News

24
Aug

Happy New Year!

David I. Jacobson and everyone at Chicago Jewish Funerals wish you a healthy, meaningful and peaceful New Year! In anticipation of the new year, we would like to remind you stop by one of our two funeral homes, Buffalo Grove or Skokie, to get your copy of our 24 Month Calendar good through 2019. Each month, it spotlights one of

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1
Aug

Dear Chicagoland,

21 years ago today, Chicago Jewish Funerals was created.  The mission was clear to me: to care for the deceased in a dignified and respectful manner; to comfort the mourner; and to always find a way to say “yes”.  It has been a journey that words cannot express, quite frankly it is too emotional for me.  I am proud of

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3
Jul

Dear Chicago Jewish Funerals

Thank you. Though loss is real and uncomfortable, in death we recognize our own strength. Amidst feelings of helplessness we feel how many truly care for us, how we are often surrounded by more love and support than we realize. If death is something we all must go through, it is better to go through it together – to appreciate

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23
Apr

Start Mental Health Awareness Month Out Right!

Chicago Jewish Funerals is proud to be part of this program Tuesday, May 1st, 7PM, Skokie Public Library 5215 Oakton Street Skokie, Illinois 60077 (Radmacher Room) Featured Speakers: Adv. Liron David | BSW, LL.M, Director International Relations and Development, Enosh – The Israeli Mental Health Association Kate Mahoney | LCSW Executive Director, Naomi Ruth Cohen Institute for Mental Health Education, The

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9
Jan

Keshet program offers local employment resources for learning-disabled adults

We are proud to be a part of such a wonderful program, strengthening our community at every level. GADOL speaks to Chicago Jewish Funerals’ vision to serve and care for everyone in our community. We urge you to consider supporting this upstanding organization. “The GADOL program, which stands for “giving adults daily opportunities for living,” at Keshet provides vocational and

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18
Sep

L’Shana Tova

Wishing you the best for 5778   Dear Friends, On behalf of everyone here at Chicago Jewish Funerals, we wanted to wish all of you and your families a Meaningful, Healthy, and Sweet New Year! Just as a reminder, if you need Yahrzeit candles, please let us know, or you can come by our Buffalo Grove or Skokie chapels. Shannah

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14
Sep

From The Rabbi’s Study, September 2017

Dear Friends, I was visiting Jonah, who is taking classes at DePaul and living in a student apartment in the Loop, when I decided to text a picture of him standing in front of his bedroom window, with a great view of Willis Tower in the background, to Debbie and Becca. They responded immediately and we began a conversation about

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5
Sep

The Healing Shofar – Grief and the High Holidays

The Healing Shofar is a workshop for bereaved people who are anticipating the major Jewish Fall Holidays after the death of a loved one. Please join Josh Magariel, LCSW, Manager of Grief and Loss Services at Rainbow Hospice and Palliative Care and Rabbi Joe Ozarowski, D.Min., BCC, Rabbinic Counselor and Chaplain of Jewish Child and Family Services, for information on

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4
Aug

When Loved Ones Are Geographically Dispersed

When Loved Ones Are Geographically Dispersed. We live in a world where family and friends are geographically dispersed. The wonderful aspect is that you have interesting places to visit for vacations and celebrations, but the shadow side is that you are so far away when there is a medical emergency or when someone dies. This is why it is so

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3
Aug

10 Signs of PTSD

A traumatic death can leave loved ones with emotional suffering long after the funeral. If someone you know had a tragic loss and shows several of the following symptoms, he or she may have Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).       Has nightmares, vivid memories or flashbacks of the surrounding events of their loved one’s passing Is highly anxious,

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