Funeral Details


Funeral Details

Yakov Eckstein, PhD

February 15, 1931 - February 12, 2020


Date and Time

Thursday, February 13, 2020 at 2:00 PM


Chicago Jewish Funerals
Skokie Chapel
8851 Skokie Boulevard
Skokie, Illinois 60077


Rabbi Dovid Teichtel


Memorial Park Cemetery
9900 Gross Point Road
Skokie, Illinois 60076
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Eckstein Residence
3116 Park Place
Evanston, Illinois 60201
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Thursday following the interment until 7PM, Friday 9AM to 2PM and Sunday 4PM - 7PM

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Memorial Contributions

Friends of the IDF
29 East Madison Street, Suite 1010
Chicago, Illinois 60602


Yakov (Yaki) Eckstein, 88 years and 362 days old. Professor Emeritus of Physics at the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology. Visiting Professor at Northwestern University. Completed his undergraduate at the Hebrew University at Jerusalem and his PhD at The University of Chicago. He was Dean of the Physics Department and a Vice President at the Technion. A member of the Palmach, he fought for Israel's independence in 1948 when he was only 17. Beloved husband for 36 years of Ruth, loving father of Ofer (Hannah) Eckstein, Ori Zimmels and Tomer (Hadas) Zimmels. Proud grandfather of Brooke, Noah, Gaia, Ayla, Nadav, Nimrod and Noga. Dear brother of Chana Eckstein. Known by all as an intelligent, graceful, happy man who enjoyed life to its fullest and had a great sense of humor. Loved his family, loved science, hiking, good food, and classical music. A man whose generosity and love poured out of him with every smile. He will be truly missed. Service Thursday 2:00PM at Chicago Jewish Funerals, 8851 Skokie Blvd (at Niles Center Road), Skokie. Interment Memorial Park. Memorials to Friends of the IDF, 29 East Madison Street, Suite 1010, Chicago, IL 60602, would be appreciated. Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals - Skokie Chapel, 847.229.8822,


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Esther Berman

Dear Ruthie, so sorry of your lost. May Yakovâ??s s memory be for blessing. Esther and Roger Berman

Beate Minkovski

Love and peace to Ruth Eckstein and Yaki's entire family. You will be missed beloved Human Being... good and honorable man Yaki â??â?¡â??
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