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24
May

Shmita – Jubilee

This week, the portion is all about Shmita, the Jubilee year, the 7th year that we give our fields a sabbatical. Not only humans need this gift of rest time, as does our world. May we all be reminded that everything in creation deserves a break sometimes and treat our surroundings with patience and love. Shabbat Shalom! Featured in the

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20
May

Celebrate Lag B’Omer at The Great Jewish Family Festival!

Chicago Jewish Funerals is a proud sponsor of The Great Jewish Family Festival. Celebrate Lag B’ Omer with the whole community this Thursday, May 23rd at the Old Orchard Mall. The fair includes rides for all ages. Action-packed BMX freestyle stunt show! Plus an all you can eat food court by Mizrahi Grill. Brought to you by Lubavitch Chabad of Illinois

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17
May

Shabbat shalom!

This week we discuss holiness and service, especially the role of the high priest in the Temple. He serves the people in many ways, yet one way he is not allowed to serve is by participating in a burial or coming in contact with the deceased, unless it is a close family member. Judaism teaches us that each of us

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10
May

Counting to Shavuot

Today’s counting of Omer discusses the “yesod of tiferet”, or the elements of glory. May we all find glory and fascination in all the small things that this world has to offer us. Shabbat Shalom! Photo credit: Iris Jacobson at Lake Michigan this morning

5
May

Shabbat of thankfulness and freedom

This is a Shabbat of thankfulness and freedom. We have left the desert and can continue on. May we all have a Shabbat in which we feel free, feel strong, feel protected. Shabbat Shalom!

25
Apr

Song at the Sea

Tonight we celebrate Shvii Shel Pesach the Seventh Day of Passover. We remember the splitting of the sea and how we sang to G-d after we made it safely across. May we all merit to find our path over troubled water and to sing our song of freedom. Chag Sameach and Shabbat Shalom from everyone at Chicago Jewish Funerals

23
Apr

Grief After Sudden Loss

Finding Hope and Healing JCFS Chicago and The Lauri S. Bauer Foundation for Sudden Loss present: The 7th Annual Conference on Help, Healing and Hope After Loss May 9 B’nai Jehoshua Beth Elohim 1201 Lake Cook Road Deerfield, IL 60015 Program 7:30pm, followed by Q&A with the audience. Register at JCFS.formstack.com/forms/bauer  

19
Apr

Wishing you a Happy Passover

Dear Friends, On behalf of everyone here at Chicago Jewish Funerals, we wanted to wish all of you and your families a Happy, Healthy, and Joyful Passover! Just as a reminder, if you need Yahrzeit candles, please let us know, or you can come by our Buffalo Grove or Skokie chapels. Shabbat Shalom & Chag Sameach,   Chicago Jewish Funerals www.chicagojewishfunerals.com

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17
Apr

Have a Healthy and Meaningful Passover

In just a few days Jews the world over will celebrate Passover. Families will join together at the Seder to tell the story of the exodus from Egypt and how God “Passed-Over” the homes of the Jews who had marked their doorposts sparing them from any harm. In honor of Passover, Chicago Jewish Funerals placed four new Mezuzot in our

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12
Apr

Shabbat HaGadol

This week we recognize Shabbat HaGadol, the great shabbat before Passover. May everyone feel the excitement for our upcoming freedom and the miracles that god gives us as we leave Egypt. Shabbat Shalom!