IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC
Dear community, our hearts and thoughts are with all of you during these difficult and challenging times. Chicago Jewish Funerals is honored, privileged and humbled to have served our community for more than 2 decades. We know the importance of safely caring for anyone arranging or attending a funeral service. As all of us are forced make adjustments during the COVID-19 pandemic, we are doing our best to allow families to safely and respectfully participate in the funeral customs and rituals of our people. In accordance with guidance set forth by the CDC, the National Funeral Directors Association, the Illinois Funeral Directors Association, and Cook County, we are taking the following precautionary measures:
-Our directors and staff are prepared and equipped to make funeral arrangements via phone, video conference and email. This is currently the preferred method.
-All services will be graveside and limited to 10 attendees.
-Services can be live-streamed or recorded so that those not in attendance may observe.
-Any family who suffered a death during this terrible outbreak and is interested in using our chapel for a memorial service to honor their loved one’s memory at a later date, please call 847.229.8822 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. On account of ample chapel space between our two funeral homes, we are fortunate to be able to offer such a service to our community. A formal service where family and friends gather is a crucial part of mourning, and we do not believe it is right for those grieving to forgo this meaningful tradition due to reasons beyond their control.
For more information on COVID-19, please visit the following resources:
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- World Health Organization
- National Funeral Directors Association
David I. Jacobson
Chicago Jewish Funerals
In August 1997, David Jacobson founded Chicago Jewish Funerals because he believed there was a need to provide a service that was attentive to the needs of the bereaved as it was to the strong traditions of the Jewish people.
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