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
This Shabbat, we celebrate the life and accomplishments of Rosalind Jacobson, mother of founder, David. Loss and grieving is something we all experience. We thank the community for being strong and supporting us in this difficult time. Dealing with the death of a loved one is never easy. May we all be blessed to have those we love around us
In times of immense loss following a mass-fatality tragedy, funeral directors help families begin to grieve. They also help our communities heal – because tragic loss impacts all of us and calls on us to help and support one another as we begin the grief journey, together. Here is a nice video from our friends at the National Funeral Directors
Chicago Jewish Funerals is honored to serve the families in our community with compassion and integrity. We’re dedicated to helping families create meaningful tributes to their loved ones. Chicago Jewish Funerals is proud to be a member of KAVOD – The Independent Jewish Funeral Chapels and the National Funeral Directors Association.
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