Congregation Shaaray Tefila

שער׳ תפ׳לה

68 Bay Street, Glens Falls, NY 12801
Phone: 518.792.4945 Fax: 518.792.5966 | Email:
Office Hours: Please call or email for an appointment.

Shaaray Tefila, The Center for Jewish Life is a multi-
generational community that creates an atmosphere for the enjoyment of Jewish life & opportunities for spiritual growth.

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Chevra Kadisha

Congregation Shaaray Tefila’s Chevra Kadisha is a group of Jewish men and women who see to it that the bodies of deceased Jews are prepared for burial according to Jewish tradition and watched over and protected from desecration until burial.  In addition, the Chevra Kadisha performs the ritual cleansing of the body and subsequent dressing for burial.  These tasks are laudable, because tending to someone who has died is a favor that cannot be returned.

While there have been many dozen men and women members who have quietly served on the Chevra Kadisha, the following list identifies the person in charge during the past 40+ years.

                            Chevra Kadisha Gabbi

 1974-1979         Joseph Gersten

1980-1993         Ralph Shapiro


2000                   Sanford Silverman

2001-2003        Sanford Silverman & Pinchas Shabat

2003-2006       Pinchas Shabat

2007                   Michael Gersten

2008-2015        Pinchas Shabat

2016                    Michael Gersten

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