News

9
Dec

Grieving a Loss to Suicide

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,

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9
Dec

Funeral Directors Helping Communities Heal After Tragedy

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

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3
Dec

Proud to Serve

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.

29
Nov

Shabbat Shalom!

In this week’s parsha, the Torah teaches us what it means to not get along with siblings and the outcomes. Alongside that, it also teaches us what it means to make amends and how much goodness it can bring to the world for the individuals, their surroundings and family relations for the future. This week, may we all strive to

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22
Nov

Shabbat Shalom!

This week in Hayeyi Sarah, the portion that is named “Sarah’s life”, we actually learn about her death. This is the first time in any Jewish source that we see a burial occur, and Abraham does so with dignity, buying her grave in Hebron from the Hittites. This week teaches us that the Jewish people see death as a part

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15
Nov

Shabbat Shalom!

A lot of things happen in this week’s portion, but the one that connects the most to us is when god calls out to Abraham, his response is, “Hineni”, or, I am present, I am here, I am open. We feel so honored to be able to say “Hineni” to our community as much as we possibly can through the

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8
Nov

Shabbat Shalom!

A beautiful tribute to a powerful Torah reading. Shabbat Shalom!  

7
Nov

World’s Largest Modern Underground Cemetery Inaugurated in Jerusalem

The Minharot Olam (Perpetual Tunnels) project, which consists of a number of mile-long tunnels with at a total of 24,000 gravesites, is to be the primary burial ground in the capital Click here to read the article in Haaretz.

1
Nov

Shabbat Shalom!

This week, we read the Jewish flood epic. This is a story we hear in different forms from various civilizations over time, teaching us that all humans impact each other in holiness, narrative, and morals. May we all have an accepting and loving Shabbat. Shabbat Shalom!

30
Oct

Simchat Torah

This week we are reintroduced to creation, the beginning of our story. Maybe restarting the cycle of Torah will bring us all back to our roots. Shabbat Shalom!