Arranging after-life care can be stressful.
What if you could turn to a friend who’s done this 95,000 times?
Even if this is your first visit, we already care about you.
And we’re here for you.
Helping people move on to their eternal rest is a mitzvah (Torah commandment). It is known to be the ‘last kindness’ we can do for them. When you reach out to us for support and resources to navigate this challenging time, we perform this cherished mitzvah together.
Our sole mission is to make burial arrangements simple and meaningful
Whether you are seeking to proactively arrange “pre-need” after-life care, need urgent assistance with an imminent or recent death, or simply want to explore the Jewish approach to caring for those who have died, we’re here to help.
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These valued relationships help us help you.
When time and resources are limited, or situations turn complex, we know who to call.
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Last Kindness was founded to end cremation amongst Jews
For centuries, cremation was mostly popular among pagan (polytheistic) societies. Eastern religions, such as Hinduism, Jainism, and Buddhism often require the practice and in many cases, have done so for thousands of years. However, Jewish law and tradition always forbade the burning of bodies. So did Islam, the Eastern Orthodox Church, and many other Christian sects. When the Catholic Church lifted its ban on cremation in 1963, the practice started spreading across Western society.
Fueled by a $2.3 billion cremation industry, even Jews started considering what was previously unthinkable.
It’s hard when you just don’t know
In their most vulnerable moments, these people lacked information.
It’s not that the vision of a body burning, of bones being pulverized, and toxins released into the air was appealing. That’s not why they opted for cremation. They would have liked to keep within Jewish tradition, if it could work for them.