In Memory of




Obituary for Rabbi Neil Brief

Rabbi Neil Brief, age 89. Rabbi Emeritus of Ezra-Habonim, the Niles Township Jewish Congregation in Skokie where he served as Rabbi for 33 years. Beloved husband of the late Erica Brief, nee Greenbaum, for 57 years. Cherished father of Dena (Jerry) Wald, David (Hazel) Brief and Debra (Bruce) Hoffen. Devoted grandfather of Joel (Debra) Wald and Naomi (Scott) Warren, Nava (Yehoshua) Fried, Micha (Noa) Brief, Yasmina (Odelia) Brief-Maliach, Libi (Noam) Alush, Aviel (Rivka) Brief, Yona Brief, Sara and Frances Hoffen, and great-grandchildren Ella, Eitan, Gefen, Maya, Xander, Neta and Liam; Dear brother of Seymour (Elaine) Brief; Dear brother-in-law of the late Joann "Honey" Greenbaum and the late Selma (Charlie) Ochs; Fond uncle and great-uncle of many nieces and nephews. Funeral service Tuesday Jan 30th, 11 AM at Ezra-Habonim, the Niles Township Jewish Congregation 4500 Dempster Street, Skokie. Interment to follow at Shalom Memorial Park. Family and friends who cannot attend the funeral can watch the service on Rabbi Brief’s webpage on live, or anytime after the funeral. Shiva Tuesday and Wednesday from 5:30 pm-8 pm at the Synagogue. Contributions in Rabbi Brief’s name to Ezra-Habonim, the Niles Township Jewish Congregation would be appreciated. Info Mitzvah Memorial Funerals 630-MITZVAH 630-648-9824, or