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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

Gamliel Institute Course Registration

Thank you for your interest in Gamliel Institute Courses. Tuition is $500 for each course. Reduced rates are available for clergy, rabbinical and cantorial students, and more 3 or more students from a single congregation. Some partial scholarships are available. Upcoming courses, ordered by start date, are:

Course 2: Chevrah Kadisha: Tahara and Shmira - Tuesdays and one Monday - begins begins September 5, 2017 (logistics session on Monday, September 4) through November 21, 2017.

Course 5 - Chevrah Kadisha: Ritual, Practice and Liturgy - Tuesdays - begins December 5, 2017 (logistics session Monday, December 4) through February 20, 2018. This course requires successful completion of either Course 1, 2, or 4.

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