Jerusalem Memorial Chapels maintain the highest level of respect and dignity (kavod hames) caring for all Jewish people at the time of a death. We are available to assist families with sensitivity and expertise with any questions regarding an imminent or recent death.
We have an exclusive preparatory area solely for the traditional Jewish washing, bathing in our custom burial Mikvah and preparation of the body for burial.
Shmira or Shomer
The word “Shmira” comes from the biblical Hebrew word that means “Safeguarding.” Many Jews believe that after a person dies, his or her soul doesn’t simply vanish. A part of that soul remains with the body, stuck in a kind of limbo until burial. It’s the job of the shomer, or shomeret if it’s a woman, to comfort the deceased’s soul.