The JCBA, together with Ralph Schugar Chapel will be holding a book burial of sacred texts – shames. A special gravesite is being prepared and the community is invited to participate and attend.
Jewish custom holds that prayer books such as siddurim, chumashim and High Holiday machzorim in which the Hebrew name of God has been printed and that have become frayed, worn out or are in disrepair are to be buried.
Congregations and individuals in the community may participate by collecting these items to be buried. They can be dropped off at Ralph Schugar Chapel 5509 Centre Ave Pittsburgh PA 15232 or we can pick them up from your location. Please contact Judy Ryave McGuire Schugars’ Dir. of Community Outreach at 412-812-2892 to arrange a convenient time.
Additionally, we welcome Religious School students of Bar and Bat Mitzva age along with their teachers who want to participate and be a part of this important activity.
The Chesed Shel Emeth Cemetery is located at 498 Oakwood St. in Shaler Township. Directions can be found on the Our Work tab.
For further information please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, through the website or by phone at 412-553-6469