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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

Chevra Kadisha

Burial Societies of Moroccan Jews and the Fes Jewish Cemetery 2007

Hevra Kadisha: The Final Mitzvah

Rabbi Mel Glazer talks about his experience with the Hevra Kadisha and the Conservative Movement - 2006

Hevra Kadisha in the State of Israel 122 listings with contact information from 2004

Hevra Kadisha Guide

Congregation Or Zarua  - 2003

A Reform Temple Trains for the Mitzva of Burying the Dead New Jersey Jewish News - 2003

We Do The Best We Can - Jewish Burial Societies in Small Communities in North America - Part 1 & Part 2

16 Interviews with Chevra Kadisha Members by Lynn Greenhough - 2001

Guide to the Hevra Kadisha

Conservative Movement - 1998

The London, Ontario Hevra Kaddisha A Critical Reflection on the Nature of the Experience To Those Who Perform It - by Rabbi Mel Glazer - 1995
Hevra Kadisha [Burial Society] of the Jerusalem Community v. Lionel Aryeh Kastenbaum Can non-Hebrew be inscribed on a tombstone in the Hevra Kadisha's cemetery? 1992

How To Form A New Chevra Kadisha

Rebutting objections to forming or joining a burial society--and practical steps on how to do so - By Rabbi Abner Weiss - 1991

Images from a Bygone Ghetto-Life in Moldavia

Ignaz Briess - 1838-1848