500 Lake Cook Road
Suite #350
Deerfield, IL 60015
Phone: 630-MITZVAH (630-648-9824)
Fax: 847-282-5136

The History of Mitzvah Memorial Funerals

When the founder of Mitzvah Memorial Funerals (Lloyd Mandel) opened his former business in 1989 (the first new Jewish funeral business in Chicago in over 50 years) there was only 4 Jewish funeral business to choose from  Now there are many Chicago Jewish funeral businesses to choose from.    Mitzvah Memorial Funerals is unique in that it is both independently Jewish owned and operated and that it doesn't operate from a funeral home with chapels.   Families who turn to us during a time of loss, or for pre-arrangement services experience our very high standards of service. These standards include transparency in business practices and service pricing, as well as:

  • Providing families with well-planned funeral arrangements and compassionate professional funeral service in their time of need.
  • Providing families who choose to hold the funeral service at graveside, or from a Synagogue (theirs or those that are available to non-members) or from cemetery chapels that are available to lot owners the ability to not have to pay the overhead of a funeral home with chapels they are not using.
  • Helping families in our community to preserve longstanding Jewish traditions and customs.
  • Assisting families and individuals making their pre-need plans.
  • Accepting pre-need plans made elsewhere (all of these are easily transferable) and in most cases refunding the family thousands of dollars.
  • Openly showing all of our prices for services and merchandise on our website (something none of our competitors do) and also offering many selections of dignified lower priced caskets.
  • We offer professional guidance and personal and specialized attention before, during and after the loss of a loved one. Our reputation for honesty and integrity is very well-known, and it is our most valuable asset.
  • Graveside Funerals
  • Synagogue Funerals
  • Cemetery Chapel Funerals  (not available at Shalom Funeral Home)
  • Tahara, Tachrichim and Shmeera services available for traditional and Orthodox families. 
  • Memorial Services and Various Cremation Service Options
  • Veterans' Funeral Services

We encourage you to contact us to discuss your family’s unique needs. Each of us is confident that we can, and will, do our utmost to meet – and exceed – your expectations.