Chevra Kadisha, which provides mortuary and cemetery services, has launched a new and innovative service on its website that will enable mourners to watch funeral processions and obituaries in the convenience of their homes.
"The service will be available staring this week," head of the Chevra Kadisha Tel Aviv branch said. "We plan to charge only a minimal fee that will cover expenses for live broadcast of funerals."
Chevra Kadisha has invested about NIS 500,000 (roughly USD 111,000) in setting up an internet website. The site contains information on burial locations, and dedicates a special webpage to deceased Tel Aviv celebrities.
Other services offered on the site: A public transportation map to cemeteries in the Gush Dan area; online info about funerals; a list of people who recently passed away; a calculator to help work out grieving periods; and an option to build a personalized page for a loved one that died.
"The investment of hundreds of thousands of shekels in the site is part of an overall reform the Chevra Kadisha's new management is implementing in a variety of fields, for the good of the public," the company's chairman, Reuven Wasserman, said.