Chevra Kadisha - Traditional Jewish Burial Practices

Should you want to request that traditional burial rituals be followed for your loved one, CBI is fortunate to have a Chevra Kadisha (meaning "holy society") consisting of dedicated member-volunteers trained to perform taharah (ritual purification before burial). Chevra Kadisha members also serve as shomrim (guards) for families in our community who choose to follow this traditional practice.

If you are interested in learning about and participating in this final mitzvah for someone, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. She will be happy to speak with you regarding opportunities to get involved in this sacred work.

Furthermore, our rabbis can arrange for shiva minyanim (services in your home following burial) should you choose (even if your loved one is buried out of town). Finally, an additional benefit of membership is that CBI members can purchase burial plots at CBI's Cemeteries at a substantially-reduced rate. Please click here for additional information about CBI's three Cemeteries.