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The experience of grieving always feels like visiting a foreign place, feeling disoriented and isolated in the new reality of life without the person we loved. COVID-19 has increased our isolation as it keeps us from grieving in community. Let’s come together virtually on Monday, August 3 at 7:30 PM to learn alternative ways to mourn and grieve
This week we celebrate the success of the 5 daughters of Zelaphohad, Hogla, Mahlah, Tirzah, Noa and Milkah, who, despite having no brothers, receive their father’s inheritance and have the law changed for their just cause. May we all look with mercy towards those who demand change and always fight for a just society! Shabbat shalom!
This Shabbat, we learn of the spies, Caleb and Joshua, who came back with a bunch of grapes and good news of the fruitful promised land that the Israelites would soon enter. May we all be able to bring all kinds of metaphorical grapes into our lives and continue to feel blessed by the world around us and new adventures
This Shabbat, Moses says the beautiful blessing, el na refa na la, God, may you please heal her, over his sister Miriam. Let this be a reminder to use that we still have lots of healing to do, and those who need to be healed will always benefit from our prayers, actions and kindness. May we all be blessed to
Wednesday, June 17 | 7:30-8:30pm The experience of grieving and the new reality of life without the person we loved can often leave us feeling disoriented, especially now when we cannot grieve as a community. Let’s come together virtually to learn alternative ways to mourn and grieve while we gain comfort from being together. The evening will include wisdom from a rabbi,
Shabbat shalom! May we all have a restful Shabbat.
Tonight, we prepare to celebrate the ultimate moment of becoming a peoplehood; the receiving of the Torah at Mt Sinai. This holiday expresses the three main components of Jewish peoplehood; Torah, our laws and rules for how to live, Hebrew language, the way we communicate and language of our Torah, and finally, our land, Israel, the final destination of a
This week, the Torah teaches how very important this cycle of resting on the 7th day, year and 7x7th year, the Jubilee is. Our land, our souls, those who work for us and all of creation deserves a break. We pray for everyone that this week had a shabbat of ultimate rest and that we may be able to respect
Dear Community, We know there is growing concern as the outbreak and impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to evolve. Caring for the deceased and comforting the mourner have always been our number one priority, and now ensuring the safety and well-being of our community is especially critical at this highly emotional time. We understand. Please know Chicago Jewish Funerals