Unfortunately, at least one third of Jews are choosing cremation due to a lack of education on this important end-of-life choice. Should you face a similar situation, there are now resources available, as below, to help guide a family towards Kevurah.

Books, Brochure, Resources

Nichum Aveilim Videos, by Chevra Lomdei Mishna

Cremation or Burial? A Jewish View
A great new book by Doron Kornbluth. It is highly effective with Jews of all faiths and is a must-read for anyone involved in Kiruv. If you are interested in ordering discounted quantities of the book, or free brochures, please be in touch with the author at his website.

Cremation or Burial: Frequently Asked Questions
This free trifold brochure is a great and quick way to answer questions on this topic.

If you ever have a crisis you can be in touch personally with Rav Elchonon Zohn of the National Association of Chevrah Kaddisha at 718-849-9700

If you would like to give a PowerPoint presentation on the importance of burial, feel free to contact Robin Davina Meyerson rdmtraveldiscovery at cox.net or 604-469-1606. She is in the middle of creating a slide presentation for anyone’s use.




Nichum Aveilim Videos, by Chevra Lomdei Mishna

A 9 minute video that describes how a Jewish family chose burial over cremation during a time of crisis; includes a brief explanation of Kaddish, Shivah and the Afterlife with Lori Palatnik.


Excellent video of Doron Kornbluth speaking on the subject in a very effective way.

A great video that further elucidates the drawbacks of cremation.