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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The 2019 Chevrah Kadisha Conference

This year’s 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

Next year’s Chevrah Kadisha and Jewish Cemetery Conference will be held in Pittsburgh, PA.  Details are still being worked out.  To find out the latest click here.

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Upcoming Courses, Classes, and Trainings

The next Gamliel Institute Core Course offerings include Course 1 and Course 3, with the caveat that Course 1 will only happen if we have enough students registered.

Course 1: Chevrah Kadisha: Origins and Evolution, is scheduled to begin September 3rd, 2019, and run for 12 Tuesday nights.  For more information click here. To register click here.

Course 3: Chevrah Kadisha: Education, Organizing, and Leadership, is scheduled to begin September 3rd, 2019, and run for 12 Tuesday nights.  For more information click here. To register click here.

The next Gamliel Institute Continuing Education Series will be three consecutive Wednesday evenings November 6th, 13th, and 20th, 2019Rabbi Ebn Leader will be teaching on Gilgul – the concept of souls, journeys, reincarnation and what it means for the living and the deadTo register, click here.

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

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