This week in Hayeyi Sarah, the portion that is named “Sarah’s life”, we actually learn about her death. This is the first time in any Jewish source that we see a burial occur, and Abraham does so with dignity, buying her grave in Hebron from the Hittites. This week teaches us that the Jewish people see death as a part
This week, we read the Jewish flood epic. This is a story we hear in different forms from various civilizations over time, teaching us that all humans impact each other in holiness, narrative, and morals. May we all have an accepting and loving Shabbat. 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 – 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.
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
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
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
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.
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!
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