North American
Chevra Kadisha Conference

Exploring Jewish traditions
surrounding dying and death

June 22-24, 2003

Rockville, Maryland
(B'nai Israel Congregation)

  • For synagogue and Chevra Kadisha members, lay leaders and professionals including synagogue administrators, rabbis, cantors, chaplains, funeral coordinators and directors, cemetery administrators, counselors, educators and medical professionals.

  • Focusing on Chevra Kadisha (Holy Burial Society), including Taharah (purification), Funeral, Burial, and Cemetery issues, and Bikkur Cholim (visiting the sick) including Grief and Mourning issues.

  • Workshops, demonstrations, plenaries, group discussions, text study, networking, book and resource displays, evening programs.

  • Inspirational and knowledgeable speakers including rabbis, scholars, educators, authors and Chevra Kadisha activists.

For More Information visit our web site or e-mail us

Sponsored by Kavod v'Nichum - Honor and Comfort

Funding from the STAR Foundation - Synagogues: Transformation and Renewal

Special thanks to the Jewish Funeral Practices Committee of Greater Washington, Lotte Zinner, Susan Ballenzweig Beckerman, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, Kalsman Institute on Judaism and Health, and Isaac Pollak for their support.

Caring for 
the dying, 

the dead
and the bereaved 

 chesed shel emet, 
a true