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Jewish Death Practices:
Overview / Summary
Origins and History
Visiting the Sick or Dying 

Phases of Death Observance
    Approaching the Time of Death
    Between Death and Burial
    Burial and Cremation 
    Mourning Practices

Spiritual Aspects
Funeral Homes
Funeral Contracts


Chevra Kadisha:
Articles about Chevra Kadisha

Tahara Manuals and Procedures
Tahara Training
Tahara Stories
Tahara Supplies Lists
Funeral Home Supplies


Organ Donation


Infection Control


Next Conference
Previous Conferences


Learning & Resources:
Gamliel Institute

KNIT Resource Center
    Contacts for Answers
    Catalog of Articles
    Additional Links

FAQ About Death and Dying
Modern Dilemmas
Guided Learning
Jewish Sources and  Responsa
Synagogue Brochures
Community Education

Chevrah Kadisha and Jewish Cemetery Conference

Current Happenings

We remember Rabbi Mel Glazer, Chevra Kadisha Educator, who died on April 22, 2018

Eli Talk - "Living Jewishly Means Dying Jewishly Too” by Michael Slater, Past President of Kavod v’Nichum. For more information and next steps, click here.

Organizing a Chevra Kadisha?

Don't have a Chevrah Kadisha yet?  No problem!  Learn how to start one. Work with experienced trainers who can guide you through the process and be advisors to your community once you are established. Just an email away.

Jewish Rites of Death: Stories of Beauty and Transformation

"....the boundary where death and life meet..." Read more. Order now.

Journey with us as we explore the practical and spiritual aspects of Jewish funeral, burial, and mourning traditions. "B'yado afkid ruchi, b'eit ishan v'a-irah. V'im ruchi g'viyati, Adonai li v'lo ira".  My soul I give to You, my spirit in Your care.  Draw me near I shall not fear, hold me safely in Your hand.

Kavod v'Nichum (Honor and Comfort), is a U.S. tax exempt educational non-profit organization that encourages and assists the organization of bereavement committees and Chevra Kadisha groups in synagogues and communities.

We provide information, education and technical assistance about Jewish funeral, burial,  and mourning mitzvot. More 

Do You Have Questions? We Have Answers!

Dealing with a death and don't know what to do?  Are you a Chevra member and need specific answers?  Maybe you're a student researching Jewish death and dying practices.

Check out the "My Question is About..." menu at the top of this page, where many common
questions are answered.  Or click our Topic Index tab at the top center of this page to see an
ordered index of Jewish death-related topics. 

To connect by email or telephone with an expert in Jewish death and mourning traditions click here.

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Kavod v'Nichum's Gamliel Institute was awarded a grant from The Covenant Foundation.
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