Loss and Mourning
When end-of-life is near or loss occurs, our rabbis, cantor and community want to ease your pain. Our clergy are available to support you as you mourn and make memorial arrangements. With member’s or their family’s permission, Temple Jeremiah will email the congregation about the loss of a member or member’s loved one and information about funeral services and shiva. We will also include those who have recently died in our Shabbat service. Many find great strength and comfort in our Jewish traditions for mourning. Our clergy understands that bereavement is a process and wants to be there for you throughout the difficult time.
For immediate clergy support or to schedule a clergy person to officiate at a funeral or memorial service, please call Phyllis Burg at 847.441.5760 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to reach out to us. After hours, follow the directions to reach our clergy on the Temple’s message. Please do not hesitate to call the Temple office for any other need or question during this difficult time.
Temple has prepared a resource entitled, D’vrei Nechama–Words of Comfort: A Guide to the Customs and Rituals of Death & Mourning. (PDF) This booklet offers helpful information on Jewish customs, practices, and rituals surrounding death, burial, and mourning, as well as pertinent information about area and Temple resources.
Learn more about memorial plaques or donations.