Dedication Ceremonies

The dedication ceremony, often called an “unveiling” or Hakamat Matzeivah (raising the stone) is held after a funeral.

This is a special time for family and friends to remember their loved one. This ceremony may be held any time after 30 days of burial and usually before a year has passed.

Chicago Jewish Funerals provides a special Dedication Ceremony Program for the families we serve.

Complete Dedication Ceremony Service setup which includes:

  • A minimum of six chairs
  • Sound system
  • Seat covers/blankets (Not during the pandemic)
  • Boxed water
  • Tissues
  • A podium from which the clergy or family may lead the service.
  • Assistance in the coordination of your Dedication Ceremony by consulting with your family and clergy.
  • Personalized dedication folders.
  • Dedication stones (allowing for personal reflections) for placement on the monument or marker.
  • A Chicago Jewish Funerals staff member will be present prior to and throughout the dedication ceremony to provide any additional assistance needed
  • Limousines (at additional cost)
  • Live streaming of service (at additional cost)
  • Yahrzeit candles and matches.

Whatever your needs may be, we will work together to make this a moment to remember, a moment to treasure. For more information, please call 847.229.8822 and ask to speak to someone about our Dedication Ceremony Program, or email