Office Phone: (718) 520-9060
Fax: (718) 520-9063
Email: info@queensvaad.org
About the Chevra Kadisha

About the Chevra Kadisha

Servicing the Entire Jewish Community in all of Queens and Long Island

The Chevra Kadisha of the Vaad Harabonim of Queens maintains the highest level of respect and dignity (kavod hames) caring for all Jewish people at the time of a death.  We are available to assist families with sensitivity and expertise with any questions regarding an imminent or recent death.  In a case of emergency, we answer our phones 24/6.  We do not accept any calls or voice-mail messages on Shabbos.

To arrange for pickup or removal (hotza’as hames) from a hospital, nursing home or residence, please contact our office directly at (718) 849-9700 as soon as possible after a death, even before contacting the funeral home.
For other Chevra Kadisha services such as

  • Tahara – the traditional Jewish preparation of the body for burial, and
  • Shmira – watching of the deceased until burial,

please contact any of the funeral homes we service and request them to arrange for these services.

We can provide for Kaddish to be said for the year.

We can also arrange for Kaddish and Mishnayos on each Yahrzeit as well as for yearly reminders to be mailed out.

Feel free to contact us for assistance with preventing autopsy or cremation.

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