Chevra Kadisha Sh’mira Readings Project

Posted by on Sep 5, 2016 in Chevra Kadisha | No Comments

    Kehilla’s Chevra Kadisha is pleased to announce the completion of our “Sh’mira Readings Project.”  We now have two beautiful volumes that can be used by the shomrim (“watchers”) –those […]

Performing the Mitzvah of Shmira

Posted by on May 2, 2016 in Chevra Kadisha | No Comments

by the Chevra Kadisha Shmira is the simple and ancient practice of sitting with a person who has died from time of death to burial or cremation.* This practice binds […]

Shmira: The Mitzvah of Being Present for the Dead

Posted by on Apr 30, 2015 in Chevra Kadisha | No Comments

  by the Chevra Kadisha In order to honor the deceased, and to comfort the mourners, Jewish rituals and practices at the time of death have evolved. Kehilla’s Chevra Kadisha […]