Febraury - Chevra Kadisha

Chevra Kadisha--February Mitzvah Initiative from Congregation Beth Shalom on Vimeo.

Cantor Steven Stoehr discusses Chevra Kadisha as part of Congregation Beth Shalom's Mitzvah Initiative.

Study Materials about the mitzvah of Chevra Kadisha

Below are several resources about the origins of Jewish Funerals, Burials and Mourning Practices and Tahara

Jewish Funerals, Burial and Mourning
Conservative Responsa in Israel - Masorti Responsa - Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies - SIJS
A Question of Taharah - Rabbi Ben Zion Bergman
We Do The Best We Can by Lynn Greenhough
PSJC Taharah Manual 
The following link will take you to a page from My Jewish Learning.com --http://www.myjewishlearning.com/life/Life_Events/Death_and_Mourning/Burial_and_Mourning/Tahara.shtml 

Chevra Kadisha Bibliographies

A generic bibliography can be found here: http://www.jewish-funerals.org/morebooks2.htm
A bibliography of items available in our Marian Renee Saltzberg Learning and Resource Center can be found here.


Of Possible Interest...

The following film appears to be related to our subject matter. None of us have yet seen the film, but we wanted to give you the information so you can make your own decision about it:

Nora's WIll jpeg

An Invitation...

For those of you who may be ready to discuss participating in the Chevra Kadisha, please call Cantor Steve Stoehr at 847-498-4100, ext. 14.


There will be no online survey this month. Thank you for participating in our online Mitzvah Initiative study about Chevra Kadisha. Be sure to come back next month when we will study the mitzvah of Bikur Cholim.

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