weight of the world. Woven together, in family, friendship, and community, our strength is multiplied and enhanced. Yet, when a person dies, a hole is torn in the  weave  and  the  fabric can  unravel.  Just  one person, one  thread...." (The Book of Jewish Sacred Practices, Jewish Lights Publishing, 2002, p. 158). Being part of a community is so essential at a time of loss. We want to support and comfort you through this period. Please be in contact with our Rabbi for help in scheduling a funeral, in arranging for shiva services in the home, contacting a Jewish funeral home, and for direction in coping with the death of a loved one. 

"In our tradition, mourners tear their clothing (kriah), either upon hearing about a death or at the time of burial. The tearing of cloth: what a powerful image. Cloth is made from numerous strands of flimsy threads that become strong when woven together. Such is human life - each one of us, alone, is like a  thin  thread,  easily  broken  and  able to  support only  a  tiny  portion of  the

life... at the end

                          

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DRIVING DIRECTIONS TO THE JEWISH CEMETERY ASSOCIATION CEMETERIES
All are within the City of Waterbury, CT except for the last entry

Jewish Cemeteries Association of Greater Waterbury

Administrator: 203-910-2632
Federation:      203-267-3177


To SHARIS ISRAEL, FARBAND, BRASS CITY and HEBREW BENEFIT
From Route 84 exit to ramp for route 69 North.  Follow 69N signs through local streets, pass a cemetery and a public school (on your right) then be alert for Woodtick Road at a right fork.  Left at the traffic light and the first cemetery on the right is Sharis Israel followed by the other three:

To HEBREW BENEFIT, WORKMEN'S CIRCLE AND STAR LODGE
Follow above directions EXCEPT continue on Route 69N. At the traffic light you will be facing Hebrew Benefit. Left at the light you will find Workmen's Circle and Star Lodge Cemeteries after passing the driveway to Wal-Mart and the shopping area.

To MELCHIZEDEK
From 84 East exit 25, Harpers Ferry Road.  Left at the end of the ramp, left at the stop sign (Plank Road) last cemetery on the left for entrance through black Iron Gate. 

From 84 West exit 25, Plank Road cemetery on the left after Harpers Ferry Road.

To BETH EL 
From Route 8 North exit on Huntingdon Ave., right at the end of the ramp, proceed through 2 addition traffic lights, left at the third traffic light, Cooke Street, right at the end of Cooke Street, Boyden Street for one mile the cemetery entrance will be on the right.

From Route 8 South, exit on Huntingdon Ave., left at end of ramp, left at the traffic light then follow above directions. 

To FARBAND in East Morris
From Route 8 North exit 39, left at end of the ramp, follow Route 109 signs for approximately 6 miles entrance through chain link fence, last cemetery on the right.

From Southbury, Route 6 North to Route 61 to Route 109. Right on 109 approximately one mile, first cemetery entrance on the left.

Baruch Dayan HaEmet – Blessed is the Righteous Judge.


These are the words we are instructed to greet the news of the death of a loved one with. They are so strange, and yet they acknowledge that we live in a world of limits and boundaries, and that life itself has limits, imposed by a God who is righteous.

​      b'nai israel what happens in our world, can happen in yours