In Memorial

Sonia Kass

Date of Death: September 19th, 2022
23 Elul 5782


Sonia Kass, nee Gamburg, 91, beloved wife for 65 years of the late Harold Kass; loving mother of Leni Kass (fiancé Brian Ivey) and Allan Kass; proud Grandma Sonny of Jorie (Steve) Denton, Brandon (Alex) and Ryan Kass; cherished great-grandmother of Audrey and Charlotte Kass; devoted daughter of the late Reva and Leonard Gamburg; dear sister-in-law of the late Paul (Barbara) Kass; treasured aunt of Steve and Debbie Kass.

Sonia was an accomplished musician and began studying piano at the age of 3 at the American Conservatory. She performed with the CSO, American Symphony and Woman's Symphony. Sonia was an Organist and Choir director of B'nai Torah in Highland Park and Choir Director at North Suburban Synagogue Beth El. She will be missed by all who knew her.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association ( and the Anti-Cruelty Society of Chicago ( Chapel service Friday 2:30 PM at Shalom Memorial Funeral Home, 1700 W. Rand Road, Arlington Heights. (Masks are required to attend the chapel service.) Interment Private. For shiva information go to or 847-255-3520.

Service Information

Service : Friday, September 23rd at 2:30 pm
Service Location: Shalom Chapel Service -Shalom Memorial Funeral Home

Interment Private at Shalom Memorial Park
Arlington Heights, Illinois

Guest Book & Memories

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September 23rd, 2022

For many years, we loved singing in the B'nai Torah choir, as well as in the High Holiday choir, under Sonia's direction. She exposed us to such a rich array of Jewish repertoire. Most memorably, each year after the High Holidays, every single choir member would receive a personal thank-you note in Sonia's exquisite handwriting!
With warm memories,
Jokie Solomon and Rana Matteson

~Rana Matteson
~B'nai Torah choir members, Highland Park, IL


Yahrzeit Dates For Sonia Kass

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
23rd of Elul 57839/9/2023
23rd of Elul 57849/26/2024
23rd of Elul 57859/16/2025
23rd of Elul 57869/5/2026
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