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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

Chevra Kadisha in Various Communities

Jewish Ritual Reality and Response at the End of Life Mark A. Popovsky for the Duke Institute on Care at the End of Life - May 2007

Renewal synagogue in Berkeley embraces life-affirming burial ritual

Berkeley - Chochmat HaLev - Dec 2011

Hevra Kadisha Guide

Congregation Or Zarua

A Reform Temple Trains for the Mitzva of Burying the Dead

New Jersey Jewish News - 2003

Guide to the Hevra Kadisha

Conservative Movement - 1998

Hevra Kadisha: The Final Mitzvah

Rabbi Mel Glazer talks about his experience with the Hevra Kadisha and the Conservative Movement

How To Form A New Chevra Kadisha

Rebutting objections to forming or joining a burial society--and practical steps on how to do so - By Rabbi Abner Weiss

We Do The Best We Can - Jewish Burial Societies in Small Communities in North America - Part 1 and Part 2

16 Interviews with Chevra Kadisha Members by Lynn Greenhough

The London, Ontario Hevra Kaddisha

A Critical Reflection on the Nature of the Experience To Those Who Perform It - by Rabbi Mel Glazer

Hevra Kadisha in the State of Israel

122 listings with contact information

Hevra Kadisha [Burial Society] of the Jerusalem Community v. Lionel Aryeh Kastenbaum

Can non-Hebrew be inscribed on a tombstone in the Hevra Kadisha's cemetery?

Burial Societies of Moroccan Jews and the Fes Jewish Cemetery

Marc Eliany

Images from a Bygone Ghetto-Life in Moravia

Ignaz Briess - 1838-1848

Jewish Funeral Practices Committee of Greater Washington