Chevra Kadisha appreciation dinner | Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle

Chevra Kadisha appreciation dinner

The Milwaukee Chevra Kadisha, the Jewish burial society, hosted an appreciation dinner for its members on March 19, 2024, at the Bader Philanthropies headquarters. It is traditional for Chevra Kadisha organizations to gather for such events around the seventh day of the Jewish month of Adar, which is considered the yahrzeit anniversary of the death of Moses. Chevra Kadisha volunteers who come from all parts of the Milwaukee Jewish community perform pre-burial rituals whenever called upon and in conjunction with all of the funeral homes in Milwaukee, where Jewish funerals are held. Rabbi Dovid Perlman, coordinator of the men’s taharas, as the rituals are called, led planning for the event, which was attended by more than 50 people.