Funeral Details

Fraida Nathan

June 12, 1954 - October 29, 2022


Date and Time

Sunday, October 30, 2022 at 3:00 PM


Ridgelawn Cemetery
5736 North Pulaski Road
Chicago, Illinois 60646
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Rabbi Eliyahu Rapoport
Congregation Bais Menachem


The Nathan Residence
2704 West Chase Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60645
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Shacharis 7:30 AM
Mincha 5:35PM
Maariv 6:15PM

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Congregation Bais Menachem
2833 West Howard Street
Chicago, Illinois 60645
In Shifra’s Arms
PO Box 7212
Silver Spring, Maryland 20910


Fraida Nathan nee Robeson

Beloved wife of Yochanan Nathan. Dear mother of Shimon Nathan, Rivka Nathan, Yosef (Tova) Nathan, Shneur (Stephanie) Nathan, and Elisheva (Aryeh) Polstein. Proud grandmother of Nachshon, Eytan, Amitai, Naftali, Shmuel, Yonatan, Sadie, Maayan, Tehila, Ahava, and Netzach. Cherished sister of Naomi (Alan) Davis and Nosson (Menucha) Robeson. Graveside service Sunday 3 PM at Ridgelawn Cemetery 5736 North Pulaski Road, Chicago. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Congregation Bais Menachem 2833 West Howard Street, Chicago, Illinois 60645, or In Shifra’s Arms PO Box 7212 Silver Spring, MD 20910 To attend the funeral live stream, please visit our website. Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals - Skokie Chapel, 847.229.8822,


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Baruch Dayan ha Emes.
I am very sorry for your loss.
Walking home from shul this afternoon, a poem came into my mind today as I thought about Fraida:
Leaves crunch
Birds nest
Skies blue
Fall sings
The world has lost a lover of life and an ashet chayil dedicated to her family and klal yisroel.
I absolutely loved Fraida.ֶ She always made me feel welcome. Her energy, humor and wit kept people on their toes…
It’s not good bye for me but until we meet again is a piece of Fraida’s optimism I will hold in my heart.

Miriam Sara Gordon
October 29, 2022
I’m so sorry to hear that Fraida has passed away. She has an incredible neshamah that will surely find rest with holy Yiden in Gan Eden. I apologize for not attending the funeral but I’m not in Chicago.

Baruch dayan ha'emes.
Eliyanah Wodika

Eliyanah Wodika
October 30, 2022

May your memories of Fraida be a blessing and comfort.

Abigail Scheiman
October 30, 2022
To my dearest friend Fraida and her family
Always keeping Torah in mind ,Fraida lived in her own Big soul Searching universe . Fraida was truly one of a kind and I had the pleasure of participating In her controversial Conversation’s ,which were always
grounded in thoughtfulness and kindness! Her husband and her were Instrumental in my husband and me becoming observant,
And we were always be grateful!
Fraida,, you will always be remembered and missed
Love, Zohara

Zohara Weiss
October 30, 2022
Sending much love and condolences to your sweet mom, always here for you❤️❤️❤️

Rachel Golan
October 30, 2022
Fraida will be so missed. Words cannot express how much she means to our family. She has been an incredible role model for me as a Jewish woman, a mother and a therapist. Forever grateful to have had the privilege to be a guest at her shabbos table.

Ilana Dress
October 30, 2022
We will always cherish our friendship with Fraida. She earned my great respect and brotherly love. For over 50 years her helpful and caring concern were a source of comfort.

Fraida was a wonderful person and her loss cannot be but overwhelming to all who knew her.

Alan Davis
October 30, 2022
Baruch Emeth!
I met Fraida in Florida and was struck by her kindness and commitment to family and to the Jewish people, and her great courage in the difficulties she endured with her illness.
May her Neshama have an Aliyah!

Seemah Bander
October 30, 2022
Baruch Dyan Ha Emet.

My deepest condolences to everyone in the Nathan family, the Robeson family, the extended family, and to all those who knew the love of Morah Fraidel. Fraida without doubt was a positive influence on every single one of her students. As I recall from personal experience she spent the most time with the children helping us to understand the starting points of moral consciousness and the social consequences of good and bad behavior. At her home I can remember four distinct characteristics of hers. She was an excellent host, she kept the house clean, she preferred everyone at the dining table to finish everything on their plates, and she was absolutely in love with her family. She is loved and missed and I am so sorry for you loss. May you find peace in hers.

Yishai Wolfe
October 30, 2022
So sorry that precious Freidel is has left her beloved family and friends at such a young age! I am forever grateful for our over 50 years of friendship

Zeesy Posner
October 30, 2022
Deep condolences. Prayers of healing blessings on this journey. So thankful for the gift she will continue to be through all the lives she touched.

April Bender
October 31, 2022
I'm grateful to have known Fraida, if only for a brief time. She shared her lovely garden and brave heart with me. Her warm and intelligent words strengthened me in my time of need. Such a loss to her family and friends--memories of her fine life and courage are truly a blessing.

Betty Codell
November 1, 2022