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Ellin S. Arden Lawson

Ellin S. Arden Lawson, 93, of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, died on 04 September 2020.

The Funeral was PRIVATE FAMILY SERVICE on Tuesday, 08 September 2020 at 1:00 PM .

Rabbi Mark Miller, Rabbi Daniel B. Syme, and Cantor Rachel Kalmowitz officiated.

Click to watch a video of the recorded service.

Ellin S. Arden Lawson was born on April 5, 1927 and raised in the Detroit, Michigan area, the beloved daughter of Selma and Manuel E. Arden. She graduated from Highland Park High School and attended the University of Michigan where she met her beloved future husband, Harold (Hal) Lawson. Prior to his passing, they were married for 57 years and had two loved sons, John and Bill Lawson.

Ellin was a lover of the arts and enjoyed entertaining in her home with her family, friends, organizations, and Temple Beth El. She, with her husband, established at Temple Beth El the Manuel E. and Selma E. Arden and Rabbi Richard C. Hertz Lecture Fund for 18 years, until Rabbi Hertz passed away. They then created the Ellin and Harold Lawson Youth Institute, which has continued for 22 years.

Ellin also leaves a rich legacy of family narratives and stories, with related pictures and records in the Franklin-Beth El Archives, whille serving on the Temple's Archives Committee. She served for eight years on her Temple's Board of Trustees and as Vice President of its Sisterhood. She will always be remembered for her sense of humor, energy, and continued generosity.

A PRIVATE family outdoor funeral service will be held on Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. at Temple Beth El, 7400 Telegraph Rd., Bloomfield Township, MI 48301. The outdoor funeral service will be livestreamed on the Ira Kaufman Chapel website, on the above link.

There will be a private family graveside interment service at Beth El Memorial Park, 28120 Six Mile Rd., Livonia, MI 48152, following the private family outdoor service.

It is suggested that those who wish to further honor the memory of Ellin S. Arden Lawson may do so by making a contribution to:

Temple Beth El
Ellin and Harold Lawson Youth Institute
7400 Telegraph Rd.
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan 48301
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Beaumont Hospital - Hospice Fund #710022
3601 W. 13 Mile Road
Royal Oak, MI 48073
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