Last Kindness is an initiative of NASCK
the National Association of Chevra Kadisha


To ensure that every American Jew can choose and receive dignified burial.

Last Kindness is a response to the tragic, growing trend of Jews choosing cremation for themselves and those they love.

Last Kindness utilizes a three pronged strategy



Practical Assistance

Rabbi Elchonon Zohn

Founder & President, NASCK

Rabbi Zohn is a world renowned halachic expert in all matters of afterlife care. Rabbi Zohn’s expertise is sought out by rabbanim, chevros kadisha, crisis management organizations, and funeral and cemetery directors throughout the world to ensure the highest levels of kavod hameis.

Mrs. Yael Davidowitz

Director, Last Kindness

Mrs. Davidowitz is a nurse, a chevra kadisha member, and an enthusiastic educator, with a passion for helping Jews. She has presented to audiences across the Jewish spectrum on the Torah view of the afterlife, the choice of burial versus cremation, and the beauty and importance of the Jewish approach to caring for the deceased.