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

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
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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Illinois Center for Jewish Studies

The mission of the Illinois Center for Jewish Studies (ICJS) is to provide every Jew, regardless of background, affiliation, or religious observance, the opportunity to be inspired by and connected to Torah and Judaism. We believe that people learn and develop differently, and that Torah study should be unique to every person's individual journey. ICJS seeks to provide a personalized learning experience to nurture mind and soul in both individual and group settings. The Illinois Center for Jewish Studies hosts weekly educational classes for men and women in bible studies, Jewish philosophy, and special topics. The organization also provides individual one-on-one learning sessions for men to advance their bible knowledge and ability to improve personally. In addition to formal group/individual classes, the organization has seasonal social gatherings in an effort to promote Jewish education, as well as an annual benefit dinner to raise funds for its operations.

 

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