Death & Bereavement : Societies, Organizations

* Listings with an asterisk are part of the JUF/JF partnership of agencies serving the Chicago and worldwide Jewish community.

Agudath Benevolent Society

Agudath Israel of Illinois
3542 W. Peterson Ave.
Chicago, IL 60659
Phone: (773) 279-8400
Fax: (773) 279-9571
Contact: N. Bogen

Arranges funerals in strict adherence to Jewish law. Free plot in the "Shomrei Shabbos Only" section of the society's cemetery; full family coverage; plots in Israel.

Chicago Board of Rabbis *

30 S. Wells Street
Chicago, IL 60606
Phone: (312) 444-2896
Fax: (312) 855-3757
Email: cbr@juf.org
Web: http://www.chicagorabbis.org
Contact: Rabbi Michael Balinsky

Represents 200 rabbis from all denominations. The CBR works to support rabbis in their congregational, educational, institutional or chaplaincy settings work and is a voice of the rabbinate in Chicago in communal and interreligious affairs.

Chicago Rabbinical Council Chevra Kadisha

2701 W. Howard Street
Chicago, IL 60645
Phone: (773) 465-3900
Fax: (773) 465-6632
Email: info@crcweb.org
Web: http://www.crcweb.org

Performs taharah ritual for Jewish deceased.

Jewish Burial Society

6025 N. Christiana Ave.
Chicago, IL 60659
Phone: (773) 588-2762
Email: info@jewishburial.org
Contact: Dr. Gary Siegel

Synagogue, chapel, and graveside services, conforming to Jewish law and tradition, at a fixed low price. All profits donated to support Jewish culture and education.

Jewish Sacred Society

Chevra Kadisha
P.O. Box 597585
Chicago, IL 60659
Phone: (773) 743-0074 (Men), (773) 761-4743 (Women)
Email: info@chevrakadishachicago.org
Web: http://www.chevrakadishachicago.org

Volunteer organization to prepare the deceased in accordance with Jewish tradition.

Michael I. Jacobson Memorial Gomle Fund

195 N. Buffalo Grove Road
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
Phone: (888) 509-5011
Email: info@gomlefund.org
Web: http://www.gomlefund.org

Non-profit organization serving the Chicagoland indigent Jewish community with traditional burials at Waldheim Jewish Cemetery.

ShivaFriend.com

Phone: (872) 216-7318
Email: info@shivafriend.com
Web: http://www.shivafriend.com

This easy-to-use website allows a shiva coordinator to support friends and family with effortless shiva collection. It also provides resources that bring organization and loving care to the shiva planning process.

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