Our mission is two-fold:
1) To provide the Greater Boston Jewish Community one of the most significant and respected mitzvot in our tradition: the ritual of tahara (washing and preparation of the deceased for burial.) We accomplish this by training a cadre of caring volunteers (haverim) to perform this mitzvah in a ritually prescribed manner when called upon to do so.
2) To educate Greater Boston's Jewish communities about traditional Jewish death practices.
Jews of all backgrounds and genders are welcome to join our Hevra Kadisha.
The education and training is guided by Kavod v’Nichum,(www.kavodvnichum.org) a national organization whose goal is to educate & train local Hevra Kadisha communities.
Support our sacred work and community education programs by sending a donation or having your organization become a member.
Rabbi Shahar Colt
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