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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Registration is now open for our upcoming conference, with 8 plenary sessions and 48 workshops! Don’t miss it!


Kavod V Nichum and Neshama: the Association of Jewish Chaplains, and several other groups including Jewish Family Services of Kansas City are sponsoring an innovative program on Bikur Cholim — visiting and caring for the sick and vulnerable — Renewing Bikur Cholim.  It runs byweekly on monday nights from January 4 – May 10 and addresses many of the emerging challenges of Bikur Cholim facing the pandemic.

Study Group Discussion Offerings

Discussion and text study of a new translation and modern understanding of this foundational book.


Coronavirus (COVID-19) Latest News

New information about vaccinations and our safety! Information regarding taharah and Coronavirus, view the recording of the webinar with a panel of experts, lists of articles including infection control, and more,  visit our central  “Coronavirus and Jewish Death Practices” page.  


Upcoming Taste of Gamliel Lecture Series

To view recordings of past Taste of Gamliel Lectures:

Please contact our Registrar (J.Blair@Jewish-Funerals.org), or simply register for the course (even though it has already happened), and you will be emailed the link to the recording.

Next Lecture Series offerings:

Mourning in Moed Katan Continued

May 5 & 19, 2021 continuation of this series, with Isaac Pollak

Register Now!

Upcoming Gamliel Core Curriculum Courses

Click here to see the Course Catalog, click here to register

Student projects may involve various aspects of Chevrah Kadisha work, including organizing and education as well as more academic pursuits. Projects have two primary goals: (a) to improve students’ leadership skills and/or knowledge, and (b) to serve as contributions/resources for others in the field. This is a creative and fun opportunity to apply your skills as you implement your own project.

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Recent Articles of Interest

Articles about the pandemic are not included here, but links to articles are listed on our Coronavirus and Jewish Death Practices page.

  • Poem about pandemics, March 11, 2020 – Poem by Lynn Ungar
  • 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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Online Videos Related to Jewish Death Practices


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