Chevra Kadisha Training Session #2

June 2, 2024 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Beth Israel Center
1406 Mound St
Rabbi Renee Bauer

For over a century, a devoted group of Jewish Madisonians has cared for our community by preparing bodies for burial according to Jewish tradition. We rely on these volunteers, called the Chevra Kadisha (sacred colleagues), to come together on short notice and provide this critical service, called Taharat Met, regardless of Jewish affiliation or other Jewish engagement. It is a group that shows up because they understand our tradition’s wisdom around death and the need for Jewish community members to provide this service.

The time has come to rejuvenate our Chevra Kadisha. Most of the current group has reached the point where they need to pass the torch and train new volunteers who have the energy and physical capacity to do this important work. There is a pressing need for new volunteers.

Madison’s Chevra Kadisha, together with our community rabbis, invite all who are interested in learning what is involved and receiving introductory training to attend one (or both) of our upcoming Chevra Kadisha learning events, which will take place at Beth Israel Center. Following those events, if you are ready to take the next step, current Chevra Kadisha members will invite you to observe and assist in Taharat Met when the need arises.

If you are a Jewish member of the Madison community and think you may be able to help in this important community service, please join us!

RSVP or Express Interest: Rabbi Renée Bauer (, 608-424-4033) or Kristin Geil (

Come to One or Both Sessions (same content):

Friday, May 31, 2024 from 9:30am-11:30am and

Sunday, June 2, 2024 from 10:00am-12:00pm

Location: Beth Israel Center, 1406 Mound St, Madison, WI