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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Gamliel Institute – Suggested Project List
Academic/Research
 Text study/text survey
  Do animals have souls – pet loss and remembrance (Oholoth 1.6
  Translation of portions of Gesher HaChayim
  Translation of taharah manual into Spanish
 Contemporary
   Annotated database of Chevrah Kadisha groups
  Compilation and comparison of Jewish Cemetery by-laws and rules
  Analysis of state laws regarding home funerals
  Rules and suggestions for burial at military cemeteries
  Creating a series of Chevrah Kadisha drashot on various weekly Torah portion
 Historical
  Historical development of the aron
  Annotated bibliography of books in Simcha Raphael library in Philadelphia
  History of the evolution of tachrichim
  Evolution of taharah minhagim
  Evolution of a taharah prayer
  Comparison of Sephardic and Ashkenazic minhagim
  History of the traditional prohibition of cremation
  History of Jewish burial practices
 Practical
  Creating a modern artistic rendition of the red heifer ritual
  Put the taharah liturgy to music
   
Organizing 
  Develop and deliver a Chevrah Kadisha training program
  Organize a Bikur Cholim caring community
  Develop a funeral home or cemetery contract
  Conduct a price comparison and analyze the results of funerals and cemetery charges
Teaching 
  Develop a set of lesson plans for a specific audience on an area of Chevrah Kadisha work