Jewish Community Council of 

Northern New Mexico

Arranging a Taharah

The process for preparing the deceased for burial is called Taharah, or purification. ​​If you need a Taharah, please contact the Chevra Kadisha of Northern New Mexico central hotline 575-418-3618, or the organization in the list to the right that is appropriate for your family.

Chevra Kadisha

The Chevra Kadisha of Northern New Mexico strives to support our community in all aspects of Jewish burial and mourning, including:

In case of emergency, call the central contact number 575-418-3618.  

"Death is the test of the meaning of life. If death is devoid of meaning, then life is absurd..."

    - Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel

Joining our Chevra

Our Chevra Kadisha depends solely on volunteers, and are always ready to welcome those who would like to participate. We would be happy to talk with you about:

  • Helping in performing a Taharah
  • Being a shomer
  • Helping with educational programs
  • Managing our website or other communications
  • ​Helping with other activities within our Chevra Kadisha

If you would like more information, please send email to

Member Organizations

Los Alamos Jewish 

David Izraelevitz (505) 661-8878

Congregation Beit Tikva 
Founding Rabbi Leonard A. Helman 
Rabbi Martin Levy (505) 820-2991 

Temple Beth Shalom 
Rabbi Neil Amswych (505) 982-1376 

Chabad Jewish Center of Santa Fe: 
Rabbi Berel Levertov (505) 983-2000 

Ha Makom: 
Rabbi Jack Shlachter (505) 500-2668 

Kol BeRamah, Torah Learning Center of Santa Fe: 
Rabbi Ron Wittenstein (505) 670-6840

Unaffiliated and Newcomers
CKNNM central contact (575) 418-3618

  • Preparation of the deceased for burial.​
  • Escorting the deceased prior to burial.​
  • Making burial arrangements.
  • Support during the period of mourning.

Please read our brochure for more information.