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Committee Against Abuse
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Rebuilding Together

All Kehilla members, please take this ten-minute survey about your wishes for yourself. Submissions due Thursday, November 9th.

 Take the survey now. 

Links for information about local cemeteries, that are referred to in the Kehilla Cemetery Survey, are listed below.  A link for information about “Green” Burial is listed below them.

Local cemeteries:

Mountain View Cemetery, Oakland                   Gan Shalom Cemetery, Briones            

Gan Yarok, Fernwood Cemetery, Marin           Lone Tree Cemetery, Hayward

Green Burial Council

The Chevra Kadisha (Holy Society) serves to prepare the bodies of the dead for burial following ancient Jewish ritual and Jewish renewal innovation. Chevra Kadisha has written a booklet, End of Life Passages (1.6 MB PDF), has given workshops on death and dying, and worked on prayer service for Tahara. The committee meets at least four times per year and conducts periodic trainings.

  • RESPONSE TO CEMETERY SURVEY by Cathy Steirn and Jane Hoberman
    It is with gratitude and appreciation to all who participated in Kehilla’s cemetery survey that we write this article to our congregation. We anticipate that this will be the first of other communiqués about this complex and life cycle topic.
    The intention of this survey was to determine if there was … >>
  • GREAT OPPORTUNITY There is presently a chance to purchase graves in Mountain View cemetery so that Kehilla members can be buried together and we can get that area consecrated as Jewish.  We are currently in active conversation with the CFO and Sales Manager at Mt. View.  As there is a tight window of time for these plans, … >>
  • A Final Resting Place for Kehilla (update from prior article in the September Kol Kehilla) from the Chevra Kadisha Committee
    (update from prior article in the September Kol Kehilla)
    Kehilla’s Chevra Kadisha has begun looking at securing a Kehilla (and/or greater Bay Area Jewish) section at a local or nearby cemetery for our congregation. We have expanded our search to consider green burial. All places we include below bury cremains.
    We recognize that thinking … >>

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