Essential Shiva Furniture
Shiva & Levaya Notices
Sefer Torah & Sefarim Gmach
After the death of an immediate family member, Misaskim provides items needed for observing the customs of shiva, the week of mourning. Misaskim’s mourners’ services ensure that the week of shiva (mourning) is a little bit more comforting and comfortable by providing aveilim (mourners) with various necessities, including low chairs, siddurim (prayer books), Torah scrolls, folding chairs and other portable furniture, a guide to the customs of shiva, and many other items of need. They deliver these items free of charge.
CARE FOR THE DECEASED
Prevention of Autopsies/Cremation
Emergency Funeral Equipment
Burials for the Indigent
Misaskim safeguards the dignity of the deceased by advocating for prevention of autopsies and/or cremation, and educating government officials, medical examiners and coroners regarding mandated respect to the Jewish departed. Misaskim assists other Hebrew burial societies, providing sound systems, generator-powered lights for nighttime burials and solving many logistical problems in order to arrange a funeral in a timely manner.
Misaskim provides burial plots and arranges for funerals for the indigent and other family-less deceased, trained volunteers are dispatched to hospitals to retrieve the remains of stillborn and miscarried fetuses and arranges for reduced rate burials, thus easing the pain of the parents at this trying time.
Working with Coroners
The laws and customs of Jewish burial are foreign to most external agencies. Misaskim educates and advocates to the appropriate doctors, hospitals, coroners and other such agencies that may interact with Jewish families upon the death of a loved one.