News

6
Aug

Kehilat Chovevei Tzion’s Dedication & Grand Opening

Chicago Jewish Funerals is delighted to wish “Mazel Tov” to Kehilat Chovevei Tzion for the Dedication & Grand Opening of their new synagogue in Skokie on Sunday, August 18, 2013. The celebration will include: 9:30 AM – Please join us as we escort our Sifrei Torah to their new home 10:00 AM – Remarks from Rabbi Shaanan Gelman and local

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5
Aug

Eat Right. Excercise. Get Screened.

Monday, October 7, 2013 6:30-9:30 Anshe Emet Synagogue 3751 N Broadway St Chicago, IL Thanks to Anshe Emet Synagogue, the Center will host their education and screening program on October 7. Did you know that with one simple, yet powerful, blood test, you can find out if you are a carrier for a Jewish genetic disorder? Knowledge is power- before

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5
Aug

Shir Hadash Synagogue’s New Home

Chicago Jewish Funerals is delighted to wish “Mazel Tov” to Shir Hadash Synagogue for the Dedication of their first home on Sunday, August 18 at noon at 200 W. Dundee Rd., Wheeling, IL. -Kosher food, music, dancing, and entertainment -A trio fromthe Maxwell Street Klezmer Band -Family friendly fun, including a bouncy house and kids’ activities -Join us at 10

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12
Jul

Healing Hearts: Loss of a Parent or Sibling

Healing Hearts: Loss of a Parent or Sibling. Northwest Suburban Jewish Grief Support Group. Tuesday, 8/6, 6:30 – 8:00 pm. Losing a parent or an adult sibling can leave one feeling lost and ungrounded. For those who have lost a parent or sibling in the past 18 months. 7/23 – 8/27/2013. Temple Chai, 1670 Checker Road, Long Grove. Contact Contact

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17
Jun

Virtual Tours

Chicago Jewish Funerals is excited to announce a new tool that will enable us to assist families in a way we have not been able to before. We have created virtual tours of both our Buffalo Grove and Skokie chapels.  These tours will give the viewer a complete 360 degree visual representation of each building.  For family members who may

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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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