Funeral Details


Funeral Details

Daniel Cedarbaum


Date and Time

Tuesday, July 6, 2021 at 10:00 AM


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


Rabbi Jeffrey Weill


Memorial Park Cemetery
9900 Gross Point Road
Skokie, Illinois 60076
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Cedarbaum-Jacobs Residence
1574 Ashland Avenue
Evanston, Illinois 60201
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Traditional Shiva
Tuesday following the interment
until 5PM
Wednesday and Thursday
2PM to 4PM and 6PM to 8PM
1PM to 3PM
2PM to 4PM and 6PM to 8PM
Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday

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Memorial Contributions

Ezra-Habonim, the Niles Township Jewish Congregation
4500 Dempster Street
Skokie, Illinois 60076
Beth Hillel Bnai Emunah
220 Big Tree Lane
Wilmette, Illinois 60091


Daniel Cedarbaum, age 62

Beloved husband of Caryn Jacobs. Loving father of Jacob J. Cedarbaum, MD and Samuel G. Cedarbaum. Cherished brother of Jonathan G. (Alice Winkler) Cedarbaum. Daniel was a brilliant lawyer, scholar, and philanthropist. He was devoted and involved father, and a loving life partner for 40 years. He was a proud and committed Jew. He will be missed forever. Service Tuesday 10AM at Chicago Jewish Funerals, 8851 Skokie Blvd (at Niles Center Road), Skokie. Interment Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Ezra-Habonim, the Niles Township Jewish Congregation, 4500 Dempster Street, Skokie, IL 60076, www.ehnt.org or Beth Hillel Bnai Emunah, 220 Big Tree Lane, Wilmette, IL 60091, www.bhbe.org. Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals - Skokie Chapel, 847.229.8822, www.cjfinfo.com


We encourage you to share your personal
condolences and stories of Daniel Cedarbaum below and
we will share them with the family.

Howard Ellegant

Quite a shock to hear of Dan's passing. Carol's and my love and condolences go out to Caryn, Jacob and Sam and his entire family. We remember Dan for his sincerity, knowledge, and passion for all things Jewish. His support for and elucidation of the Reconstruction movement and Mordechai Kaplan 's life and teachings are a far reaching legacy. We remember his influence on some of the activities in which we participated include as past President of the Jewish Reconstructionist Federation; organization of lunchtime Talmud study at his former law offices and beyond; and, tireless efforts at promoting scholarly study of Mordechai Kaplan's life and works. z"l

Ilene Semiatin

As past president of Bet Am Shalom Synagogue and someone who's worked with Dan on several projects for the Reconstructionist movement, I was so saddened to learn of his passing. Dan was a brilliant, positive, caring, witty, honest man of action, and he leaves a legacy that all who knew him will forever recognize. His love of Jewish learning and his sense of connection to both the past and future of our people made a profound contribution to Jewish scholarship. May his memory be a blessing (z"l). On behalf of Vincent and myself, and indeed the entire Bet Am community he continued to hold close to his heart, we send our thoughts to Caryn, Jacob, Sam, and the whole family he cherished in this dark time.

arnold rachlis

I was so sad to hear of Dan's death. He was such a devoted Reconstructionist, exactly what Kaplan envisioned as an ideal Jew, living in two civilizations, embracing both Klal Yisrael and a naturalistic approach philosophically. He was a tenacious visionary, a thinker and a doer, a serious Jew and thoughtful human being. For forty years ,
on and off, we discussed Judaism and I always admired his dedication to truth and intellectual inquiry. To Caryn and his family, your loss is great, and it's our loss too. Zichrono livracha, Arnie Rachlis

Arthur Winter

Dear Caryn, Jake, Sam and Jono

So so saddened to hear that Dan passed. So many wonderful memories I look forward to sharing in due course as most are from when Jake and Sam were too young to remember. Our thoughts and prayers come your way from the other side of the planet. May the next week be as comforting to you as it can be.



Marc Swetlitz

We're so sad to hear of Dan's passing. Our closest time together, when we were at JRC, and participated in the Kaplan reading group at your home, has always had a special place in our lives. And more recently Dan and I always seemed to show up and connect at various Jewish events in the Chicago area. Caryn, Zena and I send our condolences to you, Jacob, Sam and all the family.

Rabbi Alan LaPayover

What a terrible shock and tragic loss. May his family find comfort in good memories -- their own and those of the Jewish world touched by Dan's good works and dedication.

Rabbi Ruth Ehrenstein Smith

Dan's memory is for a blessing. His passion for Kaplan and Reconstructionism knew no bounds. We are richer for having him in our lives and in our movement.

David Cedarbaum

I’m so saddened and shocked to hear of my cousin’s passing. I’ve known and been close to Dan since my earliest days and memories, when we would visit my dad’s brother and his baby son in Brooklyn. What a dear and sweet guy Dan became. My love goes out to Caryn and their sons, and to Jono and his family. I and Barbara and Lily love you and hold you in our hearts. We will miss Dan and hope to see you all soon.

Elizabeth Bolton

Sending heartfelt condolences to Caryn, Jacob and Sam, the extended family, and all who remember and mourn Dan's death. I join in a large community of Reconstructionists who will hold Dan's memory dear, as a leader and as a friend.

joel shapiro

My heart goes out to Caryn, Jacob and Sam and all those who knew and loved Dan. May his memory be a blessing. Dan and I worked together for many years in, and out of the Reconstructionist Movement. His insights, input and contributions were invaluable.

Toba Spitzer

I was deeply shocked and saddened to learn of Dan's passing. I spoke with him just a few weeks ago as he was planning an educational forum for the Kaplan Center in the coming year. His devotion to Reconstructionist teachings, his work for Middle East peace, his kindness and sense of humor, are all part of his legacy. May his memory truly be for a blessing.

Jackie Land

I was very sad and shocked to learn of Dan’s z”l death. I offer my condolences to all his extended family and friends. He was a passionate leader who did important and meaningful work and he will be truly missed. May his memory be for a blessing.

Jackie Land

I was very sad and shocked to learn of Dan’s z”l death. I offer my condolences to all his extended family and friends. He was a passionate leader who did important and meaningful work and he will be truly missed. May his memory be for a blessing.

Gideon Horberg

Dan was a Jewish connector. Dan's loss is shocking and painful and will be hard for all of his communities to move forward. He was such a presence and a leader in the community. May his memory be a blessing for his family and all of his communities.
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