Minutes from Meeting Sep 20, 2022

We met in the Pioneer Room of the Manson’s Hall. 18 present. Margaret V chaired the meeting.

Educational Presentation

After our usual time of sharing, Priya Huffman gave an eloquent and thoughtful presentation on “Care of the Body, Jewish Practices.” She shared that Jewish communities have a group of men and women called the Chevra Kadisha, who tend to the body after death in accordance with Jewish law and tradition. In meditative silence, with respect and dignity, men cleanse and purify the body of a male, and women a female. They work to return the body to the natural and pure state it was born with, thus completing the circle. It is then wrapped in white linen or muslin cloth, to signify that in death, the person has become as holy as the holiest. After each experience, Priya told us she comes away more respectful, and more open to what it is to be in life.

Business Topics

Zoom account – wondering if anyone has a personal account that could be used to bring people into the meeting who cannot attend in person.

Manson’s Natural Burial Cemetery Fence – Wolf gave us the update that the fence is almost complete