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Chevra Kadisha and Jewish Cemetery Conference March 23-25, 2014

Monday – March 24, 2014

Almost Final Program

Monday Chevra Kadisha Tahara Para Chaplaincy Cemetery
7:00-8:30 Shachrit 7:00-8:15 Monday Breakfast   7:00-8:30  
8:30-9:30 Morning Plenary:  Bruria’s Cry – The Need for a Continuum of Comfort – Reb Simcha Raphael
9:30-9:45 B  R  E  A  K
9:45-10:45 Legal Issues – Rabbi Arthur Grae Tahara Demo – Rick Light Volunteer Empowerment – Rabbi Fred Klein and David Zinner Cemetery Endowment Fund Investments -Charlie Meyers
10:45-11:00 B  R  E  A  K
11:00-11:45 Teaching your Community how to Pre-plan for Funeral, Burial and much more –  Kerry Swartz Tahara Demo – Q and A – David Zinner Preparing for Death – Vidui – Rabbi Stuart Kelman Linking Genealogy and Federation to your Cemetery – Mona Morris
11:45-noon B  R  E  A  K
noon -1:00 Monday Lunch and Round Tables
 1:00-1:45 Plenary  – Educating the Community about Jewish Burial Practices – Challenges and Strategies – Rochel Berman
1:45-2:00 B  R  E  A  K
 2:00-2:45 Educating the Community about Jewish Burial Practices – Brainstorming the Possibilities- Rochel Berman Safe Patient Handling – Facilitated by David Zinner Introduction to Tahara – Rick Light and Vickie Weitzenhofer Issues in Cemetery Operations – Panel from Raleigh, Richmond, Burlington, London (England), Bethlehem (New Hampshire) and Philadelphia – part 1
2:45-3:00 B  R  E  A  K
3:00-3:45 Community Chevra Kadisha – David Zabarsky from Raleigh, Judith Himber from Boston, and Rick Light from Santa Fe How Belief in the Afterlife Can Transform Jewish Rituals – Reb Simcha Raphael Journey of the Comforters – Rabbi Stuart Kelman and Dan Fendel Issues in Cemetery Operations  part 2
3:45-4:00 B  R  E  A  K
4:00-4:45 Working with Your Funeral Home – Rabbi Leibel Miller Polishing the Soul: The Jewish Journey – Rabbi Anne Brener Issues in Cemetery Operations part 3
4:45-5:00 B  R  E  A  K
5:00-5:45     Knot Tying – Rena Boroditsky Caring for the Care Giver – Judith Lieber Cemetery Track Wrap-up – Open Discussion – Harley Felstein
5:45-6:00 B  R  E  A  K
6:00-7:00 Monday Dinner    
6:45-7:00 Mincha
7:00-8:00 Reflections on Reflections – Rabbi Jack Riemer
8:00-9:00 Death Café – What are they and How to do them Jewishly – Rena Boroditsky and Friends
9:00-11:00 Beach Walking, Networking, Schmoozing, Drinking