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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

Getting to the Conference

Mass Transit

From any location, use the SEPTA trip planner

SEPTA regional rail runs from the Airport to the Amtrak 30th St. Station, and then to Market East station (1 block from 11th and Market) - about 30 minutes from the airport; 10 minutes from Amtrak.

Walk one block and transfer to the Market-Frankford Line (also called MFL or el or blue line) which will take you the two stops from 11th to 5th. Then walk two short blocks to the Wyndham Hotel and Mikveh Israel at 4th and Arch.  (Note that Market St is the dividing line between North and South.)


Mass Transit and a Downtown Walk

Consider walking through downtown Philadelphia.

For a 12 block walk, get off the Regional Rail line at Suburban Station.

For a six block walk, skip the MFL line and walk from 11th to 5th.  



Wyndham Hotel - $25/day

Autopark at Independence Mall - 41 North 6th St - $ 18/day

Regional Rail Parking - From the North, consider parking at the Frankford Transportation Center (at Frankford Ave. near Pratt St.) for $3.15/ day

Regional Rail Parking - From the South, consider free parking near the Newark Station

At the Airport - The International Airport Economy lot is $11/day


Jewish Funeral Practices Committee of Greater Washington