A new week, a new book, a new journey. Shabbat Shalom!
This week, in the last portion of the first book of the Torah, Jacob, otherwise known as Israel, our forefather, dies and is buried. He is the first person in the Torah to be mentioned as being gathered to his people rather than gathered to his fathers. This discussion of his burial is a watershed moment where we understand that
In this week’s Torah portion Vayechi, Jacob asks Joseph to take an oath that he will bury him in the Holy Land. Upon his passing, a large funeral procession consisting of Jacob’s descendants, Pharaoh’s ministers, the leading citizens of Egypt and the Egyptian cavalry accompanies Jacob on his final journey to the Holy Land, where he is buried in the
This week, Yehudah, the namesake and source of the Jewish people, offers himself in order to save his brother, Benjamin. This act brings Jacob’s sons, the tribes of Israel, together, finally reunited and at peace. May we all be blessed to be reunited with those and that which we love. Shabbat shalom!
We wish everyone a very happy Shabbat Hannukah! May your life be filled with light.
This Shabbat, we celebrate the life and accomplishments of Rosalind Jacobson, mother of founder, David. Loss and grieving is something we all experience. We thank the community for being strong and supporting us in this difficult time. Dealing with the death of a loved one is never easy. May we all be blessed to have those we love around us
This week, God makes himself known to Jacob and renames him to be called Israel. He is promised and blessed with the land for his generations of offspring. The name Israel is a blessing unto itself; the blessing that we as a people have the privilege to struggle with God, be in constant contact and discourse with God and have
A monthly drop-in group for adults in the Jewish community and beyond who are navigating the world after the loss of a loved one to suicide. Co-led by experienced clinicians Tracy Lipsig Kite, LCSW and Wendy Dolin, LCSW, a survivor of suicide loss. This group meets on the 4th Thursday of the month, (January 23, February 27, March 26, April 23,
In times of immense loss following a mass-fatality tragedy, funeral directors help families begin to grieve. They also help our communities heal – because tragic loss impacts all of us and calls on us to help and support one another as we begin the grief journey, together. Here is a nice video from our friends at the National Funeral Directors
Chicago Jewish Funerals is honored to serve the families in our community with compassion and integrity. We’re dedicated to helping families create meaningful tributes to their loved ones. Chicago Jewish Funerals is proud to be a member of KAVOD – The Independent Jewish Funeral Chapels and the National Funeral Directors Association.