Chevrah Kadisha

(502) 458-9569

The Chevra Kadisha, or Jewish burial society, is composed of men and women who perform the mitzvah of ritual purification (preparation and dressing) of the body of the deceased for burial in a ceremony known as Taharah. These rites have their roots in Biblical times and are performed by individuals who volunteer to become members of the society. Louisville’s Chevra Kadisha is made up of 16-20 individuals representing all local synagogues and temples. The group ranges in age from 40 to 80. If you are interested in learning more about the Chevra Kadisha, please contact Herman Meyer & Son Funeral Directors,
(502) 458-9569.

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