Funeral Details

Lois Israel

February 16, 1947 - November 3, 2023


Date and Time

Monday, November 6, 2023 at 10:00 AM


Chicago Jewish Funerals
Skokie Chapel
8851 Skokie Boulevard
Skokie, Illinois 60077
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Rabbi Brian Immerman
Congregation Sukkat Shalom


Shalom Memorial Park
1700 West Rand Road
Arlington Heights, Illinois 60004
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EJ's Place
10027 Skokie Boulevard
Skokie, Illinois 60077
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Immediately following the interment through 6PM

Memorial Contributions

Congregation Sukkat Shalom
1001 Central Avenue
Wilmette, Illinois 6009
Friends of the Israel Defense Forces
PO Box 4224
New York, New York 10163


Lois Israel nee Kurtzman, 76

Beloved wife of 55 years of Elliott Israel. Loving mother of Alan Israel, Eric (Marni Slavick) Israel and David (Amy) Israel. Proud grandmother of Hannah, Ben, Charlie, Haddie and Jax. Dear sister of Syril (Don) Karel and sister-in-law of Mark Israel and Lee Israel. Lois loved dance, theater, singing, music, being a choreographer, playing canasta with her friends and traveling with Elliott. Most of all she loved spending time with her family. She was the best wife, mother, grandmother, aunt and friend any of us could have asked for. Lois was a wonderful person who was loved by everyone who knew her. Service Monday 10AM at Chicago Jewish Funerals, 8851 Skokie Blvd (at Niles Center Road), Skokie. Interment Shalom. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Congregation Sukkat Shalom, 1001 Central Avenue, Wilmette, IL 6009, and Friends of the Israel Defense Forces, PO Box 4224, NY, NY 10163, To attend the funeral live stream, please visit our website. Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals - Skokie Chapel, 847.229.8822,


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To all of the Israel family, please accept my deepest condolences. I am thinking of you at this very difficult time.

Sharon Rosen

Sharon Rosen
November 3, 2023
Please know our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this very difficult time!!
Sending love, Jackie and Alan andalman

Jackie and Alan Andalman
November 4, 2023
I am so very sorry to hear of Los passing. You have my heart felt sympathy.

Alan Can’t
November 4, 2023
To all the Israels, big and small, we are so sorry for your incredible loss of a wife, mother, grandmother, sister who clearly was so well loved. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and hope your memories of Lois will cloak you in a blanket of love. Hugs, Michele and Michael

Michele and Michael Vold
November 4, 2023
There are no words that can ease the pain. Wishing you peace, comfort, courage and lots of love at this very sad time. My heart goes out to all of you at this very difficult time.

Becky Phillips
November 4, 2023
Sending my deepest sympathies to all of you at this very difficult time for your family.
May Lois’s memory be a blessing.

Ronit Levy
November 4, 2023
Our deepest sympathies to you and the whole family. We know your heart is heavy today and ours is too.
Sending love,
Terri & Howard Schneider

Terri & Howard Schneider
November 5, 2023
Words cannot express the sorrow I feel about losing Lois. I met her in kindergarten. Her mother and my mother were best of friends. I only reconnected a few years ago, and enjoyed visiting with my friend from many years ago. My fondest memories are sitting on the living room floor playing Canasta for hours! She was a gem. May wonderful memories help you all through this difficult time.

Anngail Norris
November 7, 2023
Syril and family, I’m deeply saddened by the loss of Lois , your dear sister. Your memories will live on forever and they will be your treasure. Love Bonnie

Bonnie Zemel
November 9, 2023
Lois made everything brighter, she was such a lovely person and definitely made a positive impact on everyone around her. It was such a joy to be around her and we so enjoyed spending numerous holidays and celebrations with her at my in-laws home, Richard and Cheryl Pearlman. Lois always made you feel important and listened intently to you when you were speaking, she was genuinely interested in you and it showed. I truly feel like her and Elliott shared a great love, this was evident to all who were lucky enough to be around them. What a blessing! Lois will be sadly missed by all. Thoughts and prayers with all of you.

Beth, Craig and Nate Pearlman

Beth, Craig and Nate Pearlman
November 11, 2023
I am so sorry to hear of Lois., passing. Eric and Alan you may remember me as your teacher at HPHS. My name may have been Goldberg ar that time. Mom and I went to high school together and we always had fun remembering old times and stories. I really loved her sense of humour, bright smile and her kindness. We actually reset when you boys were in my class. I know she will be sorely missed by all of you. Please accept my sincere condolences

Joyce Witt

Joyce Witt
November 14, 2023