This Shabbat, we celebrate the life and accomplishments of Rosalind Jacobson, mother of founder, David. Loss and grieving is something we all experience. We thank the community for being strong and supporting us in this difficult time. Dealing with the death of a loved one is never easy. May we all be blessed to have those we love around us
This week, God makes himself known to Jacob and renames him to be called Israel. He is promised and blessed with the land for his generations of offspring. The name Israel is a blessing unto itself; the blessing that we as a people have the privilege to struggle with God, be in constant contact and discourse with God and have
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,
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
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.
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
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
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
A beautiful tribute to a powerful Torah reading. Shabbat Shalom!
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.