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
URL: http://www.chicagorabbis.org
Contact: Rabbi Reni Dickman

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
URL: http://www.crcweb.org

Performs taharah ritual for Jewish deceased.

Jewish Burial Society

7141 N. Kedzie Ave.
Chicago
IL
60645
Phone: 773-243-6884
Email: info@jewishburial.org
Contact: Beverly Siegel

Jewish Burial Society, a non-profit community-service organization, helps families arrange traditional Jewish funerals at a reasonable price. Revenues in excess of expenses are donated to Jewish education and welfare.

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
URL: 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
URL: http://www.gomlefund.org

Nonprofit organization serving the Chicagoland indigent Jewish community with traditional burials at Waldheim Jewish Cemetery.

ShivaFriend.com

Phone: (872) 216-7318
Email: info@shivafriend.com
URL: 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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