TACHRICHIM (THE BURIAL OUTFIT)

Tachrichim (burial shrouds) are traditional simple white burial garments, usually made from 100% pure cotton, in which Jews are dressed by the Chevra Kadisha for burial after undergoing a taharah (ritual purification). In Hebrew, tachrichim means to “enwrap” or “bind.” It comes from the verse in Megilas Esther (Chapter 8;...

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What is yahrzeit

The word ‘Yahrzeit’ is Yiddish, and is translated to mean “time of year.” It is the anniversary of the Hebrew date of a death, commemorated annually. We mark the yahrzeit from sundown to sundown. Remembrance is a central Jewish value, and we honor the memory of those who have passed...

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Webcasting

Funeral Services held in our Chapel may be web streamed live, or recorded for later viewing. Family and friends who are unable to attend due to distance or health can now watch online, in real time, on a secure channel. The family will be given a unique password to share...

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Pallbearers

Chesed Shel Emes policy requires six Jewish men to attend as pallbearers at our facility. Acting as a pallbearer is an honor for family and friends, not an imposition. Please choose individuals who are able to lift and carry. Remember that conditions at the cemetery may be wet or slippery....

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Bringing the tallit to the Chesed

Jewish men are buried with the tallit (prayer shawl) they used in life. Families may make arrangements to drop off a loved one’s tallit the day before the funeral service . Please come to the office door at 1023 Main St. If no one is available to assist you, you...

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