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Chevra Kadisha Training

Sunday, May 19, 2024 11 Iyar 5784

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Often called a “Burial Society” the term Chevra Kadisha is better translated Sacred Society or even Holy Friends. In a congregational setting the mitzvah of guarding (Shmira) and ceremonially preparing our own deceased for burial (Taharah) brings the reality of life’s fragility into sharp focus. Far from depressing, it can awaken us to the exquisite preciousness of life.

Our community Chevra has been providing this centuries-old Jewish ritual that honors the deceased for nearly thirty years. 0ffered by members of our own Chevra, this training is an introduction to the central practices of Taharah and Shmirah, both for those wishing to join and those interested in learning the tradition.

Morning Session: Introduction to our Chevra Kadisha—10:00 AM-Noon
Those not wishing to become volunteers need not attend the afternoon session.
Brown Bag Lunch and Q&A with members of the Chevra
(Please bring your own lunch)
Afternoon Session: Practice Session—12:30 PM – 3:00PM

Reservations Required; for more information, please email
chevrakadishasantacruz@gmail.com

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