Funeral Details

Menachem Emanuel

May 10, 1940 - November 18, 2021


Date and Time

Thursday, November 18, 2021 at 1:00 PM


Waldheim Jewish Cemetery
1300 South Des Plaines Avenue
Forest Park, Illinois 60130
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Rabbi Baruch Hertz
Congregation Bnei Reuven


Emanuel Residence
6800 North California Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60645
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Dial 271 in lobby.

Sunday – Tuesday
Shacharis: 9:00AM
Mincha: 4:15PM

Shiva visiting hours:
10AM -12PM
5:45PM - 7PM


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Memorial Contributions

Chicago Mitzvah Campaign
2757 West Pratt Boulevard
Chicago, Illinois 60645
Congregation Bnei Ruven
6350 North Whipple Street
Chicago, Illinois 60659
Refuah 311
6557 Lincoln Avenue
Lincolnwood, Illinois 60712

Understanding Shiva


Menachem Emanuel, age 81.

Beloved husband of Devorah nee Elian. Dear father of Meyer (Elissa) Emanuel, Chaim (Sara) Emanuel, Avi Emanuel, Rivka (Gil Shoshan) Emanuel, Shmuel Emanuel, and Dovber (Chaya) Emanuel. Proud grandfather. Graveside service Thursday 1PM at Silverman and Weiss Cemetery (Bnei Reuven Section) in Forest Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Chicago Mitzvah Campaign, 2757 W Pratt Blvd, Chicago, IL 60645, or to Congregation Bnei Ruven, 6350 N Whipple St, Chicago, IL 60659 or to Refuah311, 6557 Lincoln Ave, Lincolnwood, IL 60712, To attend the funeral live stream, please visit our website. Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals - Skokie Chapel, 847.229.8822,


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My dear uncle. My Mom's kid brother. I remember the days when Grandma Carrie, Grandpa Charles, Felice, Menachem and my Mom would argue who would get the NYTimes crossword puzzle first. Catching lightning bugs in DC when Menachem lived there years ago. Menachem in Israel during the Six-Day war and always understanding why I made aliyah. I remember going out to Seattle to visit in 1986. Meyer was maybe two years old. Going to the synagogue on a rainy Shabbos and everyone making me feel so welcome. When Hila was a year old, we came to the States to visit. We were in Brooklyn at my father's house. Menachem came to visit and when he saw Hila in the playpen, he said that she looked just like Rivka. They are only a few weeks apart. Coming to Chicago on business many years ago, so happy to be able to visit. And then of course when Menachem and Devorah visited in Israel, picking them up at the airport, driving to Yerushalayim, visiting Yad Mordechai. During that visit they gave me a wooden cat which is always on the top shelf, looking down at us. Rivka's wedding in Israel. And of course when my cousins came to Kfar Chabad, we spent time with them. And Menachem's walk - just like his father's.

When Mom passed away in March 2018, Menachem sat shiva together and reminisced until late at night. Such a special person. First my Mom passed away in 2018, then Felice in May this year and six months later Menachem. So very sad that they are gone, but they are now together and at peace. We have so many wonderful memories. My dear Uncle, so many people have been influenced by you. You have raised such a special family. Your wonderful spirit and personality will remain with us forever.

November 18, 2021
A beautiful Neshama, Reb Menachem was a tremendous lamp-lighter and a joyous presence wherever he went. A wonderful friend to all. We will miss you here. Hamakom Yinachem Eschem Bsoch Shaar Aveilei Tzion V'Yerushalayim.

Dovid and Shari Imbo
November 18, 2021