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 Student Projects

Death Awareness Education by Jean Berman
Discovering the beauty and power in death.

I’ve Got a Feeling by Robin Black
A presentation on processing post-Taharah emotions.

Burial Beyond Bodies by Rabbi Joe Blair
An exploration and establishment of a burial site for holy objects.

Tea, Cake and Death by Rena Boroditsky
A model for using Death Cafés to explore peoples’ feelings about death and dying.

Sacred Waters by Rabbi Avivah Erlick
An exemplary model of home Tahara and Jewish end-of-life rituals.

Power in Numbers by Dan Fendel
Creating a regional Chevrah Kadisha consortium.

New Blood by Fred Helms
Bringing new life into an existing Chevrah Kadisha.

Picture This by Rabbi Me’irah Illinsky
Teaching end-of-life practices by illustrating the values they represent.

Soul and Body by Rick Light
A transformational approach to Chevrah Kadisha participation and daily life.

Traditional Jewish Practices by Zoe Van Raan
Teaching teens and adults about the continuum of care and the afterlife.

Best For Your Community by Rabbi Lori Shaller
Examining types of Chevrah Kadisha models for different communities.

The Elephant in the Room by Edna Stewart
Teaching Jewish end-of-life practices

Wrestling With Paperwork by Kerry Swartz
A Chevrah Kadisha model that actively engages and assists ‘at-risk’ mourners.

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