Chevrah 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 central hotline (505)-395-6627

Jewish Community Council of 

Northern New Mexico

Donate to the Chevra Kadisha Fund

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

    - Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel

Chevrah Kadisha & Burial Web Resources

  • - The National Assn. of Chevra Kadishah NASCK
  • Albuquerque Chevre Kadisha:

Please help us meet that goal by making your tax-deductible donation of $18, $36, $72, $100, $250, $500, $1,000, $5,000 or other amount.

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 (505)-395-6627, or the organization in the list to the right that is appropriate for your family.

Joining our Chevrah

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 Chevrah Kadisha

If you would like more information, please send email to

  • 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.

Member Organizations

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

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

Ha Makom: 
Cindy Freedman (505) 577-8713 

Jewish Community of Las Vegas, New Mexico

(505) 425-9576

Kol BeRamah, Torah Learning Center of Santa Fe: 
Rabbi Avraham Kelman (505) 216-6136

Los Alamos Jewish Center: 
David Izraelevitz (505) 412-9470

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

Unaffiliated and Newcomers
CKNNM central contact (505) 395-6627