Mitzvah Memorial Projects

Mitzvah Memorial Projects

Chicago Jewish Funerals established the Mitzvah Memorial Project in 2010 to honor its founder, David Jacobson’s brother Michael I. Jacobson. Chicago Jewish Funerals is dedicated to commemorating loved ones, supporting Israel, and the Chicagoland Jewish community.

Chicago Jewish Funerals was founded in 1997 with the promise of providing compassionate, concierge-level service with a special sensitivity to Jewish customs and traditions. The Jewish funeral in particular has many unique traditions and customs requiring attention to every detail.

The Michael I. Jacobson Memorial Gomle Fund
In honor and loving memory of Michael I. Jacobson, brother of Chicago Jewish Funerals founder, David I. Jacobson created The Michael I. Jacobson Memorial Gomle Fund to help ensure that everyone regardless of their financial circumstances receives a dignified burial. This Mitzvah Memorial Fund assists with providing traditional Jewish burials for indigent people.
“My brother Michael’s contribution to the Jewish community will forever be remembered as we continue to follow his footsteps and light the path bringing those less fortunate home. In honor of my brother’s memory, I ask that all of us keep our beloved deceased’s perpetual light shining.”

– David I. Jacobson, Michael’s brother

Michael took much pride in his work as it offered him the unique opportunity to help, console, and serve people in their greatest time of need. He was revered in the Jewish community for his charity, helpfulness, and willingness to volunteer his time to teach local Jewish children about Jewish burial customs. He would often say, “It’s nice to be nice.” By donating The Michael I. Jacobson Memorial Gomle Fund you are helping to ensure that everyone, regardless of their economic situation, receives the dignified burial they deserve.

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To learn more about creating a mitzvah memorial project or to explore new ways to help the Chicago community improve its funeral and burial services, please contact Chicago Jewish Funerals.