The MCJC has an active volunteer Hevra Kadisha (Holy Society) that cares for the community's dead in accordance with Jewish ritual.
The MCJC has acquired a Jewish cemetary at the south end of Mendocino village. The Hevra Kadisha uses the facilities of a local mortuary to perform the ritual of Tahara (washing and dressing) and sitting Shmira.
The Hevra Kadisha arranges the details for the family and provides support in observing mourning rituals.
There are some very good websites covering elements of Jewish rituals of death and mourning:
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