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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

North American Chevra Kadisha and Jewish Cemetery Conferences - Previous Years


8th North American Chevra Kadisha and Jewish Cemetery Conference
Atlanta, GA - Marriott Perimeter Center -  June 6-8, 2010 - Sunday 1pm to Tuesday 1pm

Registration Atlanta Marriott Perimeter Center Hotel Course 2 of the Gamliel Institute is Tahara and Shmira - Ritual Washing and Guarding. Part A will be presented at the conference and in a post conference session. Pre-registration is required. The Gamliel Institute courses are part of a 6 course certificate program.
Conference Program - Draft Travel Logistics Jewish Cemetery Association of North America (JCANA)
Atlanta Jewish News - 6 articles Tours Raising Scholarship Money - Template


7th North American Chevra Kadisha and Jewish Cemetery Conference
Berkeley, CA - Netivot Shalom -  June 7-9, 2009 - Sunday 6pm to Tuesday 7pm

Registration Hotels Jewish Cemetery Association of North America (JCANA)
Raising Scholarship Money - Template San Francisco California East Bay Scholarship Information Travel Logistics
Conference Program Scholar in Residence - Reb Mimi Feigelson Ground Burial and Cremation
Conference Evaluation Form    


6th North American Chevra Kadisha Conference
Edison, NJ - Holiday Inn Hotel -
Raritan Conference Center - June 1- 3, 2008 - Sunday 1pm to Tuesday 1pm

Registration Hotel and transportation Flyer
Program Model Plenary Sessions Chaplaincy Track
Jewish Cemetery Track Physical Chevra Kadisha Track Spiritual and Emotional Chevra Kadisha Track


5th North American Chevra Kadisha Conference
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada - West Edmonton Mall Conference Center - June 10-12, 2007 - Sunday 1pm to Tuesday 1pm

Save the Date Hotel Registration
Food Transportation Program
Cantorial Performance Brochure Where is Edmonton?
Speakers Pictures  


North American Jewish Cemetery and 4th Chevra Kadisha Conference
Portland, Oregon - Portland Hilton - June 11-13, 2006

Save the Date Hotel Rose Festival
Registration Neveh Shalom sets 1st national cemetery conference - Jewish Review (Portland) Travel Portland
Conference Brochure Twin conferences here attract wide interest - Jewish Review (Portland) Travel Oregon
Vendor Registration  


3rd North American Chevra Kadisha Conference
New York, NY - Columbia University Hillel - June 5-7, 2005

Overview Housing  
Conference Program Timing Workshop Summary Workshop Detail
Conference Brochure Text Study Hillel and Dorms information
Great Sites in NY Tips Davening


2nd North American Chevra Kadisha Conference
  Las Vegas, NV - Temple Beth Sholom - June 6-8, 2004

Program Brochure Presentations Feedback
Overview Page 1 Borodowsky Herzfeld
Program Page 2 Greenhough Pitegoff
Logistics Page 3 Pitegoff  
  Page 4    


1st North American Chevra Kadisha Conference
  Rockville, MD - B'nai Israel Congregation - June 22-24, 2003

Conference Announcement Conference What to Expect
Plenary Sessions Workshops Speakers
Schedule Demonstrations Holocaust Museum Pre-Conference
Rockville B'nai Israel Jewish Campus
Vacation Airlines Ground Transportation
Driving and Metro Directions Hotel Local Support
Co-Sponsors Letter of Invitation to JFPCGW Meeting  
The Meaning of Our Work - Rabbi Jack Riemer Conference slide show New York Jewish Week
Attendee Feedback Audio of Selected Presentations from the 2003 Rockville Chevra Kadisha Conference Washington Jewish Week
Beth Emeth (AZ) Congregational Newsletter   Baltimore Jewish Times