Death, Burial, Mourning and Unveiling
The Jewish tradition is founded on respect for those who have died and on providing comfort to those who are grieving. Beth Meyer provides comfort, support, and guidance to those who are bereaved. We also encourage our members to turn to our clergy and staff for advice on the practical matters and ritual surrounding death, burial, and mourning.
Rabbi Eric Solomon officiates at funeral services and unveilings for synagogue members and their families, and is also available to guide families through the traditional mourning rituals in the days that follow burial.
Beth Meyer is part of a Jewish Communal Chevre Kadishah (burial society). Members of the Chevra Kadisha are congregants from Beth Meyer, Beth Or, Chabad of Cary Learning Center, Beth Shalom and Sha'arei Israel synagogues. We are always here to help you in your time of need. We organize everything from the time of death until after the funeral service. We also perform the tahara (washing and dressing) and the shmira (person who stays with the deceased and recites Psalms). Contact Saul Schiffman if you would like to serve as a member of the Chevre Kadishah.
The Raleigh Hebrew Cemetery is located in downtown Raleigh. We currently use Brown-Wynne Funeral Home in preparing for Jewish funerals. When a death occurs, please contact the synagogue office.
Click here for directions to Raleigh Hebrew Cemetery.