Over the last few years a group of individuals and lay leaders have taken it upon themselves to train as a chevra kaddisha, a holy society, who assist in the readying of a body for a Jewish burial. This group of men and women, upon request made through the Temple office, will ritually wash and ready the body of the deceased in accordance with Jewish law and custom. (Men prepare men for burial and women prepare women for burial.)
If you are interested in learning more about the Chevra Kaddisha, contact the CBB rabbinic intern Debi Lewis (formerly Debi Scott) at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
To request the sacred services of the Chevra Kaddisha please contact the Temple Office at 805.964.7869.