Community Hevra Kadisha of Greater Boston
Community Hevra Kadisha of Greater Boston

   The Community Hevra Kadisha               of Greater Boston

George Rodman


George Rodman, a co-founder of Brezniak-Rodman Funeral Directors, died after a courageous and long battle with cancer in August 2018. George and David Brezniak founded the Brezniak-Rodman Funeral Home in 1992.  

George was a quiet man with a gentle spirit. He was known for his graciousness. George and David opened their doors to the Community Hevra Kadisha in 2013.


Deeply committed to our holy work, he was proud of our partnership. His welcoming spirit and his commitment to our Hevra will be deeply missed.

The Community Hevra Kadisha of Greater Boston (CHK) is an independent, non-denominational organization of individuals, synagogues and other Jewish institutions committed to making the full range of burial rituals accessible and available to the entire Jewish community.  





Why Tahara? 


You are not alone. In the face of loss, Jewish tradition offers customs and rituals to guide you through a difficult time. Based in ancient wisdom and used for centuries, these practices are the heritage of all Jews, religious and secular alike.


The Jewish customs surrounding death are based upon two basic principles: respect for the dead and comfort for the bereaved.  Judaism teaches that between the time of death and burial, the person who has died should be treated with the utmost respect and dignity and prescribes a series of simple, beautiful rituals.


One of these, tahara, includes a ritual washing, dressing the deceased in white garments and placing him/her in a simple pine casket. Trained volunteers from the Community Hevra Kadisha of Greater Boston perform the tahara with respect and tenderness. Women care for women, men for men and regard their service as a privilege as well as an act of loving kindness.


Your rabbi or funeral director at Brezniak - Rodman Funeral Chapel in West Newton  617.969.0800 can arrange for tahara by the Community Hevra Kadisha of Greater Boston


Tahara: The Truest Act of Kindness  חסד של אמת Hesed Shel Emet

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  For questions,contact:

Barbara Neustadt






     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




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