Funeral Details


Funeral Details

Simon Weltman

July 20, 1918 - July 25, 2018


Date and Time

Friday, July 27, 2018 at 11:00 AM


Shalom Memorial Park


Rabbi David Russo
Hazzan Alberto Mizrahi
Anshe Emet Synagogue


Diamond Goodman Residence
1832 West Nelson Street
Chicago, Illinois 60657
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Memorial Contributions

Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School New Building Fund
3751 North Broadway Street
Chicago, Illinois 60613
Jewish National Fund
42 East 69th Street
New York, New York 10021


Simon Weltman passed away peacefully on July 25, 2018 in Skokie, IL surrounded by his loving family. He was proceeded in death by his wife Margaret Weltman and his sister Sara Colin. He is survived by his children Varda (Scott) Diamond, Chicago, Yigael (Lila) Weltman, Skokie and Eitan (Gina) Weltman, Bloomington, IL, grandchildren Wendy (Matthew) Diamond Goodman, Tamar Diamond, Talor Weltman, Lindsey Weltman, and David Weltman, great grandchildren Daniel Goodman and Eli Goodman. He is also survived by his brother Jacques (Adel) Weltmann. Simon was born on July 20, 1918 and had just recently celebrated his 100th birthday. He grew up in Magdeburg, Germany and left with his family to France when the Nazis came to power. He left for The British Mandate of Palestine in 1934. He helped in founding the Kibbutz of Ein Gev on the Sea of Galilee. He subsequently spent 6 years in the British Army and fought in WWII. He fought in Israel's War of Independence and then spent 14 years in the Israeli Air Force retiring as a Captain. He immigrated to the United States in 1963. He was a pioneer and helped instill in his children a sense of adventure, honesty, integrity and the importance of an education. Graveside service Friday 11AM at Shalom Memorial Park (Section VIII Nebo), 1700 W. Rand Rd., Arlington Heights. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School New Building Fund, or Jewish National Fund Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals - Skokie Chapel, 847.229.8822,


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