Chevra Kadisha Training


Introduction to Taharah & Shmira - November 18, 2018 Morning Session: Taharah Liturgy and Ritual 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Those not wishing to become volunteers need not attend the afternoon session. Potluck Lunch and Q&A with members of the Chevra (Please bring a vegetarian dish to share.) Afternoon Session: Tahara Demonstration 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Reservations Required. Those attending the demonstration should also attendcthe morning session. For reservations or more information, please contact Rose Ashford at rose@ashfields.net or

call (831) 661-5014. 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 over twenty years. THIS EVENT IS JOINTLY SPONSORED BY: Temple Beth El and Chadeish Yameinu

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