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24
May

Shmita – Jubilee

This week, the portion is all about Shmita, the Jubilee year, the 7th year that we give our fields a sabbatical. Not only humans need this gift of rest time, as does our world. May we all be reminded that everything in creation deserves a break sometimes and treat our surroundings with patience and love. Shabbat Shalom! Featured in the

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20
May

Celebrate Lag B’Omer at The Great Jewish Family Festival!

Chicago Jewish Funerals is a proud sponsor of The Great Jewish Family Festival. Celebrate Lag B’ Omer with the whole community this Thursday, May 23rd at the Old Orchard Mall. The fair includes rides for all ages. Action-packed BMX freestyle stunt show! Plus an all you can eat food court by Mizrahi Grill. Brought to you by Lubavitch Chabad of Illinois

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17
May

Shabbat shalom!

This week we discuss holiness and service, especially the role of the high priest in the Temple. He serves the people in many ways, yet one way he is not allowed to serve is by participating in a burial or coming in contact with the deceased, unless it is a close family member. Judaism teaches us that each of us

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10
May

Counting to Shavuot

Today’s counting of Omer discusses the “yesod of tiferet”, or the elements of glory. May we all find glory and fascination in all the small things that this world has to offer us. Shabbat Shalom! Photo credit: Iris Jacobson at Lake Michigan this morning

5
May

Shabbat of thankfulness and freedom

This is a Shabbat of thankfulness and freedom. We have left the desert and can continue on. May we all have a Shabbat in which we feel free, feel strong, feel protected. Shabbat Shalom!

3
Jul

Dear Chicago Jewish Funerals

Thank you. Though loss is real and uncomfortable, in death we recognize our own strength. Amidst feelings of helplessness we feel how many truly care for us, how we are often surrounded by more love and support than we realize. If death is something we all must go through, it is better to go through it together – to appreciate

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9
Jan

Keshet program offers local employment resources for learning-disabled adults

We are proud to be a part of such a wonderful program, strengthening our community at every level. GADOL speaks to Chicago Jewish Funerals’ vision to serve and care for everyone in our community. We urge you to consider supporting this upstanding organization. “The GADOL program, which stands for “giving adults daily opportunities for living,” at Keshet provides vocational and

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18
Sep

L’Shana Tova

Wishing you the best for 5778   Dear Friends, On behalf of everyone here at Chicago Jewish Funerals, we wanted to wish all of you and your families a Meaningful, Healthy, and Sweet New Year! Just as a reminder, if you need Yahrzeit candles, please let us know, or you can come by our Buffalo Grove or Skokie chapels. Shannah

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14
Jul

Chicago Jewish Funerals 24 Month Calendar

Our  long awaited Chicago Jewish Funerals 2 year calendars are finally here! Please stop by at one of our two funeral homes to get your copy, or call us at 847.229.8822 and we can mail it to you.   Each month, it spotlights one of the many of the community organizations Chicago Jewish Funerals has sponsored over the years in

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5
May

The Value of Advance Funeral Planning

Why arrange your funeral, or that of a loved one, in advance? The reasons are many. Death is one thing that will happen, so the option is either to be prepared or unprepared. The skilled, dedicated and compassionate staff at Chicago Jewish Funerals will guide and companion you. Having worked in end of life for decades, I have seen first-hand

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