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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

Low Cost Models

The Story of a City Owned Cemetery - Vancouver, BC

 Saving Mountain View Cemetery

People's Memorial Association

People's Memorial Funeral Cooperative

The right to make simple, dignified and economical final arrangements with no sales pressure whatsoever

simple dignified, affordable final arrangements to residents of the Seattle area

What is a Funeral Cooperative?

Fédération des coopératives funéraires du Québec is a an association of 26 funeral cooperatives in Quebec.

Throwing Your Own Wake

The Life Of The Party - Dying Stockbroker Alan Marks Is Guest Of Honor At His Wake


Advice from Ann Landers

The Coffin-Making Project of Catholic AIDS Actions

Paper mache coffins

Cutting Death Costs: The Church’s Role

" our silence and even support of the high priced funeral industry we have become part of the problem. It is time for a change and the church must take the lead."

Same Burial, Without the Markup

2003 - Plaza Jewish Community Chapel
Jewish Funeral Practices Committee of Greater Washington