Ad Hoc Committee
Anti-Death Penalty Action Group
Committee Against Abuse
Faith Trio
LGBTQI Welcoming Committee
Rebuilding Together

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.

  • Help Us Plan for Kehilla Dear Friends,
    As you may have read in our last post, Kehilla’s Chevra Kadisha has been looking at securing a section at a nearby cemetery for our congregation. While there are several Jewish burial areas in the Bay Area, none have specifically Kehilla sections (or if needed for greater buying power, larger Jewish community sections). We … >>
  • A Final Resting Place for Kehilla (update from prior article in the Kol Kehilla) by Cathy Steirn
    (update from prior article in the 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 about … >>
  • Chevra Kadisha Sh’mira Readings Project     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 who sit with the body of a community member who has died until the time of burial.
    Traditionally, shomrim read Psalms during the sh’mira  (“watching”).  In … >>

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