Kavod v'Nichum and Gamliel Institute provide resources, education, and training along the Jewish end-of-life continuum: from visiting the sick and pre-planning, to care for the body after death, to providing comfort to the mourners.
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Judaism’s approach to death and dying is one of the richest of all religions.  Issues of ritual, the actual process of dying and letting go, preparation of the body, burial, mourning, comforting the bereaved – for the individual and for the community – all resonate well with modern concepts of sociology and psychology. The Chevra Kadisha is the traditional institution which supports and assists Jewish families and communities in dealing with these end-of-life passages.

Read articles about establishing and managing a chevra kadisha, as well as variations in chevra kadisha practice in different communities.