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Funeral Details

21
Dec

Funeral Details

Yael Hoffman

SERVICE INFORMATION

Date and Time

Sunday, May 30, 2021 at 10:30 AM

Graveside

Sunset Memorial Lawns
3100 Shermer Road
Northbrook, Illinois 60062

Clergy

Rabbi Joel Gutstein

Entombment - Private

Thursday, April 13, 2020

Memorial Service

Sunday, May 30, 2021, 10:30AM


OBITUARY

Yael Hoffman (nee Winter), age 72, of Lincolnwood, IL, passed away on April 10, 2020 after courageously battling cancer. Her funeral was officiated by Rabbi Joel Gutstein of Congregation Yehuda Moshe. She was buried at Sunset Memorial Lawns in a temporary mausoleum until she can safely be moved to her permanent resting place in Jerusalem, Israel. Yael was the daughter of Miriam (nee Engelhardt) and Avraham Winter. She was born on January 24, 1948, in Jerusalem during Israel’s war of independence. She grew up in Jerusalem with her four sisters, Judith (Meir) Levisohn, Naomi Vogel, Rachel (Joseph) Bodenheimer, and Michal (Joseph) Kalner. Her parents owned the "WETA" art and souvenir store on Ben Yehuda Street in Jerusalem. Yael served in the Israeli army’s "NAHAL" Brigade, where she met her husband, Isaac. They were married on August 10, 1969 in Netanya, Israel. Following the wedding, the couple moved to the United States and settled in Gary, Indiana. Eventually, they moved to Lincolnwood, where they raised four children, Tahl (Tomer) Wilson, Maya (Zachary) Spector, Gil (Maayan) Hoffman, and Karen (Menachem) Zimmerman. Yael loved to create clay sculptures in her unique, abstract style. She was known for her classic and elegant fashion sense and was an expert cook who shared many of her well-known recipes with her friends. Yael was the center of the household, known for her festive holiday tables and parties. Even though she lost her hearing over the years, she loved classical music and amazed everyone with her ability to memorize the melody of a song after hearing it only one time. She read books voraciously in both Hebrew and English. Yael loved traveling and visited many countries in Europe. The State of Israel, Jerusalem and the Jewish tradition played an important role in her life. She is also survived by: Her grandchildren Yuval, Yoav, Noa, Rowan, Shlomo, Eliana, Netanya, Ami, Devarya, Shai, Lior and Elan Ayal. Her many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends in Chicago and in Israel. Due to the limitations and restrictions of the Covid-19 pandemic, the funeral and shiva services were limited and held by Zoom. A memorial celebrating Yael's life will be held at a later date. May her memory be for blessing. Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals - Skokie Chapel, 847.229.8822, www.cjfinfo.com




GUEST BOOK

We encourage you to share your personal
condolences and stories of Yael Hoffman below and
we will share them with the family.

Marcia and Alan Cahn

May G-d comfort you among the other mourners of Zion and Jerusalem

Sara and Rami Yogev

Yael will be greatly missed what a great friend - woman we lost !!! our deepest sympathies

Ana and Acho Fraiman

We will miss our dearest Yael.

Ruth Kahn

Yael, you will be greatly missed

Sandy Starkman

Sooo sorry to hear this sad news. Hamakom ynachem. . . May her memory always be for a blessing. Sandy starkman and VK Larry pachter

Chana Anderson

Great lady, I have great memories of her beautiful smile, she will be missed

Netiva and Joel Caftori and Hodes

We love you Yael and will continue to love you for ever

Gil and Nirit RAVIV

Our deepest condolences.

Zenia and Michael Barnea

Heartfelt condolences. May you know no sorrow.

Judith and Nehemiah Hasak

Very sad news.

Judith and Nehemiah Hasak

So sorry to hear the news. Yael was a special person we will miss her.

Chuck Kahalnik

May Yaelâ??s memory be for a blessing.

Adina Torchman

To the entire Hoffman family,
So very very sorry.
Please accept our heartfelt sympathies on your tremendous loss.
Adina and Danny

Ela Moskovich

Our sincere condolences to the Hoffman Family. May you not know more sorrow.
Ela & Yafim Moskovich

Edna Raz

Our deepest condolences to the family, you are missed terribly.
Edna and Izzy

isaac and ahouva hasbani

our deepest condolences. We share your pain

Irit Jacobson

Our Thoughts and prayers are with you and your beautiful family. May Yael rest in peace . May you all cherish her beautiful memories she is leaving behind.

Zahava Wein

We will miss you very much at the Hebrew book club

Zahava Wein

We will miss you very much at the Hebrew book club

Rivka and Emanuel Kahana

Yael, youâ??ll be dearly missed. And Itzik our condolences to you. May your wonderful memories help you! ×?×?×? ×?×?×?ר×? ×?ר×?×?

Marvin and Nira Wolfe

May her Memory Be for a Blessing! ×?×?×? ×?×?ר×? ×?ר×?×?

Zahava Wein

We will miss you very much at the Hebrew book club

Rivka and Emanuel Kahana

Yael, youâ??ll be dearly missed. And Itzik our condolences to you. May your wonderful memories help you! ×?×?×? ×?×?×?ר×? ×?ר×?×?

Rivka and Emanuel Kahana

Yael, youâ??ll be dearly missed. And Itzik, May your wonderful memories help you! ×?×?×? ×?×?×?ר×? ×?ר×?×?

Zahava Wein

Yael, We will miss you very much at the Hebrew book club.

Zahava Wein

Yael, We will miss you very much at the Hebrew book club.

Mina Perlin❤️

My deepest condolences to Itzik and family for the loss of Yael, a friend that inspired every one that knew her with her beauty, elegance, bravery and generosity. Her memory will be cherished by me forever.

RIVKA GEPSTEIN

My deepest condolences to the family. Yael's good taste was always
an inspiration to me.

Eleanor Eparker951@att.net

Dear friend: I miss you so much. You are the most sweet, loving person in the world and I treasure the times we spent together in synagogue but even more so in your home with your family and alone with you as we took walks or sat on your steps and talked. Good-bye dear one and condolences to the family. Eleanor Parker

Marvin Ginsburg

Very sorry to learn of the passing of a wonderful lady, I know that she was a real fighter. Please accept tmy condolences.

Rachel Sair

I know our family, and especially my mom, has lost a great, true friend. Yael had the ability to make each of us feel uniquely special to her.

Oreet Dallal

Baruch Dayan Emet, we were so saddened to hear about Yael. I remember her coming to the house for visits with our parents, she was such a happy person and always had a smile on her face. She will be missed by everyone who knew her.

Sheila Dallal

Baruch Dayan HaEmet. My husband and I have known Yitchak and Yael for a long time. We were at Gil's bar mitzvah and the girls' weddings. I am so saddened at this news. Strength to Yitzchak, her children and grandchildren at this time. Yael and Yitzchak sat with me and my children at my husband's shiva. May her memory be for a blessing with strength and courage.

Estelle Elekman

I only knew Yael for a short time, but felt her warmth and friendship, each time we were together. How fortunate the family and friends who had years of her grace. My deepest condolences.

Sheila Dallal

Baruch Dayan HaEmet. My husband and I have known Yitchak and Yael for a long time. We were at Gil's bar mitzvah and the girls' weddings. I am so saddened at this news. Strength to Yitzchak, her children and grandchildren at this time. Yael and Yitzchak sat with me and my children at my husband's shiva. May her memory be for a blessing with strength and courage.

Caryn Morginstin

Our sincere condolences on the loss of Yael, she was a warm and lovely person. She will be sorely missed by all. Boruch Dayan Haemet

Otto Jones

I got the opportunity to meet this strong and sweet woman during the time her daughter lived where I worked. And at times it was like she lived there also. So dedicated to the happiness and joy of her daughter Maya. Always quick to smile and engage me in conversation and tell me about the life she has in Israel. So surprised that this delicate woman was in the military. She was so nice and generous with the tasty sweets she would always take pride in bringing me. So proud of her granddaughter when she was born. So glad and grateful for the birth of her granddaughter. And the love she showed and had for family was evident. Her and I both were born in the 40s and she shared her upbringing with me. I can say that she was A friend of mine and I will think about her and not think about she is gone but know that she was Here.forever A Queen of A woman. That was Here.unforgettable forever Unforgettable.

Eva and Jack Hoffman

Yael showed strength and dignity in the face of an unrelenting foe. She was a true inspiration to us all! Her memory will be for a blessing to her loving family and all of us.
Rest in peace Yael. There will always be a place in our hearts just for you.

Steve and Judy Rosenzweig

Judy and I are saddened to learn of Yael's passing. Our deepest condolences to the whole family. May her memory be a blessing.

Eileen Walvoord

Am so sorry, Isaac, for your terrible loss.

Richard Robbins

Rhonda and I are so sorry to learn of Yael's passing. Our hearts are heavy. Peace and strength to you all. May her memory be for a blessing.
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