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Chevra Kadisha Candle Project

One of the three important tasks of Congregation Beth Am’s Chevra Kadisha (Jewish burial society) is to support those in our community who are mourning the death of a loved one. Recently, the Chevra Kadisha partnered with our youth programs to find a new way to reach out to those marking a first yahrzeit (anniversary of death). With the leadership of our Teen Education Program Director Lauren Bohne, our teens decorated yahrzeit candles and packaged them with a note from the Chevra Kadisha. Our Chevra Kadisha members then hand-deliver the packages to Beth Am members marking and observing a first yahrzeit.

We are grateful that we could involve our young people in this beautiful mitzvah, and we hope that those receiving a firstyahrzeit package feel supported by our community.

If you are interested in joining Beth Am's Chevra Kadisha, please contact Debbie.

Tue, April 16 2024 8 Nisan 5784