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Hava Rachel Leichtman



Hava Rachel Leichtman, 43, of Farmington Hills, Michigan, died on 11 April 2019.

The Funeral was held at IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL on Monday, 15 April 2019 at 12:00 PM .

Rabbi Marla Hornsten and Cantor Neil Michaels officiated.

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Interment at Adat Shalom Memorial Park.

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The family of Hava Rachel Leichtman will be gathering through the evening of Monday, April 15 at the residence of Gail Katz, 3688 Quail Hollow, Bloomfield Hills MI 48302. The phone number is 248-978-6664.

The family welcomes friends on Monday following interment until 5:00 p.m. The family requests privacy for dinner between 5:00-6:30 p.m. and will resume at 6:30 p.m.

Religious services will be conducted at 7:00 p.m.

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Family members include:
Cherished daughter of Gail (the late Robert) Katz and David Leichtman. Sister of Mara and Ari Leichtman. Birth mother of Jonathan Goldfarb, who is brother to Daniel and Aashma Goldfarb. Granddaughter of the late Dorothy Harwood Mazer and the late Julius Harwood. Granddaughter of the late Alex and Lillian Leichtman.

Also survived by significant other Tim Szakal, a host of loving famiy members and friends, and her cat Imogene.

Hava earned both her Bachelor's degree with honors and her Master's in Public Administration from Oakland University.

Hava held positions at Kadima, JVS, Community Housing Network and Oakland Community Health Network, where she was voted onto their Recipient Rights Advisory Committee, among other committees.

Hava spent her adult life advocating for others, and was being trained as a public speaker to help others dealing with mental illness.

Hava was a lover of animals, was artistic, and loved classical music and trips to the Detroit Symphony Orchestra.

She will be sorely missed by so many people.

In lieu of flowers:

It is suggested that those who wish to further honor the memory of Hava Rachel Leichtman may do so by making a contribution to:

Kadima
Gail and Robert Katz Youth Fund
15999 W. 12 Mile
Southfield, MI 48076
248-559-8235
http://www.kadimacenter.org
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or
NAMI Metro (National Alliance on Mental Illness)
P.O. Box 852
Northville, MI 48167
(248) 348-7197
http://namimetro.org/consider-donating/
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or
A Charity of one's choice