Funeral Details


Funeral Details

Sara S. Shapiro

July 14, 1921 - April 9, 2017


Date and Time

Monday, April 10, 2017 at 2:00 PM


Waldheim Jewish Cemetery
1400 South Des Plaines Avenue
Forest Park, Illinois 60130


Rabbi Vernon Kurtz
North Suburban Synagogue Beth El
Rabbie Chaim Rogoff


Shapiro Residence
1354 Sheridan Road
Highland Park, Illinois 60035
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Monday upon return from the cemetery

Memorial Contributions

Board of Jewish Education of Metropolitan Chicago
3320 Dundee Road
Northbrook, Illinois 60062


Sara S. Shapiro (nee Sosewitz) passed away at age 95 at the Warren Barr Pavilion. Beloved wife of the late Simon, married for 53 years. Loving mother of Debbie (Rabbi Chaim) Rogoff, David(Lori) Shapiro and the late Dr. Jonathan (Heidi) Shapiro. Proud grandmother of Nathaniel (Devora) Rogoff, Dr. Jason (Dara) Rogoff, Jeremy (Jennifer) Shapiro, Rachel (Tomer) Fink, Jacob, Avra, Aliza, Tali, and Yoni Shapiro. Loving great grandmother of 11 children. Dear sister of the late Louis (the late Ida) Sosewitz, the late Sol (the late Jo) Sose, the late Bertha (the late Milton) Silverman and the late Esther (Carl) Newman. Daughter of the late Charles and Fanny Sosewitz. Born in Humboldt Park, Illinois. She received her BA from Spertus College, and her MA from the University of Chicago and a second MA from Northeastern University of Illinois. The scion of a extraordinary family, she and her beloved Simon built their own family on principles of dedication, education, and commitment. Sara was a woman before her time. She worked for the Board of Jewish Education for over 60 years where she rose to become acting superintendent and at the same time raised a family of three children, each of whom are successful in their own rights. She was a giant figure in Jewish education in the greater Chicago area. She taught and mentored countless numbers of students. Her great love was the development of teachers. Her kind words and constructive suggestions, impacted generations of teachers and their supervisors. She was active in her community and at the Ner Tamid synagogue, where she served on numerous committees and on the Board of Directors. A true lover of Zion, she visited the state of Israel on dozens of occasions. She was involved and supported numerous Jewish causes. Services on Monday, April 10 at 2 PM graveside at Waldheim Jewish Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Board of Jewish Education of Metropolitan Chicago, 3320 Dundee Road, Northbrook, IL 60062 would be appreciated. Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals - Skokie Chapel, 847.229.8822,


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