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Chevra Kadisha

Our Chevra Kadisha, our burial society, is composed of trained congregational volunteers who will perform the duties of Taharah, the traditional Jewish practice of preparing the body of someone who has died, for burial.

The Chevra also provides Shmira with the participation of other congregants. Shmira is the traditional Jewish practice of honoring the deceased by sitting close to the casketed body while reading Psalms or other appropriately contemplative texts. Congregants are provided with reading materials and take one hour shifts.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Chevra can provide modified virtual versions of both Taharah or Shmira.

Please speak with Rabbi Elder when the Chevra Kadisha's services are desired.

For general information about Hakafa's Chevra Kadisha or to explore joining Hakafa's Chevra Kadisha as a volunteer, please contact Linda Gordon.  

Sun, May 26 2024 18 Iyar 5784