Berkowitz-Kumin-Bookatz Memorial Chapel

1985 South Taylor Road, Cleveland Heights, OH


Pearl Berger Hachen

November 15, 1929May 21, 2020

Pearl B. Hachen (nee Berger) beloved wife of the late Rabbi David S. Hachen Sr. Loving mother of Davis S. (Gayle) Hachen Jr., Rabbi Debra (Peter Weinrobe) Hachen and Daniel Hachen. Devoted grandmother of Seth Hachen, Aaron (Julie Ringer) Hachen, Phlip Weinrobe, Carolyn (Jeremy) Zeitlin, Dr. Melissa (Alexander) Lippitt, Binyamin Hachen, Ma'ayan ( Rabbi Ezra) Seligsohn, Naomi (Noam Buckman) Hachen and Yoni Hachen. Great grandmother of Samuel, Alice, Reyna, Ronen, Asher, Boaz, Shlomo Zalman, Shimon, Elya and Israel Chayim. Pearl and her late husband were married for 61 years. Pearl was a woman who sparkled with boundless energy. She sought out friends who shared her love of art, music books. social justice and intellectual curiosity.

Pearl considered herself blessed to have partnered with her husband, David, to raise their children and grandchildren whom she admired as well as loved. Known as "savti" to her many grandchildren and great grandchildren, she made each one feel unique. She was content with her life and handled her brief cancer journey with grace.

Pearl received a B.S. in Education from the University of Cincinnati and was the co-founder of Traditions, a Judaic art company. She was a member at The Temple-Tifereth Israel where she was an active participant for decades in Shabbat morning Torah study. She was also a member of Anshe Chesed-Fairmount Temple, Cleveland Print Club, Friends of the Cleveland Orchestra, Women's Council of CMA, as well as being a member of multiple book clubs, a collector of art, and an avid life long learner and traveler. Family graveside services will be held Sunday, May 24 at the Mayfield Cemetery. For zoom links to the service and shiva, email pdhachen@gmail.com.

Friends who wish may contribute to the Case Western Reserve University Siegal Lifelong Learning , Thwing Center, Room 153 10900 Euclid Ave. Cleveland, OH. 44106 or Cleveland Orchestra Preservation Fund, 11001 Euclid Ave. Cleveland, Oh. 44106 https://www.clevelandorchestra.com/Support-And-Volunteers/Donate-Now


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Estelle Ringer

May 24, 2020

My sincere condolences on Pearl’s death. She was a woman to be admired and a privilege to have been in her orbit.
She was a get up and go gal who did not miss a beat in life.
Estelle Ringer. (Julie’s grandmother)

Sheryl Aronson

May 23, 2020

My deepest condolences to Pearl's family. I knew her first as my friend Dani's mother while I was at the University of Rochester and at Yahel, and then when I returned to the US in 1984, Pearl and June from Traditions became my art reps, connecting me with galleries and shows around the country. She was always kind and generous, a true mensch.

Bonnie Chizek

May 23, 2020

I’ve been so lucky to know Pro for the last nine years. I met her at The Temple-Tifereth Israel. We will go to the Playhouse theater productions together and Mercury theater productions. We would have lunch and dinner occasionally. We would sit in the temple and talk about everything. One of your favorite subjects was your family. The pride and love she showed for each and everyone of you including her beloved late husband. I was so privileged to have her in my circle of friends. She made me laugh, she always had a hug for me and a smile. I will miss her greatly. My deepest condolences to you on the loss of this most beloved person. May her memory always be for a blessing and may we all Have a smile on her face will remember Pearl.

Wendy Leatherberry

May 22, 2020

Some of my earliest and most treasured memories of being welcomed by Pearl and David. Most especially, I credit them with making Passover my favorite holiday. Pearl has been a constant throughout my life. Her memory, particularly that of her laughter, is a blessing.

Linda Toth

May 22, 2020

I will miss Pearl. She was a wonderful person! She was always so positive and full of life! I am blessed to have known her! She told me, “Have friends younger than you they keep you young, have friends your own age as they will understand what you are going through and have older friends they will teach you their wisdom”. She was the best!


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