ZALIOUK Ahuda Ahuda Zaliouk, beloved mother of Yuval Zaliouk (Sue), passed away in Israel on August 12th, 2009, surrounded by her loving family. Ahuda, a seventh generation Israeli, was born in Jerusalem in 1910. She studied piano in Paris at the National Conservatory and among her teachers were Lazar Levi, Alfred Cortot and Nadia Boulanger, who called Ahuda "La Petite Palestinienne." Upon her return home to Haifa, Ahuda had a successful concert career. At the same time she taught piano to some of Israel's most renowned pianists. In 1937, she married Israel Zaliouk, a well known violinist, with whom she performed extensively. Together, they opened their home to some of the most distinguished musicians of the era, such as Yehudi Menuhin, Henyrik Szeryng and Mindru Katz to name a few. In addition to being a consummate musician and beloved piano teacher throughout her life, Ahuda Zaliouk was a superb cook, a passionate traveler and spoke four languages fluently. Furthermore, she transferred her mother's secret cookie recipe of Petites Gateaux Sec to her son, Yuval, who founded Almondina Brand Biscuits in his Grandmother Dina's honor. Today, the Maumee, Ohio based company is internationally recognized. Ahuda Zaliouk is survived by her son, Yuval (Sue); two daughters, Ruth (Gordon) Hausmann and Idit Charsky, her grandchildren, Eyal and Adam Zaliouk, Tamar (Jason) Markham, Natalie, David and Jonathan Hausmann, Nuphar and Telalit Charsky; as well as her great-granddaughter, Maya Markham. Ahuda will also be greatly missed by Galia Yanevich, her devoted caregiver. The funeral took place on August 13th in Haifa, Israel.
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Published by The Blade on Aug. 16, 2009.