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Thank you each and every person that has reached out to support for Josh and Jake. They need our help to provide for their security in this time of crisis and to ensure their futures are as bright as their wonderful mother would have wanted.  Karyn Kamen died 8/22/18 due to domestic v... Read More

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Thank you each and every person that has reached out to support for Josh and Jake. They need our help to provide for their security in this time of crisis and to ensure their futures are as bright as their wonderful mother would have wanted. 

Karyn Kamen died 8/22/18 due to domestic violence and these intelligent sweet boys need the help of our community to thrive. 

Tax deductible donations can be made at: 

Please send check to the Kamen Fund in c/o B’nai Tikah. The address is 1558 Wilmot Rd, Deerfield, IL 60015


Please note select "General Fund" under the drop down and put "Kamen Fund" for "Description of Tribute"   The money will go directly to the boys and their guardians. 

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Memorial Fund

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Memorial Fund

The Estate of Karyn Kamen, on behalf of

Her Children

Karyn Kamen died 8/22/18 due to domestic violence and these intelligent sweet boys need the help of our community to thrive. Please send check to the Kamen Fund in c/o B’nai Tikah. The address is 1558 Wilmot Rd, Deerfield, IL 60015

The Estate of Karyn Kamen

Tax deductible donations can be made at: https://www.bnaitikvah.net/support/online-donation-form/

Buffalo Grove, Illinois

Recent Donations

  • $50.00

    Lisa Verderber

    September 24,2018

    Even those who did not know her must have seen how much she loved her boys, and how proud she was of them! Tragic.

  • $50.00

    Alexis Falkiewicz

    September 24,2018

  • $18.00

    Sophie Budwig

    September 24,2018

  • $10.00

    Ethan Bernstein

    September 24,2018

  • $50.00

    David Mikulskis

    September 24,2018

  • $36.00

    Cindy Rudman

    September 24,2018

    An OSRUI family sending strength.

  • $40.00

    Carol Schiller

    September 24,2018

    I am deeply saddened by this tragedy. Not knowing this family, I am still happy to do what I can to help and I pray for emotional healing for these boys as well as a bright future.

  • $50.00

    Sharon Moran

    September 24,2018

  • $10.00

    Jake Leffel

    September 24,2018

    I was her son jake Kaman's camp counselor this past summer. He was an incredible kid, and I want to do anything I can to help him and his brother.

  • $100.00

    Walden Staff

    September 24,2018

    We are so deeply saddened by the loss of Karyn. She was loved by the Walden staff and students. We are keeping her boys in our thoughts and prayers.

  • $36.00

    melina dworsky

    September 24,2018

  • $10.00

    Emma Smith

    September 24,2018

  • $18.00

    Sam Cohen

    September 24,2018

    Jake has been my camper at OSRUI for the past two summers; I understand how special of a community it is to him and his brother. Now, more than ever, that community rallies behind them.

  • $10.00

    Mary Galloway

    September 24,2018

  • $118.00

    Sheryl Glass

    September 24,2018

  • $100.00

    Kelli Moran-Conroy

    September 24,2018

  • $36.00

    Lisa Pinsky

    September 24,2018

  • $100.00

    Glenn and Janice Shulkin

    September 24,2018

  • $20.00

    Susan Jacobson

    September 24,2018

    I did not know Karyn, but she was known and loved by good friends of mine. I hope her sons are able to reach their life goals while holding their mother in their hearts.

  • $50.00

    Elizabeth Fish

    September 24,2018

    In honor of Karyn who always had a smile and a kind word. For her boys from the Fish family

  • $100.00

    Julie Schreiber

    September 24,2018

  • $36.00

    Hollis Hanover

    September 24,2018

    Sickened to learn of this tragedy and hoping her boys are okay.

  • $36.00

    Michelle Lipman-Smith

    September 24,2018

  • $30.00

    Kristen Brennan

    September 24,2018

  • $118.00

    Hillary Meyers

    September 24,2018

  • $50.00

    Christine Kawiecki

    September 24,2018

    I’m so very sorry to hear of Karen’s sudden and tragic death. Her boys were obviously the light of her life. They are well accomplished and have a very bright future.

  • $36.00

    Bari Cohn

    September 24,2018

  • $100.00

    Michael Berliant

    September 24,2018

    Karyn was always so full of energy and smiling. Such a tragedy. Our thoughts are with her boys.

  • $180.00

    Lauren Izaks

    September 24,2018

  • $35.00

    Bonnie Sheck

    September 24,2018

    Jackie, We are so saddened to hear about Karen. Our thoughts and prayers are with her boys and all her loved ones at this most difficult time.

  • $200.00

    LoriLee Bielski

    September 24,2018

    Sending so much love to Josh and Jake, and the entire family. May you all find healing and peace. I met Karyn when our kids were in Charisma together. Her energy was matchless and her love for her boys boundless.

  • $36.00

    Sheri Jacobs

    September 24,2018

  • $20.00

    Holly Spiegel-miller

    September 24,2018

  • $50.00

    TerriDrPhilAaron Epstein

    September 24,2018

    Josh and Jake our home and hearts are ALWAYS open to you 24/7

  • $100.00

    Carolyn Rutstein

    September 24,2018

  • $18.00

    Barrie Rappaport

    September 24,2018

    We don't know the family but do know Karyn's friend. Heartbreaking.

  • $36.00

    Lauren Fischoff

    September 24,2018

    For Josh and Jake from the Fischoff Family

  • $50.00

    Catherine Etzkorn

    September 24,2018

  • $50.00

    Rich Brooderson

    September 24,2018

  • $250.00

    Michael Frazin

    September 24,2018

    I am the former chair of Osrui and this is a painful loss for our entire community.

  • $50.00

    Audrey Block

    September 24,2018

  • $50.00

    Margot Dallstream

    September 24,2018

    I can’t imagine the heartache borne by her family and especially her sons. I hope that they’ll be surrounded by love and support during this extraordinarily difficult time.

  • $50.00

    Gary & Beth Perlman

    September 24,2018

  • $50.00

    Tchilinguirov Family

    September 24,2018

    For the boys

  • $100.00

    Jamie Tiplitsky

    September 24,2018

    Thinking of the her boys and hoping they can feel the love and support from the community. My kids had Ms. Kamen as a sub several times and her boys went to camp with my oldest. So heartbreaking.

  • $25.00

    Randi Berger

    September 24,2018

    We are So very Sorry for your tragic loss!

  • $36.00

    Aileen Simons

    September 24,2018

  • $20.00

    Kim Bass

    September 24,2018

    To support her two boys

  • $50.00

    Megan Streich

    September 24,2018

  • $100.00

    Alex Pirogovsky

    September 24,2018

    Our hearts go out to Jake and Josh

  • $100.00

    Dianne Michels

    September 24,2018

    So sorry for the loss of such a beloved person. Appreciate the outpouring of love and support for the family and the opportunity to contribute. My granddaughters are in school with Karyn’s boys.

  • $100.00

    Katari Bender

    September 24,2018

  • $100.00

    Julie Hirsch

    September 24,2018

  • $50.00

    Hayley Taylor

    September 24,2018

    Just so sad. I don’t know the family but Lauren, my daughter is friends with Josh

  • $100.00

    David Sachs

    September 24,2018

    For Josh and Jake. May the memory of your mother provide you strength.

  • $25.00

    Dolores Daley

    September 24,2018

  • $50.00

    Amanda Marshall

    September 24,2018

  • $50.00

    Lauren Tenenbaum

    September 24,2018

  • $20.00

    Riley Halpern

    September 24,2018

    All my love to Josh and Jake

  • $50.00

    Lauren Kurtz

    September 24,2018

  • $100.00

    Elana & Ron Davis

    September 24,2018

  • $50.00

    Rana and Lou Georgou

    September 24,2018

    My heart breaks for the loss of Karyn. I hope that her boys know that there are many people there for them in this very difficult time. She will be watching over them always. Love to all.

  • $100.00

    Greg and Marci Cohen

    September 24,2018

  • $50.00

    Lynn Frank

    September 24,2018

  • $50.00

    Anastasia Balmer

    September 24,2018

    Josh and Jake, we are here for you and your family.

  • $50.00

    Allison Schachter

    September 24,2018

    We played tennis together- she’ll be missed.

  • $50.00

    Christine Wells

    September 24,2018

    My heart breaks over and over again for Karyn, for Josh and Jake, for their entire family, for Caruso and DHS staff members who knew them so well. Josh and Jake, this entire community will surround you with love through this unimaginable tragedy. Karyn,

  • $54.00

    Lisa Schurgin

    September 24,2018

  • $100.00

    Heidi Picard

    September 24,2018

    My heart goes out to the children. May they eventually have peace.

  • $100.00

    Melissa & Aaron Peck

    September 24,2018

  • $50.00

    The Blumberg Family

    September 24,2018

  • $50.00

    stephanie Lerner-Ernsteen

    September 24,2018

    I barely knew Karyn but I am deeply empathetic to her sons.

  • $100.00

    Susan Faidi

    September 24,2018

    For Josh and Jake. Praying for your family.

  • $50.00

    Julie Kahn

    September 24,2018

  • $118.00

    Alisa Srulovitz

    September 24,2018

  • $50.00

    Mihaela Catella

    September 24,2018

    Our family will keep Josh and Jake in our thoughts and prayers.

  • $100.00

    Loren and Bob Silvers

    September 24,2018

    For the boys

  • $50.00

    David Ellison

    September 24,2018

  • $50.00

    Carol Miller

    September 24,2018

  • $200.00

    Jerry Siegel

    September 24,2018

    Josh and Jake, the whole community is here for you and supports you. Praying for your family.

  • $36.00

    Heather Siegel

    September 24,2018

    We are so very sorry for your loss. The Siegel Family

  • $118.00

    Debra Steinberg

    September 24,2018

    Josh and Jake we are thinking of you and support you. Your mother will be missed.

  • $54.00

    Nina Winner

    September 24,2018

    I did not know Karyn well but her love and dedication for her boys was palpable. Hearts are broken in the community for these two young boys.

  • $36.00

    sheri harkavy

    September 24,2018

    We are so sorry for your tragic loss. I don't know your family but we are thinking about you and those boys! Sending strength!!

  • $100.00

    April Goldenberg

    September 24,2018

  • $54.00

    regina india

    September 24,2018

    For Josh and Jake, our thoughts are with you.

  • $36.00

    Kris Van Stockum

    September 24,2018

    Karyn adored her boys. Her big heart and kindness will be remembered.

  • $250.00

    Robert Jacobson

    September 24,2018

  • $50.00

    Shelly and Sam Leonard

    September 24,2018

  • $180.00

    Ericka & David Adler

    September 24,2018

    Our hearts go out to the entire family, especially Jake and Josh. May Karyn’s memory forever be a blessing to all who knew and loved her.

  • $50.00

    Jennifer Frank

    September 24,2018

  • $180.00

    David Baum

    September 24,2018

    We were so sad to hear about Karyn's passing. Please give our condolences to the Rudy's. Julie and David Baum

  • $25.00

    Jennifer Bowhill

    September 24,2018

    Friend of a friend and want to help her boys.

  • $36.00

    Cathy Kedjidjian

    September 24,2018

  • $100.00

    Sydney Aronson and Family

    September 24,2018

  • $50.00

    Laura Feldman

    September 24,2018

    Was with Karyn on the tennis court for years. So sad

  • $20.00

    Hailey Gaffen

    September 24,2018

    For Jake and Josh

  • $50.00

    Zita Schneider

    September 24,2018

  • $100.00

    Jill Doppelt

    September 24,2018

    We will remember her smile and love for her boys.

  • $100.00

    Abbe and Scott Sodikoff

    September 24,2018

    In support of Karyn’s pride and joy, Josh and Jake

  • $118.00

    Linda Porter

    September 24,2018

  • $100.00

    Inna and Greg Tatham

    September 24,2018

    Jake and Josh you are loved

  • $25.00

    Diane Marks-Bucholc

    September 24,2018

    I was a friend of Karyn in High school, she was always smiling and a pleasure to be around. Im saddened to hear how she died. May love surround her boys in this time of grief. One more angel in Heaven. Gone way too soon.

  • $250.00

    Susan and Marc Sacks

    September 24,2018

  • $36.00

    Wendy Heimann

    September 24,2018

    All my love. My heart aches for those boys.

  • $50.00

    Meredith Hwang

    September 24,2018

  • $100.00

    Kristin and Kevin Fine

    September 24,2018

    Sending love to Karyn’s boys... Deerfield is here to support you.

  • $20.00

    Kailey Dreyfus

    September 24,2018

  • $100.00

    Edye Glazer

    September 24,2018

  • $100.00

    Ilana and Yuri Birg

    September 24,2018

  • $118.00

    Matt and Brooke Plofsky

    September 24,2018

    Josh and Jake, sending our love and prayers. Your community is here to help you. The Plofsky Family

  • $100.00

    Deborah and Jon Klinghoffer

    September 24,2018

    Sending love and prayers to you Jake and Josh. Our family is here to support you.

  • $36.00

    Linda Kozil Chertow

    September 24,2018

    For Jake and Josh, we stand with you and care about you.

  • $100.00

    Kim Shwachman

    September 24,2018

  • $100.00

    Kim and Jeff Lazarus

    September 24,2018

    Karyn was a breath of fresh air who adored her boys. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family. Our family wants to be a part along with our community to do all that we can to help Josh and Jacob in their healing.

  • $100.00

    Robin and Eric Gallender

    September 24,2018

    In memory of Karyn, sending love and support to Josh and Jake. The Gallender Family

  • $36.00

    Ilana and Mervyn Kopinsky

    September 24,2018

    Our thoughts and prayers are with Jake and Josh. Your mom always had a huge smile and a Hello for us even though she didn't know us well. I hope her legacy of friendliness and kindness will be an inspiration to you both. Remember the good times with lo

  • $50.00

    Jody Shelist

    September 24,2018

    Karyn was an amazing mom and fun person to be around. You are all in my thoughts. I always had fun playing tennis with her and running in to her around town. My kids, Blake and Cooper, have grown up with the boys and we are all thinking about you and th

  • $36.00

    Sandee Holleb

    September 24,2018

    To help these boys with the material things they’ll need to supplement the love I’m sure they will be getting.

  • $50.00

    Shauna Pissetzky

    September 24,2018

  • $100.00

    Melissa Spellman

    September 24,2018

  • $100.00

    Debbie and Adam Winick

    September 24,2018

    For the boys. Your community is here for you.

  • $20.00

    Rikki Carl

    September 24,2018

    Longtime friend of my aunt. So very sorry to hear about this terrible loss.

  • $50.00

    Sharon Neal

    September 24,2018

  • $25.00

    Keri Golding

    September 24,2018

    $1.00

  • $10.00

    David Dolgin

    September 24,2018

  • $100.00

    Laurie & Phillip Gerber

    September 24,2018

    Our thoughts and prayers are with Josh and Jake.

  • $50.00

    Suzanne Mazgay

    September 24,2018

    Friend and coworker of Cindy. Prayers of love and support for the boys and the family.

  • $18.00

    julie backalar

    September 24,2018

  • $100.00

    Jason Liao

    September 23,2018

    Our thoughts and prayers are with Josh and Jake...

  • $50.00

    The Gray Hanna Family

    September 23,2018

    Jake and Josh know that your community loves you and cares.

  • $36.00

    Julie Weill

    September 23,2018

  • $36.00

    Andi Goldstein

    September 23,2018

    I am part of the Deerfield community who send condolences and support to Jake and Josh.

  • $200.00

    Roger Peters

    September 23,2018

    Roger, Meredith & Thomas Peters

  • $50.00

    Lisa Peiser

    September 23,2018

  • $118.00

    Aimee Bleiman

    September 23,2018

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the boys and Karyn’s family. Karyn was the best sub and treated our boys so well. Love, the Bleiman family

  • $40.00

    Amy Shpritz

    September 23,2018

  • $10.00

    Andrea Idelman

    September 23,2018

  • $18.00

    Graham Brody

    September 23,2018

  • $100.00

    Sydnei Kaplan

    September 23,2018

    Still in shock over this. Desperately want to help Josh and Jake heal and continue to live the lives Karyn would have wanted.

  • $50.00

    Susan Reingold

    September 23,2018

  • $100.00

    Leslie Oshin

    September 23,2018

    Very Happy to support the boys. Their mother was a sweet and caring person that will be missed by all

  • $100.00

    Narissa and Ken Breger

    September 23,2018

    For Jake and Josh in honor of Karyn

  • $250.00

    Cindy Concialdi

    September 23,2018

    In memory of a wonderful neighbor and friend. Her boys were her world! Be strong for her.

  • $100.00

    Susan (Sommers) Dubin

    September 23,2018

    In loving memory of my Chesterfield neighbor, room-mom to my classroom and favorite sub. And in support of Karyn's pride and joy- Jake and Josh.

  • $100.00

    Dara Mann

    September 23,2018

    Such a terrible loss. Sending our thoughts and prayers to her sons.

  • $25.00

    Lori Ashworth

    September 23,2018

    This event is mindboggeling! Karyn, your smile & good spirit will surely be missed.

  • $100.00

    Angie Donenberg

    September 23,2018

    Josh and Jake sending strength and love — although you don’t now us well, your mom was always such a positive and happy lady with a huge heart. May her memory be for a blessing. The Donenberg family.

  • $36.00

    Katie Bushala

    September 23,2018

    In support of Josh and Jake

  • $54.00

    Amy & Corey Grabow

    September 23,2018

    Our thoughts and prayers are with Josh and Jake.