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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New Gamliel Institute Catalog of Courses Now Available!

The Institute is excited to announce a new suite of courses, including the new Taste of Gamliel Short Courses, and our ongoing Core Curriculum Courses.  See the new Catalog of Courses for details.



Upcoming Courses, Classes, and Trainings

The next Gamliel Institute Core Curriculum Course offerings are as follows, for more information click here, to register click here:

  • Course 4: Chevrah KadishaNechamah
    • January 7 through March 24, 2020 
  • Course 7: Chevrah Kadisha: Student Projects
    • March 5 through May 21, 2020
  • Course 2: Chevrah KadishaTaharah and Shmirah
    • April 21 through July 14, 2020


The upcoming local community trainings are scheduled all over the US and Canada.  For more information, contact info@jewish-funerals.org.

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  • Join the fight against hatred and antisemitism, take action in support of those killed this past year, including 11 Jews in Pittsburgh. – 11 Actions for 11 Lives

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The 2019 Chevrah Kadisha Conference

The 2019 Chevrah Kadisha and Jewish Cemetery Conference was held in Fort Collins, Colorado, June 3-5, 2019.  Click to see the program summary, and to see session handouts and slides.

The 2020 Chevrah Kadisha Conference

The 2020 Chevrah Kadisha and Jewish Cemetery Conference will be held June 7-10, 2020, at Rodef Shalom Congregation in Pittsburgh, PA.   To find out the details click hereRegistration will open January 1st, 2020.

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