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23
Oct

Shabbat Shalom!

Shabbat Shalom! This week, may we be blessed to find peace in nature, in ourselves and in others.

16
Oct

Shabbat Shalom!

This week we begin the cycle of the reading of the Torah. It starts with: “In the beginning” Everything is new… -Creation -The relationship with G-d -The relationship with nature and with one another Let us all have hope that this new beginning is filled with health, peace, calmness and love. Shabbat Shalom (Photo credit to Iris Jacobson)

6
Oct

Chicago burial fund gives penniless Jewish COVID victims a dignified sendoff

Chicago burial fund gives penniless Jewish COVID victims a dignified sendoff David Jacobson’s Gomle Fund buys $6,000 plot for Beth Salamensky, who died alone, far from locked-down family. Online service draws unexpected crowd of empathetic strangers By JESSICA DONATH24 September 2020, 3:47 am David Jacobson in the sanctuary of Chicago Jewish Funerals, September 2020. (Silvio Ribeiro) David Jacobson, founder of Chicago Jewish

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2
Aug

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

Make the World a Better Place – The Chicago Jewish Funerals Calendar (5780-5781) Our 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.

28
Jul

Grieving A Death During A Pandemic

    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

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10
Jul

Shabbat Shalom!

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!

19
Jun

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

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12
Jun

Shabbat Shalom!

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

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9
Jun

Grieving A Death During A Pandemic

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,

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5
Jun

Shabbat Shalom!

Shabbat shalom! May we all have a restful Shabbat.