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.
Home  »  What is Chevra Kadisha?

What is the Chevra Kadisha and what do they do?


What is Tahara?


Tahara stories


Dealing with infectious diseases


Burial clothing


How long between death and burial?






Green burial


What about organ donation?


What about cremation?


What about embalming?


What about viewing the body?


What if it’s a suicide?


Can items be included in the casket?


Do I have to be Orthodox to be treated as a Jew?