Funeral Details

Yefim Slobodkin

December 17, 1933 - June 12, 2024


Date and Time

Friday, June 14, 2024 at 2:00 PM


Memorial Park Cemetery
9900 Gross Point Road
Skokie, Illinois 60076
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Rabbi Allison Tick Brill
Congregation Sukkat Shalom


Kerzner Residence
2443 Cardinal Lane
Wilmette, Illinois 60091
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Following the interment until 6:30PM.

Memorial Contributions

Congregation Sukkat Shalom
1001 Central Avenue
Wilmette, Illinois 60091


Yefim Slobodkin, 90
Beloved husband of Galina Slobodkin nee Guterman. Loving father of Rimma (Dr. Shoel) Kerzner. Proud grandfather of Benjamin and Adena. Dear brother of the late Roman Slobodkin. Graveside service Friday 2PM at Memorial Park Cemetery (Section Gan M'nucha), 9900 Gross Point Road, Skokie. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Congregation Sukkat Shalom, 1001 Central Avenue, Wilmette, IL 60091, Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals - Skokie Chapel, 847.229.8822,


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Dear Family , I’m sorry for your loss , please accept my deepest condolences. Yefim was great person - very kind always welcoming smile, smart , talented and very social . I remember when we used to get together we always enjoyed and admire his fruits salad ! He was Very curious too . As being immigrant myself , we did share stories of our countries. It was easy to carry conversation and enjoyed our talk . He was independent , it was hard for him on his last years of life , which took a lot out of him …. He will be missed however his memories never fade.. May God rest his soul in peace .

Jasmin Rahimy
June 12, 2024
We wanted to share our heartfelt sympathy during this painful time.

Alexander and Janet Livshis
June 14, 2024
I have loving thoughts and memories that I'll always cherish .

Barbara Booker
June 14, 2024
I have such fond memories of the whole Slobodkin family starting in high school. Yefim and Galena were such wonderful parents to Rimma and always so loving and interested in me and my family.
I loved coming over and getting to know them. Yefim in particular seemed amused by me. He was always a gentleman with sweet laugh.
When I had my first child Marissa , I remember all of looking at her and then Rimma made a comment. About her toes being like mine and ruined the mood!
It’s been an honor knowing someone e so special . Cathy

Cathy Cooper
June 16, 2024