Print Change text to normal font sizeChange text to bigger font size

Burial Society Comb


chevra kaddisha

Silver burial society comb made in France and adorned with hand engraved ornaments. The comb is used for ritually preparing the body of the deceased for burial in accordance with Jewish custom. The ritual is usually performed by a special group of volunteers, the “holy society” (chevra kaddisha). The ceremony, performed to show respect for the deceased, involves washing, dressing, and positioning the body for interment.

chevra kaddisha
Sydney Jewish Museum Collection

Calendar of Events


Program and festival dates - everything you need to know to make your visit to the Sydney Jewish Museum a success. Find out more

Gift Shop


We now have all your special gifts for barmitzvah, batmitzvah, weddings, engagements, birthdays and other simchas. Call (02)9360 7999 or email

Volunteer Day