Documenting and Sharing Burial Wishes

Even when someone has chosen kevurah, if there is nothing in writing, they are still at risk of being cremated.
It is important for them to share their wishes, in writing, with family members.

Here are two options — an informal note and a legally-binding document.
These Burial Wishes forms are also available on

My Burial Wishes Note

A simple expression of wishes note

Easy to fill out, easy to share

Print, download, email to loved ones

My Burial Wishes Document

A legally-binding document

Includes witnessing requirements for the US and Canada

Print and sign as per your state’s requirements

For any questions, or assistance using these forms, please contact

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