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Learn more about Jewish burial customs as members of the Queens Chevra Kadisha - an organization of Jewish men and women who prepare the bodies of deceased Jews for burial according to Jewish tradition - prepare a body for burial in a local funeral home.  Then visit Ed Bixby’s green burial cemetery and nature preserve and learn more about the growing trend of green funerals and how they cross over with Jewish traditions.

Produced and Edited by Lisa M. Gray

Produced by Jon Kalish

Additional Production by Kevin Huffman and Randy Scott Carroll

Music by Brett Higgins’ Atlas Revolt and Sandcatchers. Courtesy of Chant Records.

Ed Bixby, Director (President), is the owner and operator of Steelmantown Green Burial Preserve in Steelmantown, NJ, as well as Purissima Natural Burial Ground in Half Moon Bay, CA. Director of the Green Burial Council.

 

Additional Information and Resources:

Jewish Death & Mourning 101, Myjewishlearning.com

Jewish Mourning FAQ, Myjewishlearning.com

Video: Why Do Jews Put Stones on Graves?, Myjewishlearning.com

How to Make a Shiva Call, Myjewishlearning.com

How Jewish Burials are Actually Green Burials Too, Reformjudaism.org

Green Burial Council

 

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