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Chevra Kadisha and Jewish Cemetery Conference
The 14th annual North American Chevra Kadisha and Jewish Cemetery Conference was held at Temple Emunah in Lexington, Massachusetts June 5-7, 2016. We had stimulating plenary sessions with Anita Diamant, Rabbi Sara Paasche-Orlow and Rabbi Nehemiah Polen and great workshops on Tahara, Community Involvement, Text Study, Community Education, and Tahara Complications. Learn more.
Living Jewishly Means Dying Jewishly Too” by Michael Slater, Board President of Kavod v’Nichum. For more information and next steps, click here.
Organizing a Chevra Kadisha?
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Jewish Rites of Death: Stories of Beauty and Transformation
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), is a U.S. tax exempt educational non-profit organization that encourages and assists the organization of bereavement committees and Chevra Kadisha groups in synagogues and communities.
We provide information, education and technical assistance about Jewish funeral, burial, and mourning mitzvot. 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?
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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.
Kavod v'Nichum's Gamliel Institute was awarded a grant from The Covenant Foundation.
Kavod v'Nichum has been named one of North America's top 50 innovative Jewish organizations in the ninth annual Slingshot Guide. Read more.
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