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Jewish community buries 4 tons of articles in Geniza ceremony

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  • The young adults of Keshet assisted Rabbi Jeffrey Weill of Ezra-Habonim, Niles Township Jewish Congregation (center in suit), and members of Memorial Park Cemetery and Piser and Weinstein Funeral Homes with the Geniza.

      The young adults of Keshet assisted Rabbi Jeffrey Weill of Ezra-Habonim, Niles Township Jewish Congregation (center in suit), and members of Memorial Park Cemetery and Piser and Weinstein Funeral Homes with the Geniza.
    Courtesy of Dignity Memorial

  • Rabbi Jeffrey Weill of Ezra-Habonim, Niles Township Jewish Congregation, teaches the children of Keshet about the history of the Geniza.

      Rabbi Jeffrey Weill of Ezra-Habonim, Niles Township Jewish Congregation, teaches the children of Keshet about the history of the Geniza.
    Courtesy of Dignity Memorial

 
Submitted by Dignity Memorial

In preparation for Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur, Weinstein Funeral Home and Piser Funeral Services sponsored a Geniza ceremony at Memorial Park Cemetery in Skokie on Wednesday, Aug. 22.

At this Jewish ritual, 4 tons of used books, clothing and other items donated by members of the community were buried in a sacred place to benefit both the community and future generations.

Young adults from Keshet participated in the ritual by assisting with the burial of the donated items. Keshet is a leading provider of educational, recreational, vocational and social programs for individuals with intellectual disabilities.

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