FUNERAL CONSUMERS ALLIANCE OF MINNESOTA
ANNUAL MEETING & CONFERENCE
When: Saturday, October 12, 2013, 10:30 AM-12:30 PM
Where: Roseville Public Library, 2180 North Hamline Ave., Roseville, MN
The meeting is open to the public. There is ample and convenient parking.
Two presentations will follow a brief business meeting:
A Jewish Way of Caring for the Dead
Before there was a natural (Green) funeral movement there were groups who, following ancient spiritual practices, were caring for their own dead. One such local group is Adath Jeshurun Jewish Congregation’s Chevra Kavod Hamet (Hebrew for Society to Honor the Dead), in Minnetonka, MN. The Chevra/Society was founded over 30 years ago to provide support to bereaved families, and to honor the deceased by providing a traditional Jewish funeral which is simple, dignified, and at a modest cost. While Chevra practices are rooted in Jewish belief and ritual, they demonstrate ways that other faith communities, families, and groups can share in the task of caring for our dead. Cindy Dubansky, co-administrator of the Chevra, will be our speaker.
2013 Funeral Home Price Survey
Did you know that the cost of various services offered by funeral homes differs from place to place? Ever wonder how costs among funeral homes compare? Over the past few months Funeral Consumers Alliance of MN board members collected over 80 funeral home general price lists (GPLs) from the greater Twin Cities area and created comparison charts. A member of the board will walk us through the Price Survey, talk about what we learned in the process, and show you how to be an informed “consumer” of funeral home products and services.
The Mission of the Funeral Consumers Alliance of Minnesota is education and advocacy for dignified, affordable after-death arrangements in the 21st century.