In Jewish tradition, the sacredness of the human being does not end with death. Just as a newborn child is washed and enters the world clean and pure, so is the departed cleansed and made pure through the ritual of taharah, performed by a small group of dedicated men and women called the Chevra Kadisha (the Holy \ Burial Society). The deceased is ritually bathed and dressed in a plain, white, linen shroud called a tachrichim, a sign that all human beings are equal in the sight of God. Men prepare men and women prepare women.
Assuming the religious obligation of preparing the deceased with dignity and in accordance with Jewish law and tradition is one of the greatest mitzvot in Judaism. If you would like to participate in the Chevra Kadisha, the process is simple and members are needed.
Please contact Herman Meyer & Son, Inc. for more information.