Chevra Kadisha - History, Origins
This course is an in-depth study of the origins of the Chevra Kadisha,
the Holy Society that deals with the sacred tasks surrounding the practical and ritual preparations of the deceased person for a Jewish funeral.
The Course further examines how the institution of the Chevra Kadisha has evolved over the centuries and in different localities into the modern day. This course is important for those who want to know how we come to do what we do and why.
This course is offered in the Fall of 2015, Winter of 2017, Fall of 2018 and Winter of 2020.