Chevra Kadisha Conference

Co-Sponsored by Kavod v'Nichum and the National Association of Jewish Chaplains


Chaplaincy Track

1. Viddui – The Final Confession – Do not ignore my plea… Cleanse me of the sins I have committed… Into Your hands I place my soul. Studying the text and exploring the emotions.  Rabbi Stuart Kelman and Alison Jordan have been studying the many versions of the viddui text. - Sunday 2:10


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3. Do we grieve differently? – Exploring and understanding the difference between men and women’s reactions to death. – Rabbi Shira Stern and Rabbi Ephraim Karp - Monday 9:45am


4. Death and grief in specialized settings - Rabbi Moshe Abramowitz (hospice chaplain), Chaplain Sheila Segal (long term care chaplain) and Chaplain Pearl Labovic (acute care chaplain) - Monday 2pm

5. Exploring Issues in Dying, Death and Mourning

A. Helping families work through death-related issues - Intermarried and intra-marriage family decisions; long distance logistics

B. Talking to Families About Meaningful Rituals – funeral, burial, shiva, yahrtzeit


Rabbi Tsurah August, Rabbi Joseph Ozarowski, Rabbi Sandy Berliner, Rabbi David Glicksman; Chaplain Laurie Dinerstein Kurs; Rabbi Stanley Asekoff – Monday 4:15pm

6. Bikkur Cholim is More than a Visit – Seizing the opportunity to recognize our blessings. Eva Grayzel is a survivor of tongue cancer and a gifted story teller. She weaves together her art and her understanding to give us deeper insight into the Bikkur Cholim experience. - Tuesday 10 am



CE will be available for NAJC members