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Carter Berkson

Deborah Carter Berkson

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February 10, 2018, age 67 years. Beloved wife of Rabbi Marc Berkson. Devoted mother of Michal (Jonathan) Berkson Powell, Abigail, nd Jesse. Proud grandmother of Ezra and Isaac. Further survived by other relatives and many dear friends. Preceded in death by her parents Gustav and Edith Carter and her sisters, Ruth Carter Lidawer and Janine Carter Boninger.

Funeral Service 11:00 AM Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at Congregation Emanu-El B’ne Jeshurun, 2020 W. Brown Deer Road, Milwaukee, WI 53217. Interment to follow at Greenwood Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to Congregation Emanu-El B’ne Jeshurun Food Bank Fund, Grand Avenue Club, or The Center for Holocaust and Humanity.


TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 13TH: The Family will be returning to the Synagogue following the burial for the Meal of Consolation and Minyan Service. Following the service, the Family will return to the Carter Berkson Residence and will continue to receive friends until 9:00 PM.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 14TH – SUNDAY, FEBRUARY, FEBRUARY 18TH: Family will receive friends at the Carter Berkson Residence* each day until 9:00 PM. Each day will begin with a Minyan Service. There will also be an afternoon and evening Minyan Service. (Service times may vary and visiting time will be limited on Friday and Saturday, please contact the Synagogue – 414-228-7545 for more information)

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 19TH: Shiva concludes with the morning Minyan Service; again, please contact the Synagogue (414-228-7545) for service time.

*If you do not have the address for the Carter Berkson Residence, the Family asks that you call the Synagogue 414-228-7545

Past Comments

Missy Boveroux

My memories go back to college in Pittsburgh. This kind generous roommate introduced me to a heritage I knew only a wee bit about. Family histories are often interesting, but hers were so special among my friends. I thank her for keeping in touch all these years. Love and hugs to all her family.

Beryl and Cary Bellows

Where do I start?? Sharing the pulpit with Marc at Temple Judea Mizpah as his Cantor was very special. Debbie and I were close, our children were raised together and we still keep in touch. Debbie sweetly reached out to me recently during some of my recoveries from sicknesses. I am so saddened by the loss of this beautiful, sweet woman. Cary and I send our love and condolences.

Julie 'Bamberger' Roubik

Someone asked me today if I knew Debbie well. When I thought about it, our paths hadn’t crossed all that often, but when they did I always felt as if I were talking to my best friend.
Debbie had a way of making you feel as if you were the only person in the room – the purpose of her being there – her most important guest. She was a dear, sweet and kind human being. For all that she did for my Aunt (Arlene Mann) I will love and respect her.
I imagine that my aunt is standing there at the gates of heaven, with open arms, to give Debbie a giant hug .. followed by “you’re not supposed to be here yet, but I’m glad you are.”
My only memories of Debbie are those of grace, courage, strength and love. I hope to emulate her example in every way possible. She is and will always remain a blessing to our family.

Love, Julie

Nicole Price

Some of my best and favorite childhood memories were made at OSRUI. The summers I spent as Michal’s babysitter were magical for all of us. Debbie was a great friend and beautiful influence on me. She was so very special. I always have and will think of her with love. ❤️

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