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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Gamliel Institute Core Curriculum Course Schedule

  • 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 Gamliel Core Courses, click here.

Schedule by Course Number:

  • Course 1: Chevrah Kadisha: Origins and Evolution
    • September 1 through November 17, 2020 
  • Course 2: Chevrah Kadisha: Taharah and Shmirah
    • April 21 through July 14, 2020 
  • Course 3: Chevrah Kadisha: Education, Organizing, and Leadership
    • September 3 through September 24 & October 29 through December 17, 2019
  • Course 4: Chevrah Kadisha: Nechamah
    • January 7 through March 24, 2020 
  • Course 5: Chevrah Kadisha: Liturgy and Ritual Practice
    • December 1, 2020 through February 16, 2021 
  • Course 6: Chevrah Kadisha: International Perspectives
    • TBD
  • Course 7: Chevrah Kadisha: Student Projects
    • March 5 through May 21, 2020  [Applications for this course are due January 14th, 2020. For details click here.]

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Schedule in Chronological Order:

  • Course 3: Chevrah Kadisha: Education, Organizing, and Leadership
    • September 3 through September 24 & October 29 through December 17, 2019
  • Course 4: Chevrah Kadisha: Nechamah
    • January 7 through March 24, 2020 
  • Course 7: Chevrah Kadisha: Student Projects
    • March 5 through May 21, 2020  [Applications for this course are due January 14th, 2020. For details click here.]
  • Course 2: Chevrah Kadisha: Taharah and Shmirah
    • April 21 through July 14, 2020 
  • Course 1: Chevrah Kadisha: Origins and Evolution
    • September 1 through November 17, 2020 
  • Course 5: Chevrah Kadisha: Liturgy and Ritual Practice
    • December 1, 2020 through February 16, 2021 
  • Course 6: Chevrah Kadisha: International Perspectives
    • 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 2020:
    • Dates and topics TBD (Winter/Spring 2020)
  • Watch for the announcement of the 2020 Taste of Gamliel series.  To register for Taste of Gamliel, click here.

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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 continuing education series offerings

This Fall’s session will be three consecutive Wednesdays in November, 2019:

    • Nov 6th – Rabbi Ebn Leader, A New Look at Taharah Liturgy 
    • Nov 13th – Rabbi Ebn Leader, Liturgy continued
    • Nov 20th – Rabbi Ebn Leader, Liturgy continued

The Spring session will be three consecutive Wednesdays in April, 2020:

    • April 22nd – TBD
    • April 29th – TBD
    • May 6th – TBD

For the schedule of Gamliel Cafe evening sessions click here.

 

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Conference Registration

The 18th Annual North American Chevrah Kadisha and Jewish Cemetery Conference will happen in early June 2020, in Pittsburgh, PA.  Registration will open January 1st, 2020. The link below will become active at that time. For more information about this year’s conference, please click here.

To register for the conference, click here.

Below are the 2019 registration fees to give you a rough idea of prices.  The 2020 fees may vary from this. Fees are shown in US dollars.

  Advance

1/1 – 2/28

Early

3/1 – 4/30

Regular

5/1 – 5/28

Onsite

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

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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 annual conference. 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: The dates for the 2020 Day of Learning will be posted here once the conference dates are finalized.

Registration for the Day of Learning is closed. The link below will become active January 1st, 2020.

To register for the Day of Learning, click here.

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Questions?  Get in Touch!

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

David Zinner, Executive Director
8112 Sea Water Path
Columbia, MD 21045
410-733-3700
info@jewish-funerals.org

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