Chevra Kadisha--February Mitzvah Initiative from Congregation Beth Shalom on Vimeo.
Cantor Steven Stoehr discusses Chevra Kadisha as part of Congregation Beth Shalom's Mitzvah Initiative.
Study Materials about the mitzvah of Chevra Kadisha:
Below are several resources about the origins of Jewish Funerals, Burials and Mourning Practices and Tahara. Some are links that will take you to pages on the web and others will download material to your computer that you can then print out:
The following link will take you to a page from My Jewish Learning.com -- http://www.myjewishlearning.com/life/Life_Events/Death_and_Mourning/Burial_and_Mourning/Tahara.shtml
Chevra Kadisha Bibliographies
A generic bibliography can be found here: http://www.jewish-funerals.org/morebooks2.htm
A bibliography of items available in our Marian Renee Saltzberg Learning and Resource Center can be found here: http://www.bethshalomnb.org/article.aspx?id=12884906281
Of Possible Interest...
The following film appears to be related to our subject matter. None of us have yet seen the film, but we wanted to give you the information so you can make your own decision about it:
For those of you who may be ready to discuss participating in the Chevra Kadisha, please call Cantor Steve Stoehr at 847-498-4100, ext. 14.
There will be no online survey this month. Thank you for participating in our online Mitzvah Initiative study about Chevra Kadisha. Be sure to come back next month when we will study the mitzvah of Bikur Cholim.