Funeral Details

Rabbi Melvin H. Lifsics

August 4, 1948 - March 21, 2024


Date and Time

Thursday, March 21, 2024 at 9:00 PM


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


Eretz Hachaim
Beth Shemesh, Israel


Park Plaza
6840 North Sacramento Avenue, Unit 504
Chicago, Illinois 60645
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Renee Lifsics will be sitting shiva Friday 3/22 through Thursday morning 3/28 at Park Plaza.

Ronit Blisko and Talia Belsky will be sitting Shiva in Eretz Yisroel at the Belsky's home
in Sderot Levi Eshkol 44/1 in Ramat Eshkol, Israel

Rivkie Pickholtz, Azriel Lifsics and Yosaif Lifsics will be sitting Shiva at the Belsky home
in Ramat Eshkol on Monday night, 3/25 (after Purim) and returning to Chicago.
They will be sitting shiva in Chicago at Park Plaza at the below times:

Wednesday 3/27 and Thursday 3/28
Shachris 7:30 am
Mincha 6:55pm
Visiting Hours

Friday 3/29
Shachris 8am
Mincha 2pm
Visiting Hours

Motsei Shabbos 3/30
Maariv 8:30PM
Visiting Hours
Until 9:45PM

Sunday 3/31
Shachris 8am

Memorial Contributions

Chicago Mitzvah Campaign
2757 West Pratt Boulevard
Chicago, Illinois 60645


Rabbi Melvin Lifsics. Loving husband of Renee Lifsics nee Farr. Devoted father of Rivka (Rabbi Yerachmiel) Pickholtz, Ronit (Matis) Blisko, Talia (Rabbi Chaim) Belsky, Azriel (Chani) Lifsics and Yosaif (Flora) Lifsics. Proud grandfather and great grandfather of many. Dear brother of Nathan (Ellen) Lifsics. Service Thursday 9PM at Chicago Jewish Funerals, 8851 Skokie Blvd (at Niles Center Road), Skokie. Interment Eretz Hachaim, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Chicago Mitzvah Campaign, 2757 West Pratt Blvd. Chicago, Illinois 60645 To attend the funeral live stream, please visit our website. Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals - Skokie Chapel, 847.229.8822,


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I recall when Mel came to Skokie Yeshiva from New York. Mel was always a good friend with a great sense of humor. He was proud to speak of his time in Tulsa. Mel will be greatly missed. May his memory be for a blessing.

Israel Porush
March 21, 2024
I worked with Rabbi Lifsics many years ago at the Northwest Home for the Aged where we became very close friends and found him to be one of the kindest human beings I ever had the pleasure of knowing. He comforted and helped so many of our residents and families in their most vulnerable times. May his memory be a blessing.

Michael Perl
March 21, 2024
I knew rabbi lifsics from when my son moshe gitnik went with his son yosef in tiferet tzvi yeshiva in Chicago. Rabbi lifsics also was the rabbi at my mom. Rozzie aranoff ah nursing home.
He was a with a gentle manner.
May Hashem.comfort the entire Lifsics family among all the other mourners of Isreal.

Edith Aranoff stal
March 21, 2024
Wishing Renee and the entire Lifsics family heartfelt condolences may you know of no more sorrow.
Sheldon and Rozelle Kuperman

Rozelle Kuperman
March 22, 2024
The 1960s Tulsa BBYO group is remembering Melvin today, as well as his friends who attended with him at B'nai Emunah religious school. Our condolences to Melvin's family.

Janet Dundee
March 25, 2024