Trude Kleefeld Friedberg passed away peacefully on December 27, 2006 at the age of 96 in Corte Madera. Born September 30, 1910 in Breisach/Rh, Germany. She emigrated to New York City in 1938, where she married Alfred Friedberg.

Preceded by her beloved husband, Alfred Friedberg, in 1978. Survived by her loving daughter and son-in-law, Marlene and Heinz Feldman; her wonderful granddaughter and grandson-in-law, Joan Feldman-Isaksen and Darin Isaksen; and her loving grandson, Zane Feldman-lsaksen as well as nieces and nephews.

Trude and her husband lived in San Francisco after moving from New York City to be with her family. She did volunteer work at Children’s Hospital Gift Shop for many years. Her warm smile and light-hearted attitude brightened up a room and she was loved by all.

Funeral services were held at Home of Peace Cemetery Chapel with interment following on Friday, December 29, 2006. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Heart Association or Hospice by the Bay.

Eleanore L. Grossman passed peacefully in Redwood City on Dec. 6, 2006 surrounded by her family and loved ones. Beloved wife of Arleigh Grossman for 49 years. Loving mother of Linda Volpe (Michael), Dan Grossman (Julie) and the late Allan Grossman. Devoted grandmother of Jenna and Jake Volpe and Connor and Claire Grossman. Dear sister of Gerald Rapoport. A native of San Francisco, age 70 years. A member of Peninsula Temple Beth El and a volunteer for many years with the San Mateo-Burlingame Auxiliary of the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital. Memorial contributions may be made to the Cornelia de Lange Syndrome Foundation, 302 W. Main St., #100, Avon, CT 06001 or to the Grossman Family Endowment of Peninsula Temple Beth El.

Leslie M. Kessler died peacefully on December 22, 2006 at age 94. An East Bay native, he was an attorney for nearly 70 years. Leslie graduated from Oakland Technical High School and then attended the University of California, Berkeley where he graduated with Phi Beta Kappa honors. He then attended Boalt Hall at the university where he was one of the editors of the Law Review and graduated with Order of the Coif honors, recognizing exemplary scholastic achievement.

His practice of the law was interrupted by World War II. He served in the South Pacific, and shortly after his return, he and his brother, Albert H. Kessler established the law firm of Kessler & Kessler in Oakland. In 1992, they moved the practice to Alameda, where he was active until the day of his death.

In 1950, he met Alice Lazar, and after a whirlwind romance he proposed and they were married for nearly 56 years. He is survived by two children, Randall Kessler (Jan) and Gary A. Kessler (Sonia), and two grandchildren, Gina Kessler and Andrew Kessler.

Family and friends were invited to the funeral service Wednesday, December 27, 2006 10:30 AM, Home of Eternity Chapel, 5000 Piedmont Avenue, Oakland.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the L & A Kessler Family Foundation, 300 Grand Avenue, Oakland, CA 94610 or to the Temple Beth Abraham Centennial Fund, 336 Euclid Avenue, Oakland, CA 94610.

Seymour Benjamin Rock, age 82, of Sunnyvale, CA, passed away on Thursday, December 7, 2006. Born in New York City, he graduated from Cornell and served as a lieutenant in the army during WWII. He worked as a nuclear engineer at General Electric for many years and was the husband of his beloved wife Betty for 46 years. He is survived by his loving wife Frances Powell, children Helene, Ken, and Linda, and grandchildren Mia Tova, Rachel, Stuart, and Brianna. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be sent to Congregation Beth David in Saratoga, CA. A private family burial has been held at Los Gatos Memorial Park.

Lily G. Sultan, nee Robinson, 92, widow of Lewis Sultan, mother of Beverly

Gross (deceased), Susan L. Neal of San Rafael, and Elaine Campbell of Walnut

Creek passed away on December 22, 2006 in San Rafael. She leaves four grandchildren: Barry and Roger Gross, Greg and Taylor Neal, and five great-grandchildren.

Private services were held at Home of Peace, Colma.

Miriam Beverly Weinberg, a long-time San Francisco resident, passed away from pneumonia on December 19, 2006. She was 85. Miriam was the devoted wife of the late Morris L. Weinberg, and the beloved mother of Deena L. Purdy and Joel L. Weinberg. She was also the cherished grandmother of Sara Purdy, Rebecca Purdy, and Elizabeth Purdy.

Miriam was a vibrant woman of great intelligence. She was active in Democratic politics, while also pursuing her many artistic interests, including painting and singing. She was an English teacher in the San Francisco school system, and was always highly regarded by her students. In recent years, Miriam was a member of the Children’s Drama Service. This allowed her to use her singing and acting abilities for educational purposes, which brought her great pleasure.

A longstanding member of Temple Emanu-El in San Francisco, Miriam was laid to rest at the Home of Peace Cemetery in Colma, alongside her husband. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the National Council of Jewish Women or to the World Wildlife Fund.