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 our community together, comforting families, reminding us ever of the preciousness of life.
Please consider being on our list of volunteers. Two hours at a time, maybe once or twice a year, will inspire and renew your spirit and serve our community. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Shoshana Halle at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Chevra Kadisha has created a beautiful selection of readings in English especially for the Kehilla community. We are developing a collection of the psalms, as well.
*The body of the person who has died will be in a casket or in another room.