Cremation is tragic, but there’s nothing I

can do about it.

YOU can have the Zechus
to make an eternal difference!

Cremation is tragic, but there’s nothing I

can do about it.

YOU can have the Zechus
to make an eternal difference!

UNDERSTAND WHY CREMATION IS A TRAGEDY • LEARN WHY SO MANY JEWS ARE CHOOSING CREMATION
GAIN THE TOOLS TO START THE CONVERSATION AND HELP ANOTHER JEW FOREVER

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The Painful Reality

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Every 16 minutes in the US,
another Jew is cremated

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Approximately half of American Jews are choosing cremation, unfortunately, this trend is growing

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In America alone, 30,000 souls are irreparably harmed by cremation every year

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Your People, Your  Opportunity

As Torah-observant Jews, we have the opportunity — and the obligation — to care for all of Hashem’s children.

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Reach out to someone in your life who is at risk of being cremated.
Affect the eternity of another Jew.

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Help every Jew receive the eternal benefits of kevurah.
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Have you helped someone choose burial over cremation?
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Our People, Our  Responsibility

וואס הייסט א מת מצוה אין אמעריקא? א יעדער איד וואס שטארבאט.

In America today, every [secular] Jew who dies is a potential meis mitzvah.

— Rav Yaakov Kamenetsky, zt”l (circa 1983)

 

Classically, a meis mitzvah was a body found with no one to bury them. The meis mitzvah of today is choosing cremation, and therefore will not be buried. Caring for the meis mitzvah of today requires a new approach, a proactive approach.

מת בעיר כל בני העיר אסורין בעשיית מלאכה

When someone dies, all of the city’s residents are forbidden from work (until the burial is arranged).
— Moed Katan 27b, Codified in Rambam and Shulchan Aruch.

Each and every one of us is obligated to help each and every Jew receive a proper burial.

Our People, Our  Response

Project Last Kindness, an initiative of the National Association of Chevra Kadisha (NASCK), is dedicated to ensuring every Jew receives the benefits of kevurah.

Our effort is two-pronged:

For the Body, the soul, the planet

Educating the broader Jewish community.

Empowering the Orthodox community to reach out.

Each site offers a variety of resources designed to help Jews choose Jewish burial.

Helpline

Videos

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Real People, Real Stories

Care enough to get involved. You can make all the difference.

Here’s how people like you succeeded by taking action and reaching out to prevent the cremation of a fellow Jew.

When the Jewish owner of a healthcare facility found out that Misha, an elderly Jew with little family, was likely going to be cremated, he cared enough to say something, and helped Misha put his burial wishes into writing.

Misha was given an eternal gift because someone cared.

When a Jewish couple decided to cremate because they thought it was the more environmentally-friendly option, a caring nurse stepped in and provided them with the true facts – that burial was actually the greener choice.

Cremation was prevented because someone cared.

When Donna learned that her parents were planning to be cremated, she persisted and regularly spoke to them about how important and meaningful burial was to her.

Donna’s parents both received proper kevurah because someone cared.

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