Chevra Kadisha (Burial Society)
The Chevra Kadisha, the local Champaign-Urbana Jewish burial society, provides preparation of the dead for traditional Jewish burial, education about Jewish death and mourning practices, and respectful, low-cost burial for the indigent. All work is performed by volunteers who give their time anonymously as a hesed shel emet, an act of true loving-kindness, to the bereaved family and to the Jewish community. Costs of materials, such as the traditional shroud, are covered by contributions from families served and by CU Jewish Federation.
Links to more information:
- A Jewish Guide to Death and Mourning in Champaign-Urbana: 2016 Edition
- General Information about CU Chevra Kadisha