News

27
Jan

New Website Launch

As part of our ongoing effort to serve the families who call upon us, we present our newly designed website. It is our sincere hope that the changes we have implemented will contribute to a more user-friendly and seamless experience. A brief overview of updates: -As a visitor to the website, you may find it faster to load pages on

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6
Dec

Proud To Be Part Of It

Mah Jongg Charity Tournament presented to Chicago Jewish Funerals.    

15
Sep

The Healing Shofar – Grief and the High Holidays

            The Healing Shofar is a workshop for bereaved people who are anticipating the major Jewish Fall Holidays after the death of a loved one. Please join Josh Magariel, LCSW, Manager of Grief and Loss Services at Rainbow Hospice and Palliative Care and Rabbi Joe Ozarowski, D.Min., BCC, Rabbinic Counselor and Chaplain of Jewish Child

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9
Jun

Cantor’s Notes: Some Thoughts from Cantor Steven Stoehr

I was listening to an interview with James Taylor while on a flight from New York to Chicago. He was speaking about masterpieces. He identified a few people whose music or artistic creations he deemed masterpieces and the delight he takes in the mere ability to have them available for his enjoyment. His delight was summed up by saying that

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18
Mar

B’nai Brith International Achievement Award

It was an event to behold. Hundreds of friends, community leaders, clergy, and family came to honor David Jacobson and Chicago Jewish Funerals hosted by B’nai B’rith at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel. B’nai B’rith chose David to be honored simply because of his vast and generous achievements in the Jewish community. Few in the community deserve this honor more

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17
Mar

An Article by Cantor Steven Stoehr

“The secret is not to make your music louder, but to make the world quieter.” Mitch Albom, The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto: A Novel Cantor Steven StoehrI have visited with numbers of dear congregation members who were enduring their last days of life. At times we have had time to dialogue about the inevitable and sometimes I have been

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17
Mar

Ask the Rabbi

            “Ask the Rabbi.” The question below was asked by Howard Bernstein. Q What do (Reform) Jews believe about life after death? Is there a life after death? If yes, what is it like? How does one qualify to get in? What is the result if one does not qualify to get in? What is

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12
Jan

Nechama: A Workshop to Comfort the Bereaved

Have you recently experienced the death of a loved one? Please join others from the community for Nechama: A Workshop to Comfort the Bereaved Nechama is for grievers and their loved ones who have experienced a loss during the past six months. We will look at howJudaism lays the groundwork to provide comfort for the bereaved through the use of

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12
Jan

2nd Annual Tu b’Shevat Recovery Seder

The Jewish Center for Addiction at JCFS invites you to 2nd Annual Tu b’Shevat Recovery Seder Featuring Rabbi Paul Steinberg Educator /Spiritual Counselor, Beit T’Shuvah Sunday, January 24, 2016, 3-5 pm Temple Beth Israel 3601 West Dempster Street Skokie, IL 60076 $10 per person Registration required; online or by phone. http://JCFS.formstack.com/forms/jewish_center_for_addiction 847.745.5422 Rabbi Paul Steinberg is a spiritual counselor at

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16
Dec

DISTINGUISHED ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Wed, 12/16/2015 – 3:30pm B’nai B’rith is proud to present the prestigious Distinguished Achievement Award to David I. Jacobson and Chicago Jewish Funerals for their commitment to philanthropy and community leadership. Honoring DAVID I. JACOBSON and CHICAGO JEWISH FUNERALS Thursday, March 3, 2016, 6:30 pm North Shore Center for the Performing Arts 9501 Skokie Blvd, Skokie, Illinois 60077 Dinner Chairperson:

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