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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.

  • The Tree of Life Chevra Kadisha The Chevra Kadisha of Kehilla wants to honor the Tree of Life Chevra Kadisha for their spiritual strength and dedication. As one of our Chevra Kadisha member said “I had been thinking about the work of the Chevra Kadisha in Pittsburgh these last few days overwhelmed by the magnitude of the task. … I find … >>
  • Purchase Graves in Mt. View Cemetery in Oakland
    The view of the cemetery, the city, the bay and the Golden Gate from Kehilla’s intended burial site in Mountain View Cemetery is spectacular. It will be a peaceful and beautiful site to remember our loved ones, and for our loved ones to remember us.
    Kehilla’s cemetery committee has spent two years exploring different sites and, … >>
  • 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 … >>

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