News

25
Jan

Ten Commandments

This week, we receive the Ten Commandments and become a people. With a land we are heading to, a language we speak and a lifestyle to follow, we are complete. This is the start to a beautiful beginning of peoplehood. Shabbat Shalom! Photo: The Almond Blossoms in Jerusalem, Talia Jacobson.

18
Jan

Happy Tu B’Shvat!

This Sunday night marks the starts Jewish holiday of Tu B’Shvat, or the 15th of Shevat, the New Year for Trees. According to tradition, Tu B’Shvat is the day when all the rain and nutrients have been fully absorbed into the earth and have begun to climb the tree in the hopes of becoming fruit. This is the point in

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17
Dec

Holiday Grief and Nutrition

The holidays are an opportunity to enjoy family, friends, food, drink and customs, as well as ethnic and religious rituals. In addition to joyous experiences, like giving and receiving cards, gifts and donations, the holidays can also bring feelings of sadness, stress, disappointment, depression and loneliness to the surface, especially when we have experienced a loss. Not everyone is “happy”

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30
Nov

Happy Chanukah!

As we celebrate Chanukah, we are reminded of our responsibility to increase light in the world. It is our hope that we can all join together to share the light that is within us all. Happy Chanukah from David Jacobson and everyone at Chicago Jewish Funerals!

20
Nov

BJE 2018 ANNUAL EVENT

Thank you to everyone who was able to join us in honoring Chicago Jewish Funerals’ founder David Jacobson and his wife Iris.  It was a wonderful opportunity for us to gather and see some rare and exotic cars.  The 2018 Annual Celebration was a success and we hope to be a part of it again in the future.  Until then

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30
Oct

Dear Community

I rarely post about the tragedies, especially that happens within our “peoplehood” or in the larger community because I know it won’t be too long until our hearts are broken again, and our safety and our feeling of security is shaken. I want to share a little story and a song…… I have been an Elton John fan for many

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25
Oct

A Healing Retreat

A Healing Retreat: A day of support, reflection, hope and peace for the bereaved Join other bereaved in the community for a day filled with healing activities including art, meditation, music, text study, contemplation and more. Participants will be offered group support, a choice of activities and an opportunity to connect to others in the community. Open to any adult

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8
Oct

BJE Chicago 2018 Annual Celebration

Dear Families and Friends, We are proud to announce that Chicago Jewish Funerals founder David I. Jacobson and his wife Iris along with Randi and Rob Feder will be recognized at the Board of Jewish Education’s 2018 “Accelerating Into The Future” annual celebration. The Board of Jewish Education of Metropolitan Chicago (BJE) helps nurture the continuity and quality of Jewish life

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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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