News

16
May

The Mitzvah of Green Burial

Panel Discussion: Green Burial Join us for a panel discussion about green burial practices, moderated by our own Rabbi Rosen. Panelists include Deborah Brown, natural burial advocate; Larry Goldberg, MD, member of JRC and the Chicago Progressive Chevra Kadisha and palliative care physician; and David I. Jacobson, founder, Chicago Jewish Funerals. When: May 16th, 2013 7:00 PM through 8:30 PM

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14
May

Kavod Hamet – Jewish Funerals, Our Traditions and Practices

On Sunday, May 19, 2013 – Chicago Jewish Funerals will be hosting Sukkat Shalom at our Skokie Chapel for a class on Kavod Hamet, Jewish Funeral & Burial customs. The staff at Chicago Jewish Funerals, has been providing educational and informational opportunities throughout the community for over fourteen years. We provide a safe and friendly atmosphere to engage groups of

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7
Nov

Spiritual Care and Psychotherapy: Who is Doing What?

The Lauri S. Bauer Foundation For Sudden Loss Conference on Help, Healing and Hope after Loss Presents: Sudden Loss and Grief: The Path to Recovery with Dr. Kenneth Doka, internationally renowned grief expert Wednesday, November 14, 2012, 7:00-9:00pm The DoubleTree Hotel, 9599 Skokie Blvd., Skokie, Free and open to the community. Refreshments and book signing to follow. Cosponsored by the

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13
Aug

Remembering Donald Liu, MD, PhD

Reposted from the University of Chicago – http://www.uchospitals.edu/news/2012/20120805-liu.html Donald Liu, MD, PhD, section chief of pediatric surgery and surgeon-in-chief at the University of Chicago Medicine’s Comer Children’s Hospital, drowned Sunday, Aug. 5, after rescuing two children who were caught in a strong current while kayaking in Lake Michigan near the town of Lakeside, Mich. He was 50 years old. Liu,

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15
May

Kavod Hamet – Jewish Funerals, Our Traditions and Practices

The staff at Chicago Jewish Funerals, has been providing educational and informational opportunities throughout the community for over fourteen years. We provide a safe and friendly atmosphere to engage groups of religious school students, youth groups, brotherhoods, sisterhoods, senior citizen organizations, nursing homes, hospice staff, and any other group interested. We discuss our traditions, explain the funeral process, and give

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26
Mar

Business Ethics & Judaism

Business Ethics & Judaism: A matter of Principleā€¦is an interesting cover story from the Jewish Business News, featuring David Jacobson. To read more please visit http://scr.bi/GRD9jL

21
Mar

Jewish Intellectual History

We are pleased to serve as a site host for “Jewish Intellectual History”; University Level Course with Professor David B. Ruderman of the University of Pennsylvania; 30 minute DVD lecture and facilitated conversation; April 15. Held at Chicago Jewish Funerals; Skokie. Open to Non-Members. RSVP to glorianlev@aol.com if you wish to attend.

16
Mar

Building communities in Israel.

Hello! My name is Talia Jacobson and I am a participant on Nachshon, an Israeli mechina in Southern Israel. It is a gap year for Israelis, conducted entirely in Hebrew, before army service where we learn, volunteer and travel all around Israel. The mission is to make a positive impact on Israeli society and ourselves. This pesach, we are looking

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13
Nov

Architectural design brings light to funeral home.

Death is not a happy subject, so most of us would undoubtedly prefer not to think about funeral homes. But sooner or later, we’re likely to end up in one, if only to attend someone else’s service. That’s why it’s fascinating to step into the newest chapel of Chicago Jewish Funerals, which has two other suburban locations. This adventurous modernist

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27
Sep

L’Shana Tova from Chicago Jewish Funerals