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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

Rockville Audio

  Kavod v'Nichum - The First North American Chevra Kadisha Conference - June 22-24, 2003 Rockville, MD    
1 Conference Introduction David Zinner and Lynn Greenhough June 22, 2003 1-1:20 10
2 The Theology of the Body in Judaism Rabbi Neil Gillman introduced by Lynn Greenhough June 22, 2003 1:20-2:30 80
3 Jewish Views of the Afterlife Rabbi Simcha Raphael introduced by Anne Brener June 22, 2003  2:45-4pm 75
4 Tachlis of Tahara Lynn Greenhough introduced by Rabbi Linda Holtzman June 22, 2003 4:15-5:30 60
5 Sacred Fellowship: the History and Development of the Chevra Kadisha Dr. David Wachtel introduced by Lynn Greenhough  June 23, 2003 9-10:30 75
6 Tahara Practices and Training Elyse Rabinowitz, Libby Botero, Leonard Schwartz June 23, 2003 10:45-noon 70
7 Helping Your Chaverim Understand Their Emotions After Taharah Rabbi Mel Glazer introduced by Carren Oler June 23, 2003 65 with gaps
8 Chevra Kadisha in Israel Rabbi Mordechai Elbom introduced by David Zinner June 23, 2003 4:45-5:45 45
9 Educating the Jewish Community About Tahara Carol Cunradi, Bruce Bloom, David Jacobson June 24 2003  9:45 AM 65
10 What is Our Work Really All About? Rabbi Jack Riemer June 24, 2003 11:15 - 12:15 41
11 Conclusion Anne Brener June 24, 2003 5
Jewish Funeral Practices Committee of Greater Washington