Lifecycle Events

Rabbi Newman Kamin and Cantor Rosenblatt are available to officiate at all lifecycle events.  

  • Weddings
  • Funerals
  • Bris and Naming Ceremonies
  • Aufruf Ceremonies
  • Dedications of Headstones

Contact our office to learn more. or 847-446-7215.

Funeral Plan

In the event of a loss in your family, Am Yisrael is prepared to be of assistance.

A pre-arranged funeral plan that follows traditional Jewish standards, the Am Yisrael Funeral Plan was devised to spare bereaved members the need to visit the funeral home, select a coffin, and to make monetary decisions while under the emotional stress of the loss of a loved one.  The items and services that have been pre-selected as part of this plan are in strict accordance with Jewish laws and may not be changed without incurring additional costs.

The Am Yisrael Funeral Plan utilizes the services of Shalom Memorial Funeral Home in Arlington Heights.  Burial may take place in ANY Jewish cemetery.  There is no need to pre-pay for the Plan, although you may if you wish.  At the time of need, all you have to do is make one phone call.

The funeral service may be conducted at the synagogue, graveside or Shalom Memorial Funeral Home Chapel.

Cemetery fees are not covered by the Plan.  Shalom Memorial Funeral Home will cash advance those fees.

To qualify for the Plan, the deceased must be a member of Am Yisrael Congregation, or a spouse, parent, child, or sibling of a member.

It is our prayer that you will not have to take advantage of the Am Yisrael Funeral Plan, but we hope it is a comfort to know that your synagogue is fully prepared to help you get through a difficult time should it occur.

Please contact our office to learn more.