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Memorial Fund

$16,102 of $15,000

raised from 241 people

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

    6 months ago

    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

    6 months ago

  • $18.00

    Sophie Budwig

    6 months ago

  • $10.00

    Ethan Bernstein

    6 months ago

  • $50.00

    David Mikulskis

    6 months ago

  • $36.00

    Cindy Rudman

    6 months ago

    An OSRUI family sending strength.

  • $40.00

    Carol Schiller

    6 months ago

    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

    6 months ago

  • $10.00

    Jake Leffel

    6 months ago

    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

    6 months ago

    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

    6 months ago

  • $10.00

    Emma Smith

    6 months ago

  • $18.00

    Sam Cohen

    6 months ago

    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

    6 months ago

  • $118.00

    Sheryl Glass

    6 months ago

  • $100.00

    Kelli Moran-Conroy

    6 months ago

  • $36.00

    Lisa Pinsky

    6 months ago

  • $100.00

    Glenn and Janice Shulkin

    6 months ago

  • $20.00

    Susan Jacobson

    6 months ago

    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

    6 months ago

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

  • $100.00

    Julie Schreiber

    6 months ago

  • $36.00

    Hollis Hanover

    6 months ago

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

  • $36.00

    Michelle Lipman-Smith

    6 months ago

  • $30.00

    Kristen Brennan

    6 months ago

  • $118.00

    Hillary Meyers

    6 months ago

  • $50.00

    Christine Kawiecki

    6 months ago

    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

    6 months ago

  • $100.00

    Michael Berliant

    6 months ago

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

  • $180.00

    Lauren Izaks

    6 months ago

  • $35.00

    Bonnie Sheck

    6 months ago

    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

    6 months ago

    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

    6 months ago

  • $20.00

    Holly Spiegel-miller

    6 months ago

  • $50.00

    TerriDrPhilAaron Epstein

    6 months ago

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

  • $100.00

    Carolyn Rutstein

    6 months ago

  • $18.00

    Barrie Rappaport

    6 months ago

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

  • $36.00

    Lauren Fischoff

    6 months ago

    For Josh and Jake from the Fischoff Family

  • $50.00

    Catherine Etzkorn

    6 months ago

  • $50.00

    Rich Brooderson

    6 months ago

  • $250.00

    Michael Frazin

    6 months ago

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

  • $50.00

    Audrey Block

    6 months ago

  • $50.00

    Margot Dallstream

    6 months ago

    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

    6 months ago

  • $50.00

    Tchilinguirov Family

    6 months ago

    For the boys

  • $100.00

    Jamie Tiplitsky

    6 months ago

    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

    6 months ago

    We are So very Sorry for your tragic loss!

  • $36.00

    Aileen Simons

    6 months ago

  • $20.00

    Kim Bass

    6 months ago

    To support her two boys

  • $50.00

    Megan Streich

    6 months ago

  • $100.00

    Alex Pirogovsky

    6 months ago

    Our hearts go out to Jake and Josh

  • $100.00

    Dianne Michels

    6 months ago

    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

    6 months ago

  • $100.00

    Julie Hirsch

    6 months ago

  • $50.00

    Hayley Taylor

    6 months ago

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

  • $100.00

    David Sachs

    6 months ago

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

  • $25.00

    Dolores Daley

    6 months ago

  • $50.00

    Amanda Marshall

    6 months ago

  • $50.00

    Lauren Tenenbaum

    6 months ago

  • $20.00

    Riley Halpern

    6 months ago

    All my love to Josh and Jake

  • $50.00

    Lauren Kurtz

    6 months ago

  • $100.00

    Elana & Ron Davis

    6 months ago

  • $50.00

    Rana and Lou Georgou

    6 months ago

    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

    6 months ago

  • $50.00

    Lynn Frank

    6 months ago

  • $50.00

    Anastasia Balmer

    6 months ago

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

  • $50.00

    Allison Schachter

    6 months ago

    We played tennis together- she’ll be missed.

  • $50.00

    Christine Wells

    6 months ago

    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

    6 months ago

  • $100.00

    Heidi Picard

    6 months ago

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

  • $100.00

    Melissa & Aaron Peck

    6 months ago

  • $50.00

    The Blumberg Family

    6 months ago

  • $50.00

    stephanie Lerner-Ernsteen

    6 months ago

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

  • $100.00

    Susan Faidi

    6 months ago

    For Josh and Jake. Praying for your family.

  • $50.00

    Julie Kahn

    6 months ago

  • $118.00

    Alisa Srulovitz

    6 months ago

  • $50.00

    Mihaela Catella

    6 months ago

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

  • $100.00

    Loren and Bob Silvers

    6 months ago

    For the boys

  • $50.00

    David Ellison

    6 months ago

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    Carol Miller

    6 months ago

  • $200.00

    Jerry Siegel

    6 months ago

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

  • $36.00

    Heather Siegel

    6 months ago

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

  • $118.00

    Debra Steinberg

    6 months ago

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

  • $54.00

    Nina Winner

    6 months ago

    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

    6 months ago

    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

    6 months ago

  • $54.00

    regina india

    6 months ago

    For Josh and Jake, our thoughts are with you.

  • $36.00

    Kris Van Stockum

    6 months ago

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

  • $250.00

    Robert Jacobson

    6 months ago

  • $50.00

    Shelly and Sam Leonard

    6 months ago

  • $180.00

    Ericka & David Adler

    6 months ago

    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

    6 months ago

  • $180.00

    David Baum

    6 months ago

    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

    6 months ago

    Friend of a friend and want to help her boys.

  • $36.00

    Cathy Kedjidjian

    6 months ago

  • $100.00

    Sydney Aronson and Family

    6 months ago

  • $50.00

    Laura Feldman

    6 months ago

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

  • $20.00

    Hailey Gaffen

    6 months ago

    For Jake and Josh

  • $50.00

    Zita Schneider

    6 months ago

  • $100.00

    Jill Doppelt

    6 months ago

    We will remember her smile and love for her boys.

  • $100.00

    Abbe and Scott Sodikoff

    6 months ago

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

  • $118.00

    Linda Porter

    6 months ago

  • $100.00

    Inna and Greg Tatham

    6 months ago

    Jake and Josh you are loved

  • $25.00

    Diane Marks-Bucholc

    6 months ago

    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

    6 months ago

  • $36.00

    Wendy Heimann

    6 months ago

    All my love. My heart aches for those boys.

  • $50.00

    Meredith Hwang

    6 months ago

  • $100.00

    Kristin and Kevin Fine

    6 months ago

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

  • $20.00

    Kailey Dreyfus

    6 months ago

  • $100.00

    Edye Glazer

    6 months ago

  • $100.00

    Ilana and Yuri Birg

    6 months ago

  • $118.00

    Matt and Brooke Plofsky

    6 months ago

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

  • $100.00

    Deborah and Jon Klinghoffer

    6 months ago

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

  • $36.00

    Linda Kozil Chertow

    6 months ago

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

  • $100.00

    Kim Shwachman

    6 months ago

  • $100.00

    Kim and Jeff Lazarus

    6 months ago

    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

    6 months ago

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

  • $36.00

    Ilana and Mervyn Kopinsky

    6 months ago

    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

    6 months ago

    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

    6 months ago

    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

    6 months ago

  • $100.00

    Melissa Spellman

    6 months ago

  • $100.00

    Debbie and Adam Winick

    6 months ago

    For the boys. Your community is here for you.

  • $20.00

    Rikki Carl

    6 months ago

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

  • $50.00

    Sharon Neal

    6 months ago

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    Keri Golding

    6 months ago

    $1.00

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    David Dolgin

    6 months ago

  • $100.00

    Laurie & Phillip Gerber

    6 months ago

    Our thoughts and prayers are with Josh and Jake.

  • $50.00

    Suzanne Mazgay

    6 months ago

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

  • $18.00

    julie backalar

    6 months ago

  • $100.00

    Jason Liao

    6 months ago

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

  • $50.00

    The Gray Hanna Family

    6 months ago

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

  • $36.00

    Julie Weill

    6 months ago

  • $36.00

    Andi Goldstein

    6 months ago

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

  • $200.00

    Roger Peters

    6 months ago

    Roger, Meredith & Thomas Peters

  • $50.00

    Lisa Peiser

    6 months ago

  • $118.00

    Aimee Bleiman

    6 months ago

    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

    6 months ago

  • $10.00

    Andrea Idelman

    6 months ago

  • $18.00

    Graham Brody

    6 months ago

  • $100.00

    Sydnei Kaplan

    6 months ago

    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

    6 months ago

  • $100.00

    Leslie Oshin

    6 months ago

    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

    6 months ago

    For Jake and Josh in honor of Karyn

  • $250.00

    Cindy Concialdi

    6 months ago

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

  • $100.00

    Susan (Sommers) Dubin

    6 months ago

    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

    6 months ago

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

  • $25.00

    Lori Ashworth

    6 months ago

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

  • $100.00

    Angie Donenberg

    6 months ago

    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

    6 months ago

    In support of Josh and Jake

  • $54.00

    Amy & Corey Grabow

    6 months ago

    Our thoughts and prayers are with Josh and Jake.