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Our Upcoming Conference

You are invited to attend the
19th Annual North American Chevrah Kadisha and Jewish Cemetery Conference
to be held online June 6-9, 2021.

More details to come as the program committee completes its task.

Program Highlights

The conference program is still being developed. The conference program from 2020 can be viewed here, and to get a deeper idea of the variety of programming sessions we include in these conferences, please visit the Previous Conferences page, where you can see program overviews from most of the previous conferences. Once the program is finalized, it will be made available here.


Poster Session Participation

This year’s conference may include Poster Sessions. Come share your ideas! The posters will be mostly unattended but viewable by attendees throughout the conference, with two 1-hour attended sessions on Monday and Tuesday evenings for live interactions with the authors.  For more information about our Conference Poster Sessions and how to submit your topic for a poster display, click here.


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Conference Registration

Conference registration is not yet open.  To request scholarship funding to attend the conference, please fill in the Scholarship Request form.

Please note that if we hold an online conference, the fee structure will change. Here is an example of how an in-person conference fee schedule might look. The 2021 fee schedule has NOT been finalized yet. Note that the chart below includes 2020 pricing – all fees are subject to change for 2021.


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Bookstore and Exhibit Information

We will be having a bookstore at the conference in which you can sell books, artwork, and related items. In addition we will have an exhibit area. If you wish to participate in this part of the conference, either as a seller or exhibitor, please fill in the Vendor Request Form.

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