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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
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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

Jewish Cemetery

Menorah Gardens Cemetery 40 articles on the Menorah Gardens desecration covering 10 years

Bayside Cemetery - Queens, NY

10 articles on problems at Bayside Jewish Cemetery


Baltimore’s Jewish ‘Burial Tents’

 "Some ohelim house the remains of beloved and prominent rabbis from European yeshivot, others serve as final resting places for community leaders, philanthropists, captains of industry and others. “The ohelim were usually built by family members, friends, congregation members...”

Fully Funded Cemetery Maintenance Funds - Now and Forever

By David Zinner

New Jewish Cemetery

Jewish Cemetery Dedication in Eugene, Oregon

Translations Of Common Hebrew And Yiddish Words In Landsmanshaftn And Burial Society Names


First Zolynia Chevre Society And Zolynia Cemetery Plots  


Chevra Chadisha Burial Brotherhood Society

The Chevra Chadisha building was constructed at the beginning of this century as the place in which the famous Burial Brotherhood Society of Prague met.

Monuments Drash

We do spend a disproportionate amount of time trying to build up reputations, portfolios, possessions and achievements.

Czech Heritage Action Initiative

Czech actor has new role: documenting the vanished

Achab Haidler restores and documents Jewish cemeteries in the Czech Republic. 

The Final Mitzvah

A New York burial society provides a Jewish final resting place for the poor. Victims of the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire of 1911 are buried here.

Jewish Cemeteries Unflapped By Proposed Tax On Dead

An initiative to tax each grave in Colma, CA could cost the Bay Area Jewish community more than $24 million. 75% of the city's businesses are cemeteries.

Wyatt Earp - Looking for a Legend

Colma, California

Gold Country Jews battling preservationists over cemetery

The Nevada Hebrew Benevolent Society, the original trustee of the cemetery, was defunct.
In an effort to forge a cradle-to-grave Jewish community, NCJCC members want to reclaim the pioneer cemetery.

Congregational Handbook - Cemeteries

United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism - 1961

To Everything There Is a Season and Appendix

Union For Reform Judaism - 2001
Jewish Funeral Practices Committee of Greater Washington