Life Cycle Subcategories
Bereavement support groups honor the dignity of the deceased and provide compassion and support of the living.
The Jewish traditions related to death and mourning are intended to recognize death as a part of life. Funeral homes provide traditional and alternative funeral and burial arrangement and pre-need counseling.
Chevra Kadisha is a volunteer group of men/women who see to it that the bodies of Jews are prepared for burial according to Halacha (Jewish law) and are protected from desecration, willful or not, until burial.
The ritual of Brit Milah (circumcision) is usually performed on the eighth day of a male baby's life to symbolize the covenant between G-d and the people of Israel.
Jewish genealogy is a fascinating way to unlock family mysteries and find out information about your family's ancestry.
A ritual pool of fresh "living" water, the mikvah is used for both physical and spiritual purification.
Life Cycle Listings
- Amy Wachs
Organized in 1981, the Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland is open and available to anyone who has an interest in Jewish genealogy.
- Rabbi Melinda Mersack
- jHUB Director
- 216.371.0446 x232
Connecting Interfaith Families to Jewish Life in Greater Cleveland