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Yehuda Oren

Yehuda Oren, 69, of Ann Arbor, Michigan, died on 20 January 2020.

The Memorial Service was held at Temple Beth Emeth, 2309 Packard St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104 on Wednesday, 22 January 2020 at 11:00 AM .

The family of Yehuda Oren will be gathering through the evening of Thursday, January 23 at the residence, 2271 Prairie St, Ann Arbor MI 48105.

Family and friends will gather from 4:00-8:00 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday.

Religious services will be conducted at 6:00 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday evenings.

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Rabbi Josh Whinston. A private family interment will be held.

Yehuda Oren passed away on January 20th at his home, following a long illness. Yehuda was born on January 14, 1951 in Israel. He grew up on Kibbutz Hazorea, the son of German parents who had escaped the Holocaust and immigrated to Israel, helping to establish the Kibbutz. As an officer in the Israeli Defense Force, he had been severely wounded in the Yom Kippur War in 1973, and had spent the following two years undergoing surgeries and physical rehabilitation. He later attended the technical college Rupin to prepare for his career as a machine mechanic.

Yehuda met his wife Gale when she was learning Hebrew on the Kibbutz Ulpan, and they married in 1979. Together with their two children they left Israel and moved to Ann Arbor, Michigan in 1990. Yehuda was a loving and dedicated husband, father, and grandfather, and enjoyed his close family relationships and frequent get-togethers. Even as his health declined he continued to put his handyman talents to use. Yehuda loved road trips, camping, grilling, and was always happiest building or repairing something.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 40 years, Gale, their daughters Dalit Oren and Nurit Oren (Tony) Foster; grandsons Blake and Eitan; siblings Shula (Dani) Zamir, Amos Oren, and Aya (Reuven) Sharon; cousins Diane Metzger (Ed) Weisberg and Sandy (Jason) Honeyman, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents Alfred and Lotte Oren, sister Avital Shapira, sister-in-law Tziona Oren, and niece Einav Vitenson.

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

Arbor Hospice Foundation
2366 Oak Valley Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
(734)- 662-5999
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Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan Hospital
3003 South State Street, Ste 9000
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1288
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