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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

Tahara Manuals

Title Author Chevra Kadisha Date Published Notes
Tahara Manual of Practices


Rabbi Mosha Epstein

Bridgeport, CT 3rd Ed, 2005  
Handbook for Hevra Kadisha Members Lynn Greenhough   2008 This is not a manual laying out the tahara liturgy. Rather it is a compilation of practices.

Practices and Policies of the Chevra Kadisha of Northern New Mexico

Rick Light Chevra Kadisha of Northern New Mexico   Sep 2013
Tahara Guide   Kehilath Jeshurun
New York, NY
Taharah Manual Rabbi Regina Sandler-Phillips  Park Slope Jewish Center Hevra Kadisha 
Brooklyn, NY 
September 2009 - 2nd Edition updated 2014 revises the December 2005 first edition Elegant layout; includes diagrams for knot tying; suggested niggunim to accompany each part of the process; de-briefing; end-notes. 

Guide to Taharah Practices - Men    Ohr Kodesh Funeral Practices Committee
Chevy Chase, MD
Guide to Taharah Practices - Women 5764
Reconstructionist Tahara Handbook for Women and Men   Adat Shalom Chevra Kadisha 2005  
Tahara Demo powerpoint

Jewish Funeral Practices Committee of Greater Washington