Funeral Details


Funeral Details

Bernard Levin

April 21, 1920 - November 3, 2018


Date and Time

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at 1:00 PM


Congregation B'nai Jehoshua Beth Elohim
1201 Lake Cook Road
Deerfield, Illinois 60015


Rabbi Jason Fentser
Cantor Jennifer Frost
Congregation B'nai Jehoshua Beth Elohim


Westlawn Cemetery
7801 West Montrose Avenue
Norridge, Illinois 60706
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Mitch Levin And Diane Eckhouse Residence
4412 Hammersmith Lane
Glenview, Illinois 60026
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Tuesday following the interment until 9PM and
Wednesday and Thursday 6PM-9PM

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Memorial Contributions

Congregation B'nai Jehoshua Beth Elohim
1201 Lake Cook Road
Deerfield, IL 60015
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Bernard Levin, age 98.
Beloved husband and cherished soulmate of the late Sarah Levin nee Klein. Loving father of Marc (Julie) Levin, Mitchell (Diane Eckhouse) Levin, Marsha (Lee) Perres and Julie Levin. Loving father-in-law of the late Erica Levin nee Wexman. Proud grandfather of Daniel, Aaron, and Jonathon Levin, Jennifer and Alexis Ekeberg and Molly (Jason) Ropte. Dear brother of the late Abraham (the late Helen) Levin. Service Tuesday 1PM at Congregation B'nai Jehoshua Beth Elohim, 1201 Lake Cook Rd., Deerfield, IL 60015. Interment Westlawn. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to Congregation B'nai Jehoshua Beth Elohim, or the charity of your choice would be appreciated. Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals - Skokie Chapel, 847.229.8822,


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Bob Atkins

I have known Bernie for 53 years, since I was 12. I knew him through scouting. He was one of the best leaders I have ever known, and I have known some great ones. He worked with boys on every subject, but mostly he was a merit badge counselor for the citizenship badges. He loved teaching civics and responsibilities to boys. And if you showed up at his house and was unprepared, God help you. Bernie, Herman Feldman, and Marve Werner ran Troop 822 at Temple KINS for over 30 years. He spent hundreds of weekends teaching young men camping skills and how to be betted citizens. When I was Scoutmaster in the late 80's and 90's he was still helping us.

I must also mention how many times he fixed my car and hundreds of others. Back then I didn't have much money, but that never stopped him from getting me going. Towards the end of his alley mechanic career I would stop and ask Bernie if he could look at my car. He would then say "this is a monumental job, I don't know, then he would proceed to fix it. When Sarah passed, I said I would cry, today I am happy they are finally together again. Shalom my friend, may the Great Scoutmaster of all good scouts be with us till we meet again.

Michael Weiss

Bernie was as special a person as they come and I feel so blessed that I got to share a piece of his goodness, kindness and humor. In some ways he was a second father, but one that I was able to share things with that I could not share with my own dad. He would always take time to show me what he was doing when he fixed my car, so I would have the knowledge. He was and still is a stellar roll model. He is in a better place, but he sure is missed here. I have to believe he is very close to God.

Christine Scheiden

I met Bernie briefly when his lovely wife was in the hospital..... He was sitting next to her patiently and lovingly holding her hand to the end... Loving and committed to his family always.. A great guy!
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