Shabbat Shalom

This week, instead of being cursed, the Israelites are given the blessing, “how good are your tents, Jacob, your dwellings, Israel,” a blessing we are reminded of every day. We are taught through this blessing that when we bring holiness into our lives, as Jacob did, our live are transformed. Everything becomes elevated; tents become homes and a family becomes

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This week, in Parshat Hukat

This week, in Parshat Hukat, the Israelites face major thirst while wandering in the desert. Moses, instead of kindly asking the rock for water as God tells him to do, hits the rock instead. Moses’ punishment for this is the harsh reality of never entering the Land of Israel that he guided the Israelites to. May we all have the

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The New Calendars are Here!

Please stop by our Chapels in Skokie or Buffalo Grove to receive the new 2019-2021 Calendar. A 24-Month Jewish Calendar of Ideas for Making the World a Better Place.


Happy 4th of July!

Happy independence weekend to the United States and Hodesh Tammuz Tov, a new, wonderful month of Tammuz, to the Jewish nation. May we all rejoice in the cycle of time. Shabbat Shalom!


Evanston Woman Magazine

Chicago Jewish Funerals is honored to be on the cover of Evanston Woman Magazine featuring the amazing women who serve our families with dedication and passion. You can read the entire article here


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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Lighting the Menorah

This weeks Torah portion – Be’halot’cha – discusses how Aaron HaKohen lit the Menorah every day. Our Sages teach us that even though he lit the Menorah all his life his passion for doing this commandment never waned. May we all be able to bring light and passion to the routine in our lives. Shabbat Shalom from everyone at Chicago Jewish Funerals.


Talking to Children About Death

Practical advice on how to talk to children about death. ://www.npr.org/2019/03/04/698309351/the-dog-isnt-sleeping-how-to-talk-with-children-about-death


Happy Father’s Day!

To all the Dads in our lives. Thank you for everything.


Berries in Israel

It’s that time of year again when the berries grow in Israel… May everyone have a Shabbat concentrating on the cyclical nature of time, how lucky we are to keep coming back to certain events while still moving forward. Shabbat Shalom!