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A personalized service to assist you with a loved one's Shiva. We will handle all aspects with complete professionalism, care and compassion.
It is our mission to make these difficult times more bearable.
Planning a Shiva from start to finish is never an easy task. Allow us to take the burden off your family during this difficult time.
You provide the venue and we do the rest.
Shiva Ladies will give your family peace of mind as we plan your Shiva with complete professionalism, care, and compassion.
My family and I attend Temple Jeremiah, a reform congregation in Northfield, Illinois. Our children attended religious school and all had their Mitzvah's at the synagogue.
Having suffered the loss of my parents, my husband's parents and many close relatives, I understand the benefit of having that special person to lean on during my periods of extreme grief. Shiva Ladies would have made these difficult times a bit easier.
My father passed away recently and I sat in his bedroom with my two sisters just starting to think about planning his Shiva. I then remembered that the funeral home director gave me a card just hours before : Shiva Ladies. We looked at each other and I decided to call them. Randi Berger called me back immediately and was friendly, informative, and most importantly - not pushy. I said I'd get back to her and we talked and decided to call her back.
Not that I want to have a lot of Shivas but I would never have one without calling her. She organized everything: the food, setting up the food, cleaning up the food, dragging all the food back to my mother's senior apartment (which seemed like a mile away from the meeting room where we had the Shiva). She was friendly, helpful and not intrusive. She did not leave until everything was completed. I am so glad that we hired her company during this sad time to take literally all the burden off of our family so that we could just mourn our father and enjoy seeing our family and friends.
When my uncle passed away, Randi stepped in and calmed all the chaos. She managed the household before the Shiva and was constantly around making sure all the meals were prepared. Her organizational skills were amazing. We had nothing to worry about, she was a bright spot during our bereavement. We could not have been more grateful for the incredible assistance she gave our family.
When my father passed, I was in shock and not in the state of mind to handle the necessary arrangements. The recommendation to use Randi from Shiva Ladies was truly a godsend. She made that impossible time just a little more bearable. I could focus on my family and Randi handled the Rabbi, the minyan and everything else.
When my father-in-law passed away, we were overwhelmed and ill-equipped to handle the preparations for the shiva. Randi knew just what to do and what was needed. I'm grateful to her for making it easier for us to get through that very difficult time.
Randi was our family's blessing she handled everything. Shiva ladies is the answer. Randi did everything I requested and added her own personal touches. She was just amazing, I had never met her before and she made me comfortable from our first phone conversation.
Randi did a great job working nonstop to make a sad situation tolerable with her assistance to run the Shiva effortlessly or so it seemed! Thank you from the friends of the family who needed you at their most vulnerable time. When I come to the time whether party or Shiva I will keep you on my speed dial!
Many, many thank yous to Shiva Ladies, one lady in particular. Highly recommend you, Randi Berger. Your compassion and diligence are the perfect balance for a grieving family. Don't know what we would have done without you...truly.
Contact your synagogue or assist you in finding clergy to facilitate services and minyan.
We coordinate with your preferred caterer, or our caterers. We can also order chairs, coat racks, and arrange valet services if needed.
We handle all donations towards the Shiva or other events and accept digital transactions through Venmo and Zelle.
We will be at your home, temple, or other location, to accept deliveries, setup and prepare.
Shiva Ladies will order meals, trays and/or desserts for your loved one regardless if you are in attendance of the Shiva or other event.
Please contact us for any questions and/or detailed information.
Family Meals- We will coordinate mourners meals prior to guests arriving.
Any supplies, including food, paper goods, etc., can be purchased by us on your behalf.
Picking up while guests are at your home or other location, and complete clean-up at the end when your guests have left.
Additional services can include canceling or reschedule any personal appointments and arrangements for family. We will do our best to accommodate your specific needs. Kosher food available.
We have recently expanded our services for joyous occasions. These include bridal showers, brunches, bris, baby naming's and wedding day help.
We service Chicago's North side, the North Shore, including the communities of Buffalo Grove, Deerfield, Glencoe, Glenview, Highland Park, Northbrook, Riverwoods, Skokie. Our services are customized to suit your needs. We can provide any help you need, allowing you to spend the time healing with your family. We will always work to accommodate any special requests or services. We do all the running.
8851 Skokie Blvd.
Skokie, IL 60077
1700 West Rand Rd.
Arlington Heights, IL. 60004
195 Buffalo Grove Rd.
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
111 Skokie Blvd.
Wilmette, IL 60091