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

The Institute is excited to share our new suite of courses called “Taste of Gamliel Short Courses,” along with our ongoing Core Curriculum Courses.  See the new Catalog of Courses for details.



Next Taste of Gamliel Short Course

Our next short course is scheduled for February 20th, 2020, featuring Isaac Pollak:
The Well-Dressed Jewish Corpse – The Etiology of Jewish Shrouds

Thursday, 8:00pm Eastern / 5:00pm Pacific
Course fee is $36  – Click here to register.

Why white shrouds? Why ideally linen? Why no pockets? Where do the knots come from? What is the historic, textual and archeological background for the shrouds used today? In this course we will study and examine some of the relevant data currently available to understand tachrichim used in today’s Chevrah Kadisha work.



The 2020 Chevrah Kadisha Conference – Registration is Open!

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 is open, you can register today!

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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 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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