Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Chevre Kaddisha 2014 Annual Meeting

And A New Call for Chevre Kaddisha Volunteers: Abq Jew has often (for example, see The Ultimate Mitzvah and Chevre Kaddisha Alive!written about the important and holy work that the Chevre Kaddisha does in our Jewish community of Albuquerque.

It's the ultimate mitzvah, Rabbi Min Kantrowitz tells us - participating in a tahara, the ritual purification of the body of a Jewish person before that person is buried.

In Albuquerque, we are blessed with a community-wide
Chevre Kaddisha (Holy Society) that needs new members.

Many of you have answered the Chevre Kaddisha's call, and we thank you. 

For new members - and especially for those who are just thinking about joining - we have scheduled the annual Chevre Kaddisha meeting and tahara training for new volunteers:

Chevre Kaddisha Meeting
Annual Meeting & Tahara Training
Sunday June 1 2014 at 1:00 pm
Daniels Funeral Home
7601 Wyoming NE
Abuquerque, NM 87109
(505) 821-0010

Before participating in training - and particularly before performing their first tahara - many people are concerned about how emotionally challenging this work can be.

Be assured that Chevre Kaddisha members usually find that the mitzvah is much more spiritually satisfying than emotionally difficult.

To learn more, please contact

Chevra Kaddisha of Greater Albuquerque
Rabbi Min Kantrowitz
(505) 239-5299   
Marc Yellin
(505) 792-4322  

You will not be thanked by the individual you help along his or her final journey, but the Albuquerque Jewish community as a whole will appreciate your generosity and your love.

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