Chevra Kedusha (Holy Burial Society)
The Chevra Kaddisha (Dublin Jewish Holy Burial Society) was one of the first organisations founded by the Jews in Dublin. It’s first graveyard was in Ballybough, and as far as I can remember, I think the last internment there was in the 1970’s. The present cemetery in Aughavanagh Road, Dublin 12 was purchased and opened at the beginning of the 20th century.
The Burial Society is run by voluntary men and women, who will perform their duties at any time, day or night, except Shabbat or Yom Tov.
Membership of the Society is confined to members or subscribers to the Orthodox Synagogues, but the Society will look after any Jewish non-members, including visitors, in the event of a death.
Whilst the cemetery is normally open Sunday to Friday, visitors should telephone the caretaker, Mr. Steven Kennedy
If the services of the Society are required, telephone the Gabbai, Dr. Howard Gross 087 2659 144 or (01) 493 4211. If no reply, then please contact Cantor Shulman 086 362 5651 or (01) 492 6843.
DUBLIN JEWISH HOLY BURIAL SOCIETY: Founded 1898.
Life vice-president: Mr Solly Rhodes.
First Gabbai: Dr Howard Gross. Hon. President: Mr Edward Segal.
Vice-President: Mr Solly Rhodes. Hon. Treasurer: Mr David Ross.
Hon. Secretary: Dr Howard Gross. General Secretary: Cantor Alwyn Shulman,
153 Rathfarnham Road, Dublin 14. Tel (01) 492 6843.
Caretaker: Steven Kennedy, Tel: 086 886 1547