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24
Jun

Open Studio Project

Iris Jacobson, a facilitator at Open Studio Project in Evanston, is offering a unique art and writing experience which promotes play, spontaneity, growth, and healing. This introductory session is geared toward those who have experienced loss and would like to explore their creativity and emotions through reflective writing and intuitive painting. No Arts Background Required! Open Studio Project is a

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23
Apr

Grief After Sudden Loss

Finding Hope and Healing JCFS Chicago and The Lauri S. Bauer Foundation for Sudden Loss present: The 7th Annual Conference on Help, Healing and Hope After Loss May 9 B’nai Jehoshua Beth Elohim 1201 Lake Cook Road Deerfield, IL 60015 Program 7:30pm, followed by Q&A with the audience. Register at JCFS.formstack.com/forms/bauer  

19
Apr

Wishing you a Happy Passover

Dear Friends, On behalf of everyone here at Chicago Jewish Funerals, we wanted to wish all of you and your families a Happy, Healthy, and Joyful Passover! Just as a reminder, if you need Yahrzeit candles, please let us know, or you can come by our Buffalo Grove or Skokie chapels. Shabbat Shalom & Chag Sameach,   Chicago Jewish Funerals www.chicagojewishfunerals.com

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17
Apr

Have a Healthy and Meaningful Passover

In just a few days Jews the world over will celebrate Passover. Families will join together at the Seder to tell the story of the exodus from Egypt and how God “Passed-Over” the homes of the Jews who had marked their doorposts sparing them from any harm. In honor of Passover, Chicago Jewish Funerals placed four new Mezuzot in our

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11
Feb

It’s Purim Time!

Join us once again, for our 10th production of a Purim Shpiel, based (loosely) upon the Story of Esther. Each year, we write, produce, direct, act, sing, dance, and dress up in custom made costumes to tell the story of Esther & Purim through musical theater. This year, in Young Esther Stein (YES), we use the characters from the scary

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18
Jan

Happy Tu B’Shvat!

This Sunday night marks the starts Jewish holiday of Tu B’Shvat, or the 15th of Shevat, the New Year for Trees. According to tradition, Tu B’Shvat is the day when all the rain and nutrients have been fully absorbed into the earth and have begun to climb the tree in the hopes of becoming fruit. This is the point in

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17
Dec

Holiday Grief and Nutrition

The holidays are an opportunity to enjoy family, friends, food, drink and customs, as well as ethnic and religious rituals. In addition to joyous experiences, like giving and receiving cards, gifts and donations, the holidays can also bring feelings of sadness, stress, disappointment, depression and loneliness to the surface, especially when we have experienced a loss. Not everyone is “happy”

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30
Nov

Happy Chanukah!

As we celebrate Chanukah, we are reminded of our responsibility to increase light in the world. It is our hope that we can all join together to share the light that is within us all. Happy Chanukah from David Jacobson and everyone at Chicago Jewish Funerals!

20
Nov

BJE 2018 ANNUAL EVENT

Thank you to everyone who was able to join us in honoring Chicago Jewish Funerals’ founder David Jacobson and his wife Iris.  It was a wonderful opportunity for us to gather and see some rare and exotic cars.  The 2018 Annual Celebration was a success and we hope to be a part of it again in the future.  Until then

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30
Oct

Dear Community

I rarely post about the tragedies, especially that happens within our “peoplehood” or in the larger community because I know it won’t be too long until our hearts are broken again, and our safety and our feeling of security is shaken. I want to share a little story and a song…… I have been an Elton John fan for many

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