Funeral Details

Irene E. Shanes

February 14, 1944 - March 7, 2023


Date and Time

Thursday, March 9, 2023 at 12 Noon


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


Menorah Gardens
2630 South 17th Avenue
Broadview, Illinois 60153
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Shanes Residence
321 Red Oak Lane
Highland Park, Illinois 60035
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Thursday from 5PM-8PM, Mincha/Ma'ariv 5:30PM.
Friday from 8AM-10AM, Shacharit 8AM.
Saturday night from 6:30PM-8:30PM.
Sunday-Tuesday from 8AM-10AM and from 5PM-8PM, Shacharit 8AM, Mincha/Ma'ariv 6:30PM
Wednesday Shacharit 8AM

Memorial Contributions

Sharsheret-The Jewish Breast and Ovarian Cancer Community
3926 West Touhy Avenue, Suite 271
Lincolnwood, Illinois 60712
or to
Rochelle Zell Jewish High School
1095 Lake Cook Road
Deerfield, Illinois 60015
or to
Solomon Schechter Day School
3210 Dundee Road
Northbrook, Illinois 60062


Irene E. Shanes nee Epstein, age 79

Beloved wife of Samuel Shanes. Loving mother of Daniel (Diane) Shanes, Robert (Katya) Shanes, Joshua (Elisheva) Shanes, Jacob Shanes and Jonathan Shanes. Proud grandmother of Shoshanah (Rachel) Shanes, Sarah Shanes, Hannah Shanes, Noah Shanes, Lev Shanes, Nadia Shanes, Brocha Shanes, Levi Shanes, Rosa Shanes, Ezra Frankel, Ari Frankel and Toby Frankel. Dear sister of Barbara (Charles) Stevens. Adored by many grandnieces and grandnephews. The most selfless, the strongest, the most joyful, the most loving person we have ever known has left us. Service Thursday 12PM at North Suburban Synagogue Beth El, 1175 Sheridan Road, Highland Park, IL. 60035. Interment Menorah Gardens in Broadview, IL. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Sharsheret-The Jewish Breast and Ovarian Cancer Community,, Rochelle Zell Jewish High School, Solomon Schechter Day School, To attend the funeral live stream and for shiva information, please visit our website. Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals - Skokie Chapel, 847.229.8822,


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We knew each other for many years. We met at work and immediately became a team. Her sense of humor and innate goodness got us through many tough situations. She saw the goodness in everyone. We have remained friends after both of us retired. I will miss her everyday.

Aileen Miller
March 8, 2023
My deepest condolences for your loss. I hope that the memories you keep will help you in this difficult time.

Stuart Katz
March 11, 2023
Irene and I worked together at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago in the sixties. At that time, I was known as Pat Sadlon. My strongest memory of Irene is that she was always smiling. I can visualize her walking into the O.T. office after seeing a patient with a big smile on her face. My sincerest condolences to Sam and her entire family.

Patricia S Thompson
March 16, 2023