Los Angeles, CA
American Jewish University
10th North American Chevra Kadisha and Jewish Cemetery Conference
From  Sun, June 10, 2012 at 11:55AM (Pacific)
To  Tue, June 12, 2012 at 12:05PM
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Hosted by Kavod v'Nichum
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Campus Dorm Room - single nights [+] $90.00
Campus Dorms rooms are $90 per night - same price whether you have one person or two in the room. Available Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday or Tuesday nights.
Kavod v'Nichum Organization Membership  $180.00
Kavod v'Nichum Individual Supporting Member  $72.00
Kavod v'Nichum Individual Member  $36.00
Gamliel Institute [+] $200.00
Reb Mimi Feigelson will be teaching three sessions - Many of you will remember Reb Mimi from the Berkeley conference. Partly inspired by that conference, she has devoted a significant amount of time to delving deeper into the continuum at the end of life. Her sessions will be stimulating, thought provoking, intense and uplifting. Stuart and David have reviewed her outline and her approach and we are excited: Tuesday afternoon - What Will They Say, What Would You Say – the Art of the Hesped Tuesday evening - The Voice of the Community Wednesday morning - The Mysteries of Containment In addition, Stuart and David will be focusing discussion on the Gamliel Institute - the new course on Strategies, practica, publications, Israel trip, and more. The Gamliel Institute Post Conference will be the perfect ending for your LA conference experience. If you can't make the conference, you're certainly welcome to come to just the Gamliel post-conference portion. Food - We'll probably bring in food - pay as you go - food costs not included in the tuition. Lodging - Additional nights available at AJU for $90 single - $45 double
Student Commuter  $154.00
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10th North American Chevra Kadisha and
Jewish Cemetery Conference

June 10th, 11th, and 12th 2012
at the American Jewish University in Los Angeles, California

Sponsored by Kavod v’Nichum, and co-sponsored by the Board of Rabbis of Southern California and the Kalsman Institute on Judaism and Health, this gathering of Chevra Kadisha participants and leaders, rabbis and cantors, chaplains, hospice workers, educators, Jewish cemetery managers trustees, and folks just wanting to learn more, is an incredible unique opportunity.

  • Two full days of workshops to explore and learn from experienced and knowledgeable speakers about critical issues facing the Chevra Kadisha and Jewish Cemetery world
  • Special cemetery track sessions held on-site at a premier cemetery
  • Numerous opportunities for in-depth networking
  • Full conference plenary sessions that address traditional Jewish practices    
  • Registration fees, including all Kosher meals, starting at $260
  • Direct flights to Los Angeles International or Bob Hope (Burbank) airports from most major cities
  • Dorm rooms at the University for $90 per night or nearby hotel rooms for $150 per night (including all taxes).
To get a taste of the conference, take a look at last year's 2011 program from Chicago. Our 2012 conference will cover many of these topics and much more in the areas of:

Plenary Sessions including ground burial, greening, preparing for Shiva, developing cooperative relationships, and the State of the Movement.

Cemetery Workshops including a cemetery field trip, land use, insurance, the larger Jewish community, and low income burial.

Chaplaincy Workshops including self-care, disaster relief, journey of the soul, being with the dying and identity transitions.

Tahara Workshops including Tahara demonstration, environemental practice, dancing the choreography, unpacking the liturgy, chanting, infection control, donation, transgender, and Muslim tahara.

Chevra Kadisha Workshops including organizing, training, education, unaffiliated Jews, ethical wills, and Maavar Yabbok text study.

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