Chevra Kadisha

Chevra Kadisha

In Jewish tradition, the mitzvah of burial is considered to be the ultimate kindness, for it is one that can never be repaid. The Chevrah Kadisha of The Jewish Center strives to perform this most important mitzvah with dignity and compassion. Starting with the rituals performed to prepare a body for burial known as the taharah, and continuing through the shiva period, in which they arrange for meals for the bereaved and minyanim in the shiva home, the Chevrah Kadisha is present for every need a mourning family may experience. 

To contact our Chevra Kadisha group, please call 212-724-2700 x100.

Local funeral homes:
Plaza Memorial Chapel
630 Amsterdam Ave.
212-769-4400
212-769-4811 (night)

Riverside Memorial Chapel
180 W. 76 St.
212-362-6600

Mon, 27 February 2017 1 Adar 5777