When a Death Occurs

For burial in a Vancouver area cemetery:

  • Call the Chevra Kadisha, 604-733-2277, Ext. 201 for Joseph Marciano. He or his alternate will make arrangements to transport the body for burial preparation. Someone is available 24/7.
  • Call Or Shalom’s Rabbi Hannah Dresner to plan a funeral. She can be reached at the Or Shalom synagogue office, 604-872-1614; there is an emergency number for after hours and weekends.

If a cremation is intended:

  • Make private arrangements with a crematorium.
  • Call Or Shalom’s Rabbi Hannah Dresner to plan a funeral. She can be reached at the Or Shalom synagogue office, 604-872-1614; there is an emergency number for after hours and weekends.

To inform the Or Shalom community of a death occurring elsewhere:

  • Call the Or Shalom Office at 604-872-1614.

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