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Condolences to the Less Family

Dear Lab/Shul Community,

We are very sorry to share with you sad news today.

Our hearts go out today to the Less family. Naomi’s beloved mother, Madalyn Loris (Naiman) Less, passed away on Thursday night in Chicago, at the age of 77, after a long illness.

Naomi was with her until the end, and will be sitting Shiva with her family in Chicago following the Funeral on Sunday (funeral details below). Shiva details and information about charitable donations in memory of Madalyn Less of blessed memory will be posted on our website.

We will devote a moment of silence at tonight’s Sabbath Queen Worship Event in Madalyn’s memory and please stay tuned as our community will gather to mourn with Naomi, Glenn, family and friends in the following weeks.

Please note, with respect to Naomi and due to Amichai’s absence for the funeral, this Sunday’s Maskathon celebration will be canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

To share condolences with Naomi, please use: [email protected]

May Naomi and her family be consoled and comforted by the kindness of friends and relatives, among all the mourners of our community.

A Sabbath of Peace,

Amichai and the Lab/Shul Team



Funeral Details:

Sunday March 20, 11am
Chicago Jewish Funeral Chapels
8851 Skokie boulevard
Skokie, Illinois 60077


Shiva Details:

Less Residence
1175 Lake Cook Road, Unit 510
Northbrook, Illinois 60062
Get Directions

Sunday following the interment until 9PM,

Monday through Thursday 1PM – 3PM and 6:30PM – 9PM,

Friday 1PM – 4PM

Memorial Contributions

Camp Ramah in Wisconsin (Scholarship Fund)
65 East Wacker Place, Suite 1200
Chicago, Illinois 60601

– See more at: http://chicagojewishfunerals.com/funeral-detail-page?case=2AD8AD68-5230-467C-A781-95C23E126E0F#sthash.hoTpbtPK.dpuf