Funeral Details

Hyma J. Levin

June 26, 1942 - July 5, 2022


Date and Time

Friday, July 8, 2022 at 1:30 PM


Beth Emet The Free Synagogue
1224 West Dempster Street
Evanston, Illinois 60202
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Rabbi Andrea London
Cantor Kyle Cotler
Beth Emet The Free Synagogue


Memorial Park Cemetery
9900 Gross Point Road
Skokie, Illinois 60076
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Jacobs Residence
8101 Keeler Avenue
Skokie, Illinois 60076
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Sunday, Monday, Tuesday
1PM-4PM and 6PM-8PM
Minyan 7PM

The Carrington at Lincolnwood
3501 Northeast Parkway
Lincolnwood, Illinois 60712
Wednesday 2PM-4PM


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Memorial Contributions

Hadassah Chicago-North Shore
60 Revere Drive
Northbrook, Illinois 60062
or to
Chicago Coalition for InterReligious Learning
7450 Skokie Boulevard
Skokie, Illinois 60077
or to
Beth Emet The Free Synagogue
1224 Dempster Street
Evanston, Illinois

Understanding Shiva


Hyma J. Levin nee Jacobs passed away on July 5th, 2022, having recently attained the age of 80. Hyma is survived by her children, Oren (Beth) Levin and Joshua (Jessica) Levin, and her grandchildren, Alex, Daniel, Peri, Aubrey, and Eli. She is also survived by her brother George (Stacy) Jacobs and sister Harriet (John Domke) Jacobs, with whom she had an extraordinary relationship. John and Harriet sheltered Hyma during the beginning of Covid, keeping her safe. They were also her rock during her recent illness.

Hyma gave of herself freely to others and helped to enrich Jewish traditions. She was the Director of Education at Beth Emet The Free Synagogue in Evanston, Illinois, for many years, and remained an active congregant following her retirement.

She had a beautiful voice and, along with Harriet, sang in various choirs. She visited Israel on numerous occasions and looked forward to more travel.

One of the kindest and gentlest people you could imagine, Hyma was universally loved. Four years ago, Hyma moved into The Carrington, a beautiful retirement community, where she quickly became one of its most beloved and active members, eventually serving as president of the Residents Council. She lent her unique personality and passion to bringing more Jewish experiences to other residents including singing and Shabbat services, Seder dinners, and teaching monthly classes about historical Jewish themes. She enjoyed playing bridge and was proud that in her final game last month, she won the ‘quarters’ with her winning hand. Hyma was also instrumental in starting many of the activities at The Carrington. Her absence leaves a void in the community.

Service will be Friday, July 8th at 1:30 PM at Beth Emet The Free Synagogue 1224 Dempster Street, Evanston, IL. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hadassah Chicago-North Shore, 60 Revere Drive, Northbrook, IL 60062, or to Chicago Coalition for InterReligious Learning, 7450 Skokie Blvd. Skokie, IL 60077, or to Beth Emet The Free Synagogue, 1224 Dempster Street, Evanston, IL,

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Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals - Skokie Chapel, 847.229.8822,


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We were delighted to be invited to the sukkah this past Succot, especially after it was blown down and then rebuilt;- showing the fragility of this temporary housing. We so enjoyed being with Hyma, Harriet and John.
Several years before- in 2017, Hyma and Harriet, joined us for Women in the Sukkah. It was delightful, as Hyma lead us with stories and songs, and shared her book as well.
Condolences to you and the family.

Felice Eckhouse
July 8, 2022
Keeping you all in my prayers! Love, Jen & Reilly

Jennifer Prindle
July 8, 2022
“Tis a Fearful Thing
― Judah Halevi

‘Tis a fearful thing
to love what death can touch.

A fearful thing
to love, to hope, to dream, to be –

to be,
And oh, to lose.

A thing for fools, this,

And a holy thing,

a holy thing
to love.

For your life has lived in me,
your laugh once lifted me,
your word was gift to me.

To remember this brings painful joy.

‘Tis a human thing, love,
a holy thing, to love
what death has touched.”

Samuel Harnish
July 8, 2022