Shabbat Shalom!

This week, Abraham is told to leave his land, the place where he grew up, the home of his father, for a new land. It’s scary sometimes to try new things, to go into the unknown. This adventure he takes is a reminder to us to emulate Abraham’s trust, his belief and his sense of adventure. Shabbat shalom!


This week we honor and remember Michael Jacobson

This week we honor and remember Michael Jacobson, older brother of founder, David. This week is his Bar Mitzvah portion, Vayakel-Pekudei, a week in which we remember the laws given to us, the beauty of the Holy of Holies, and finish the incredible book of Exodus. Michael’s life was filled with yiddishkeit and a love for our Torah. It is

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Shabbat Shalom!

Just like this snail is on a journey, this week we see the children of Israel on their way down to Egypt. Every journey we make takes us somewhere, and every place has goodness to be found. Shabbat shalom!


We wish you all a wonderful holiday and Shabbat!

This week, in the last moments of the Torah, we read of the last breath of Moses. Deuteronomy 34:7-8 Moses was a hundred and twenty years old when he died; his eyes were undimmed and his vigor unabated. And the Israelites bewailed Moses in the plains of Moab for thirty days. So the days of weeping and mourning for Moses ended.

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World’s Largest Modern Underground Cemetery Inaugurated in Jerusalem

The Minharot Olam (Perpetual Tunnels) project, which consists of a number of mile-long tunnels with at a total of 24,000 gravesites, is to be the primary burial ground in the capital Click here to read the article in Haaretz.


L’Shanah Tovah 5780

May 5780 be a year of comfort and healing. From everyone at Chicago Jewish Funerals.


Happy Father’s Day!

To all the Dads in our lives. Thank you for everything.


A Healing Retreat

A Healing Retreat: A day of support, reflection, hope and peace for the bereaved Join other bereaved in the community for a day filled with healing activities including art, meditation, music, text study, contemplation and more. Participants will be offered group support, a choice of activities and an opportunity to connect to others in the community. Open to any adult

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10 Signs of PTSD

A traumatic death can leave loved ones with emotional suffering long after the funeral. If someone you know had a tragic loss and shows several of the following symptoms, he or she may have Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).       Has nightmares, vivid memories or flashbacks of the surrounding events of their loved one’s passing Is highly anxious,

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Chicago Jewish Funerals Opens New Chapel in Skokie

Skokie, IL, July 22, 2011 – After three years of planning and construction, Chicago Jewish Funerals opened its new chapel in Skokie. The 15,000 square foot chapel, located at 8851 Skokie Boulevard, Skokie, IL, held its first service on July 19, 2011. “This is a very emotional moment for me,” said David Jacobson, founder of Chicago Jewish Funerals. “In 1997,

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