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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

Kavod v'Nichum - Organizational Membership


We invite and encourage Organizational Membership for Chevra Kadisha groups, organizations that provide education and training about Jewish end of life traditions, Jewish cemeteries, funeral homes that serve the Jewish community, synagogues, hospitals and hospice organizations. The annual fee is $180.

Benefits of Organizational Membership include:

  • Recognition of support - listing your sponsoring organization on the Jewish Funerals Burial and Mourning website, with a link to your organization's website or contact information.
  • 20% discount on conference registration fees when paying for 3 or more attendees at one time from your organization.
  • 20% discount on Gamliel Institute tuition when paying for 3 or more students at one time from your organization.
  • A copy of A Plain Pine Box by Rabbi Arnold Goodman for your organization's library.

Please complete the Organization Membership Information Application

Kavod v'Nichum can also provide your organization a unique web presence within the Jewish Funerals Burial and Mourning web site ( This benefit is for groups that don't have their own web site, but want to have an easy to find, content-rich web home that is both elegant and inexpensive. Your unique logo will appear on your landing page and all the subpages for which you provide content. You can easily link back to the hundreds of content pages on the main web site. Indicate your interest on the organization membership information application.

Note: the red asterisk (*) below (after the word "Quantity") indicates that the quantity field must be completed.

Price: $180
Jewish Funeral Practices Committee of Greater Washington