Austin Area Chevrei Kadisha
Shmirah is only one component of the sacred work of the Chevrah Kadisha (Jewish Burial Society – plural, Chevrei Kadisha). A Chevrah Kadisha may also provide taharah (ritual body wash), cemetery administration and maintenance, sale of cemetery plots, bikkur cholim (visiting the sick), nichum aveilim (comforting mourners), and other forms of Jewish end-of-life care.
Below is a directory of Chevrei Kadisha in the Austin area. You may contact them to explore options to volunteer or to make use of their services. To add your own Chevrah Kadisha to the directory, contact the Area Coordinator at gailtosto (at) gmail (dot) com.
Congregation Agudas Achim Chevrah Kadisha (Conservative/Masorti)
Our Chevrah Kadisha has both men’s and women's taharah teams, serving both CAA members and members of the larger Jewish Community. We also administer the Agudas Achim Cemetery at Austin Memorial Park on Hancock Road. To explore our services or opportunities to volunteer on one of our teams, please contact one of our leaders below.
Rosh Chevrah Kadisha & Leader of the men’s taharah team: Joe Steinberg, 512-944-2276, joe.steinberg (at) gmail (dot) com
Leader of the women’s taharah team: Joanne Senyk, 512-844-1302, joannesellsaustin (at) gmail (dot) com
Orthodox Chevrah Kadisha of Austin (Orthodox)
Please contact Rabbi Daniel Millner at 847-612-3393, rabbidan (at) tiferetaustin (dot) org, for more information.
Temple Beth Shalom Chevra K’vod Hamet (Reform)
We are a Reform temple Chevrah Kadisha with both women’s and men’s teams. We welcome all in the Jewish community who wish to join us in this holy work.
Contact: Christina Weinfeld
cweinfeld60 (at) gmail (dot) com