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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

Taste of Gamliel

In 2017, Kavod v'Nichum and the Gamliel Institute are again sponsoring a five part "Taste of Gamliel" webinar. This year's topic is From Here to Eternity: Jewish Views on Sickness and Dying. Last year's Taste of Gamliel topic was Jewish beliefs about the Afterlife.

Taste of Gamliel gives participants a "Taste" of the Gamliel Institute's web-based series of courses. The Gamliel Institute is the leadership training arm of Kavod v'Nichum. The Institute, offers five on-line courses, each 12 weeks in length, that deal with the various aspects of Jewish ritual around sickness, death, funerals, burial and mourning. Participants come from all over the United States and Canada.

Each Taste of Gamliel 90 minute session is presented by a different scholar. Guest teachers are Dr. Dan Fendel, Rabbis Dayle Friedman, Sara Paasche-Orlow, Richard Address, and Elliot Dorff, and Dr. Laurie Zoloth. Webinars are on January 22, February 19, March 19, April 23, May 21 and June 25.

Learn from the comfort of your home or office.

The first presentation will be Sunday evening, January 22, at 8pm east, 5pm west, with Dr. Dan Fendel, who will speak on “Is This in My Pay Grade: Practical Skills for Bikur Cholim.”

The Taste sessions are done in a webinar format, where the teacher and students can see each others' live video feeds. The sessions are moderated, we mute participants, ask them to raise their virtual hands with questions, and call on and unmute participants when appropriate. We've been teaching using this model for seven years (more than 250 sessions). 

We use Zoom, a particularly friendly tool.


Webinar sessions are free, with a suggested minimum donation of $36 for all five sessions. Online sessions are 60-90 minutes. Sessions begin at 8 east, 5 west. 


Those registered will be sent the information on how to connect to the sessions. The link to register is:

You can view a recording of the sessions after each session. More info - Call us at 410-733-3700 Attend as many of these presentations as are of interest to you. Each session is between 60 and 90 minutes in duration. As always, there will be time for questions and discussions at the end of each program. The entire series is free, but we ask that you make a minimum donation of $36 for the five sessions.Click the link to register and for more information. We'll send you the directions to join the webinar 24 hours before the session.

Suggestions for future topics are welcome.