In Memorial

Stanley Kazan

Date of Death: April 29th, 2021
17 Iyar 5781


Rabbi Stanley Kazan, 91, passed away peacefully April 29, beloved husband for 61 wonderful years to Frances, nee Rosin; devoted father of Jonathan (Marla), David (Joan) and Daniel (Tracy); cherished grandfather of Ronit (Philip) Shapiro, Grant, Ari, Molly, Adina, Josh, Andrew and Tori Kazan; adored great grandfather of Tali Shapiro; dear brother of Claire (the late Jonas) Kessler; fond brother-in-law of Dr. Norman (the late Norma) Rosin; loving uncle of many nieces and nephews. Born in Brooklyn, NY March 26, 1930 to immigrant parents, an uncle recognized Stanley's academic potential and encouraged his educational goals. After graduating from CCNY, Stanley was ordained by the Jewish Theological Seminary before earning a doctorate in Near Eastern Languages and Literature from Yale University. He served as Rabbi of Congregation Rodef Shalom in Tampa, Florida and founded Tampa's Hillel Academy. Stanley and his wife Frances moved their family to Northbrook when he became Assistant Professor at Spertus College of Judaica. After leading Congregation Moriah in Deerfield, Stanley served as Chaplain/Ethicist at Lutheran General Hospital before retiring at the age of 80. Stanley's greatest joy was his family. He will be greatly missed. The Kazan family wishes to thank the compassionate staff at Journey Care. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Congregation Beth Shalom ( or JUF ( Private graveside service. Please attend via livestream, Monday 10:30 AM CST. For the link to view the service, and to leave condolences: Shalom Memorial Funeral Home, or (847) 255-3520.

Service Information

Service : Monday, May 3rd at 10:30 am
Service Location: Private Service-Live Stream Access - Shalom Memorial Funeral Home

Please click the link to view the funeral service for Rabbi Stanley Kazan.
The service will take place Monday, May 3rd at 10:30 AM

Shalom Memorial Park
1700 W. Rand Road
Arlington Heights

Shiva Information

Private Family Shiva

Notes of condolences may be sent to:
The Family of Rabbi Stanley Kazan
2150 Founders Drive
Northbrook, Illinois 60062

Congregation Beth Shalom
3433 Walters Avenue
Northbrook, Illinois 60062
Ben Gurion Way
30 South Wells Street
Chicago, Illinois 60606

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Guest Book & Memories

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May 3rd, 2021

If I had to pick one memory of Rabbi Kazan, it would have to be a memory of his personality as opposed to a specific event. His sense of humor and his big smile will never be forgotten. In addition, I will never forget all the comfort he gave to my father whenever he was in the hospital. My dad always looked forward to his visits and they brought him joy that I know helped him heal. I know he will be missed.
Both Devida and I send our heartfelt condolences during this difficult time. We hope that his cherished memories will give all of you strength as you mourn your father's loss. We know that big smile of his is shining down and is filled with love and pride for all of you.
May his memory be a blessing.

~Chuck and Devida Braverman
~friend, Vernon Hills, Illinois

May 3rd, 2021

Rabbi Dr. Kazan was a wise teacher, good chaplain, and gracious colleague. It was a pleasure to meet him when I served in residency at Lutheran General Hospital and to continue to encounter him at the hospital through the subsequent years.

May his memory be a blessing.

John Schumacher

~John Schumacher
~colleague, Chicago

May 3rd, 2021

Dear Fran

I’m with you today as you and Shepsaleh have been with me from the start. You remain my family, always and forever.

Malka Gluck

~Malka Gluck
~Old friend, Chicago, IL

May 3rd, 2021

My memory of Rabbi Stan was how he would after Shabbat services he would always make sure he gave me a Shabbat kiss. I will always remember him also how concerned that l had my Hebrew necklace was on correctly. I have many memories of Rabbi in the seven years that l had the wonderful pleasure of knowing him and how welcoming he and Fran made me feel. I will always remember him and keep him in my heart. May you be of a blessing dear friend.

~Marlene Silverman
~, Glenview, Illinois

May 2nd, 2021

Sending my condolences to the Kazan family. 56 years ago, Rabbi Kazan married me ( Nancy Ross) and Ron BOKOR at Rodoph Sholom in Tampa. As we approached the bima, Rabbi said to the groom, “I haven’t seen you here since your bar mitzvah!” Admired and respected by my parents- Herbert and Roz. May his memory be a blessing.

~Nancy Bokor
~Former congregate, Evanston

May 2nd, 2021

I always admired Stanley when we both worked at Lutheran General Hospital. He was quick with the remarks & always beautifully dressed. I will miss his smiling face. I am so sorry for your loss.

~Thelma Rudy
~Co-worker & friend, Northbrook

April 30th, 2021

Bob and I will always remember Stan for always smiling and saying all kinds of cute things such as: When I would say what is new, he replied WHAT CAN BE NEW. He was always very upbeat, loved walking the halls and going to exercise. He had a great built and walked and walked. I always stopped to chat with him. He put a smile on my face. He will be missed by Bob and I. May he look down on his family and his wife and make sure they live for all the good things that life brings. He loved living till he couldn't anymore.

May he rest in peace.

Fondly Enid and Bob

~Enid and Bob Kiefer
~Friends, Northbrook


Yahrzeit Dates For Stanley Kazan

Tradition directs us in the evening before the Yahrzeit dates listed below, the anniversary of our loved one's day of death, we are to kindle a candle in our homes as a reminder of their place in our hearts.

Gregorian Date
17th of Iyyar 57825/18/2022
17th of Iyyar 57835/8/2023
17th of Iyyar 57845/25/2024
17th of Iyyar 57855/15/2025
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