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Jewish Death Practices:
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... educates and trains leaders to create a holistic end-of-life care continuum for their local communities, so that future leaders' Jewish knowledge will be deeper and their experiences more emotional, transformative, and spiritual. We strive to instill in them a driving passion to recapture the mitzvah of Chevra Kadisha. More ...
... include sessions on tahara, Chevra Kadisha, chaplaincy, cemetery, education, community inclusiveness, and dealing with modern dilemmas in today's society. The 10th Annual North American Chevra Kadisha and Jewish Cemetery Conference was in Los Angeles, June 10-12, 2012. To see details about the 2012 conference, click here.
We are excited to announce the 11th Annual North American Chevra Kadisha and Jewish Cemetery Conference will be held in Center City Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Please save June 9-11, 2013 and plan to be with us. Register by clicking on the Buy Tickets button. More details will be posted as the program is finalized.
Don't have a Chevra Kadisha yet? No problem! Learn how to start one and meet experienced teachers who can guide you through the process and be advisors to your community once you are established.
Journey with us as we explore the practical and spiritual aspects of Jewish funeral, burial, and mourning traditions. "B'yado afkid ruchi, b'eit ishan v'a-irah. V'im ruchi g'viyati, Adonai li v'lo ira". My soul I give to You, my spirit in Your care. Draw me near I shall not fear, hold me safely in Your hand.
Kavod v'Nichum (Honor and Comfort), a U.S. tax exempt educational non-profit, encourages and assists the organization of bereavement committees and Chevra Kadisha groups in synagogues and communities so they can perform Jewish funeral, burial, and mourning mitzvot; protect and shield bereaved families from exploitation; and provide information, education and technical assistance. More ...
Do You Have Questions? We Have Answers!
Dealing with a death and don't know what to do?
Are you a Chevra member and need specific answers?
Maybe you're a student researching Jewish death and dying practices.
Check out the "My Question is About..." menu at the top of this page, where many common
questions are answered. Or click our Topic Index tab at the top center of this page to see an
ordered index of Jewish death-related topics.
To connect by email or telephone with an expert in Jewish death and mourning traditions click here.