Great Neck is proud of its outstanding Chevra Kadisha under the leadership of its founder, Jerry Weinstein. The Chevra assists in all needs of the deceased, including removal, shemirah and taharah. Members of the community are encouraged to volunteer for this important communal institution, and should contact the Synagogue office for more information.
The Chevra recognizes that at the time of death the family is under tremendous emotional stress and may find themselves unprepared to handle the detailed arrangements of a funeral and burial. The Chevra Kadisha can arrange every detail of the funeral, burial, and shiva, including, but not limited to the following:
Immediate transfer of the deceased within the area to the funeral chapel of choice. If the deceased is out of town, we will arrange for transport up to the New York area.
Shmira – Watching over the Guf (Body) from the time of death until the Levayah.
Tahara – The ritual purification of the body and proper dressing of the Meis.
Timely notification of deaths within the community. To add your name to the Chevra mailing list, please click here
IN CASES OF EMERGENCY – CALL EITHER: