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The Gamliel Institute is a center for study, training, and advocacy concerning Jewish continuum of life practices.

 

Continuum of life practices include

  Dealing with life-threatening illness

  Legacy and preparation of ethical wills

  Preparing for death and the time of death

  Care for the body – taharah and shmirah

  Care for relatives and friends

  Funeral and burial

  Mourning, grieving, remembering

  Providing comfort

 

The Institute is a project of Kavod v’Nichum (Honor and Comfort), a North American organization which provides assistance, training, and resources about Jewish death and bereavement practice for Chevrah Kadisha groups and bereavement committees in synagogues and communities throughout North America.

 

The Gamliel Institute has the potential to change the current culture surrounding continuum of life issues in the Jewish community – from denial and neglect to awareness, acceptance, and healthy integration into family and community life.

 

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