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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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.  The program seeks to provide an educational forum and a venue for exchange of ideas and concerns, assisting providers and volunteers in providing this essential service.
The topics addressed include expanding your spiritual toolbox, being a caring presence with technology, providing for the dying, shiva under the pandemic, new approaches to prayer, dealing with dementia, new forms of loss, and grappling with isolation and loneliness.

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:

March 4, 2021, with Kohenet Ellie Barbarash and Dr. Elayne Phillips

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Upcoming Gamliel Core Curriculum Courses

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

Instructor talks about why take this course

Whether you’re already in a Chevrah Kadisha or you’re thinking about starting one, this course is for you. Chevrah Kadisha organizing covers how to either strengthen your chevrah’s reach in your community or how to create a whole new chevrah from scratch. Learn how to identify and gather allies and other resources in your community, how to anticipate and overcome possible pitfalls, and how to keep your chevrah motivated. We’ll go over how to train your chevrah members in the holy work they do, as well as how to educate your wider community regarding Jewish end of life practices. Take the first step in creating or growing your chevrah by registering today – click the link shown in red above.

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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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