Pre-Planning a Funeral

Funerals are the one life event we know will occur, yet we are reluctant to plan for them.

When the time does come to plan for a funeral, families can be in a vulnerable state of mind – emotionally stressed, grief stricken, compromised. Many decisions need to be made in a very short period of time. And while the funeral directors at Chicago Jewish Funerals offer extraordinary experience and support to help guide our families, we know it can be easier on everyone if a funeral has been pre-arranged.

Pre-planning your funeral is a real gift for the people you love. They will have clear direction and information on your funeral arrangements including organization of important documents, casket selection, type of service, and burial location.

The process is simple. You can make arrangements in your home or at one of our locations. One of our Pre-planning professionals will guide you through a process to help you make the best decisions that are meaningful, appropriate and affordable.

We also can provide you with an extremely helpful pamphlet: Respect My Wishes, a guide for my loved ones. Here we provide an outline of information to provide loved ones should you fall seriously ill and cannot express your last wishes. Click here to download a copy.

Please contact us to assist you with your future arrangements or to answer any questions. Please call 847.229.8822 or email

  • Emotionally – your family will know your wishes have been honored.
  • Financially – your arrangements are guaranteed at today’s prices.

Not ready to pre-plan just yet?  See below for how to designate Chicago Jewish Funerals to handle your funeral arrangements.

Designate Chicago Jewish Funerals As Your Funeral Home of Choice

We understand that pre-planning can be a difficult and stressful thing to do.  That’s why we’ve created an easy way to designate Chicago Jewish Funerals to care for you and your family during your time of need.

Simply enter your name, address and contact information and we will send you 3 personalized cards.  Share them with friends and family and keep one in your wallet/purse.

This one step will ensure that your family will know who to call when stress and grief take over.  If you do nothing else to plan ahead, this small step can be very valuable.