Funeral Details

Olema Behar

December 6, 1931 - January 18, 2023


Date and Time

Friday, January 20, 2023 at 10:00 AM


Chicago Jewish Funerals
Buffalo Grove Chapel
195 North Buffalo Grove Road
Buffalo Grove, Illinois 60089
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Rabbi Barry Schechter
Congregation Kol Emeth


Shalom Memorial Park
1700 Rand Road
Arlington Heights, Illinois 60004
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Nissin and Cindy Behar
297 Camden Place
Vernon Hills, Illinois 60061
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Friday following the interment until 5PM
Saturday 6PM- 9PM
Sunday 1PM-5PM

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Memorial Contributions

Cure Alzheimer’s Fund
34 Washington Street, Suite 310
Wellesley Hills, Massachusetts 02481


Olema Behar, nee Fernandez Raya, age 91, passed away January 18, 2023. Beloved wife for 55 years of the late Nissin Behar, MD. Loving mother of Jose, Nissin (Cindy) and Israel Behar. Adored Abuela of Jeremy Behar. Dear sister-in-law of Berta Benhabib and Hilda Lopez. She was extraordinary and left a legacy of love. She will live in our hearts forever.
Service Friday 10 AM at Chicago Jewish Funerals, 195 N. Buffalo Grove Road (One block North of Lake Cook Road) Buffalo Grove. Interment Shalom. Memorials may be made in her memory to the Cure Alzheimer’s Fund, To attend the funeral live stream, please visit our website.
Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals – Buffalo Grove Chapel, 847.229.8822,


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