News - Chicago Jewish Funerals

News

27
Nov

Shabbat Shalom!

This week, the children of Jacob, the family from which the Jewish people come from, are born. They don’t all get along, they have their challenges and their joys. As we celebrated Thanksgiving yesterday, we celebrate this whole scale of emotions and experiences with our own families just as those before us did. May we be grateful for all of

Read more

20
Nov

May we take this lesson into our homes and into our hearts this week.

This week, the Torah outlines the ins and outs of another complicated family structure. It reminds us to love, it reminds us to forgive, it reminds us that we are all human, we all deserve love and dignity. May we take this lesson into our homes and into our hearts this week. Shabbat shalom!

13
Nov

We learn of the first burial in our tradition, our matriarch, Sarah.

This week, we learn of the first burial in our tradition, our matriarch, Sarah. Through Abraham’s treatment of his beloved deceased, we practice our burial customs to this day. Shabbat shalom!

6
Nov

Shabbat Shalom!

How amazing is it that this week’s portion happens on this landscape? Shabbat shalom!

30
Oct

Shabbat Shalom!

May this week’s parsha bless us with trust in the unknown, following our gut and going out to adventure just like our father, Abraham. Shabbat shalom! Photo: Achziv beach, Talia Jacobson

23
Oct

Shabbat Shalom!

Shabbat Shalom! This week, may we be blessed to find peace in nature, in ourselves and in others.

16
Oct

Shabbat Shalom!

This week we begin the cycle of the reading of the Torah. It starts with: “In the beginning” Everything is new… -Creation -The relationship with G-d -The relationship with nature and with one another Let us all have hope that this new beginning is filled with health, peace, calmness and love. Shabbat Shalom (Photo credit to Iris Jacobson)

9
Oct

We wish you all a wonderful holiday and Shabbat!

This week, in the last moments of the Torah, we read of the last breath of Moses. Deuteronomy 34:7-8 Moses was a hundred and twenty years old when he died; his eyes were undimmed and his vigor unabated. And the Israelites bewailed Moses in the plains of Moab for thirty days. So the days of weeping and mourning for Moses ended.

Read more

6
Oct

Chicago burial fund gives penniless Jewish COVID victims a dignified sendoff

David Jacobson’s Gomle Fund buys $6,000 plot for Beth Salamensky, who died alone, far from locked-down family. Online service draws unexpected crowd of empathetic strangers By JESSICA DONATH24 September 2020, 3:47 am David Jacobson in the sanctuary of Chicago Jewish Funerals, September 2020. (Silvio Ribeiro) David Jacobson, founder of Chicago Jewish Funerals, stood behind the podium at Chicago’s Waldheim Jewish Cemetery on

Read more

2
Oct

Chag Sameach! Happy Sukkot!

May our tents and our hearts stay open, our journeys be fruitful and our path the path of Torah. Chag Sameach! Happy Sukkot!