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Jeff Elliot Kaner



April 28th, 1970 - November 1st, 2011



Jeff Elliot Kaner Age 41 of Minneapolis, passed away November 1, 2011. Jeff was born and grew up in Duluth. He graduated from East High School and the University of MN with a degree in psychology. There were three things that Jeff felt framed his life: Judaism, mental health advocacy and politics, and he was very active in these communities. He was very proud of creating the Supportive Torah class. He was also deeply involved with the Mental Health Education Project and NAMI-MN, as well as a long time volunteer with Big Brothers/Big Sisters and many other organizations. He was a trainer and public speaker on mental health issues. He loved to write poetry and enjoyed sports. Jeff is preceded in death by his father, Bernard; grandparents, Rose (Azemov) and Hyman Kaner, and Jessie (Wyner) and Sol Leader. Survived by mother, Sharon M. Kaner of Duluth; sister, Ann Kaner-Roth (Marc Roth); nieces and nephew, Avia, Ari and Isa Kaner-Roth. Funeral service FRIDAY, 10:00AM, SHIR TIKVAH, 5000 Girard Ave. S., Mpls. Graveside service FRIDAY, 2:30PM, SUPERIOR HEBREW CEMETERY, Superior, WI. Memorials preferred to Mental Health Education Project, c/o JFCS, and NAMI-MN. Gathering of family and friends FRIDAY, 7PM, 231 E. Superior St., Duluth. SHIVA: Shir Tikvah (Sat. 7PM).



Memorials preferred to Mental Health Education Project, c/o JFCS, 13100 Wayzata Blvd. #400, Minnetonka, MN 55305, and NAMI-MN, 800 Transfer Road, #31, St. Paul, MN 55114



10:00AM at Shir Tikvah on Friday, November 4th, 2011 (map/driving directions)



Superior Hebrew Cemetery

Superior, WI









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