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Jewish Death Practices:
Overview / Summary
Origins and History
Visiting the Sick or Dying 

Phases of Death Observance
    Approaching the Time of Death
    Between Death and Burial
    Burial and Cremation 
    Mourning Practices

Spiritual Aspects
Funeral Homes
Funeral Contracts


Chevra Kadisha:
Articles about Chevra Kadisha

Tahara Manuals and Procedures
Tahara Training
Tahara Stories
Tahara Supplies Lists
Funeral Home Supplies


Organ Donation


Infection Control


Next Conference
Previous Conferences


Learning & Resources:
Gamliel Institute

KNIT Resource Center
    Contacts for Answers
    Catalog of Articles
    Additional Links

FAQ About Death and Dying
Modern Dilemmas
Guided Learning
Jewish Sources and  Responsa
Synagogue Brochures
Community Education

Funeral Home Contracting

U.S. Federal Trade Commission - Complying With the Funeral Rule

3. Religious Groups and Memorial Societies


"Some funeral providers enter into agreements with religious groups, burial societies, or memorial societies to arrange funerals for their members at special prices.

"You [the funeral home] are free to enter into such arrangements, but you must still comply with the Rule's requirements. You must provide price lists to representatives of these groups when they inquire about funeral arrangements on behalf of their members. In addition, if an individual group member inquires in-person about funeral arrangements, you must provide the individual with your price lists. Even if a member chooses a package available only to society members, the member must have the opportunity to look at your price lists.

"You can either have separate price lists for qualifying members or include such prices on your regular price lists."

Jewish Funeral Practices Committee of Greater Washington Washington, DC Area Hines Rinaldi
Cunningham Turch
$2,300; $2,220 2019

Levaya of the
Orthodox Union

New York, NY






Jewish War Veterans

Washington, DC Torchinsky $1,600 2003

Park Slope Jewish Center Simple Funeral Plan

Brooklyn, NY Shomrei HaChomos
$1,950 2011

New York Burial Society

New York, NY

Jewish Burial Society Funeral Plan

Chicago, IL   $4,225  ?
United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism - Midwest Region Funeral Plan
Chicago, IL   $3,235-4,000  


Jewish Funeral Practices Committee of Greater Washington