Chevra Kadisha: Holy Society. This is the group which prepares the deceased for burial with the ritual of tahara, and provides a shomer or shomrim as needed.
Chevra Kavod haMet: Society for Honoring the Dead.
Kaddish: A prayer sanctifying G-d that is recited during religious services. It is recited by mourners in memory of the deceased.
Shiva: Seven-day period of mourning following burial.
Shomer: Guard. Person who attends the body of the deceased from the time of death until burial.
Shomrim: Pl. shomer.
Shmira: The act of performing the service of shomer.
Tachrihim: Burial shrouds.
Tahara: Purification. This includes the ritual of washing, purifying, and dressing the deceased.