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    Registration for Course 5:

Chevrah Kadisha: Ritual, Practice, and Liturgy


Course 5 Class Schedule – Tuesdays, October 20th through December 27th, 2022, 8:00pm – 9:30pm EDT, 5:00pm – 6:30pm PDT (First class is on Thursday)

$500 (discounts available for clergy and multiple registrations)

Our tradition has a broad and rich liturgy and practice around end-of-life issues. This course examines these in detail, from bikkur cholim (visiting the sick) through funeral and burial prayers and issues of mourning and remembrance, and concluding with the Jewish views on the afterlife. (The course does not cover issues around taharah and shmirah, which are the focus of Course 2.)

Topic areas usually included in this course:

  • Continuum of care
  • Prayer, liturgy and ritual
  • What is ritual?
  • Bikkur cholim (visiting the sick)
  • Vidui (deathbed confession)
  • Moment of death and preparations for the funeral
  • Levayah (accompaniment)
  • Funeral service, liturgy and ritual
  • Burial service
  • Cemeteries
  • Mourning and community
  • Remembrance
  • Kaddish
  • Jewish ideas of afterlife




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Rabbis, cantors, kohenot, and chaplains get a discounted course tuition rate.
The Core Curriculum includes the following courses: Course 1 - Origins and Evolution; Course 2 - Taharah and Shmirah; Course 3 - Education and Organization; Course 4 - Nechamah; Course 5 - Liturgy and Practice.

Welcome to the Gamliel Institute! We are delighted to have you in our community.

Please know that Kavod v'Nichum values inclusion and respectful conversation. When you attend a Gamliel course, you enter into a holy space that might include multiple denominations, religious observances, and political thoughts. Please be sure that your comments and questions are respectful and aware of the kaleidoscope of learners and views around you. 

To help guide you through your engagement with our classes, you will be assigned an advisor to whom you can address questions about your participation as well as any concerns you might have. To become familiar with the Gamliel Institute policies and practices, please refer to the Academic Bulletin.

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We ask all students to be familiar with and agree to our Expected Standards and Norms of Behavior.  If you need more background info, please also review information about the Gamliel Institute and about Kavod v’Nichum.


Please reconsider your answer. In order to participate respectfully in the Gamliel Institute courses, all students must agree to abide by the code of conduct indicated in our Expected Standards and Norms of Behavior.

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Multiple Chevrah Member Discount

When three or more members from the same chevrah register for a course, they each receive 20% off the full course registration. Please select the Multiple CK Member registration amount below, and fill in the number of members for which you are registering as the quantity.

Note: you can register for yourself plus 5 other people through this one form submission. If you are registering for more than 5 additional chevrah members, please enter additional form submissions to accommodate everyone. 



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Make check payable to "Kavod v'Nichum" and mail to:

Kavod v'Nichum 
P.O. Box 1206
Maplewood, NJ 07040

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