The Community Hevra Kadisha of Greater Boston is an independent, non-denominational organization of individuals, synagogues Hebrew College and other Jewish Institutions committed to making the full range of burial rituals accessible and available to the entire Jewish Community.
You Are Invited:
Zayin Adar Commemoration
Sunday March 9, 2014
The seventh day of the month of Adar (Zayin Adar) has traditionally been a special day for Hevrai Kadisha throughout Jewish history. This day is the anniversary of the birth and death of Moshe Rabbeinu, and it is said that God himself performed the duties of the Hevra and buried Moshe.
Some Haverim (Tahara Team Members) fast on this day to atone for any inadvertent disrespect shown to the Met/Metah (deceased). Learning and a celebratory meal is then held to honor the Haverim.
The Community Hevra Kadisha of Greater Boston will have an evening of study and and a seudah (special meal) on March 9, 2014 at Gann Academy, 333 Forest Street Waltham, MA.
At 6pm, people who participated in the Tahara training last October are invited to dairy/veggie dinner and a learning session with Rabbi Ebn Leader.
At 8pm, the entire greater Boston Jewish community is invited for a dessert reception. Greetings from Rabbi Marc Baker, Head of School, Gann Academy, and a brief talk by Rabbi Joshua Elkin, entitled "The Profound Wisdom of our Practice: Values in Action". We will also present ‘Voices from the Hevra’, where Haverim will have the opportunity to reflect on the holy Mitzvah of Tahara.
Although there is no charge, tax deductible contributions to the educational and training programs of the Community Hevra Kadisha of Greater Boston are greatly appreciated.
RSVP no later than March 2, 2014 to Merry Arnold indicating if you will be attending dinner, and/or number attending dessert reception, to inform the caterer.
Tahara: The Truest Act of Kindness חסד של אמת Hesed Shel Emet
Please consider making a tax deductible gift to support our education and training programs.
Send donations to:
Community Hevra Kadisha
of Greater Boston
9 Piper Road
Lexington, MA 02421
The Community Hevra Kadisha of Greater Boston (CHK) has been recognized as a tax exempt public charity under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions to CHK are deductible under section 170 of the Code