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Jewish Death Practices:
Overview / Summary
Origins and History
Visiting the Sick or Dying 

Phases of Death Observance
    Approaching the Time of Death
    Between Death and Burial
    Burial and Cremation 
    Mourning Practices

Spiritual Aspects
Funeral Homes
Funeral Contracts


Chevra Kadisha:
Articles about Chevra Kadisha

Tahara Manuals and Procedures
Tahara Training
Tahara Stories
Tahara Supplies Lists
Funeral Home Supplies


Organ Donation


Infection Control


Next Conference
Previous Conferences


Learning & Resources:
Gamliel Institute

KNIT Resource Center
    Contacts for Answers
    Catalog of Articles
    Additional Links

FAQ About Death and Dying
Modern Dilemmas
Guided Learning
Jewish Sources and  Responsa
Synagogue Brochures
Community Education

Gamliel Institute Course Registration

Thank you for your interest in the Gamliel Institute. Upcoming courses, ordered by start date, are:

Course 3 – Chevra Kadisha: Education, Organizing, and Training – begins May 19, 2015 with a logistics session and then continues on Tuesday evenings through August 11, 2015. This course requires successful completion of either Course 1, 2, or 4.

Course 1: Chevra Kadisha: Origins and Evolution - Tuesdays - began October 13, 2015 (logistics session on Monday, October 12) through December 22, 2015.

Course 5: Chevra Kadisha: Ritual Practice - Tuesdays - begins January 5, 2016 (logistics session Monday, January 4) through March 23, 2016.

Course 2: Chevra Kadisha: Tahara and Shmira - Thursdays - begins January 7, 2016 (logistics session Monday, January 4) through March 24, 2016.

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