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This section is designed to provide you with several key resources to make this time a little easier and understandable. However, none of these resources are as beneficial to you as a Rabbi or a contact from a local Chevra Kadisha (Jewish Sacred Society) member.  Whereas these resources are generic and applicable to the majority of situations, having a real person who is knowledgeable in Jewish death and mourning provides you with help tailored to your situation.  And no resource we provide can take the place of that connection.

Resources: (coming soon)

  • Checklist - This will guide you through all of the major questions and customs in preparing for a Jewish funeral and the mourning period afterward.
  • Search for Contacts - Our printable list contains both Chevra Kadisha (Jewish Sacred Society) and Jewish Funeral Home contact information.  It is expected and accounted for that any of the contacts listed may be called 24 hours a day, on any day with exception of the Jewish Sabbath (from Friday night sundown through Saturday night sundown).
  • Relevant Prayers and Psalms - This contains a printable booklet of prayers that are said at specific times before, after and during funeral; after the mourning period; when you visit the grave; and on the yartziet (anniversary of the burial).
  • Dignity for the body Peace for the Soul: An introduction to Jewish Burial Customs - This is a fully printable and downloadable version of the online version that can be found HERE.  Feel free to print as many of these as you need for family members and friends.
NOTE: To our visitors who have come to this site because thought of their own mortality weights heavy, please call 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433) for immediate help.

 

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