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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Conference Registration

This year’s North American Chevrah Kadisha and Jewish Cemetery Conference will be Monday, June 3rd through Wednesday, June 5th, 2019, on the Colorado State University campus in Fort Collins, Colorado, with preliminary activities on Sunday evening, June 2.

To register for the conference, please fill out the registration form.

Below are the registration fees:


1/1 – 2/28


3/1 – 4/30


5/1 – 5/28


5/29 – 6/3

Full Registration 400 450 500 550
Commuter* 375 425 475 525
Local Organization** 350 400 450 500
Non-Local Organization*** 375 425 475 525
Monday Only 160 180 200 220
Tuesday Only 160 180 200 220
Wednesday Only 80 90 100 110

* Does not include breakfast
** Three or more registrations from same community, does not include breakfast
*** Three or more registrations from same community

Lodging Arrangements:

  • On-campus single dorm room cost is $70/night (includes private bath)
  • On-campus double dorm room cost is $45/person/night (private room connected to shared bath with one other room)
  • Local hotel room block cost is $XXX for a standard two-queen-bed room, and $XXX for a single king-bed room.

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Gamliel Day of Learning

This is a special opportunity for in-depth learning with outstanding instructors at the end of the Kavod v’Nichum North American Chevrah Kadisha and Jewish Cemetery conference each year. The format is usually structured into three learning sessions, each of several hours. Attendance for non-Gamliel students requires permission from the Dean. Please contact us if you would like to attend.

  • Tuition is $72
  • Three sessions: Wednesday afternoon, Wednesday evening, Thursday morning
  • Dates: June 5th and 6th, 2019

To register for the Day of Learning, fill out the form.

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Gamliel Institute Core Courses

  • Tuition is $500 ($250 for clergy), with some scholarship support available
  • Each course is 12 weeks, Tuesday evenings, 8:00pm-9:30pm Eastern Time, 5:00pm-6:30pm Pacific Time

To register for any Gamliel Core Courses, fill out the form.

  • Course 1: Chevrah Kadisha: Origins and Evolution
    • Next offering: April 9th through July 2nd, 2019 (no class June 4)
  • Course 2: Chevrah Kadisha: Taharah and Shmira
    • Next offering: 2020 (details TBD)
  • Course 3: Chevrah Kadisha: Education, Organizing, and Leadership
    • Next offering: September 3 through September 24 & October 29 through December 17, 2019
  • Course 4: Chevrah Kadisha: Nechamah
    • Next offering: January-March, 2020 (details TBD)
  • Course 5: Chevrah Kadisha: Liturgy and Ritual Practice
    • Next offering: 2021 (details TBD)
  • Course 6: Chevrah Kadisha: International Perspectives
    • Next offering: TBD
  • Course 7: Chevrah Kadisha: Student Projects
    • Next offering: 2020 (details TBD)

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Taste of Gamliel

  • Tuition is free; $36 donation requested; registration required
  • Taste is composed of five sessions, Sunday evenings, 8:00pm-9:30pm EST, 5:00pm-6:30pm PST
  • Dates and topics for 2019:
    • Jan 27: Getting Prepared: The First Step
    • Feb 10: Dying, Death and Burial: What Jews Do
    • Mar 10: The Art of Comfort
    • Apr 28: Mourning and Grief: After the Death
    • May 19: When Life is Over Where is Your Soul?

Watch for the announcement of the 2020 Taste of Gamliel series.  To register for Taste of Gamliel, please complete the registration form.

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Gamliel Continuing Education Programs

The format for these advanced programs is three two-hour sessions offered on three consecutive Wednesday evenings. These programs occur in the Spring and in the Fall each year.

  • Tuition is $72
  • Each course is 3 weeks, Wednesday evenings, 8:00pm-9:30pm EST, 5:00pm-6:30pm PST
  • Click here to register for the next series
  • Next series:
    • Sep 4th – Rabbi Ebn Leader, Taharah Liturgy
    • Sep 11th – Rabbi Ebn Leader, Taharah Liturgy
    • Sep 18th – Rabbi Ebn Leader, Taharah Liturgy

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Registration Forms

Click here to register the conference.

Click here to register for Gamliel Courses and Taste of Gamliel.

Click here to make a donation to Kavod v’Nichum and the Gamliel Institute.

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Contact Us

If you have questions about course tuition, content, structure, or scheduling, please contact:

David Zinner, Executive Director
8112 Sea Water Path
Columbia, MD 21045

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