Chevra Kadisha


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Chevra Kadisha

(xɛvˈrɑ kɑdɪˈʃɑ; Yiddish ˈxɛvrə kɑˈdɪʃə)
n
(Judaism) a Jewish burial society, usually composed of unpaid volunteers who provide funerals for members of their congregation
[literally: Holy Company]
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The $50 million project, funded by Chevra Kadisha, a Jewish burial society, is expected to be completed in late 2018.
Each of the families of the four Paris kosher market victims, laid to rest Tuesday in Jerusalem, was asked to pay 50,000 shekels to the Chevra Kadisha for the burial plot and funeral, Ynet was told, after refusing to bury their loves ones in multi-story tombs.
AUBURN -- For 118 years, many Jewish residents of this area have found their final resting place in Auburn at the Worcester Hebrew Cemetery or adjacent Chevra Kadisha Cemetery, also known as the Holy Society Cemetery.
Chief Justice Barak holding in CA 294/91 Chevra Kadisha Kastenbum v.
My dad led the men's Chevra Kadisha for many years.
Shrouds don't have pockets, and the Chevra Kadisha had been adamant about protocol.
Acting for the Barcelona Jewish Community, the Chevra Kadisha may have requested and obtained permission to locate its cemetery on this high ground henceforth known as Montjuc.
A chevra kadisha, a volunteer group to cleanse the bodies of the dead, was organized in 1910 when the first burial took place.
However, a Jewish cemetery with brand new headstones put up by the Chevra Kadisha strikes the narrator's attention immediately; and upon further investigation, he learns that the otherwise unremarkable high rise was built on the site of the town's destroyed Jewish quarter.
There has been no progress on the restitution of the Chevra Kadisha building in Zagreb previously owned by the Jewish community.
36) In December 1918 the Chevra Kadisha secured a site for the memorial, but in consultation with the three metropolitan congregations, plans were held in abeyance until after the peace was formally declared.
This is certainly true of the term Chevra Kadisha in "When I Die" ("In My Life, on My Life," #13).