Funeral Details

Leonard Sherman

December 2, 1922 - November 17, 2021


Date and Time

Sunday, November 21, 2021 at 1:00 PM


North Suburban Synagogue Beth El
1175 Sheridan Road
Highland Park, Illinois 60035
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Rabbi Michael Schwab
Rabbi Alex Freedman
Hazzan Jacob Sandler
North Suburban Synagogue Beth El


Memorial Park Cemetery
9900 Gross Point Road
Skokie, Illinois 60076
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Am Shalom
840 Vernon Ave.
Glencoe, Illinois 60022
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Sunday from 4pm until 8pm


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Memorial Contributions

Jewish United Fund (JUF)
30 South Wells Street, Room 3134
Chicago, Illinois 60606
American Technion Society
55 East 59th Street
New York, New York 10022

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Leonard Sherman, 98.
Beloved husband of the late Diane Sherman nee Natovich. Loving father of Mimi Sherman and David (Dr. Susie) Sherman. Grandfather of Jason, Adam and Josh Kaplan and Ned, Gordie and Adeline Rohrbach and Jacob and Eli Sherman. Leonard was a successful businessman, entrepreneur and philanthropist whose real estate business, Benj. E. Sherman & Sons, based in Chicago, will celebrate its 100th anniversary in March. He proudly served both in the US Army during WWII in the South Pacific and also in the Israel War of Independence in ’47 and ’48. Among his philanthropic work of which he was most proud was serving as the General Chairman of the Jewish United Fund (JUF) and as President and Chairman of the Board of the American Technion Society. Service Sunday, 1:00 pm, at North Suburban Synagogue Beth El, 1175 Sheridan Road, Highland Park. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery. The funeral service is public, the interment service will be private, by family. To attend the funeral live stream, please visit In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to JUF, 30 South Wells Street, Room 3134, Chicago, IL 60606 or the American Technion Society, 55 East 59th Street, New York, NY 10022 would be appreciated. Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals - Skokie Chapel, 847.229.8822,


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