including Judith Burdick, the Michigan-based
psychotherapist who is the film's director and writer.

managers, diplomats and
teachers in international
schools and colleges.
"Many Jewish
organizations have
been active in
Asia, includ-
ing Chabad,
JDC, Kehilat
Beijing and
the Progressive
Judaism move-
ment, among oth-
ers:' the JDC wrote
in a statement.
"We are excited to
partner with Limmud
China and JDC to engage talent-
ed, creative young Jews in dialogue and
learning on topics of local, regional and
global significance said Sandy Cardin,
president of the Charles and Lynn
Schusterman Philanthropic Network,
which is a partner in the event.

"Each person
transforms his or
her loss into a force
for good and living
with purpose"

-Marney Rich Keenan,
Detroit News

"Crazy powerful!"

Transformation...
an opportunity to become
EXTRAORDINARY

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Please join us on Thursday April 10th, beginning at
7 p.m., at the Main Art Theatre -118 North Main Street
and 11 Mile in Royal Oak.

-Rabbi E.B. (Bunny) Freedman,
Director of The Jewish Hospice
& Chaplaincy Network, West
Bloom field

"A perfect balance
of loss and hope"

, -David Techner, Past President
of the MI Funeral Directors
Association and Owner of The
Ira Kaufman Chapel

Professionals attending may be eligible for CEU credits.

"A very honest film"

Sponsored by The Michigan Funeral Directors
Association District Six and The Ira Kaufman Chapel.

-Pat Lynch, Past President of
the MI and National Funeral
Directors Association and
President of Lynch & Sons
Funeral Directors

THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL

Bringing Together Family, Faith & Community

248.569.0020 www.irakaufman.com
18325 W. Nine Mile Road Southfield, MI 48075

Brian Faes

Directed & Written by

Judith R. Burdick

Sound Recording

Executive Producers

Judith R. Burdick

Original Music Composed

Marguerite Parise

and adapted by

Gerald Roesser

Producer

Andre Bond

Onginal Music Composed by

Lauren Guz

Director of Photography

John Anderson Beavers

A Film By Judith R. Burdick

Trust 1M Process P.uclions 30300 Telegraph Road. Sole 125 Bingham Fart. MI 48025

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