Our Next Conference
Where and When
The 18th Annual North American Chevrah Kadisha and Jewish Cemetery Conference will be held in Pittsburgh, PA, June 7-11, 2020. The format will have sessions all day on Monday, Tuesday, and half of Wednesday, followed by a Gamliel Day of Learning.
Kosher meals will be provided, from Sunday dinner through Wednesday lunch. Please let us know if you have special dietary needs. We will do everything we can to assure you can eat well at the conference.
Want to help plan this conference, or be involved as it unfolds? Let us know!
The conference program is still under development. We will install a link here as soon as the Program Committee completes its work, sharing with you the session design, plenary speakers, and many of the session topics. 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.
Gamliel Day of Learning
In addition to the normal conference programming, the Gamliel Institute offers a one-day Day of Learning in conjunction with the conference. This will be Wednesday afternoon, Wednesday evening, and Thursday morning. These sessions include renowned instructors talking on a variety of topics. Details for this year are being finalized.
Conference costs generally include the conference registration, dorm, hotel or home hospitality arrangements, and travel. Registration opens around January 1st, 2020. At that time, the Registration Page (link will activate January 1st) will show the conference registration fees and lodging arrangements. Registration fees vary according to how early you register:
- Advance registration
- Early registration
- Regular registration
- Onsite registration
We also have discounts for multiple members of an organization attending together, discounts for clergy, and daily and commuter rates for those attending specific parts of the conference.
As details are finalized, this section will display hotel accommodation information for the conference.
As details are finalized, this section will display travel arrangements and related information for the conference.
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 be in touch at your earliest convenience so we can plan on you. Please contact:
David Zinner, Executive Director
8112 Sea Water Path
Columbia, MD 21045