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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Upcoming Text Study Intensives

Click here to register and learn more about these engaging discussions to explore foundational Jewish texts related to Jewish death practices.

Resources for Virtual Shmirah

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

Click here to register and learn more about the extensive array of topics and instructors lined up for the coming year.

Upcoming Gamliel Core Curriculum Courses

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

The central elements of Chevrah Kadisha practice include the two important rituals of taharah, preparation of the body for burial; and shmirah, the watching (or “guarding”) of the body between death and burial. This course addresses liturgy, training, safety, and complications, and examines the Jewish religious significance of what a Chevrah Kadisha does, as we explore the meanings of the rituals associated with taharah and shmirah.

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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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