Shabbat Shalom!

May we all seek justice within ourselves and make it a reality in our world. Shabbat Shalom! -Art by Iris Jacobson


Make the World a Better Place Calendar (5780-5781)

Make the World a Better Place – The Chicago Jewish Funerals Calendar (5780-5781) Our new 24-month calendar that spotlights Jewish community organizations is now available. Please use the form below to let us know where to send your calendar or just enter your name, email and then choose a location so we can have your calendar ready for you to pick up.


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  


Welcoming Yehuda

Chicago Jewish Funerals is proud to welcome Yehuda Polstein to our staff. Yehuda spent the last year attending Worsham College of Mortuary Sciences and is graduating this evening. Yehuda, and his wife Mashi, live in Northbrook with their four children. Happy to have you on the team! David Jacobson and everyone at Chicago Jewish Funerals


Home of the Ten Commandments

This week is all about the artful details of creating the traveling tabernacle, the home of the Ten Commandments. This is a physical endeavor to express a feeling of holiness for the Children of Israel. May we all ensure to care and make an effort for the people, things and ideas that are important to us. Shabbat Shalom! Photo: Ein

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Ten Commandments

This week, we receive the Ten Commandments and become a people. With a land we are heading to, a language we speak and a lifestyle to follow, we are complete. This is the start to a beautiful beginning of peoplehood. Shabbat Shalom! Photo: The Almond Blossoms in Jerusalem, Talia Jacobson.


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!


Happy New Year!

David I. Jacobson and everyone at Chicago Jewish Funerals wish you a healthy, meaningful and peaceful New Year! In anticipation of the new year, we would like to remind you stop by one of our two funeral homes, Buffalo Grove or Skokie, to get your copy of our 24 Month Calendar good through 2019. Each month, it spotlights one of

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Dear Chicagoland,

21 years ago today, Chicago Jewish Funerals was created.  The mission was clear to me: to care for the deceased in a dignified and respectful manner; to comfort the mourner; and to always find a way to say “yes”.  It has been a journey that words cannot express, quite frankly it is too emotional for me.  I am proud of

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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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