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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


This year we are offering two choices for housing at the conference - hotel or home hospitality.

Hotel - The conference has a block of rooms at the Aloft Lexington, located at 727 Marrett Road - A, Lexington, Massachusetts 02421. The hotel is a 3 mile walk to the conference site at Temple Emunah. We'll have shuttle buses and UBER taxis available for motorized transportation.

The Aloft Lexington is a beautiful boutique hotel with free wi-fi, lap pool, exercise room, and bar. Our room block has both Kings and Double Queens. Rates are $159 for single and $169 for doubles before taxes of 11.7%. These rates are available until May 5. Make reservations here or by calling 781-761-1700 and asking for the Kavod room block.

Home Hospitality - Numerous Temple Emunah congregants are offering home hospitality for conference attendees. In many cases, this will include transportation to and from the conference. If you are interested in this option, contact Lois Bruss -


Jewish Funeral Practices Committee of Greater Washington