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Chevra Kadisha (Holy Burial Society)

Kehilla Chevra Kadisha is a group of people within Kehilla whose purpose is to serve and honor the dead by providing a Tahara for any Kehilla family member who requests one. Tahara is the traditional Jewish ritual preparation of the body for burial. In Kehilla we will perform Tahara prior to cremation, as well as burial. 

Any member of Kehilla is welcome to join the Chevra KadishaContact for more information on how you can get involved.

COVID-19 and Changes in Cemetery and Mortuary Services: 

The Chevra Kadisha are currently providing virtual Tahara and Shmira. Please contact for information. Situations may change daily in response to Covid updates. Local cemeteries are only allowing a limited number of attendees for funerals and visiting by appointment. Please contact local cemeteries for current rules.

Local Cemeteries:
Mountain View Cemetery, Oakland – Kehilla has one burial space & 18 cremation spaces remaining here
Gan Yarok, Fernwood Cemetery, Marin  – Green Jewish Cemetery – Kehilla members get a 10% discount
Gan Shalom Cemetery, Briones
Home of Eternity, Mountain View Cemetery, Oakland

  • We Created Holy Ground: Photo Gallery On March 17, 2019 a group of Kehilla congregants, family, and friends practiced an established ritual that for many Jews does not occur in their lifetime. We consecrated a Jewish burial site. This momentous event occurred at Plot 70 in Mountain View Cemetery in Oakland, California where 45 graves have been purchased by members and …>>
  • Kehilla Has Plot 70 in Mountain View Cemetery, Oakland Dear Kehilla Community Synagogue congregants,
    It is with great pleasure that I write this article for the Kol Kehilla.  As many of you already know, we have embarked upon an effort to secure a burial site for our synagogue members.  With unexpected success, all of you who secured a grave did so in the introductory offer …>>
  • Kehilla Section in Mountain View Cemetery WE DID IT!!! Kehilla Community Synagogue has an official final resting place for purchasing members. Known as Plot 70, this section has a total of 49 graves and is bounded by two Live Oak trees. It is on a crest overlooking part of the cemetery with rolling hills, old monuments, and the water in the … >>

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