Our practices are grounded in the belief of the sanctity of human life, the dignity of the deceased and the emotional and spiritual needs of the mourners.
Traditionally, we believe that we are all created in the image of God and therefore, we have the utmost respect for the body, even in death. This is called kavod ha-met/honoring the dead, and it is the guiding principle for Jewish burial and mourning customs.
Our members are specially trained and will perform the ritual washing of the body (tahara) followed by dressing him or her in simple white linen shrouds (tachrichim), and a tallit/prayer shawl if desired.
There is no fee for our services but donations in support of our work are welcomed.