Hebra Hesed Va-Amet
Founded in 1802, Hebra Hesed Va-Amet is the oldest continuing Jewish philanthropic organization in New York City. The Hebra provides dignified burials for indigent congregants and contributes to the maintenance of Shearith Israel’s cemeteries. Members of the Hebra Kadisha, integral to the Hebra Hesed Va-Amet, perform taharah for synagogue members. The Hebra provides the Mourners’ Meal after funerals and, with Caring Connection, provides support for mourners during shibah. To sponsor a meal for a mourner or new parents, click here. To get involved in any of the activities of the Hebra Hesed Va-Amet, please contact Jack Daar at firstname.lastname@example.org. To work with the Hebra Kadisha, contact Avery Neumark at email@example.com, or Rose Guedalia Edinger at firstname.lastname@example.org.